After receiving over 20,000 votes, Baraga Vikings girls basketball player Jaylyne Lindemann has been reportedly has been announced MVP of the 2019 MHSAA Girl’s Basketball Tournament. No, not just Baraga County. No, not just the U.P. All of Michigan. On top of that? She is only a sophomore. She still has two more season’s left.
Jaylyne’s mother, Jess Green who is also assistant coach for Baraga, posted on Facebook (which was our source) “We can not express to say thank you to everyone that voted for Jaylyne. We have been told that Jaylyne won the MVP for the state tournament after receiving over 20,000 votes by the voters”
Mlive wrote: Baraga followed Jaylyne Lindemann to a pair of regional wins to reach the Division 4 quarterfinals. She scored 18 points with four blocked shots in a 57-42 championship game win over Munising after scoring 15 points in Baraga’s 45-40 semifinal win over Stephenson.
GBB Regional Semifinal – FINAL: Baraga 57, Munising 42— Alex Kline (@AlexKlineTV6) March 11, 2019
Jaylyne Lindemann had 20 pts for the Vikings, Megan Matson with 14 pts for the Mustangs
Lindemann finished with 30.06% of votes (20,227 votes) Behind her? Carley Anschuetz from Adrian Madison with 20.54% of the votes (13,819 votes).
This is a huge WIN for the entire U.P, the community of Baraga, and for Jaylyne.
Her mother added: The community has been great for our whole program and standing behind all the girls this year. It has been great!
Jaylyne also plays travel basketball for Level UP Express in the off season and has been grinding her entire life. Honestly, she deserves this award, 100%. She has been grinding at basketball her entire life. But not only does she pushes herself on the court, off the court she holds a 3.98 GPA in the classroom.
Jaylyne added that she plays for the name on the front of her jersey, not the back.
Baraga’s head coach Tom Goodreau said: “Jaylyne is a very dedicated, team first type of player. She excels not only in sports but in the classroom as well. She leads by example and is looked up to be her peers.”