Six Lady Celts receive all-conference honors, Jackson co-defensive player of the year

With the end of the season comes end of the season awards. A chance for the coaches around the conference to recognize the players across the league.

And the coaches of the Central Valley Conference recognized the work the Lady Celts put in on the court this season, with a total of six earning first-team, second-team or honorable mention, and senior Brookelynn Jackson being named co-defensive player of the year.

“It was quite a shock when [head coach Mike McShane] called me and told me I got it, but I felt super honored,” Jackson said. “Mike has pushed us all year to work on defense, and that’s what creates our offense. Everybody recognizes that, so it’s nice to see that recognition.”

Juniors Ava Rubio and Avery Buss earned first-team all-conference. Rubio led the Lady Celts with 11.5 points per game.

Buss led the team in rebounds with 4.7, assists with 4.5 and steals at 3.8 per game. Last season she earned honorable mention as a sophomore.

“I was shocked, honestly,” Buss said.

The other member of the three-headed Lady Celts backcourt, senior KJ Custer, earned second-team honors. Custer averaged just under 10 points per game, and showed grit throughout the season fighting through knee and leg pain. 

Fellow senior Aubri Cabral was also named second-team all-CVC. Cabral came off the bench for the Lady Celts most of the season, providing a spark on both ends.

Hailey Schwinof and Jackson received honorable mentions.