Nominees for the 2014 Girls Athlete of the Year

  • Mon Jun 9th, 2014 8:59pm
  • Sports

Herald staff

Eds. note: Only senior athletes are considered for Athlete of the Year nominations, which are provided by school athletic directors, coaches and Herald writers. Voting ends Wednedsay at 2 p.m. For the boys nominees, click here.

Arlington

Lyndsay Leatherman

Sports: Basketball, Track

The lone senior on this year’s basketball team led the Eagles to the state tournament for the second straight year and also won state titles in the discus and the javelin and took second in the shot put. Leatherman is headed to UW to compete on the track team.

Cascade

Paige Miller

Sports: Softball

The Bruins second baseman was an All-Area first-team selection after leading Cascade to a strong season.

Coupeville

Breeanna Messner

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball

The Coupeville Girls Athlete of the Year was a Cascade Conference all-league selection in softball, a team captain on all three teams, including the volleyball and basketball teams.

Darrington

Amy Miles

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball

The two-sport star was a Northwest 1A/2B League all-league first-team selection in basketball and an All-Area first-team selection in volleyball after leading the Loggers to a third-place finish at state.

Edmonds-Woodway

Djenne Dickens

Sports: Cross country, Swim, Track

The three-sport star qualified for the state swim and track and field meets all four years as a Warrior and was also a regular at the state cross country meet in the fall. Her six state track and field medals are the most in school history.

Everett

Tenika Wentworth

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Track

The three-sport star was an All-Area first-team selection in volleyball and helped the Seagulls during a tumultuous season in which they played with no home court and went 5-2 in five-set matches.

Glacier Peak

Nicole Fausey

Sports: Basketball, Track

The Grizzlies post was an All-Wesco first-team and All-Area second-team selection after leading the Grizzlies to a district championship.

Jackson

Anna Pischer

Sports: Cross country, Track

The Dwayne Lanes Athlete of the Year award winner took sixth in the triple jump and eighth in the 300-meter intermediate hurdles at the state meet and also ran in the state cross country meet. Pischer, a two-time class president, is headed to the University of California-Davis.

Kamiak

Jenna Gilbert

Sports: Tennis

The two-time team captain was a Wesco champion in doubles (with partner Elizabeth Norris) and placed seventh in doubles at the 4A state tournament. Gilbert volunteers at church and at a local hospital and maintains a 3.987 grade point average. Gilbert is headed to Whitman College to play tennis.

King’s

Kacey Kemper

Sports: Cross country, Track

The Knights runner was a state champion in the 1,600-meter run with the seventh-best time in 1A state history and was second in state in cross country with the sixth-best time in 1A state history.

Lakewood

Kiana Smith

Sports: Softball

The Cascade Conference co-Offensive Player of the Year was an All-Area second-team selection at shortstop for the second straight year and homered in two of Lakewood’s district playoff games to nearly lead the Cougars to state.

Lake Stevens

Ivy Jacobson

Sports: Basketball, Golf

The two-sport athlete was the Snohomish County Women’s Basketball Officials Association’s co-Player of the Year and was a state participant in girls golf. Jacobson was a Cliff Gillies Award nominee.

Lynnwood

Jasmin Edwards

Sports: Basketball, Softball

The Herald’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year led Lynnwood to its best finish at the girls basketball state tournament (third place) and was an All-Area first-team selection on the softball team. Edwards is headed to Central Washington University to play basketball.

Mariner

Diana Dinh

Sports: Volleyball, Basketball

The four-year letter winner in both sports played large roles on both teams all while maintaining a strong GPA and volunteering in the community. Dinh is headed to UW to study pediatric oncology.

Marysville Getchell

Kelsee Crenshaw

Sports: Soccer, Track

The two-sport star was an All-Area first-team selection after leading the girls soccer to its first playoff appearance and led a pair of relay teams to the state meet. Crenshaw is headed to Washington State University to play soccer.

Marysville Pilchuck

Amanda Klep

Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Track

The three-sport star was an All-Area first-team selection in girls soccer after leading the Tomahawks to the state tournament and led three relay teams to the state meet, including the 1,600-meter relay team that finished second. Klep is headed to Concordia University to play soccer.

Mountlake Terrace

Maddy Kristjanson

Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Softball

The three-sport star was an All-Area first-team selection as a shortstop on the softball team and an All-Wesco second-team selection as a post after leading the Hawks to a state regional berth.

Shorecrest

Onyie Chibuogwu

Sports: Basketball, Track

The two-sport star was an All-Wesco first-team selection as a post on the girls basketball team and finished fourth in the discus at the state meet.

Shorewood

Salyna McDonald

Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Track

The three-sport athlete earned 10 letters over her four years and finished sixth in the girls heptathlon at the Washington State Combined Events Championship.

Snohomish

Trysten Melhart

Sports: Softball

The Herald’s Softball Player of the Year led the Panthers to the state tournament for the first time in her career at Snohomish. Melhart is headed to the University of Washington to play softball.

Stanwood

Mariah Orcutt

Sports: Volleyball, Wrestling, Tennis

The Stanwood Female Athlete of the Year earned 12 letters in her career at Stanwood and was a state participant in girls tennis as a senior. Orcutt is headed to Southern Oregon University after earning a AA degree from Skagit Valley College.

Sultan

Courtney Morris

Sports: Basketball, Softball

The two-time Sultan Female Athlete of the Year was a Cascade Conference all-league first-team selection after leading the softball team to the state tournament for the first time and was voted team MVP of the girls basketball team.

Tulalip Heritage

Katia Brown

Sports: Basketball

The basketball star was a Northwest 1A/2B all-league first team after leading the Hawks to the state tournament. Brown maintains a 3.6 grade point average and volunteers her time in the community.