Tech’s Diallo, England receive preseason honors

Tech’s Diallo, England receive preseason honors

WHITEFISH — Montana Tech seniors Sindou Diallo and Taylor England were named to the Frontier Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team.

The league announced its preseason teams today along with its preseason coaches’ polls.

Emilee Maldonado of the University of Providence and Jovan Sljivancanin of Carroll College were named Preseason Players of the Year.

The women’s team includes Western junior Brynley Fitzgerald.

Carroll College’s men were picked to win the conference by the coaches. The Saints took home five of the six first-place votes, and coaches could not vote for their own team. Montana Tech took second in the poll despite not getting a first-place vote.

Providence was picked third, followed by MSU-Northern, Western and Rocky Mountain College.

Carroll took in five first-place votes to top the women’s poll. Montana Western received one first-place vote and finished second. Providence is third, followed by Northern, Rocky and Tech.

Votes were five points for first, four points for second, three points for third, two points for fourth and one point for fifth.

Men’s Coaches’ Poll
Team                                               Points

Carroll College (5)                             25
Montana Tech                                    18
Providence (1)                                    17
MSU-Northern                                   14
Montana Western                               11
Rocky Mountain College                    5
(Frist-place votes in parenthesis)

Women’s Coaches’ Poll
Team                                               Points

Carroll College (5)                             25
Montana Western (1)                       19.5
Providence                                          18.5
MSU-Northern                                   10
Rocky Mountain College                   10
Montana Tech                                     7
(Frist-place votes in parenthesis)

2021-2022 Women’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year:
Emilee Maldonado, University of Providence, 5-5, senior guard; Sunnyside, Wash.
2021-2022 Women’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Christine Denny, Carroll College, 5-9, senior guard; Fairfield, Wash.
Parker Esary, University of Providence, 6-1, senior post; Kalama, Wash.
Brynley Fitzgerald, Montana Western, 5-11, junior guard; Dillon, Mont.
Dani Wagner, Carroll College, 5-9, senior guard; Havre, Mont.
Jami Pickens, Carroll College, 6-2, junior forward; Helena, Mont.

2021-2022 Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year:
Jovan Sljivancanin, Carroll College, 6-5, senior forward, Belgrade Serbia
2021-2022 Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Team
Shamrock Campbell, Carroll College, 6-1, senior guard; Spokane, Wash.
Sindou Diallo, Montana Tech, 6-3, senior guard; Tacoma, Wash.
Taylor England, Montana Tech, 6-7, senior post/forward; Helena, Mont.
Mascio McCadney, MSU-Northern, 6-3, senior guard; Detroit, Mich.
Marcus Stephens, University of Providence, 6-3, junior guard; Kalispell, Mont.

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