Tech’s England, Williams receive preseason honors

Tech’s England, Williams receive preseason honors

WHITEFISH — The Frontier Conference unveiled the Preseason All-Conference Teams Friday, and Montana Tech juniors Taylor England and Mesa Williams made the cut.

England was named to the men’s team, while Williams received a spot on the women’s team.

Dan Warp of Carroll College and Emilee Maldonado of the University of Providence were named the Preseason Players of the Year.

Frontier Conference coaches also picked the Providence men and the Carroll women to win the league titles.

Montana Tech was picked fifth out of seven on the men’s side. Montana Western was picked last.

On the women’s side, Western’s defending national champion team was picked to finish fifth in the league. The Orediggers were picked to finish in the cellar.

Men’s Preseason Player of the Year:
Dane Warp, Carroll College, 6-5, senior guard

Men’s Preseason All-Conference Team
Brandon Cotton, University of Providence, 5-10, senior guard
Taylor England, Montana Tech, 6-7, junior forward
Zaccheus Darko-Kelly, University of Providence, 6-6, junior guard
Mascio McCadney, MSU-Northern, 6-3, junior guard
Damek Mitchell, Lewis-Clark State, 5-9, junior guard

Women’s Preseason Player of the Year:
Emilee Maldonado, University of Providence, 5-5, junior guard

Women’s Preseason All-Conference Team
Christine Denny, Carroll College, 5-9, junior guard
Parker Esary, University of Providence, 6-1, junior post
Markaela Francis, Rocky Mountain College, 6-0, senior forward
Dani Wagner, Carroll College, 5-9, junior guard
Mesa Williams, Montana Tech, 5-10, junior guard/forward

Preseason coaches’ poll
(First place votes in parenthesis. Votes were six points for first, five points for second, four points for third, three points for fourth, two points for fifth and one point for sixth. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.)

University of Providence (4)  34
MSU-Northern (3)                  30
Lewis-Clark State                   25
Carroll College                        17
Rocky Mountain College        10
Montana Western                    9

Carroll College (6)                  36
Rocky Mountain College        25
University of Providence        24
Lewis-Clark State (1)              22.5
Montana Western                    17.5
MSU-Northern                        13
Montana Tech                         9

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