Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Munoz repeats as top Div. I player

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Michelle Munoz, the reigning Ohio Ms. Basketball from Mason, and Cleveland East Tech's Barbara Turner, have been named Division I Co-Players of the Year for the 200-2001 season.

        Munoz, a 6-foot-1 senior center, averaged 24 points and nine rebounds. She has committed to the University of Tennessee.

        During an outstanding four-year career at Mason, Munoz played a major role in the Comets drive to the 1999-2000 Division I state championship and an overall career record of 94-8.

        Fairfield freshman Wanisha Smith and Colerain's Quanita Hailey earned special mention.

        Honorable mention went to Jere' Issenman (Mason), Siobhan Zerilla (Mercy), Mel Thomas (Mt. Notre Dame), Cara Wright, Lakota West) and Danielle Dietrich (Oak Hills).

        FIRST TEAM: Michelle Munoz, Mason, 6-foot-1, senior, 24.0 points per game; Kelly Heil, Sylvania Southview, 5-10, sr., 23.1; Charisse Crews, Grove City, 6-2, sr., 15.5; Barbara Turner, Cleve. E. Tech, 6-1, jr., 23.0; Angela Cape, Warren Howland, 6-3, sr., 20.0; Alison Bales, Beavercreek, 6-5, soph., 15.8; Megan Duffy, Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, 5-7, jr., 16.5.

        SECOND TEAM: Brittany Hunter, Cols. Brookhaven, 6-2, soph., 17.9; Natalie Bennett, Sylvania Northview, 5-11, sr., 20.7; Juwanna Rivers, Cleve. E. Tech, 5-8, sr., 22.4; Casey McDowell, Hudson, 5-7, sr., 15.2; Tiffany Webb, Beavercreek, 5-11, sr., 16.3; Erin Isbell, Westerville North, 5-10, sr., 20.2; Amanda Blazetic, Eastlake North, 5-11, sr., 18.8; Mary Fox, Rocky River Magnificat, 6-1, sr., 18.8.

        THIRD TEAM: Cara Busson, Wadsworth, 5-9, jr., 11.4; Kristin Peoples, Westerville South, 5-6, soph., 23.8; Marscilla Packer, Pickerington, 5-10, fresh., 18.0; Shyla Henry, Lorain Southview, 6-1, sr., 17.0; Tyonna Vance, Canton McKinley, 5-6, jr., 11.5; Tracy Jacobs, Shaker Hts., 5-8, sr., 21.7.

        Coaches of the year: Reggie Lee, Cols. Brookhaven; Steve Pfahler, Tol. Cent. Cath.; Jack Clouse, Celina; Tony Whitmer, Hudson.

        Special Mention

        Anna Morton, Zanesville; Caitlin McGarvey, Zanesville; Lisa Laughlin, New Philadelphia; Libby Snyder, New Philadelphia; Wanisha Smith, Fairfield; Quanita Hailey, Colerain; Nicole Brown, Tol. Cent. Cath.; Kelly Vanderhorst, Celina; Cobie Carlisle, Lima Sr.; Jen Gwin, Marietta; Mahogany Cross, Chillicothe; Amanda Downs, Logan; Jenn Neal, Mentor; Lisa Verhoff, Elyria; Nicol Ellis, Brecksville-Broadview Hts.; Meredith Baugher, Berea; Ashlee Russo, Youngs. Boardman; Megan Meneer, Hudson; Abbey Moore, N. Canton Hoover; Jennifer Kish, Youngs. Boardman; Kara Taylor, Wooster.

        Honorable Mention

        Jamie Wilson, Reynoldsburg; Stephanie Blanton, Lancaster; Amanda Dehn, Delaware Hayes; Andrea Johnson, Cols. Brookhaven; Heather Schilling, Galloway Westland;

        Jere Issenman, Mason; Siobhan Zerilla, Mother of Mercy; Mel Thomas, Mt. Notre Dame; Cara Wright, Lakota West; Ashley Brown, Greenville; Danielle Dietrich, Oak Hills;

        Allison Decker, Fremont Ross; Sashay Price, Fremont Ross; Tyanda Hammock, Mansfield Sr.; Brienne Beaschler, Findlay; Carin Horne, Lima Sr.;

        Anetra Williams, Lorain Admiral King; Kendra Bailey, Lyndhurst Brush; Lindsay Behne, Elyria; Celina Dopoulos, Strongsville; Liz Baylog, Parma Padua; Megan Oriold, Berea; Kristen Hood, Garfield Hts.; Kim Neidermeyer, Eastlake North; Khalisha Lewis, Bedford; Verea Bibbs, Euclid;

        Emilie Schmid, Massillon Jackson; Courtney Blackmon, Wadsworth; Amber Robinson, Canton McKinley; Michelle Rura, Warren Howland; Jen Arnold, Macedonia Nordonia; Amber Bland, Youngs. Boardman; Treasure Humphries, Canton McKinley.

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