Mehus, Storlie are athletes of the year
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 5:56 AM
Seniors Randi Mehus and Blaine Storlie have been named Athletes of the Year for the Spring Grove School District. Determined by coaches, the awards encompass the entire 2012-13 season.
Mehus was Southeast Conference Player of the year in basketball, also All-SEC in volleyball and Academic All-Conference in both sports last year.
For basketball, she received the Team Player Award and the Hustle Award (shared) and was team captain in both sports.
Five-foot, six-inch Mehus had 177 digs and 99 kills while playing volleyball this year. She led the basketball squad in assists (114), steals (93), free throw attempts (130) and free throws made (84).
She was the second-leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 12.4 points and 5.8 boards per game.
Mehus' basketball career rankings place her fourth in three-point field goals (107), sixth in three-point field goal accuracy (30.3%), 10th in assists (196) and 12th in steals (186). She earned 12 varsity letters at Spring Grove (five in track, 4 in basketball and 3 in volleyball.
Mehus will attend the University of Wisconsin-River Falls this fall, where she plans to play basketball while hitting the books.
Storlie was a three-year football starter at quarterback, linebacker and kick returner. Six feet in height, he was a four-year starting point guard on the basketball team. Storlie also played baseball, where he was a two-year starter at third base/ pitcher.
Blaine earned Academic All-State honors in basketball this year. Conference awards included a third-straight appearance on the All-SEC basketball team, All-SEC football honors, and Academic All-Conference in basketball.
In team voting, Storlie won three of four basketball awards including Most Valuable Player, the Lion Award and the Hustle Award. He served as team captain for a third year on the hardwood floor.
In football, Storlie won the Outstanding Leader Award and served as captain. There are no team awards in Caledonia/Spring Grove baseball.
Storlie broke three basketball records this year when it came to treys: most in a single game (9), most in a single season (72) and the most accumulated in a career (232).
He also led the team in accuracy (76%) while draining 107 free throws. He was also ranked among the top five in the conference in scoring, assists, steals and three-point shooting.
Gridiron marks include passing for 955 yards and eight touchdowns (both are ninth best single seasons in the record book) with a pass-completion percentage of .535 (the sixth-best single season in the books).
On the diamond, Storlie batted .268, led the team in runs scored (6), was second in innings pitched (19.1) and tied for second in runs batted in (4).
On the career page, he leaves Spring Grove not only first in basketball three pointers but in assists as well (358), is second in scoring (1,433 points), second in steals (274), second in free throws made (225) second in hustle points (407) and ninth in rebounding (376).
In football, he had the third-best career passing completion percentage, was fifth all time in passing yardage (1,753) and fifth in touchdown passes (18).
Storlie takes nine varsity letters with him (4 in basketball, 3 in football, 2 in baseball) as he heads off to Hamline University where he plans to play basketball.
Other seniors who graduated with six or more varsity letters included Nikki Hansen with eight (4 basketball, 3 track, 1 cheerleading), Josh Olerud with eight (4 football, 4 basketball), Addison Cross with seven (4 basketball, 3 volleyball) and Brandon Schuttemeier with six (4 in football, 2 in basketball).