SEWARD, Neb. – The postseason honors have come pouring in for Omaha native Philly Lammers, a NAIA first team All-American. On Sunday (April 8), the Omaha World Herald touted Lammers as its NAIA/NCAA Division III all-Nebraska state college basketball team captain. Lammers was joined on the news outlet’s five-player first team by Quinn Wragge. Meanwhile Dani Hoppes (second team) and Mary Janovich (honorable mention) also earned accolades.
2017-18 Lammers honor roll
A product of Millard West High School, Lammers is the first Concordia women’s basketball player to be named an All-Nebraska team captain by the Omaha World-Herald since Bailey Morris in 2015. Lammers moved up to first team All-America honors this season after netting second team recognition as a freshman in 2017. Over 75 career games, Lammers has totaled 1,014 points, 576 rebounds, 171 steals and 97 blocked shots. During the 2017-18 campaign, Lammers averaged 13.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.3 blocks.
“Her February was fantastic,” Olson told the World-Herald. “I felt the last month of the regular season, she was on a complete tear, dominating both ends of the floor. She continued that into the national tournament.”
After picking up honorable mention All-America accolades last season, Wragge took another leap forward as a junior in 2017-18. An essential figure in the team’s run to the national title game, the Crofton, Neb., native averaged 13.0 points and 5.3 rebounds this season and was chosen as a second team all-national tournament honoree. Over 106 career games, she has recorded 1,380 points, 639 rebounds and 182 steals. She put up a season high 27 points in a November win at Dakota Wesleyan and was then named the GPAC player of the week.
A Lincoln native, Hoppes reeled in second team All-GPAC honors in her final collegiate season. This past winter she averaged 9.8 points and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 40.3 percent from the floor, 38.3 percent from 3-point range and 65.0 percent from the free throw line. Named MVP of CIT, Hoppes twice posted a season high of 22 points (vs. Concordia-Ann Arbor and at College of the Ozarks). She completed her career, which included two seasons at Midland, with 1,148 points. She nailed 274 treys during her collegiate run.
Janovich, who hails from Gretna, was a constant over the past four seasons for Bulldog teams that went a combined 127-18 and twice reached the national championship game. A second team All-GPAC performer, Janovich averaged 8.7 points, 2.9 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals over the 2017-18 campaign. She finished her career with 1,159 points. Her 244 steals rank ninth on the program’s all-time list. Janovich was a first or second team All-GPAC pick in each of her four seasons as a Bulldog.
NAIA/NCAA Division III All-Nebraska Teams
G: Shandra Farmer, Hastings, so., 15.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.9 apg
G: Joelle Overkamp, Midland, sr., 16.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg
F: Caletria Curtis, Bellevue, sr., 13.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.9 apg
F: Quinn Wragge, Concordia, jr., 13.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg
F: Philly Lammers, Concordia, so., 13.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg
G: McKenna Dodd, Doane, sr., 15.5 ppg, 84 3-pointers
G: Dani Hoppes, Concordia, sr., 9.8 ppg, 88 3-pointers
G: Caitlin Navratil, Nebraska Wesleyan, so., 18.6 ppg, 3.1 apg
F: Mackenzie Willicott, Hastings, fr., 11.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg
C: Maddie Egr, Midland, jr., 12.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg
Captain: Philly Lammers, Concordia
Honorable mention: Bellevue, Elexis Martinez, Ryleigh McCartney; Concordia, Mary Janovich; Doane, Haylee Heits; Hastings, Rachel Jelden; Midland, Megan Kucks; Peru State, Claire Cudney, Abigail Niebrugge; St. Mary, Miranda Acuna.