Five from the Fort Hays State University women’s basketball team earned All-MIAA honors for their performance during the 2017-18 season, announced Monday by the league office. Tatyana Legette picked up second team accolades while Carly Heim, Kacey Kennett, Lanie Page and Emma Stroyan were named honorable mention.
The Tigers matched Central Missouri for the most all-MIAA performers this season. Five also is tied for the most all-conference performers in a single-season in program history, accomplished three previous times (most recently 2015-16).
These five players have made up Tony Hobson’s starting lineup 10 times this season, with the Tigers coming away victorious in all 10 contests.
Legette was listed on the all-MIAA roster for the second year in a row after picking up honorable mention status as a sophomore. The Topeka native led the team in points, rebounds, and assists, averaging 13.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. She ranks in the top 15 in the MIAA in seven different statistical categories, including leading the league and ranking 10th nationally with a field goal percentage of 60.0 percent.
She recorded six double-doubles on the year, tallying a career-high 25 points while adding 11 rebounds in the regular season finale against Southwest Baptist.
Heim earned honorable mention honors for the second time in her career, also doing so as a sophomore. The point guard ranks second on the team with 11.9 points and 2.2 assists each night. The Hoxie native played 32.3 minutes per game in the regular season, 11th most in the MIAA. Heim turned things up a notch down the stretch, averaging a team-best 14.9 points over the final 11 games of the regular season. She led the team and ranked third in the MIAA with 2.1 steals per game. Heim eclipsed the 20-point mark four times this season, tied for the team lead.
Kennett picked up All-Conference honors as a sophomore after leading the team with 41 3-pointers on the year. The guard ranked third on the team with 10.5 points per game while adding 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals every night. Kennett made multiple 3-pointers 12 times this season, including a career-high five triples en route to a personal-best 20 points in a win over Pittsburg State. The Olathe native swiped seven steals against Midland, tied for the most for a Tiger in a single game since 2004.
Page made quite an impact after transferring to FHSU at semester, earning All-MIAA honors after playing in just 16 games. The sophomore scored in double figures five times, including a pair of 20-point performances. She averaged 9.6 points per game, adding 1.6 assists and 1.1 blocks per game. She knocked down 22 3-pointers on the year, including multiple makes from behind the arc in a single game nine times. The Wamego, Kan. native dished out three or more assists five times. The Tigers were 10-0 with Page in the starting lineup this spring.
Stroyan was a commanding presence in the paint all season for the Tigers to pick up All-MIAA status as a senior. She averaged 9.4 points per game, adding 4.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks each night. The Bloomington, Ill. native ranked second on the team after making 51.7 percent of her shots while leading the way with a 81.6 percent rate at the charity stripe. Stroyan made 10 3-pointers on the year after making just four long-range attempts as a junior. The forward had a career game in a win over Emporia State, making 10-of-12 shots en route to a career-high 21 points while adding a personal-best six blocks.