Petersen named women’s basketball coach

Chelsea PetersenChelsea Petersen was named head women’s basketball coach at Central after serving as interim coach since August.

Petersen, who joined the Dutch staff as assistant coach prior to the 2012-13 season, piloted Central to its highest victory total in the past decade, posting an 11-14 mark.

She’ll again have the services of guard Kenzie Vander Molen, who earned first- team all-Iowa Conference honors for the Dutch as a junior this year. She was the league’s second-leading scorer with 16.2 points per game and was second in assists with 3.2. Vander Molen also received third-team all-region honors from She’ll be among three returning starters next year.

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