Lourdes University's Zach Steinmetz (Toledo, Ohio/Saint John's H.S.) was named to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference First Team as well as the All-Newcomer Team, while Jake DuPree (Toledo, Ohio/Whiteford H.S.) was named to the All-Academic Team and Isiah Boddie (Dayton, Ohio/Wayne H.S.) was selected to the Champions of Character Team as the league announced its postseason awards.
Steinmetz led the Gray Wolves in his first season at Lourdes, averaging 13.5 points and 10.9 rebounds per game. He shot 52.7% from the floor on the year while registering 16 double-doubles during the regular season. He is the second First Team All-WHAC selection in program history (Corey Harvey, 2012-2013).
"Zach has had an outstanding year and this is a well-deserved honor for him," head coach Andre Smith stated. "For a player to have as many double-doubles on the year as he did is attributed to the tenacity he shows while rebounding the basketball. It has been a great honor to coach him this year because he is such a team player and he has put us in position to be successful."
DuPree was named to the All-Academic Team for the second straight season. He has averaged 6.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and a team-leading 2.0 assists per contest this year while shooting 75.9% from the free throw line. A redshirt-junior, DuPree carries a 3.885 cumulative grade point average as a business marketing major.
Boddie, a junior guard, was named to the Champions of Character Team for displaying the five core values of NAIA: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. He appeared in 26 games in his first year at Lourdes, averaging 1.3 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per contest.
Lourdes (16-14, 11-11 WHAC) finished the regular season in a tie for sixth place in the WHAC standings and will travel to Lima, Ohio on Wednesday evening to face Northwestern Ohio. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m. at Racer Gymnasium.