Blommers, Foster, Van Veldhuizen Honored By Little Hawkeye Conference

By Sam Parsons

The Little Hawkeye Conference unveiled its 2022-23 all-conference girls basketball teams with honorable mentions today, and 3 members of the Oskaloosa Indians were honored: senior Presley Blommers (1st team), sophomore Dasia Foster (2nd team), and junior Lydia Van Veldhuizen (honorable mention).

Also representing the area were a total of 5 players from Pella (Kylie Tauke, Mia Warner, Kennedy Van Vark, Hailey Van Vark, Tristan Gordon), 3 players from Pella Christian (Joslyn Terpstra, Faith Kacmarynski, Anna Eveland), 5 players from Grinnell (Bailey Strovers, Leah Harris, Haidyn Hull, Katelyn Van Compernolle, Kelsey Van Compernolle) and 3 players from Newton (Sophia Reynolds, Alex Garvis, Cadie Horn).

Blommers started 20 games at point guard and led the team in points per game (18.4), assists per game (2.9), steals per game (3.1), and free throw percentage (76.4%). Her 18.4 points per game ranked 7th in the state in class 4A and 1st in the Little Hawkeye Conference.

Foster played all 22 games for the Indians and was the #2 scorer at 12.5 points per game, but led the team in rebounds (13.2) and blocks (2.1) per game. Her 13.2 rebounds per game ranked 1st across all 4A players in the state, and her 46 blocks tied for 5th in the state among 4A girls.

Van Veldhuizen played 21 games, all starts, for Osky, and was 3rd on the team in points per game (6.0), rebounds per game (4.5), and assists per game (1.7). She was 2nd on the team in 3-pointers made (21).

The full list of honorees from the Little Hawkeye Conference can be found below:


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