Snohomish’s Maya DuChesne drives to the hoop during a game against Seattle Prep at the Class 3A Girls Hardwood Classic in February. DuChesne is one of the nominees for the 2019 Kristi Bartz Girls Athlete of the Year Award. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish’s Maya DuChesne drives to the hoop during a game against Seattle Prep at the Class 3A Girls Hardwood Classic in February. DuChesne is one of the nominees for the 2019 Kristi Bartz Girls Athlete of the Year Award. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Vote for The Herald’s 2019 Girls Athlete of the Year

Athletes from 29 schools have been nominated for the annual Kristi Bartz Award.

Here are the seniors nominated for The Herald’s 2019 Kristi Bartz Memorial Girls Athlete of the Year Award. You can vote for your choice at the bottom of this page.

The Herald’s 2019 high school Athletes of the Year, selected by the Sports staff, will be announced later this month. The winners of the online voting will be announced at that time.

The athletes were nominated by their schools.

Voting closes at midnight on Monday, June 17.

Claire Doud, Archbishop Murphy (volleyball)

Doud was a captain on the Wildcats’ volleyball team and received first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A and second-team Herald All-Area honors. As an outside hitter, she averaged 4.5 kills, 3.2 digs and 1.5 aces per set. She graduated with a 3.89 GPA and qualified for the international DECA competition. She also provided community service during her senior year, which included helping children with special needs at Camp Providence.

Kelsey Mutton, Arlington (cross country, track and field)

Mutton won the Class 3A Northwest District title in the 400 meters and qualified for the 3A state track and field meet in the same event. She also claimed a Wesco 3A North title in the 800 meters and was part of the Eagles’ state-qualifying 4×200 relay team. In addition, she ran cross country for Arlington.

Paris Smith, Cascade (swim & dive, bowling, golf)

Smith was a three-sport athlete who finished with 11 varsity letters. She won the Class 4A state title in bowling and qualified for state in golf, serving as a captain on both teams. She was named Dwayne Lane’s Girl Athlete of the Year for the Everett School District and maintained a 3.89 GPA while taking six advanced placement classes and three honors courses. Smith also was a National Honor Society member and logged more than 60 hours of community service. She plans to attend Wichita State University.

Lauren Krause, Cedarcrest (cross country, track and field)

Krause qualified for the Class 2A state track and field meet in the triple jump and helped the Red Wolves’ 4×200 relay team to a sixth-place state medal. She also qualified for the 2A state cross country meet, where she helped Cedarcrest earn a fourth-place team finish. During her career, Krause was part of two school-record relay teams and she posted top-10 program times or marks in five different individual events. She plans to continue her track and field career at Gonzaga University.

Sela Flynn, Cedar Park Christian (basketball, softball)

Flynn was a first-team All-North Sound Conference selection in both basketball and softball. She graduated with a 3.6 GPA.

Lindsey Roberts, Coupeville (soccer, basketball, track and field)

Roberts captained the Wolves’ soccer, basketball and track and field teams. She earned first-team All-North Sound Conference honors in soccer and basketball, and placed third in the 100-meter hurdles at the Class 1A state track and field meet. She also helped Coupeville to a third-place state finish in the 4×200 relay and a fifth-place finish in the 4×100 relay. The three-sport athlete holds school records in the 100 hurdles, 4×100 and 4×200. Roberts was a coach for the Coupeville Elementary School youth basketball program and helped run a sports clinic for the elementary school as a part of the high school’s Captain’s Panel, which promotes leadership and service. The senior carries a 3.34 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She will attend Washington State University.

Molly Clark, Darrington (volleyball, basketball, softball)

Clark earned second-team All-Northwest 2B/1B honors in softball, and was a member of the Loggers’ basketball and volleyball teams.

Annie Fowler, Everett (soccer, softball)

Fowler was a two-sport athlete who captained the Seagulls’ soccer and softball teams. She was voted the most inspirational player by her soccer teammates and helped the softball team to a Class 3A state tournament berth. Fowler is graduating at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA and has taken a number of advanced placement classes. She volunteered for the school’s food drive and is in the fifth year of running her non-profit organization, Annie’s Love 4 Paws. She will attend Maryville College.

Haley Grambo, Glacier Peak (soccer, basketball, track and field)

Grambo was a three-sport athlete who earned 11 varsity letters. She was a first-team All-Wesco 4A selection in basketball, averaging eight points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game at point guard while helping the Grizzlies to a Wesco 4A title and a fourth-place finish in the Class 4A state tournament. She also was a second-team All-Wesco 4A pick in soccer and was named to The Herald’s All-Area second team after totaling 10 goals and nine assists. In track and field, she qualified for state in the long jump and was part of two state-qualifying relay teams, including a 4×100-meter squad that earned a sixth-place medal. She maintained a 3.89 GPA and plans to attend Washington State University.

