2023 Daily Chronicle All-Area Girls Basketball Team

Sycamore's Lexi Carlsen goes to the basket against Kaneland's Kendra Brown during the Class 3A regional final game Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, at Sycamore High School.

Player of the year

Evyn Carrier, sr., C, Sycamore

Serena’s Jenna Setchell tries to steal the ball from Hinkley Big Rock’s Devin Werner 1st period during the Class 1A Sectional on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 at Serena High School.

All-area first team

Lexi Carlsen, Sycamore, jr., G – The co-MVP, with Carrier, of the Interstate 8 Conference, Carlsen averaged 12 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.6 assists per game. The NIU commit also earned all-tournament honors at Hampshire and was academic all-conference.

Monroe McGhee, Sycamore, jr., G – McGhee averaged 9.0 points, 2.9 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game in earning All-Interstate 8 Conference honors. She also set a school record in drawing 13 charges this season.

Kendra Brown, Kaneland, so., G – The All-Interstate 8 Conference selection averaged 13.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals. Her 76 3-pointers were four off the school record.

Kailey Plank, Kaneland, sr., G – The All-Interstate 8 Conference selection averaged 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game.

Devin Werner, Hinckley-Big Rock, sr., F/C – Helping the Royals win a regional for the second straight year, Werner averaged 10.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. She shot 56.8% from the floor and was an All-Little Ten Conference selection.

Genoa-Kingston's Ally Poegel shoots over two Rockford Christian defenders during their game Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at Genoa-Kingston High School.

Second team

Isabella Turner, so., G, Indian Creek

Anna Herrmann, fr., G, Hinckley-Big Rock

Ally Poegel, so., G, Genoa-Kingston

Cayla Evans, jr., G/F, DeKalb

Bryce Boylen, sr., F, Genoa-Kingston

Kailey Porter, sr., F, DeKalb

DeKalb's Ella Medina shoots past Dixon’s Hallie Williamson during their game Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at DeKalb High School.

Honorable mention

Sophia Klacik, jr. G, Sycamore; Mal Armstrong, sr., G, Sycamore; Ella Russell, so., G, DeKalb; Ella Medina, so., G, DeKalb; Alexis Schueler, jr., G, Kaneland