PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Point guard Jasmine McDonald, 5-7, sr., River Ridge The Olympian's all-area player of the year tallied 185 steals and was a playmaker for the Hawks. She averaged a league-best 16.1 points and 6.6 steals a game, leading River Ridge to Evergreen Conference and District IV titles as well as a third-place finish at state. With McDonald in the lineup, River Ridge was 91-19 the past four seasons.
Guard/Wing Kristen Schoenherr, 5-9, sr., Rainier Schoenherr, a flashy, do-everything player for the Mountaineers, averaged better than 20 points a game despite being a constant target of opposing teams. She was named the Southwest Washington 1A Evergreen MVP, leading Rainier to an unbeaten league season and its third District IV title in the past four years.
Wing Kelsey Russell, 5-8, sr., River Ridge Three-point shooting is Russell’s specialty. Of her 115 made field goals for the season, 47 of them were 3-pointers. She averaged 13 points a game, which was second-best on the team, and also was an 80 percent free-throw shooter for the Hawks, who finished 24-4. Russell will play at Central Washington.
Wing Tayler Weiks, 5-9, sr., Tumwater Weiks, who will play at Idaho, was a go-to player and provided instant offense on a balanced Thunderbirds team. She averaged a team-best 12.8 points a game and came up with clutch baskets during the postseason, leading the T-Birds to a fourth-place finish at state. It was the team’s first state trophy since 2007.
Point guard Camille Williams, 5-4, sr., Timberline Whether it’s little things or big plays, Williams most likely had a hand in it. The 3A Narrows League MVP and floor general was a difference-maker for the Blazers, who had their best season in school history. She averaged 11.8 points and 4.9 assists on a team that won the league title, placed third at the district tournament and finished 23-2.
Guard Sasha Weber, 5-11, jr., Timberline A threat to score inside and outside, Weber lead the Blazers in scoring (14.4 per game) and had a knack for the ball on the defensive end (3.3 steals a game). Only a junior, she’s the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,013 points) and is the first Timberline player to score 1,000 career points. Weber scored in double figures in 22 of the Blazers’ 25 games.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Zandrea Edenstrom, Timberline Edenstrom guided the Blazers an unprecedented season – a 23-2 record, a league title and two games in the 3A regional round of state tournament. The league title, 23 wins, and two state games were a first for Timberline.
Cymone Martin, jr., Timberline
Kami Bates, jr., Northwest Christian
Uriah Thomas, jr., Chehalis
Mackenzie Cooper, sr., Tumwater
Kelsey Antles, sr., Capital