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Posted on Tue, Mar 12, 2013 : 5:59 a.m.

Rudolf Steiner's Anika Sproull makes Class D All-State girls basketball team

By Pete Cunningham

The Associated Press released the first of its four All-State basketball teams on Tuesday and Rudolf Steiner senior guard Anika Sproull was among the players to receive honorable mention.

Sproull -- a 5-foot-8 guard -- averaged 13.4 points, 2.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 2.7 steals on the year for Rudolf Steiner. The Storm went 14-4 on the season and won a Class D district tile before losing in the first round of the regional tournament to Allen Park Inter-City Baptist.

The Associated Press All-State team is voted on by a 10-person panel made up of sports writers from across the state from Associated Press membership publications. The top 10 players to receive votes from the panel are considered first team All-State, players who receive two votes or more are automatically special mention and those who receive one or no votes are honorable mention.

Associated Press Class D girls basketball All-State team

First Team

Lexi Gussert, Crystal Falls Forest Park, 6-0, Jr., Player of the Year

Ava Doetsch, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, 5-4, Sr.

Lexie Robak, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, 5-7, Sr.

Vanessa Freberg, Eben Junction Superior Central, 5-9, Jr.

Korynn Hincka, Posen, 6-1, Jr.

Brooke Howard, Mendon, 5-10, Jr.

Kristen Massey, Novi Franklin Road Christian, 5-5, Jr.

Kelley Wright, St. Ignace, 5-10, Jr.

Taylor Richards, Fruitport Calvary Christian, 6-1, So.

Cassidy Boensch, Au Gres-Sims, 6-3, Fr.


Coach of the year:

Leasa Griffith, Mendon


Special mention (nominees receiving two or more votes from the 10-member panel):

Elizabeth Perkins, Lansing Christian; Katie Theut, Marine City Cardinal Mooney; Katherine Salisz, Muskegon Catholic Central; Emileigh Ferguson, Bear Lake; Kierstin Davis, Holland Calvary; Sarah Madalinski, Bark River-Harris.



Steve Robak, Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes


Honorable mention (nominees receiving one or no votes from the 10-member panel):

Courtney Wallis, Mackinaw City; Crystal Shafor, Kingston; Mikayla Terry, Lansing Christian; Chelsea Wesley, Morrice; Teslyn Tyner, Eben Junction Superior Central; Haley Doyle, Manistee Catholic; Destiny Froberg, Climax-Scotts; Chantal Murdick, Arenac Eastern; Erica Hansen, Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart; Anika Sproull, Ann Arbor Rudolf Steiner; Victoria Hedemark, Dansville; Audrey Oswalt, Athens; Charity Godbold, Southfield Christian.


Voting panel:

Matthew B. Mowery, The Oakland Press (Pontiac); Dick Hoekstra, Lansing State Journal; David Goricki, The Detroit News; David Bossick, Ludington Daily News; Scott DeCamp, MLive-Kalamazoo; Fred Kelly, Midland Daily News; Jim Lahde, Morning Sun (Mount Pleasant); Ross Maghielse, MLive-Flint; Pete Cunningham,; Matt DeYoung, Grand Haven Tribune.