Ziebell, Jirschele named athletes of the year at Northeast Wisconsin High School Sports Awards

Northeast Wisconsin High School Sports Awards
Northeast Wisconsin High School Sports Awards

Neenah basketball star Allie Ziebell was honored as the girls athlete of the year and football, basketball and baseball standout Keagen Jirschele was honored as the boys athlete of the year during Thursday's Northeast Wisconsin High School Sports Awards show.

The event, presented by Festival Foods, was held at the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay.

In all, 34 awards were handed out at the show, which honored athletes, coaches and teams from the entire region. The boys and girls athlete of the Year Awards were sponsored by Cellcom.

Ziebell concluded one of the most decorated high school basketball careers in state history.

A generational talent, Ziebell led the Rockets to the WIAA Division 1 state championship game, was voted the Associated Press state player of the year and also named the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Ms. Basketball winner.

She was also named the Gatorade Wisconsin player of the year for the second year in a row and was selected to play in the McDonald’s All-American game. She was also a member of the Team USA U19 national team that captured the FIBA Women's World Cup title last summer.

Ziebell finished her high school career fourth overall in state history in points scored with 2,819 and will play basketball in college at the University of Connecticut for legendary coach Geno Auriemma.

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Jirschele, a senior from Mosinee, is a three-sport standout in football, basketball and baseball. He was a Wisconsin Football Coaches Association all-state selection on offense and defense and was also voted the offensive and defensive player of the year in the Great Northern Conference.

In basketball, Jirschele was unanimous first-team all-conference and honorable mention all-state after leading Mosinee to the conference championship. And this spring, he was named the Great Northern Conference player of the year in baseball on the No. 1 ranked team in the state in Division 2. He will play baseball in college at South Dakota State.

The Northeast Wisconsin High School Sports Awards show is part of the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country. The show was produced with the support of Prevea Health, USA Today Sports and Golfweek.

The show recognized prep athletes, coaches and teams in the Appleton, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marshfield, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids markets for their achievements during the 2023-24 school year.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ziebell, Jirschele named Northeast Wisconsin athletes of the year

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