Wombats’ Pitsch WCC East Player of Year

TJ PITSCH TJ PITSCH TJ Pitsch, a sophomore guard for the UW-Sheboygan men’s basketball team, was named the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference East Division’s Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season.

Pitsch made the all-conference first team in his freshman and sophomore seasons. This past season he averaged 20.6 points and 4.0 assists per game. The Sheboygan South High School graduate finished his career for the Wombats as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,073 points and ranked fifth all-time in assists with 173.

Wombat head coach William Greenwood II was selected the WCC’s East Coach of the Year. He guided the Wombats to second place in the East with a 10-2 record and an 18-7 overall mark. UW-S had its first winning season since the 1999-2000 campaign and the 18-7 record is the school’s best since 1983-84.

The Wombats have two other players who earned All-WCC recognition. Kortu Josiah from Oostburg and Nate Serketich from Sheboygan North are on the honorable mention team. Josiah, a sophomore guard, averaged 17.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals per contest.

WILLIAM GREENWOOD II WILLIAM GREENWOOD II Serketich, a freshman forward, averaged 10.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

The Wombats won their first-round WCC Tournament game versus UW-Fox Valley, 100-75. In the second round, UW-S lost to UW-Washington, 95-70. UW-Waukesha defeated UW-Washington in the finals, 73-68.

“This year was a memorable year in the building of the UW-Sheboygan program. The first winning season since 1999-2000 and the most wins since 1983-1984 will set the standard here,” said Greenwood.

“Next year with six rotation players returning and another strong recruiting class, I think we can take the next step to consistently compete for titles. We have incredible talent here in the Sheboygan area.

“The young men who proudly put on the jersey for UW-Sheboygan do it for more than just the college, they do it for our communities. That is what UW-S should be all about,” said Greenwood.

“This year could not have been possible without the local varsity players who believed in the vision for UW-Sheboygan but also my assistant coaches Butch Cain and Lawrence Adams. Their efforts in making this a reality has been a blessing. Great things are in store for the Wombats.”

Cain coached the Plymouth boys basketball team for the 2014-15 season and has been a UW-S assistant coach the past two seasons.

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