NLL basketball awards announced

The Northern Lights League has announced their all-conference teams for the boys and girls basketball season.

Munising Baptist’s Ryan Swift finished in second in the voting behind NLL Player of the Year Brayden Altoft of Maplewood Baptist. Swift was the highest ranked player from Alger County in the voting, with younger brother Dylan Swift receiving Honorable Mention designation.

Maplewood Baptist swept the Player of the Year recognition as multiple All-U.P. Honorable Mention player Chloe May was the top vote-getter on the girls side. She beat out Big Bay de Noc’s Alix Bleau and Camryn Pederson, who split the vote between the two teammates. Alger County schools of Munising Baptist and Grand Marais did not field a girls team this year.

The league does not name coaches of the year or sportsmanship awards.

Boys First Team: Brayden Altoft – Maplewood,

Ryan Swift – Munising Baptist, John Smith Maplewood, DeShawn Metzger – Hannahville, Cameron Miller – BBdN Second Team: Steven Holmes – BBdN, Braedon Thill – BBdN, Jayden Sagataw – Hannahville, Domonic Nalette Paradise, Luke Royer – Maplewood Honorable Mention: Seth Mills – Paradise, Derby Kromer – MI, Vincent Davis – MI, Henry Lyon – Ojibwe, Aidan Dean – BI, Aedan Cole – BI, Joey Adkins – Ojibwe, Dylan Swift Munising Baptist

Girls First Team: Chloe May – Maplewood, Alix Bleau – BBdN, Camryn Pederson – BBdN, Aksana Chromy – Maplewood, Makayla Rickley – MI Second Team: Finley Hudecek – Maplewood, Gracynn Durrance BBdN, Olga Burton – BI, Madison Gamble – MI, Ashlynn Turner – Ojibwe Honorable Mention: Nonah Thomson Ojibwe, Alyssa Martin – BI, Deziree Lattergrass – Hannahville, Laniceya Malinowski – Hannahville

Ryan Swift finished second in the NLL Player of the Year vote.