Huntley, jr., forward
As defenses quickly discovered, there was no one way to stop Andrews. Her ability to stretch the floor by hitting 52 3-pointers and the ability to attack the basket and get to the free-throw line, where she shot an area-best 81.8 percent, made her invaluable to Huntley. Andrews, the Northwest Herald Player of the Year, averaged 15.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals a game to guide Huntley to its first state appearance and a school-best fourth-place finish in Class 4A.
Cary-Grove, sr., forward
Jakubicek did it all for the Trojans. A four-year starter, Jakubicek led C-G to its fourth consecutive regional and Fox Valley Conference Valley Division titles by averaging 16 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists. Her 3.5 steals a game led the area and she was one of the best free-throw shooters, making 74.8 percent. Jakubicek finished her career as C-G’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,349 points as well as the leading rebounder with 832 rebounds.
Huntley, fr., forward
Andrews rarely played like a freshman and was a large part of Huntley’s success and postseason run to state. The 6-foot-2 forward was difficult to stop in the paint, and she wasn’t afraid to shoot outside the lane either, which resulted in averaging 15.7 points. She averaged 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.4 blocks a game while converting her opportunities at the line. Andrews shot 76.6 percent on free-throw attempts, good for third best in the area.
Marengo, sr., forward
Every time Villie stepped onto the court, she was a double-double machine for the Indians. Villie averaged 17 points a game, second-most in the area, while leading all players with 12.1 rebounds a game. She had a knack for getting to the basket and capitalizing on offensive rebounds. Villie was just as active defensively, averaging three steals and often caused matchup problems for the opposition.
Marian Central, sr., forward
Opposing teams usually learned the hard way when it came to Wuensch. She scored 17.6 points a game to lead all area players en route to the Hurricanes’ first regional title in five years. She knocked down 44 3-pointers to complement her 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 steals a game. Wuensch’s Marian career ends with her name atop the record book as its all-time leading scorer and the first player to reach 1,000 points (1,187 career points).
Sara Mickow, Crystal Lake South, jr., forward Joslyn Nicholson, Cary-Grove, sr., forward Haley Ream, Huntley, sr., guard Sami Ahr, Woodstock North, sr., forward Alex Callanan, Richmond-Burton, sr., guard
HONORABLE MENTION Rachel Rasmussen, Crystal Lake South, jr., guard Evelyn Youel, Crystal Lake Central, jr., forward Jenny Dumoulin, Hampshire, sr., guard/forward Emma Benoit, Hampshire, fr., center Alissa Melchionna, Marian Central, sr., guard Laura D’Angelo, McHenry, sr., guard Kelsey Bear, Prairie Ridge, sr., forward Sam Boettjer, Richmond-Burton, sr., guard Sami Ludwig, Woodstock, sr., guard Emma Everly, Woodstock North, sr., guard