By Rick Peterson

Undefeated Class 3A state champion Silver Lake put three players on the All-Mid-East League girls basketball team, selected by league coaches.

MaKenzieMcDanielRossnew 1Silver Lake senior Makenzie McDaniel was a first-team All-Mid-East League selection after helping lead the Eagles to a perfect 26-0 season and the Class 3A state title. [File photo/TSN]

McKinleyKrugerSL2024 1Senior McKinley Kruger earned All-Mid-East League first-team honors after helping lead Silver Lake to a 26-0 record and the Class 3A state title. [File photo/TSN]

The Eagles, who completed a perfect 26-0 season Saturday in Hutchinson, are represented on the All-Mid-East first team by seniors McKinley Kruger (5-foot-6) and Makenzie McDaniel (6-1) and sophomore Kailyn Hanni (5-7).

KailynHanniRoss 4Silver Lake's Kailyn Hanni was the lone sophomore to earn All-Mid-East League first-team recognition. [File photo/TSN]

Rossville put Nora Burdiek (5-10 freshman), Rylee Dick (5-6 sophomore) and Kinsey Perine (5-9 senior) on the All-Mid-East second team.

Silver Lake seniors Kaylee Deiter (5-8) and Kaibryn Kruger (5-7) and Rossville senior Emma Mitchell (5-11) all received all-league honorable mention. 


First team

Kailyn Hanni, 5-7 so., Silver Lake; Hayden Heim, 6-3 jr., St. Marys; McKinley Kruger, 5-6 sr., Silver Lake; Anna Lambert, 5-9 junior, Riley County; Makenzie McDaniel, 6-1 sr., Silver Lake.

Second team

Nora Burdiek, 5-10, fr., Rossville; Rylee Dick, 5-6 so., Rossville; Kaci Meseke, 5-8 sr., Wabaunsee; Kinsey Perine, 5-9 sr., Rossville; Brenna Smith, 5-11 sr., St. Marys.

Honorable mention

Kaylee Deiter, 5-8 sr., Silver Lake; Kaibryn Kruger, 5-7 sr., Silver Lake; Emma Mitchell, 5-11 sr., Rossville; Taryn Shepard, 5-8 sr., Riley County; Grace Zeller, 5-7 fr., Wabaunsee.



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