CLINTON — In a conference loaded with local talent, Prince of Peace found five athletes on the Tri-Rivers All-Conference Team when the conference released the list on Friday.
Junior Patrick Mulholland headed up the honors with a unanimous vote to the 1st team on the boys side.
Mulholland led the Irish offense, averaging over 16 points a game throughout the season and boasting a field goal percentage of over 50 percent, despite a lot of outside shots. In fact, his 3-point percentage ended up a whopping 42 percent, which was second best in the conference (when attempting more than 30). Mulholland also pulled down the second most rebounds and had 48 steals.
Mulholland was one of only two juniors voted to the first team.
Mulholland was closely followed by junior Kadion Larson who earned 2nd team honors.
Larson was close behind Mulholland in scoring, averaging over 15 points per game. Larson’s quick drives to the basket allowed him to end the season with a field goal percentage of over 45 percent. Larson made it to the free throw line the most for the Irish, draining 65 throughout the season.
He also put up a team-high 65 steals this season and led with 92 assists.
Senior Connor Williams round out the boys by being named and all-conference honorable mention.
Williams averaged just over six points a game, but was 82 percent from the free throw line with a team who struggled with free shots. Williams pulled down 42 rebounds, had 37 assists and 17 steals to wrap up his Irish career.
Although the Irish girls didn’t see a win this season, they still had two freshman earn all-conference honors from their young squad.
Freshman Anabel Blount made 2nd team, the only only freshman to make that particular team and one of only three on the entire list.
Blount averaged over 10 points a game for the Irish, attempting 177 free throws throughout the season with drives to the lane. Blount also had a team-high 145 rebounds and 13 blocks.
Freshman Isabel Hansen was another one of the three freshman who made all-conference honors, picking up honorable mention.
Hansen was the leader from the outside, draining 22 3-point field goals throughout the year. She also had 29 assists and a team-high 26 steals.
A number of other local athletes also grabbed all-conference honors:
2017-2018 Tri-Rivers East All-Conference
Coach of the Year:
Greg Rickels, Calamus Wheatland
Player of the Year:
Brett Givens, Lisbon
Logan Miller, 12, Easton Valley
Bailey Arwine, 12, Lisbon
Jacob Looney, 12, Cal-Wheat
Brett Givens, 12, Lisbon
Nate Brinker, 12, Marquette Catholic
Patrick Mulholland, 11, PoP
Hunter Rickels, 11, Cal-Wheat
Blayne Banowetz, 12, Marquette Catholic
Cam Wilhelm, 12, Easton Valley
Hagen Waters, 11, Lisbon,
Josh Hein, 11, Cal-Wheat
Kaidion Larson, 11, PoP
Kyle Gustafson, 12, Cedar Valley Christian
Nate Trenkamp, 12, Easton Valley
Brant Boeckmann, 11, Cal-Wheat
Cade Jargo, 10, Easton Valley
Payton Bahl, 12, Lisbon
Hunter Michels, 12, Marquette Catholic
Brit Martens, 10, Midland
Connor Williams, 12, PoP
Coach of the Year:
Jim Kettmann, Marquette Catholic
Player of the Year:
Maggie Cach, Cedar Valley Christian
Teona Richman, 11, Marquette Catholic
Jenna Diercks, 12, Cal-Wheat
Molly Hembera, 12, Cedar Valley Christian
Hannah Neymeyer, 11, Lisbon
Calli Markmann, 12, Midland
Drew Jensen, 11, Midland
Sadie Zaruba, 11, Easton Valley
Anabel Blount, 9, PoP
McKenna Michels, 12, Marquette Catholic
Annika Frank, 12, Marquette Catholic
Emma Slagle, 12, Cedar Valley Christian
Elisabeth Fielder, 12, Cedar Valley Christian
Delanie Uppera, 11, Midland
Hailey Messerich, 12, Easton Valley
Isabel Hansen, 9, PoP
Tori Michel, 10, Marquette Catholic
Abby Scroggs, 10, Cedar Valley Christian
Bethany Richardson, 9, Lisbon
Sarah Driscoll, 10, Easton Valley
Emma Paulsen, 12, Midland
Grace Elvert, 11, Cal-Wheat