A total of 44 area athletes were honored during the 52nd annual KNUJ Player of the Year Banquet Tuesday at the New Ulm Holiday Inn, and 4 new Players of the Year were named. The Boys Basketball Player of the Year was Zach Brandts from St. James. Named Co-Girls Basketball Players of the Year were Carly Sigurdson from BOLD and Wabasso’s Chelsey Guetter. And the Wrestler of the Year was Wabasso-Red Rock Central’s Alex Schroepfer. The guest speakers for the banquet were past players of the year.