Kasey Knippen has been awarded Division IV All-Ohio first team. (DHI Media/Pat Agler)
Kasey Knippen has been awarded Division IV All-Ohio first team. (DHI Media/Pat Agler)
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COLUMBUS – The Division IV girls basketball All-Ohio teams were announced Tuesday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association.

Ottoville senior standout Kasey Knippen was selected as first team All-Ohio and Betty Vorst of St. John’s received special mention. Rylee Sybert of Columbus Grove also received special mention.

Samantha Whiteman of Covington took home Player of the Year and Mark Combs of Xenia Legacy Christian was selected as Coach of the Year.

First team: Celeste Mershimer (Lancaster Fairfield Christian), Bailey Drapola (Brookfield) Katie Detwiller (Portsmouth Notre Dame), Samantha Whiteman (Covington), MaKayla Elmore (Hopewell-Loudon), Ivy Wolf (Minster), Makenna Geiser (Dalton), Lyssi Snouffer (Delaware Christian), Kasey Knippen (Ottoville), Lauren Flannery (Hannibal River)

Second team: Courtney Prenger (Minster), Kaylin Nixon (Bellaire St. John Central), Nika Humeniuk (Willoughby Academy), Michaela Cloonan (Willoughby Christian), Alivia Koenig (Bluffton), Jacey Justice (Peebles), Hope Custer (Lancaster Christian), Courtney Pifher (Buckeye Central), Danielle Vuletich (Berlin Center Western Reserve), Jessie Grover (Lucas)

Third team: Claudia Pifher (Buckeye Central), Bella Kline (Sugar Grove Berne Union), Madison Cloonan (Willoughby Christian), Ava Hassel (Portsmouth Notre Dame), Morgan Leppelmeier (Pettisville), Corina Conley (Arcanum Franklin Monroe), Caitlyn Condoleon (Warren John F. Kennedy), Danielle Smith (Norwalk St. Paul), Kloe Yutzy (Plain City Shekinah Christian), Baylee Wach (Shadyside)

Special mention: Mallory Garbe (Columbus Tree of Life), Riley Stopp (Cornerstone Christian), Emily Cevera (Ashtabula St. John), Madyson Rosado (North Ridgeville Lake Ridge Academy), Emily McClain (Elyria Open Door Christian), Annette Weston (Tuscarawas Central Catholic), Morgan Borich (Beverly Fort Frye), Claire Creeks (Zanesville Rosecrans), Julia Zatta (Steubenville Central Catholic), Ashlie Louden (Beallsville), Emma Cannon (Dalton), Kennedy Haubert (Lake Center Christian), Izzy Perez (Lisbon David Anderson), Kristen Gill (Young. Valley Christian), Rachael Adams (Waterford), Cara Taylor (Waterford), Kyna Waderker (Belpre), Sabrina Delbello (Cincinnati Country Day), Maddie Downing (New Madison Tri Village), Meghan Downing (New Madison Tri Village), Emma Hess (Xenia Legacy Christian), Marissa Meiring (Fort Loramie), Claire Sinn (Wayne Trace), Kennedy Pratt (Arcadia), Rylee Sybert (Columbus Grove), Madilyn Hohenberger (Holgate), Brooklyn Gillig (New Riegel), Emma Grime (Stryker), Alivia Light (North Baltimore), Jenna Pepple (Arlington), Olivia Grove (Bucyrus Wynford), Betty Vorst (Delphos St. John’s)

Honorable mention: Brooke Wilson (Cuyahoga Heights), Emily Werley (Elyia Open Door Christian), Sydney Carpenter (Ashtabula St. John), Tamia Farris (Richmond Heights), Kailey Tyna (Willoughby Christian Academy), Tai Roberts (Willoughby Andrews Osborne Academy), Kenzie Grubbs (Newbury), Molly Howard (McDonald), Erica Gasser (Rittman), Bella Zirzow (Bristolville), Alyssa Serensky (Berlin Center Western Reserve), Marissa Ventura (Cortland Maplewood), Kiersten Tricker (Kinsman Badger), Carlie Pratt (Vienna Mathews), Sophia Constantino (McDonald), Alyson Bailey (Reedsville Eastern), Jess Parker (Reedsville Eastern), Rachael Hayes (Willow Wood Symmes Valley), Paige Tolson (Stewart Federal Hocking), Jayne Six (Glouster Trimble), Ashley Spencer (Corning Miller), Jensen Warnock (Portsmouth Clay), Taylor Schmidt (Portsmouth Notre Dame), Emily Kern (Waterford) Sylvia Evans (Latham Western), Brooke Kennedy (Manchester), Raegan Flood (Sarahsville Shenandoah), Cayton Secrest (Caldwell), Kendal Thomas (Toronto), Emma Gilkerson (Strasburg-Franklin), Sydney Lyon (Bowerston Conotton Valley), Christine Dombrowski (Steubenville Central Catholic), Tory Hendershot (Shadyside), Samantha Basham (Newark Catholic), Alyssa Goehring (Granville Christian), Maddie Majewski (Powell Village Academy), Rachel McLoughlin (Powell Village Academy), Cece Newbold (Danville), Laura Nowicki (Newark Catholic), Mandi Scheffel (Plain City Shekinah Christian), Sophia Sterling (Fairfield Christian), Kathleen Ahner (Xenia Legacy Christian), Maddi Benjamin (Georgetown), Maggie Coe (Cedarville), Austy Miller (Bradford), Abbigail Peterson (Springfield Catholic Central), Laurissa Poling (Russia), Dana Rose (Fort Loramie)