Catching up with former area athletes: Avon's Lauren Sees selected to all-NSIC team

Sees and Augustana play on Thursday in NSIC quarterfinals

Augustana University's Lauren Sees, right, looks to make a pass against Upper Iowa earlier this season. Sees was named to the all-NSIC south team on Wednesday.

Avon High School graduate and Augustana University basketball player Lauren Sees was selected to the all-NSIC South Division team on Wednesday.

A sophomore guard, Sees hit a new career-high in points this season (28) against Minnesota State. She also has grabbed seven rebounds and made four 3-pointers on two occasions this year. She currently sits at an average of 13.9 points per game.

Sees was one of five Augie players honored by the NSIC on Wednesday. Seniors Hannah Mitby and Izzy Van Veldhuizen and sophomore Aislinn Duffy and Lauren Sees were all named to the second team. Augustana freshman Jennifer Aadland claimed a spot on the all-freshman team.

Augie coach Dave Krauth was named NSIC South Division coach of the year Wednesday. Augustana plays in the quarterfinal round of the NSIC Tournament on Thursday at 1 p.m. vs. Moorhead at the Sanford Pentagon.

Koepsell earns NSAA player of the week

Former McCook Central/Montrose standout and Dakota State University junior Morgan Koepsell is the North Star Athletic Association women’s basketball player of the week.


The 6-foot-2 Koepsell poured in a game-high 23 points off the bench in fueling No. 17 Dakota State’s 86-75 win over Bellevue (Neb.). She finished 9 of 15 from the field, 5 of 6 at the free-throw line and added seven rebounds.

The Trojans (23-3) are in the midst of a 19-game winning streak and have matched their most wins since 2000-01.

Dakota State continues NSAA tournament play against No. 4 Mayville State at 7 p.m. at DSU Fieldhouse.

Campbell captures second in weight throw at GPAC meet

Colome High School graduate and Doane University thrower Matthew Campbell claimed a pair of top-three finishes at the recent GPAC indoor track and field meet.

Campbell recorded a second-place finish in the weight throw (64-8) and a third-place finish in the shot put (51-1 3/4).

He helped Doane score 152 team points and finish in second place behind Dordt (184).

Ostbye earns two all-conference selections at GPAC meet

Mitchell High School graduate and Northwestern College sprinter Caitlin Ostbye earned a pair of all-conference selections at the recent GPAC indoor track and field meet.

Ostbye earned all-conference honors in the 55-meter dash (:7.56) and the 200-meter dash (:26.4). She finished eighth in the 55-meter dash, while she placed sixth in the 200-meter dash.


She helped Northwestern place sixth at the conference meet with 35 points.

Matucha wins high jump at NSAA meet

Burke High School graduate and Dakota State University jumper Lahna Matucha won the high jump at the recent North Star Athletic Association indoor track and field meet.

Matucha finished with a leap of 4-feet and 11-inches. She helped the Trojans rack up 139 points and secure second place at the meet. It was Dakota State’s highest finish at the meet since it began in 2015.

Former Corsica-Stickney standout and DSU thrower Jacob Joachim recorded a fourth-place finish in the weight throw at the meet. He placed fourth with a toss of 49-feet and 9 3/4 inches.

personal-best in the weight throw with a toss of 49-feet, 9.75 inches.

The Trojans earned a second-place finish at the conference meet with 195 points.

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