You can read about Brookfield East senior Mariah Miller and Brookfield Central junior Caroline Busch in separate stories in this week's paper since they made the 2015-16 Now All-Suburban first team for the girls, but Brookfield had six other players/coaches make the high honorable mention and honorable mention lists.
High honorable mention is equivalent to second team, and a player from Central and East made the list.
High honorable mention
Claire Haynes — She just missed making the first team as she came off an outstanding season, showing great improvement from her sophomore season. She is a first-team all-Greater Metro Conference selection for the 19-6 second-place Lancers (11-3). Several times this season, Claire put the Lancers on her back and carried them to victory. Haynes averaged 11.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 2.0 assists from her forward position. An excellent shooter, she shot 42 percent from the field. There were not too many inside players better than Haynes in the GMC this season.
Angela Pichler — East's shooting/point guard has made first-team all-Greater Metro Conference the last two years and was a second-team choice as a sophomore. Although she was a point guard (59 assists), she averaged 12 points and grabbed 3.1 rebounds per game. She shot 85 percent from the free-throw line had 38 3-pointers. She also had defensive skills with 37 steals. When she and Mariah Miller were on, East was hard to beat.
Jen Wandt — A 5-foot-9-inch junior guard/forward, she is an outstanding defender, usually taking the other team's top scorer. She had 60 steals and 10 blocks. She averaged 8.7 points per game but showed her athleticism (full scholarship to play soccer) by grabbing 5.2 rebounds per game with 67 assists. She managed to shoot 39 percent from the field and had 18 3-pointers.
Here are some interesting words from coach Michael Goodman on her value: 'I consider (Wandt) to be the true MVP of our team. She was third in points, second in rebounds, first in assists, first in steals and our best defender. Whenever she was off the court, something didn't seem right on the court.'
Theresa Wichser — A 5-8 sophomore guard from Brookfield Academy, Wichser was an excellent scorer, averaging 19.5 points per game with 107 3-pointers this year and shot 42 percent from beyond the arc. She helped BA finish 18-5 while winning the Midwest Classic with a perfect 12-0 record.
Both Brookfield girls basketball coaches earned honorable-mention honors.
Mallory Liebl — She finished her second season as Brookfield Central's head coach with a 19-6 overall record (.760), winning seven in a row before losing in the postseason to Divine Savior Holy Angels (20-6). They won 10 of their final 12 games and finished second in the Greater Metro Conference with an 11-3 record (.786) behind DSHA (13-1, 20-6). The Lancers' six losses came to teams with a combined 85-19 record, a .817 winning mark.
Liebl has a 35-15 overall record (.700) and a 21-7 (.750) record in the GMC in her two years at the helm, finishing second both seasons.
Michael Goodman — Brookfield East finished 17-8 with a 9-5 fourth-place record in the Greater Metro Conference. The 17 wins were their most wins since the 2003-2004 season. They also earned their first playoff win since 2008 and won their first regional title since 2005.
They had three conference winning seasons in a row, which hasn't happened since 2001-04. They also ended Divine Savior Holy Angels' 28-game conference winning streak.
They finished sixth in Division 1 in scoring, fifth in Division 1 in 3-point shots made and were ranked in the state — in the coaches poll and the AP poll — for six weeks, ranking as high as No. 7.