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Florence’s Springer and Neuens earn Northern Lakes Conference honors

Bryan Bomberg/Florence Athletics Florence senior guard Jenna Springer defends Three Lakes guard Kara Sowinksi (12), as teammate Madison Neuens (22) looks on in a game on Jan. 16.

CRANDON, Wis — Florence seniors Jenna Springer and Madison Neuens were named to the second team as the Northern Lakes Conference coaches selected the all-conference teams and special awards on March 1 at Crandon High School.

Springer was named the LadyCats team MVP in each of the last two seasons, averaging 9.3 points, five rebounds, 3.6 assists and two steals per game in 2019-20, her third season starting on the varsity.

“Jenna always displays a positive attitude and is our team leader,” said Florence head coach Brad Perry. “Her teammates look to her both on and off the court.”

Springer was second-team NLC in 2018-19 and an honorable mention in 2017-18.

Neuens averaged 9.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and two steals per game in 2019-20 while being named team Defensive Player of the Year.

“Madison always displays a positive attitude and led our team defensively,” said Perry.

Crandon was the conference champion with Keegan Kincaid named Coach of the Year. Offensive Player of the Year, senior Katie Slowik of Elcho, averaged 19.5 points per game, earning first-team honors for a third straight season.

Defensive Player of the Year went to Kylie Higgins, a junior from Laona/Wabeno.

The rest of the all-conference selections are as follows:

FIRST TEAM

Lindsay Littleton, Crandon, Sr.; Tabitha Renkas, Crandon, Sr.; Katie Slowik Elcho, Sr.; Kylie Higgins, Laona/Wabeno, Jr.; Sydney Lurvey, Three Lakes, Jr.

SECOND TEAM

Leah Palubicki, Crandon, Sr.; Emma Harris, Laona/Wabeno, Jr.; Kara Sowinski Three Lakes, Soph.

HONORABLE MENTION

Lynzee McGeshick, Crandon, Sr.; Ellie Asbach, Elcho, Jr.; Elizabeth Krawze, Laona/Wabeno, Soph.; Taylor Kolling, Three Lakes, Jr.

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