MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Guard, 5-7, senior
Bio: Has been Olympia’s backbone as a four-year starter. The runner-up for Class 4A Narrows League MVP averaged 17.7 points per game during the regular season and shot 46 percent from the field. A University of Great Falls (Montana) commit, Randich was a constant threat for a breakaway layup or deep 3-pointer, and she leaves Olympia with 1,122 career points.
What coach Jackie Robinson says: “The biggest thing about Jenna is she was a true leader this year — on and off the court. She’s just got a nose for the game. At all times, she knew situations in the game. She’s just a flat-out scorer, she just understands the game very well. She’s such a competitor and she hates to lose, which is a great trait.”
Guard, 5-7, senior
Bio: The Saint Martin’s commit stepped back a bit offensively this season to run the floor and act as a mentor to Timberline’s young roster. But she didn’t sacrifice too much. The Class 4A Narrows League first teamer still averaged 12.6 points and 4.4 assists per game, and was the Blazers’ No. 1 scoring threat against opposing defenses.
What coach Tim Borchardt says: “I think she did more for the team and the program (this year) than she ever has in the past. She got thrown into a unique role for her having to be the leader, the floor general, scorer and overall do-it-all because of how young we were. There was a lot of teaching going on on her end, and I don’t think she was used to that, but I thought she did a really good job. Her value to us was more than just points per game.”
Guard, 5-7, senior
Bio: A four-year starter for the Tigers and 2015-16 Class 2A Evergreen Conference co-MVP, she averaged 13.1 points per game this season. Crews is a complete player who threatens opposing teams in every phase of the game. She rounded out her season with another 4.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.2 steals per game.
What coach Doug Ashmore says: “I call her the ‘bus driver,’ you know, from the Jon Gordon books. She drives our bus. She’s our leader of our web page, our Twitter, all that stuff outside of basketball. Whatever team she goes to for the next level, they’re really going to have a great player to be a great part of their program.”
Guard, 6-0, junior
Bio: A matchup nightmare for any opposing defense, the Class 2A Evergreen Conference co-MVP is a threat from any position on the floor. Duff is an efficient ball handler, and a scoring threat from beyond the 3-point arc and inside on the block. She averaged 18 points and nine rebounds per game this season, and led the Wolves to a No. 8 state-ranking in Class 2A.
What coach Tanya Greenfield says: “She’s the player that you always want to coach. Having the abilities she has, mixed with the love for the game, mixed with the work ethic. Those three things make her such a pleasure to coach.”
Guard, 5-2, senior
Bio: Led a young River Ridge squad to the Class 2A state tournament averaging 19.6 points per game and shooting 50.7 percent from the floor. The Saint Martin’s commit finished her career with a school-record 1,992 points. She holds single-game records for most 3-pointers (10), assists (14) and steals (7). Was named this season’s 2A SPSL co-MVP and was The Olympian’s All-Area player of the year in 2014-15.
What coach Steve Schultz says: “I don’t think she’s gone three days since she was 3 years old without picking up a basketball. This year, particularly, was an incredible year for her to get the numbers she has with the attention she’s drawn from other teams. Nobody has played her straight up with just a single person. To finish with the stats that she did is incredible.”
Guard, 5-8, senior
Bio: The Class 1A Evergreen Conference first teamer acted as the floor general for the Eagles. A four-year varsity player, Thompson is the glue that held her team together. The point guard was plenty dangerous from beyond the 3-point arc, averaging 12 points, seven assists and four steals per game this season.
What coach Lisa Johnson says: “Her hustle, her scrappiness and ability to be a complete team leader on the court, and make sure all of her teammates are doing their assignments, and hitting 3s when she needs to, driving when she needs to — she did it all.”
F Peyton Dungan, Rainier, 6-4, sr.
G Alyx Fast, Centralia, 5-9, sr.
G Shasta Lofgren, W.F. West, 5-5, jr.
G Lindsey Nurmi, Black Hills, 5-6, soph.
F Lexi Strasser, W.F. West, jr.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Tanya Greenfield, Black Hills