MILWAUKEE – The accolades just keep on coming for Matthew Kirmse (Saukville, Wis./Port Washington), as the junior guard has been named Division III Private School Player of the Year by the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association, the group announced yesterday.
The award is given to student-athletes in and from the state of Wisconsin who excel at the next level. The WBCA annually presents awards for Player of the Year from the state's Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 (public and private schools) and Junior College programs.
Kirmse, a 2015 graduate of Port Washington High School, was named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Player of the Year as the Raiders claimed a share of their first regular season league title since 1982.
Kirmse was a repeat selection on the NACC All-Conference team, averaging 18.9 points and 5.5 assists per game as a fourth year junior. For a second straight season he led the league in three pointers made (75) and shooting percentage (42.6%) in 2018-19. The Raiders finished 21-5 overall and 16-4 in league play, as Kirmse eclipsed 30 points on three occasions, including a season-high 35 points in a January win over Concordia Chicago.
This is Kirmse's third postseason honor of the year, as he was previously named to the Google Cloud Academic All-American® third team and the NABC Division III All-District second team.