Wright State swept both basketball coach of the year awards and had several players earn All-Horizon League honors in a vote of coaches, media and sports information directors announced Tuesday.
Scott Nagy won for the men and Katrina Merriweather for the women after leading their teams to regular-season titles and the top seeds in the league tourney. Both coaches are in their third years, and Nagy also led the Raiders to the league tourney crown last season, while Merriweather has won a pair of regular-season championships.
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Sophomore center Loudon Love, who leads the team in scoring at 15.6 points per game and rebounding at 8.1, was named to the all-league first team, while the Raiders’ Bill Wampler, a junior wing averaging 14.6 points, was a second-team selection.
Malachi Smith, who has become one of Wright State’s key subs in the second half of the season, was named to the all-freshman team. Seniors Parker Ernsthausen and Mark Hughes were all-defensive team picks.
Northern Kentucky’s Drew McDonald was named player of the year. Joining Love and McDonald on the first team were Green Bay’s Sandy Cohen III, Oakland’s Xavier Hill-Mais and Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis.
Youngstown freshman Darius Quisenberry, a Wayne High School product, was named to the second team.
Wright State senior guard Mackenzie Taylor made the women’s all-league first-team. She leads a balanced attack with an 11.7 average. Senior forward Symone Simmons, who topped 1,000 career points and rebounds this season, was named to the second team.
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Angel Baker, who averages 9.3 points, was placed on the all-freshman team, while senior guard Emily Vogelpohl made the all-defensive team.
IUPUI’s Macee Williams is the player of the year. Other first-team picks were Cleveland State’s Mariah Miller, Green Bay’s Jen Wellnitz and Youngstown State’s Mary Dunn.
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