Eight Edison State Community College basketball players have been named recipients of post-season awards from the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) for the 2019-2020 season. Additionally, Edison State Women's Head Coach Tim McMahon has been named Coach of the Year.
Representing the women's team, Allison Siefring, of St. Henry, has been named Freshman of the Year, First Team All-Conference, All-Freshman Team, and the Division II All-District Team, District Player of the Year second runner-up. Siefring, a 5-foot-6-inch freshman guard, averaged 15 points per game, 11.9 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game in conference action.
"Allison is the hardest working player I've ever coached," said Head Coach Tim McMahon. "The number of rebounds she is able to get for her size is unbelievable. We look forward to having her return next year."
Sarah Pothast, of Wapakoneta, has also been named to the First Team All-Conference and the Division-II All-District Team. Pothast, a 6-foot-1-inch sophomore center, averaged 16.5 points per game, 7.9 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game in conference play.
"Sarah is a dominant post player–one of the best in the league. She has made first-team two years in a row now, which is quite an accomplishment," said McMahon.
Maddy Bakosh, of Springboro, has been named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. Bakosh, a 5-foot-8-inch freshman guard, averaged 10.4 points, four assists, and 1.7 steals per game in conference action.
"Maddy is one of those girls that can do a little bit of everything. She was third in scoring, third in rebounding, and the leading 3-point shooter at 38-percent. She's hard to keep off the court because of the contribution she's able to make to the team," said McMahon.
Brogan McIver was named to the All-Defensive Team. McIver, a 5-foot-2-inch sophomore guard from Sidney, made 38-percent of her field goal attempts, pulled down 5.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game in conference action.
"Brogan is a tenacious defender, she hustles and gets after it, which is why she is so deserving of this honor," said McMahon.
Head Coach Tim McMahon
Additionally, Head Women's Basketball Coach Tim McMahon, of Anna, was named Coach of the Year. In 2002, McMahon became the assistant coach at Edison State, where he spent the next five years helping to lead the Lady Chargers to a 78-38 record and his first NJCAA National Tournament appearance. McMahon made a return as head coach in 2014 and has since earned over 100 wins in his career at Edison State, leading the current team to a 28-3 overall record, a 10-1 conference record, a Division II Championship, and a return to the NJCAA National Tournaments.
"I'm Coach of the Year because of my assistants and my players, without them this award would've never happened," said McMahon.
On the men's team, Ronnie Hampton, of Huber Heights, has been named First-Team All-Conference, a member of the All-Freshman Team, and the D-II All-District Team. Hampton, a 5-foot-11-inch point guard, averaged 19.5 points, 4.1 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign.
"Ronnie had a great freshman campaign leading our team this year. His will to win and wanting to see his teammates succeed is second to none. We are excited to watch Ronnie build on these awards going into next season," said Edison State Men's Head Coach Kyle Vanover.
Freshman Sekou Maiga, of Columbus, earned the title of Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-Defensive Team. Maiga, a 6-foot-7-inch forward, averaged seven rebounds per game and made 57.1-percent of his free throws in conference action.
"We're so proud of Sekou's accomplishments this season. At the start of the season, we were talking about possibly redshirting him this year. So, for him to become the defensive player of the year this year, has just set his standards higher for next season," said Vanover.
Adding to the list of team laurels, Jaedyn Carter, of Columbus, has been named to the All-OCCAC Honorable Mention Team. Carter, a 6-foot sophomore point guard, contributed 12.4 points, five rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game in conference play.
"Jaedyn is exactly what a Charger basketball player is supposed to be. His leadership on and off the court is superb. We are proud of his accomplishments this year academically and athletically. Jaedyn has a bright future ahead of him."
Joining Carter on the All-OCCAC Honorable Mention Team is the 6-foot-6-inch sophomore forward Lamine Komara, of Columbus. Komara averaged 9.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game in conference action.
"Lamine ended his career here at Edison State on a high note. His accomplishment on the court was not a doubt after his great freshman season. We are blessed to have had Lamine here at Edison State for the last two years, and we're proud of his accomplishments," said Vanover.
Both the women's and men's basketball teams finished their regular season with winning records. The men were 17-13 overall and 7-5 in the conference. The women were 28.3 overall and 10-1 in the OCCAC. The women's team will continue in action on Tuesday, March 17, as they advance in the NJCAA National Championship tournament.