Without the chance to honor seniors in a postseason banquet due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bemidji High School girls basketball head coach Steve Schreiber honors his seniors by detailing what they meant to the program. The Lumberjacks finished 19-9 in 2019-20 and reached their first section championship game in 10 years.
Our five seniors prevailed through massive adversity over their high school careers, from an injury to a key player in the first game of each of their four years to a tough schedule that included some of the best teams in the state.
All five -- Katie Alto, Lindsey Hildenbrand, Ashley Hofstad, Jenna Jones and Taylor Wade -- can step away from this program and say that it is better now than when they started, and that is a huge thing. Not only that, they also did incredible things off the basketball court -- whether it be the little things like spending an extra moment to say hi, high-five or just play around with the girls in the youth program to big things like fundraising for Jane Comfort.