Northwest Herald Girls Basketball All-Area teams

FIRST TEAM

Ali Andrews, Huntley, so., forward

Andrews, the Northwest Herald Player of the Year, became the fastest player in Huntley history to eclipse 1,000 career points, doing it in less than two seasons. She averaged 18.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals a game to help lead the Red Raiders to their first conference title. Andrews, who was named to The Associated Press' Class 4A all-state honorable mention team, scored in double figures in 28 of 31 games and had 15 games of at least 20 points. Her 576 points scored this season are a school record.

Sam Andrews, Huntley, sr., forward

Andrews' illustrious career ended with another great season in which she scored 16.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists a game to help lead Huntley to a record year. She shot an area-best 84 percent at the free-throw line and set a school record for career free-throw percentage (82 percent). Andrews also made 46 3-pointers and is second all-time with 123 career 3-pointers for Huntley. She finishes with 1,465 career points, good for second most in program history.

Katie Barker, Cary-Grove, jr., guard

Barker proved capable of scoring from everywhere on the court and led all area players with 18.7 points a game. The junior guard also grabbed 6.2 rebounds with 1.7 steals a game. Barker set a school record with 77 3-pointers, which were second most in the area, and scored 20-plus points in 14 games.

Sarah Le Beau, Prairie Ridge, sr., guard

Le Beau was a game-changer on both ends of the floor for the Wolves. She averaged a team-best 13.9 points while tallying 3.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 steals a game. The senior guard made 83 3-pointers to lead all area players. Le Beau also had the assignment of guarding their opponent's best player each game and was one of the best perimeter defenders.

Sara Mickow, Crystal Lake South, sr., forward

Mickow was one of the best all-around players. Mickow averaged 13.9 points and an area-best 16.1 rebounds, the third straight year she averaged a double-double. The senior forward had 10 games this season with at least 20 rebounds. She finishes her career having amassed more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds – 452 of which came this year – in three varsity seasons.

SECOND TEAM

Evelyn Youel, Crystal Lake Central, sr., guard

Chanel Fanter, Crystal Lake South, so., guard

Maddie Drain, Prairie Ridge, sr., forward

Cody Brand, Woodstock, sr., forward

Haley Ahr, Woodstock North, so., forward

HONORABLE MENTION

Brooklyn Hilton, Alden-Hebron, sr., guard

Kelsey Schmitt, Crystal Lake Central, sr., guard

Rachel Rasmussen, Crystal Lake South, sr., guard

Emily Michalski, Dundee-Crown, sr. forward

Emma Benoit, Hampshire, so., forward

Kayla Toussaint, Johnsburg, sr., guard

Sarah Benigni, Marian Central, jr., guard

Sawyer Lay, McHenry, sr. guard

Hannah Koenig, Richmond-Burton, sr., forward

Abby Straight, Richmond-Burton, sr., forward