Marinette’s Sam Sommerfeldt Joins

Sam Sommerfeldt, Senior: First team 

Sommerfeldt was Marinette’s leading scorer at 16.3 points per game and the team’s leading assist man at 3.6 per game. He was also the Marines’ second leading rebounder. 

Sam ended the season with 425 total points while hitting 49 three pointers. He made 90 of his 108 free throws for an exceptional 83% hit rate. Off the board s Sommerfeldt pulled down 23 offensive boards and 93 defensive. He also had nine blocks and a hefty 41 steals.

“He has been our unquestioned leader for the last two years and has always done things the right way. A lot of student athletes can look to Sam as an inspiration to put in the time when no one’s watching.” - Marinette head coach Connor Nelson

Sommerfeldt has also been selected to play at this years WBCA All-Star game where he will play for the D2 White team. That game will be played at 2 p.m. June the 27th at the Justagame fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells.

During this season Sommerfeldt found himself surpassing that always important high school basketball benchmark of 1,000 points. After surpassing it Sommerfeldt added to it finally landing at the four spot with 1137 between Ben Kitkowski with 1180 and Dale Race with 1066.

Sommerfeldt took time to comment on the honor  of joining the list and what it took to get there saying, “I put many hours into the gym working hard. A lot of shots were put up outside of the season to get where I wanted to be. Just a lot of time playing and watching basketball to get to that point, in season, off-season, AAU.”

Sommefeldt also found himself amongst great players during his years at Marinette and took time to explain how they helped him progress.

“I was fortunate to have a lot of teammates throughout the years that pushed me to be better everyday in practice,” said Sommerfeldt. “There was always a guy on our team that gave me a challenge during practice. Outside of that, my brother Jake was a big part in getting to where I got. He always challenged me but also helped me through struggles.”

Oconto Falls

Alex Haines, Senior: Honorable Mention

Career: 589 points, 294 rebounds and 151 assists.

“He did a ton for our team this year. He’s a strong, athletic point guard that led the team in rebounds, assists and steals and was second in scoring. He is our biggest guy and therefore usually had tough defensive assignments as well. He’s a great senior leader and role model, receiving All-State Academic honors.” - Panthers head coach Ross Kraszewski

Jameson Beaman, Sophomore: Honorable Mention

 “He led our team in points as a sophomore and was second in rebounds. He’s an incredible scorer because he works really hard at it; he loves the game, he’s a gym rat, and it shows. We need more guys with his off-season mentality.” - Coach Kraszewski  

Brady Bursa, Sophomore: Honorable Mention

“Team leader in blocks, second in assists and steals as a sophomore. He has amazing speed, quickness, and verticality. He has a massive impact on our team on both ends. He can blow past his defender and run the offense, he can break a press, and he can lock down the other team’s best guard.” - Coach Kraszewski

North Eastern Boys’ Basketball All-Conference 2023-24

1st Team

Jack Yaeger*-Clintonville-Senior, Adam Loberger*-Fox Valley Lutheran-Senior, Sam Ferge*-Fox Valley Lutheran-Senior, Donovan Davis*-Freedom-Freshman, Riley Bechard*-Waupaca-Senior, Ashton Peterson-Freedom-Senior, Sam Sommerfeldt-Marinette-Senior. *Unanimous

North Eastern Conference

Player of the Year

Adam Loberger-Fox Valley Lutheran-Senior

2nd Team

Sam Wegener-Clintonville-Junior, Jack Dewar-Denmark-Junior, Drew Kortz-Freedom-Junior, Grant Hermus-Little Chute-Senior, Henry Mouw-Waupaca-Senior, Ethan Cyra-Wrightstown-Junior


All-Conference Team

Cade Rosenow-Clintonville-Senior, Liam Heiges-Fox Valley Lutheran-Senior, Donovan Davis-Freedom-Freshman, Charlie VandenBurgt-Little Chute-Senior, Riley Bechard-Waupaca-Senior

Honorable Mention

Kade Rosenow-Clintonville-Senior, Jonathan Scherschel-Clintonville-Senior, Drake Derricks-Denmark-Senior, Liam Heiges-Fox Valley Lutheran-Senior, Cooper Effa-Little Chute-Senior, Braeden Schley-Luxemburg-Casco-Senior, Lance Cherovsky-Luxemburg-Casco-Senior, Alex Haines-Oconto Falls-Senior, Jameson Beaman-Oconto Falls-Sophomore, Brady Bursa-Oconto Falls-Sopohomore, Aaron Wolf-Waupaca-Junior, Aiden Humphreys-Wrightstown-Junior, Grant Lamers-Wrightstown-Senior, Aiden Van Zeeland-Wrightstown-Senior

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