La Porte’s Nicole Konieczny was named the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Subway Girls Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 6-11 in District 1 on Tuesday.
Konieczny has helped propel the Slicers to a perfect 13-0 record and the No. 5 ranking in the IBCA’s latest poll. During Friday’s win over Lake Central, another ranked team, Konieczny scored a game-high 23 points in leading the Slicers to a come-from-behind victory.
Other area players nominated for the District 1 girls honor were Victoria Gaines (Merrillville), Michal Miller (Michigan City), Riley Popplewell (South Central), Taylor Steele (Highland) and Tara Zlotkowski (Lake Central).
The District 1 boys winner was Tra’Veon Johnson, of South Bend Washington. Area athletes nominated for that distinction included Jacob Bekelyer (Kouts), Kyle Gooch (Lake Station), Keenan Simmons (Michigan City) and Jordan Zarse (Washington Township).