IPSWA announces 2018 girls basketball all-state teams

City High’s Ashley Joens named Miss Basketball

March 6, 2018

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DES MOINES — The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) announced its first-ever girls basketball all-state team on Tuesday. The teams are selected by print sports writers in Iowa, and honor the top-24 high school girls basketball players in each class.

Iowa City High senior Ashley Joens was selected as Miss Iowa Basketball 2018 by print sports writers and coaches.

A versatile 6-footer and an Iowa State University signee, Joens averaged 30.7 points and 11.4 rebounds per game as the Little Hawks finished 25-1, with a Class 5A runner-up finish at the state tournament. She shot 61.8 percent from the field (including 59.5 percent from 3-point range) and 80.3 percent from the free-throw line.

She concluded her career with 2,178 points, which ranks No. 13 in five-player state history.

To be selected as Miss Basketball, a player must be a senior and must have been selected to first-team all-state in their respective class. After a nomination process, discussion takes place and a vote is taken. The player receiving a majority of the votes is declared Miss Basketball.

Sports writers attending the meeting: Corey Meints (Ackley World Journal); Greg Grabianowski (Algona Upper Des Moines); Daryl Schepanski (Anamosa Journal-Eureka); Scott Spurgeon (Bloomfield Democrat); Mark Schafer (Carroll Daily Times Herald); Jeff Linder (Cedar Rapids Gazette); Carter Eckl (Creston News Advertiser); Kaleb Carter (Creston News Advertiser); Colin Peters (Centerville Daily Iowegian); Kyle Ocker (Centerville Daily Iowegian); Todd Danner (Denison Bulletin and Review); Steve Ortman (Dubuque Telegraph Herald); Thorn Compton (Marshalltown Times-Republican); Ross Thede (Marshalltown Times-Republican); Matt Gengler (Missouri Valley Times); Chad Drury (Ottumwa Courier); Perry Bell (Pella Chronicle); Matt Coss (Quad City Times); Steven Allspach (Sioux City Journal); Barry Poe (Sioux City Journal); Allison Graham (Tama News Herald/Toledo Chronicle).

Coaches attending the meeting: Darron Koolstra (Bishop-Heelan); Jody Fink (Highland); Jamie Smith (Interstate 35, Truro); Don Logan (Iowa Basketball Coaches Association); Jeff Wallace (Iowa City Regina); BJ Mayer (Iowa City, City West); Derek Sonderland (Logan-Magnolia); Scot Moenck (Maquoketa Valley); Donnie Kremer (Monticello); Thad Streit (Mt. Ayr); Brian Wheatley (North Linn); Dan Druivenga (Panorama); Justin Morton (Roland-Story); Matt Zeitler (Van Buren); Jarod Tylee (West Branch).

For the 2018 all-state basketball teams, the IPSWA board of directors voted to change the team format to eliminate positions. Formerly, each all-state team was comprised of three front-court, three back-court, and two utility positions. This year’s teams included the top-8 for each team, regardless of the position the players play. The players were decided by sports writers voting in each class.

ABOUT IPSWA: The Iowa Print Sports Writers Association was formed in February 2018 to carry on the long-standing tradition of the all-state program. The Iowa Newspaper Association voted to end their involvement in the program in January. They have offered support to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association and its efforts. Founding members included several former members of the Iowa Newspaper Association all-state committee. Other sports writers were added to the IPSWA board of directors following its formation.

The current board of directors for the organization are: Scott Spurgeon (President), Bloomfield Democrat; Kyle Ocker (Vice President), Centerville Daily Iowegian; Lori Wiser (Secretary/Treasurer), Ocheyedan Press-Melvin News; Jeff Linder, Cedar Rapids Gazette; Kevin White, Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil; Dan Voigt, Emmetsburg Reporter/Democrat; Perry Bell, Knoxville Journal-Express/Pella Chronicle; Ross Thede, Marshalltown Times Republican; Matt Gengler, Missouri Valley Times; and Jeff Budlong, Sioux City Journal.



Class 1A

FIRST TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Mikayla NachazelSpringvilleSenior
Rylee MensterSpringvilleSenior
Jenna BoelterBishop Garrigan, AlgonaSenior
Olivia LarsenNewell-FondaJunior
Alli MastersCentral Decatur, LeonJunior
Sophia PeppersExira-EHKSenior
Emilee DannerAR-WE-VA, WestsideJunior
Addison HirschmanKingsley-PiersonSenior
SECOND TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Mandy WillemsAGWSR, AckleySenior
Rachel LeerarWest HancockFreshman
Aubrie FisherAGWSR, AckleyJunior
Kassidi SteelNorth MahaskaSophomore
Lexee HartsockWinfield-Mt. UnionSenior
Carah DreesWestwood, SloanJunior
Emma AtwoodCentral Decatur, LeonJunior
Peyton OlsonNewman Catholic, Mason CitySenior
THIRD TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Shateah WeteringMontezumaSophomore
Amanda ChizekWest HancockSophomore
Carson FiskLynnville-SullyJunior
Acey JellisonSeymourJunior
Kealey NelsonExira-EHKSenior
Blaire SteenhoekSoutheast Warren, Liberty CenterJunior
Katie SobotkaDiagonalSenior
Ashley SchwartzhoffKee High, LansingSenior



