Valparaiso University women’s basketball incoming freshman Nicole Konieczny (Granger, Ind. / South Bend Saint Joseph) has earned a place on the 13-player Indiana All-Star roster.
The Indiana Girls All-Stars will play a home-and-home series with Kentucky, plus two games against the Indiana Junior All-Stars. All four games will take place in the month of June. One of the All-Stars will be named Indiana Miss Basketball on April 27.
Indiana will look to extend its seven-game winning streak over Kentucky when the two teams meet at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on June 10 at 4 p.m. Central Time. The second game will occur on June 11 at Central Hardin High School in Elizabethtown, Ky. at 1 p.m. Central Time.
Konieczny led South Bend St. Joseph to a 3A state championship last month. She averaged 14.4 points per game and 3.1 assists per game this year. The Indians finished the season with a 26-2 record. Konieczny scored nine points in the state championship, a 57-49 win over North Harrison.
Konieczny, who began her high school career at LaPorte before moving to South Bend, is one of four incoming freshmen who have signed National Letters of Intent to play for Valpo in 2017-18. The class also features 6-foot-2 forward Ella Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis. / Rice Lake), 6-0 guard Taylor Richards (Doylestown, Ohio / Chippewa) and 6-2 forward Bryce Blood (Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer).
“She’s a competitor every time she steps on the floor,” Valpo head coach Tracey Dorow said after Konieczny signed her NLI in November. “She’s involved in every play. When you turn around, she’s diving for a loose ball or she’s getting a rebound and scoring. She’s passing to someone who’s scoring. She’s a kid that you might not notice being flashy, but she’s always right there.”