Naperville Sun All-Area Girls Basketball Team
March 12, 2013 5:30PM
FIRST TEAM: Christen Prasse, Benet (Player of the Year)
Updated: April 14, 2013 6:02AM
CHRISTEN PRASSE (Player of the Year) — 5-10 Benet senior
Benet coach Peter Paul says: “Chrissie had the ability to play wherever we needed her. As our best ball-handler she played her natural point guard. We were susceptible to pressure when she wasn’t in the game. But she was also a shooting guard.”
By the numbers: 16.8 points per game; 48 percent from the field; 78 percent from the line; 6 rebounds per game, plus three assists and 2.5 steals per game.
(Upstate Eight Coaches Player of the Year) — 5-10 Neuqua Valley senior
Neuqua coach Mike Williams says: “Allison is an unselfish leader and a calming influence. She’s a levelheaded kid whom her teammates look up to. Before her senior year she was a supporting player, but she worked hard in the offseason and really blossomed.”
By the numbers: 13.5 points per game; 58 percent from the field; 65 percent from the line; 8 rebounds per game; 4 steals per game
6-1 Metea Valley senior
Metea Valley coach Kris Kalivas says: “Lori is a complete player. Offensively she did a great job of finishing. Few teams could guard her. She was more physical this year as a rebounder and shot-blocker. She always guarded the opponent’s best post player.” Obendorf will attend Loras.
By the numbers: 15.8 points per game; 63 percent from the field; 67 percent from the line; 11.7 rebounds per game
5-11 Neuqua Valley junior
Neuqua Valley coach Mike Williams says: “Najee has developed into a true star and she’s the most versatile player on the team. She can play four positions. She excels on defense, can score and rebound inside and she’s deadly from the perimeter. She’ll keep getting better and will continue to grow as a team leader.”
By the numbers: 10 points per game; 43 percent from the field; 7 rebounds per game; 4 steals per game; 2 assists per game.
6-2 Naperville Central senior
Naperville Central coach Andy Nussbaum says: “You really have something when your best player is your hardest worker. Victoria is that player. She’ll do whatever it takes to win a game. She relishes physical contact and has a nose for rebounds. And she’s a great scorer inside even though she’s being double- and tripled-teamed.” Trowbridge will attend Nebraska-Omaha.
By the numbers: 11.5 points per game; 10 rebounds per game: 53 percent from the field; 68 percent from the line; 2.7 blocks per game. 3 steals per game.
Jamie Cuny— Naperville Central senior
Nia Flowers— Metea Valley sophomore
Emily Schramek— Benet sophomore
Malia Smith— Neuqua Valley junior
Zoe Swift — Naperville North senior
Bria Walker— Metea Valley senior
— Teams compiled by Neil Shalin