Sigl tabbed top women’s player in RMAC
Kelsey Sigl can’t wait for the season to start.
The RMAC Preseason Player of the Year figures she and the Colorado Mesa University women’s basketball team have something to prove.
The Mavericks tied for third in voting by the conference coaches, with the men’s team also picked third in the preseason poll, released Tuesday by the conference.
“That gives us motivation,” Sigl said of CMU tying with Colorado Christian, behind preseason favorite Metro State and CSU-Pueblo. “It’s also a target on our back for being picked third. Regardless, it’s not going to come to us on a silver spoon.
“We’re going to have to work for it, regardless if we’re the underdog or on top, it’s gonna take hard work, commitment and dedication.”
As for her player of the year status, that’s just a little extra motivation.
“I’m definitely very honored to be recognized, especially as a senior,” she said. “But it’s a preseason award. It’s nothing until I prove I live up to it.”
Sigl, a 6-foot senior forward from Bismarck, N.D., averaged 18.3 points a game last season, tying for the per-game scoring title.
The Mavs’ Katrina Selsor, a 6-1 senior guard from Glenwood Springs, also made the women’s preseason all-conference team. Christina Whitelaw, a 5-7 junior at Colorado Christian, is the women’s Defensive Preseason Player of the Year.
Colton Burgon, a 6-8 senior forward from Sandy, Utah, made the men’s preseason All-RMAC team.
Metro State is picked to win the men’s title behind Jonathan Morse, a 6-8 senior forward who is the Preseason Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
The men’s team opens the season Nov. 9–10 in the Dixie State College Classic in St. George, Utah. The women’s season opens Nov. 16–17 in St. George in the Dixie State Tipoff Tournament.
Both teams host the Clarion Inn Thanksgiving Classic Nov. 23–24 at Brownson Arena.