|All five Cobber starting players earned MIAC postseason honors as they helped CC win 15 MIAC games for the seventh straight year.|
All 5 Starters Earn MIAC Honors!
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: March 4, 2010
MOORHEAD, Minn. (3/4/10)-- Concordia had all five starters earn MIAC postseason honors it was announce by the league office on Thursday. Erica Nord (Jr., Wolverton, Minn./Barnesville HS) and Maggie Bauernfeind (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.) were named to the MIAC All-Conference Team while Lindsey Schultz (Jr., Hitterdal, Minn./Ulen-Hitterdal HS) and Sara Sorbo (Sr., Adams, N.D./Adams-Edmore HS) received All-Conference Honorable Mention honors and Anna Matetich (Sr., Hibbing, Minn.) was the team's representative on the MIAC All-Sportsmanship Team.
The quintet helped Concordia earn their eighth consecutive MIAC playoff appearance. The Cobbers went 18-8 in all games and were 17-5 in the MIAC. It is the second straight year that CC has posted 17 wins in conference play and the seventh straight season that the team has won at least 15 league games. The Cobbers finished in third place in the MIAC standings which is the fifth time in the last six years they have finished in the top 3 of the MIAC regular season standings.
Nord, who earns all-conference honors for the first time in her career, led the team in scoring, assists and steals in overall games and conference contests. Nord averaged 13.9 points and 4.2 assists in the team's 26 overall games and had 66 overall steals. In conference play she averaged 15.2 points and 4.2 assists per game. She also had 57 steals in the 22 league games. Nord was also second on the team in rebounding for the season. She finished fifth in the league in scoring in MIAC games and was third in assists and steals. She was also eighth in field goal percentage (47.3%), seventh in 3-point field goal percentage (40.0%) and sixth in assists-to-turnover ratio (1.75).
Nord was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team earlier in the season and was named the MIAC Player of the Week on Jan. 25.
Nord was also one of six players named to the MIAC All-Defensive Team.
Bauernfeind receives all-conference honors for the first time in her career after being named the league's Sixth Player of the Year last season. Bauernfeind led the MIAC in free throw shooting. She connected on 52 of her 58 (89.7%) foul attempts in conference play. Bauernfeind was second on the team in scoring in all games and third in league games. She finished by averaging 10.8 points in the 26 overall games and 9.5 in the league.
Schultz had one of the best all-around season for the Cobbers. A member of the MIAC All-Defensive Team last year, Schultz stepped up her game on the offensive end in 2009-10 and finished the year second on the team in scoring in MIAC games. She averaged 9.7 points in the 22 conference games. Schultz also led the team in rebounding for the season with a 5.0 rebounds per MIAC game average. She was in the top 20 of the conference in four different statistical categories. She was 18th in rebounding (5.0), sixth in field goal percentage (50.3%), 13th in assists (2.68) and 10th in assists-to-turnover ratio (1.34).
For Sorbo it is her second straight season to earn MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention honors. Sorbo was the captain and emotional leader of the team. A non-stop defensive dynamo, she finished tied for 12th in the MIAC in steals (1.68) and was 14th in assists-to-turnover ratio (0.94). Sorbo was fourth on the team in scoring in conference games and averaged 6.7 points per MIAC contest. She also averaged 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and had 37 steals. She finished her career with 828 points and 391 rebounds.
Matetich earns postseason recognition for the first time in her career. She led the team in 3-point field goal percentage and was second in free throw percentage. Matetich shot 40.3% from behind the arc in the conference and connected on 80.0% of her free throw attempts. She finished fifth in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage. Matetich finished the season by scoring in double figures in four of the last five games and had a season-high 19 points against St. Kate's on Jan. 13. She finished her career by averaging 6.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.