Poe and Lange Earn D3Hoops.com All-West Region Honors

Poe and Lange Earn D3Hoops.com All-West Region Honors

Whitman Release/ Puget Sound Release

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. --- Whitman’s Casey Poe and Puget Sound’s Jamie Lange have been named First-Team and Second-Team All-Region, respectively, D3hoops.com announced with the release of the 2017-18 All-Region Teams. Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools. There were more than 680 players nominated nationwide. The ballot was then made available to SIDs, who voted for a predetermined number of players in their region. 

Poe was named the Northwest Conference Player of the Year after leading Whitman into the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive season this winter. The leading scorer for the Blues, with a 16.3 PPG average, Poe spread herself across the columns of the score sheet.

Poe was also a preseason D3hoops honorable mention All-American after finishing the 2016-17 campaign on the third-team D3hoops.com All-West Region squad.

Lange led the Northwest Conference in rebounding, ranked second in scoring, was named to the All-NWC First Team. She also averaged 16.5 points and 11.5 rebounds during the 2017-18 season and ranked fifth in the NWC in field-goal percentage (51.4 percent) and second in blocks per game (1.6).

Player of the Year: Katie Sommer, Wartburg
Coach of the Year: Peg Swadener, Willamette
Rookie of the Year: Emma Godfrey, Pomona-Pitzer


First team

Pos., Player, School, Yr., Hometown

G , Katie Sommer, Wartburg, Sr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

F , Brandi Blattner , St. Mary's (Minn.) , Jr. , Eyota, Minn. 

F , Lucy Criswell , Chapman , So. , Portland, Ore. 

F , Casey Poe , Whitman , Sr. , Hilo, Hawaii

C , Hannah Spaulding, St. Thomas, Jr., Annandale, Minn.


Second team

Pos., Player, School, Yr., Hometown

G, Hailey Kontny , UW-Superior , Sr. , Superior, Wis. 

G , Jenna Lehman , Coe , Sr. , Iowa City, Iowa 

G , Mikayla Miller , Gustavus Adolphus , Sr. , Goodhue, Minn. 

F , Jamie Lange , Puget Sound , So. , Lake Tapps, Wash. 

C , Hannah Johnson , Bethel , Jr. , Duluth, Minn. 


Third team

Pos., Player, School, Yr., Hometown

G , Jasmine Demers , Buena Vista , Sr. , Storm Lake, Iowa 

G , Caitlin Navratil , Nebraska Wesleyan , So. , Littleton, Colo. 

G , Morgan Neuendorf , Wartburg , Sr. , Plainfield, Iowa 

F , Niki Fokken , St. Benedict , Sr. , Oronoco, Minn. 

F , Emma Godfrey , Pomona-Pitzer , Fr. , Lafayette, Calif. 

F, Miranda Rice, Gustavus Adolphus, Sr., Forest Lake, Minn.