MOUNT VERNON — Jevon Knox, Jacob Paul, Brett Vipperman and Jeremiah Roberts each were recognized by the Crossroads League for their play in 2017-2018.
On the women’s side, Natalie Carpenter, Dani Ellerbrock and Taylor Gregory each received postseason Crossroads League distinctions.
The redshirt freshman Knox highlighted the honorees for the Cougars, as he was named to the Second-Team All-Crossroads League and the All-Freshman Team in his first collegiate season. The explosive guard led the team in scoring with 14.9 points per game, playing in every contest and providing a spark off the bench for 31 of the 32 contests. Knox ranked seventh in the Crossroads League by shooting 54.7 percent from the field. He was 50 percent from the three-point line and 74-of-81 from the free-throw line (91.4 percent).
The sophomore point guard Paul and junior Vipperman claimed Honorable Mention All-Crossroads League honors. The junior Roberts was selected to the All-Defensive Team
Carpenter, from Johnstown-Monroe High School, started all 31 games in her senior season. Carpenter was selected Third-Team All-League after leading MVNU in scoring with 15.4 points per game, which ranked No. 6 in the Crossroads League. She set a new career-high with 30 points in the 84-66 win over Cincinnati Christian on November 14, 2017. In the next game she surpassed 1,000 career points with a 3-pointer from the right corner during the Cougars loss to No. 13 IU East on November 18, 2017.
Gregory, a Mount Vernon High School graduate, got her MVNU career started off by being named the Crossroads League Newcomer of the Year and a member of the Crossroads League All-Freshman Team. The forward finished second on the team at 11.7 points per game, first on the team in rebounding by hauling in 7.8 per contest, first on the team in blocks with 30 on the season, and fifth in the Crossroads League with five double-doubles.
Ellerbrock garnered All-Crossroads League Honorable Mention honors in her sophomore season.