Class 2A

FIRST TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Ashtyn VeerbeekWestern Christian, HullSenior
Alex WieseIowa City ReginaJunior
Sam WallMaquoketa ValleyJunior
Tatum KoenigWest BranchSenior
Taryn ScheuermannVan Buren, KeosauquaSophomore
Ashley TullNorth LinnSenior
Kayla ChapmanTreynorJunior
Nicole McDermottCascade, Western DubuqueSophomore
SECOND TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Kaylee ParksCentral SpringsSenior
Hailey WallisGrundy CenterJunior
Madelyn DeitchlerTreynorSenior
Bailey BeckmanPanoramaJunior
Chloe LofstromNorth UnionSophomore
Maya JohnsonMediapolisJunior
Ellie FosterDike-New HartfordSophomore
Maci GambellPekinSenior
THIRD TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Mackenzie RogersMediapolisSenior
Grace FlanaganNorth LinnSophomore
Mary CromptonIowa City ReginaSenior
Autum BarthelmanSigourneySenior
Dani BoettcherSioux Central, Sioux RapidsSenior
Sam StewartMount AyrSophomore
Kia RasmussenIKM-ManningSenior
Konnor SudmannTreynorJunior



Class 3A

FIRST TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Lexi ToeringSioux CenterSenior
Isabelle GradwellWest MarshallSenior
Shannon PisneyCrestwoodSenior
Sharon GoodmanCrestwoodSophomore
Jessica MusgraveSouth TamaJunior
Lexy KoudelkaNevadaSenior
Ivy SwarthoutCharitonSenior
Maddie JonesSouth Central CalhounJunior
SECOND TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Paityn HagbergCherokee, WashingtonSenior
Jordyn Van MaanenSioux CenterSenior
Logan HughesShenandoahJunior
Lauren RiesMonticelloSenior
MacKenzie NorthupCentral Lee, DonnellsonJunior
Maggie PhippsNorth PolkFreshman
Taylor HouskaEast Sac CountyJunior
Ellie FriesenCrestwoodSenior
THIRD TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Jenna ClarkRoland-StorySenior
Taylor McDonaldMonticelloSenior
Hannah AndersonForest CitySenior
Addie RathMid-Prairie, WellmanSenior
Kassidy PingelCherokee, WashingtonJunior
Regan FrelandPCM, MonroeSophomore
Sara FaberClear LakeSophomore
Carlye BrownDavenport, AssumptionSenior



Class 4A

FIRST TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Megan MeyerMason CityJunior
Chloe RiceMarionSenior
Kayba LaubeMarionSophomore
Sienna DurrGrinnellSenior
Maegan HoltLewis CentralSenior
Madison DreckmanLeMarsJunior
Allie WooldridgeCenter Point-UrbanaSenior
Amber Nicole BuchFairfieldSenior
SECOND TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Grace BoffeliNorth Scott, EldridgeSophomore
Caitlynn DanielsCedar Rapids, XavierSophomore
Caitlynne ShadleBooneSenior
Kameron MooreGrinnellSenior
Jenna BorchersDallas Center-GrimesSenior
Keeley PetzenhauserSpencerSenior
Katelyn StanleyBishop Heelan, Sioux CitySophomore
Abby WisecupSergeant Bluff-LutonJunior
THIRD TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Emily HolterhausPellaJunior
Katie KeitgesKnoxvilleSophomore
Megan WitteLewis CentralSophomore
Adrianna KatcherCenter Point-UrbanaSophomore
Karsyn StrattonClear Creek-AmanaSophomore
Mia LaubeMarionSenior
Claire SandvigBooneSenior
Michaela DavisKeokukSenior



Class 5A

FIRST TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Ashley JoensIowa City, City HighSenior
Grace BergIndianolaSenior
Caitlin ClarkWest Des Moines, DowlingSophomore
Logan CookIowa City, WestSenior
Zoe YoungWest Des Moines, ValleyJunior
Maggie McGrawIndianolaJunior
Emerson GreenCedar FallsSophomore
Ellie SpelhaugPleasant ValleySenior
SECOND TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Maya McDermottJohnstonSophomore
Grace LarkinsSoutheast PolkFreshman
Rachael SaundersIowa City, WestSenior
Anna BrownWaukeeJunior
Rose NkumuIowa City, City HighSophomore
Hailey DolphinCedar Rapids, KennedySenior
Kamryn FinleyCedar FallsSenior
Chloe OlsonAnkeny CentennialSenior
THIRD TEAM
NameSchoolGrade
Kiana BarneyCedar FallsSenior
Cynthia WolfCedar FallsSenior
Josie FilerWest Des Moines, DowlingSenior
Aubrey JoensIowa City, City HighSophomore
Sidney McCreaCedar Rapids, PrairieSophomore
Jennah JohnsonJohnstonSenior
Kira ArthoferPleasant ValleySenior
Cailyn MorganIowa City, WestJunior