girls_basketball_150Columbus Grove junior guard Jade Clement was selected as the 2015-16 NWC Player of the Year in voting by Northwest Conference girls basketball coaches. In an extremely close vote Clement received 117 of a possible 120 first place points to earn POY honors over Crestview junior, Emily Bauer (116 points).

Clement averaged 17 points and 4 steals per game in leading the Bulldogs to an 8-0 conference record and first place in the NWC. Clement shot 56% from 2-point range and 36% from 3-point land for an overall total 49%.

Joining Clement and Bauer on the NWC First Team were senior Rachel Wildman (Ada), sophomore Paige Bellman (CG), freshman Alivia Koenig (BL) and junior Abbie Parkins (BL). Clement and Bauer were repeat first team selections from last year.

Brian Schroeder, who led Columbus Grove (8-0) to the school’s second NWC girls basketball title was selected as the NWC Coach of the Year.

The team breakdowns are as follows:

1st Team
Jade Clement – Columbus Grove – Junior
Emily Bauer – Crestview – Senior
Rachel Wildman – Ada – Senior
Paige Bellman – Columbus Grove – Sophomore
Alivia Koenig – Bluffton – Freshman
Abbie Parkins – Bluffton – Junior

2nd Team
Kylie Wyss – Allen East – Senior
Paige Motycka – Crestview – Sophomore
Jacey Grigsby – Spencerville – Senior
Faith Vogel – Paulding – Junior
Sarah Miller – Delphos Jefferson – Sophomore

Honorable Mention
Lynea Diller – Columbus Grove – Senior
Brady Guest – Crestview – Senior
Andie Schmutz – Bluffton – Junior
Katlyn Wendel – Lincolnview – Junior
Haley Wyss – Ada – Junior
Claire Zaleski – Crestview – Senior
Kyrah Yinger – Columbus Grove – Senior
Macy Wallace – Delphos Jefferson – Sophomore
Sidney Faine – Ada – Senior
Brooke Hoffman – Columbus Grove – Senior