Steinhoff selected 1st Team All-State by both the MBCA and MSSA

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Photo by Kaylin Bade

New Haven, Mo – Great players in all sports are known to “rise up” come playoff time.  They seem to make big plays at the right time and when the game is on the line, the ball is in their hands.

In late March, Rachel Steinhoff was one of just two sophomores selected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 2 All-State Team.

Yesterday the Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association announced their All-State Teams and again Steinhoff was voted 1st Team All-State among Class 2 schools.

Steinhoff was a unanimous selection to the Four Rivers First Team  All-Conference during the regular season.  She was then selected to the All-District team, leading her team to a District Championship.

Steinhoff continued putting points on the board by knocking down jumpers or slicing down the lane, between defenders, somehow making it to the basket, and either drawing a foul or laying it.

Photo by Kyle Quick

Not only was Steinhoff the team’s point guard but also was given the task of guarding the opposing team’s best player.

Steinhoff lead her team in scoring, assists, and steals on the season, averaging13 points, four assists, and two steals per game.

Throughout the state playoffs Steinhoff averaged 16 points per game, scoring 19 points in the State Quarter Final and was a perfect seven of seven from the line, leading New Haven into the Class 2 State Championship game.

After two seasons, Steinhoff has scored a career total of 653 points.  Steinhoff is on pace to top 1,000 career points towards the end of next year if she averages around 13 points per game.

It is quite an accomplishment for any player, but particularly a sophomore to receive 1st Team All-Conference, All-District, and All-State by both the MBCA and MSSA.

Steinhoff should be fun to watch over the next two years to see where her basketball career will take her.

Photo by Kaylin Bade.