Ernst, Topp Lead Way In All-MAC Teams

By: 
JAKE DOWLING
Sports Editor

Minster's Aaron Ernst and New Knoxville's Nick Topp were named to the All-Midwest Athletic Conference First-Team as the conference announced its All-MAC teams on Tuesday.

Versailles' (22-1, 9-0 MAC) Justin Ahrens was voted as the MAC Plater of the Year and Tigers coach Travis Swank was named Coach of the Year for his team that finished a perfect 9-0 in conference play on the season.

The Rangers' (5-17, 1-8) leading scorer in Topp finished his senior season with 13.3 points per game in 19 games played this year.
He shot 44 percent from the field (91-of-207) and 30 percent from behind the arc (50-of-81).

Topp was second on the team with 43 assists (2.3 average), 111 rebounds (5.8 average) and 32 steals.

Joining Topp on the All-MAC team is Nathan Tinnerman, who was selected as the conference's Honorable Mention squad.
The junior played in all 22 games for the Rangers, finishing with a 12.1 points per game average, second to Topp, with 41 percent from the field (90-of-215) and a 32 percent three-point shooter (19-of-59).
Tinnerman recorded 38 assists and a team-best 149 rebounds (6.8 rpg).

Ernst led the Wildcats with 12.6 ppg as well as shooting 74.1 percent (43-of-58) from the charity stripe — fifth-best in the MAC.
He also led Minster with 33 made three-pointers, which was the eighth-most in the conference.

Mike Ketner was named second-team all-conference in his first season at the varsity level for the Wildcats (12-9, 5-4).
Ketner led the Wildcats with 2.5 apg, steals, 1.5 spg and second on the team with 26 made three-pointers.
Earning honorable mention was Bryce Schmiesing.

New Bremen (1-21, 1-8) freshman Nolan Bornhorst earned Second-Team All-MAC recognition and Luke Vonderhaar earned Honorable Mention status.

Bornhorst finished his first varsity regular season leading the team with 12.2 points per game on 38-of-228 shooting from the field (39 percent) and 27-of-88 from behind the arc (31 percent). Bornhorst led the Cardinals in free throw shooting, converting 65 percent of his shots (73-of-89).
In all 22 games this season, the freshman collected 98 rebounds — third-most on the team — and 31 assists — also third-most on the team.

Vonderhaar finished the regular season as a 36 percent shooter from the field (44-of-123) and a 71 percent free throw shooter (36-of-51), while averaging 6 ppg.
Vonderhaar led the team with 126 rebounds (5.7 rpg) and 29 steals (1.3 spg). He also finished second on the team with 34 assists (1.5 apg).