Lindsey Ingwerson

Lindsey Ingwerson is averaging 12.0 points and 6.9 rebounds for Papillion-La Vista this season.

Lindsey Ingwerson has quietly had an impressive season for Papillion-La Vista.

The 5-foot-11 junior forward leads the team in rebounding (6.9) and is third in scoring (12.0). She's helped lead the Monarchs (22-4) to the No. 4 seed in the Class A state tournament. 

"I just work hard to get my teammates good looks and I know they will do the same for me," Ingwerson said.

Although she doesn't have a scholarship offer, her strong season has college recruiters taking notice. Division I UNC-Wilmington and Division II Central Missouri have shown interest, as have local NAIA schools College of St. Mary and Midland.

"I took one unofficial visit to UMKC last summer and will start taking some more visits after the season and when the summer starts," Ingwerson said.

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She doesn't know what she wants to major in yet, but she does have an idea of what she's looking for in a college basketball program.

"I want a good family feel and the team to have good relationships with the coaches," Ingwerson said. "I want the school to be a good academic school."

Papio reached the No. 1 rating in the state after winning the Metro Conference tournament, but three weeks later they dropped three of four games and almost fell out of the top 10.

"I think when we weren't playing well we weren't playing with a lot of confidence," Ingwerson said.

The Monarchs gotten back on track, though, and ride a four-game winning streak into the state tournament.

"We started playing as a team more and we have liked the outcomes," Ingwerson said.

Papio opens the state tournament against Millard North on Thursday at 8:45 p.m. at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Class A field is evenly matched. Ingwerson and her teammates have taken notice.

"We are pretty evenly matched up and it will take the team that starts fast and plays the hardest to win it all," Ingwerson said. "We cant get too low or too high and we will need to play the hardest we can to win it."

Mike is a prep recruiting specialist for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MikeSautterOWH. Phone: 402-444-1335.

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