Arlington’s Keira Marsh was a first-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington’s Keira Marsh was a first-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 All-Area high school girls basketball teams

A look at the top prep girls basketball players in the area during this abbreviated season.

Editor’s note: The Player of the Year and All-Area teams were chosen by The Herald sports staff based on coach recommendations, season statistics and first-hand observations.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Aaliyah Collins, sr., G, Glacier Peak

Click here for The Herald’s player of the year story on Collins.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Nick Sherrill, Mountlake Terrace

In his second year at the helm, Sherrill guided the Hawks to a 6-3 record. Despite it being an abbreviated season, Mountlake Terrace’s six wins this spring were their most since 2013-14. The Hawks had averaged just 2.8 wins per year over the previous six seasons.

FIRST TEAM

Aaliyah Collins, sr., G, Glacier Peak

Collins averaged 16 points, four assists and three steals per game. The Division I-bound Chicago State University signee helped lead the talent-laden Grizzlies to a dominant 9-0 season.

Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin was a first-team All-Area selection. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).

Snohomish’s Ella Gallatin was a first-team All-Area selection. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald).

Ella Gallatin, jr., G, Snohomish

Gallatin averaged 20 points per game while leading the Panthers to a 6-4 record. She scored more than 20 points in six games and posted four double-doubles.

Glacier Peak’s Maya Erling was a first-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak’s Maya Erling was a first-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Maya Erling, sr., W, Glacier Peak

Erling averaged 15 points and six rebounds per game while helping lead the talent-laden Grizzlies to a dominant 9-0 season.

Keira Marsh, jr., G, Arlington

Marsh averaged 18 points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals per game. She helped lead the Eagles to a 7-2 campaign.

Arlington’s Jenna Villa (left) was a first-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington’s Jenna Villa (left) was a first-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jenna Villa, soph., G, Arlington

Villa averaged 16 points and eight rebounds per game. The versatile 6-foot-2 guard helped lead to the Eagles to a 7-2 season.

Adria Lincoln, soph., G, Monroe

Lincoln 19.8 points averaged and 6.1 rebounds per game. She shot 38% from 3-point range.

SECOND TEAM

Meadowdale’s Fatoumata Jaiteh (right) was a second-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Meadowdale’s Fatoumata Jaiteh (right) was a second-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Fatoumata Jaiteh, sr., P, Meadowdale

Jaiteh averaged 13.9 points per game. The Division I-bound Northern Arizona University signee led the Mavericks to a 6-3 campaign.

Glacier Peak’s Malia Smith (left) was a second-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak’s Malia Smith (left) was a second-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Malia Smith, sr., G, Glacier Peak

Smith averaged 15 points per game, while shooting a scorching 52.5% from 3-point range. The Division I-bound Tarleton State University signee helped lead the talent-laden Grizzlies to a dominant 9-0 season.

Glacier Peak’s Madison Rubino was a second-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Glacier Peak’s Madison Rubino was a second-team All-Area selection. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Madison Rubino, sr., P, Glacier Peak

Rubino averaged a double-double, with 10 points and 10 rebounds per game. The University of Idaho signee helped lead the talent-laden Grizzlies to a dominant 9-0 campaign.

Vivienne Berrett, soph., P, Stanwood

Berrett averaged 15 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and one block per game. The 6-foot-4 post shot 61% from the field and led the Spartrans to a 5-3 season.

Bella Hasan, fr., G, Kamiak

Hasan averaged 18 points per game as a freshman. She led the Knights to a 6-4 campaign.

Sultan's Grace Trichler looks to score with Eastside Prep's Katelyn Miller defending Thursday afternoon at Eastside Prep in Kirkland on June 17, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Grace Trichler, jr., G, Sultan

Trichler averaged 23.5 points and 6.5 steals per game while leading the Turks to a 10-4 record and a share of the Emerald Sound Conference Coho Division title. It marked Sultan’s first winning season since 2009-10.

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