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Crossroads League Announces Men’s Basketball Award Winners

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Crossroads League Announces Men’s Basketball Award Winners

 

AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League announced its 2018-2019 Men’s Basketball All-League honors on Wednesday, one day after Indiana Wesleyan clinched the Crossroads League Tournament Championship after tying Spring Arbor for the regular season title.

 

The Wildcats hauled in seven awards from four individuals, highlighted by Kyle Mangas repeating as the Crossroads League Player of the Year and Joel Okafor claiming CL Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors. Evan Maxwell joined Mangas in representing IWU on the First-Team, with Okafor also claiming Third-Team and All-Defensive Team honors and Seth Maxwell making the All-Freshmen team.

 

Spring Arbor’s Ryan Cottingham was voted the Crossroads League Coach of the Year, with Huntington’s Caleb Middlesworth being named the CL Freshman of the Year. Joining Mangas and Maxwell on the First-Team were Paul Marandet of Spring Arbor, Trevion Crews of Bethel, Jevon Knox of Mount Vernon Nazarene and Wes Stowers of Marian.

 

The All-Crossroads League honors are voted on by the 10 head coaches from around the league and announced by the Crossroads League office.

 

2018-2019 Crossroads League Coach of the Year

Ryan Cottingham, Spring Arbor

 

2018-2019 Crossroads League Player of the Year

Kyle Mangas, Indiana Wesleyan

 

2018-2019 Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Year

Joel Okafor, Indiana Wesleyan

 

2018-2019 Crossroads League Freshman of the Year

Caleb Middlesworth, Huntington

 

2018-2019 First-Team All-Crossroads League

Kyle Mangas, Indiana Wesleyan
Paul Marandet, Spring Arbor
Trevion Crews, Bethel
Jevon Knox, Mount Vernon Nazarene
Wes Stowers, Marian
Evan Maxwell, Indiana Wesleyan

 

2018-2019 Second-Team All-Crossroads League

Reginald Kissoonlal, Marian
Brandon Durnell, Spring Arbor
Brett Vipperman, Mount Vernon Nazarene
Logan Godfrey, Grace
Paul Forman, Bethel
TJ Henderson, Marian

 

2018-2019 Third-Team All-Crossroads League

Demarkus Stuckey, Goshen
Ryan Robinson, Taylor
Connor Lautzenheiser, Saint Francis
Joel Okafor, Indiana Wesleyan
Caleb Middlesworth, Huntington

 

2018-2019 Honorable Mention All-Crossroads League

Jeff Beckman, Spring Arbor
Zac Owens, Huntington
Konner Platt, Huntington
Haden Deaton, Grace

 

2018-2019 Crossroads League All-Defensive Team

Joel Okafor, Indiana Wesleyan
Reginald Kissoonlal, Marian
Jeremiah Roberts, Mount Vernon Nazarene
Paul Marandet, Spring Arbor
Trevion Crews, Bethel

 

2018-2019 Crossroads League All-Freshmen Team

Caleb Middlesworth, Huntington
Jeffrey Reynolds, Saint Francis
CJ Penha, Taylor
Seth Maxwell, Indiana Wesleyan
Jared DeHart, Bethel