Ashley VanDam, Grace Academy (volleyball, basketball, track and field)

After missing all of her junior year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, VanDam came back and excelled as a three-sport athlete. She was named the Northwest 1B League’s most valuable player in basketball and received Class 1B all-state honorable mention, averaging 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game while leading the Eagles to their first-ever league title and first state appearance in program history. VanDam also earned four state medals at the 1B state track and field meet and finished with a school record in all four events. She placed fifth in the 200 meters and sixth in the 100 meters, and anchored Grace Academy to second place in the 4×100 relay and third in the 4×200 relay. In addition, she was a first-team all-league selection in volleyball. VanDam graduated with a 3.73 senior GPA and was a member of her school’s Student Leadership Council and choir.

Jillian Zachry, Granite Falls (soccer, softball)

Zachry was a first-team All-North Sound Conference selection in softball and a second-team all-conference forward in soccer. She will continue her softball career at Bellevue College.

Iyanla De Jesus, Jackson (softball)

After leading the Timberwolves to a repeat Class 4A state title last month, De Jesus was selected The Herald’s Softball Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and was named the state’s Gatorade Softball Player of the Year. The two-way star tossed seven no-hitters and posted a 1.03 earned-run average in 141 2/3 innings pitched, totaling 302 strikeouts and 62 walks. She also hit .582 with 11 home runs, three triples and eight doubles. De Jesus was an honor-roll student who maintained a 3.57 GPA while taking classes such as honors biology and advanced placement U.S. government. She also provided pitching lessons and volunteered as a math tutor and youth softball coach. She will continue her softball career at Coastal Carolina University.

Alicia Anderson, Kamiak (cross country, unified basketball, track and field)

Anderson captained both the Knights’ cross country and track and field teams, and was a member of the school’s unified basketball team. Anderson placed sixth in the 3,200 meters and seventh in the 1,600 at the Class 4A state track and field championships and was part of Kamiak’s state-qualifying 4×400 relay team. She also placed ninth in the 4A state cross country meet. She maintained a 4.0 GPA and will head to Gonzaga University on athletic and academic scholarships.

Dominique Kirton, King’s (volleyball, basketball)

Kirton was the North Sound Conference’s most valuable player in volleyball and a second-team Class 1A all-state selection. As an outside hitter, she averaged 3.7 kills and 2.4 digs per set during the postseason, helping lead the Knights to a third-place state trophy. She also received second-team all-conference honors in basketball. She will continue her volleyball career at Biola University.

Taylor Roe, Lake Stevens (cross country, track and field)

Roe won both the 800 and 3,200 meters at the Class 4A state track and field meet to finish her illustrious prep distance-running career as a nine-time individual state champion, with seven state titles in track and two in cross country. She also placed fourth in the state 1,600 meters last month and helped the Lake Stevens girls track and field team to a third-place state medal in the 4×400 relay and a program-best second-place team trophy. In addition, she placed third in the 4A state cross country championships last fall. She finished her prep career with 12 top-four individual state medals and as the “most decorated individual athlete in school history,” according to Lake Stevens athletic director Jason Pearson. Roe maintained a 3.8 GPA and received the school’s Cliff Gillies Award. She will continue her distance-running career at Oklahoma State University.

Cassidy O’Hara, Lakewood (soccer, wrestling, tennis)

O’Hara earned second-team All-Northwest Conference honors as a midfielder for the Cougars’ soccer team, placed fifth in the 125-pound weight class at Mat Classic XXXI and was a member of Lakewood’s tennis team. The three-sport athlete will attend Eastern Oregon University with a wrestling scholarship.

Riley Monan, Lynnwood (volleyball)

Monan was a first-team Herald All-Area volleyball selection and received first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A honors as an outside hitter after averaging 4.9 kills and 4.8 digs per set. She maintained a 3.3 GPA.

Rachael Hendrickson, Mariner (volleyball, basketball, softball)

Hendrickson earned 11 varsity letters as a three-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and softball. She plans to attend Everett Community College, where she hopes to pursue all three sports.

Kiarra Green, Marysville Getchell (basketball, track and field)

Green qualified for the Class 3A state track and field meet in the 100 and 200 meters and was part of the Chargers’ state-qualifying 4×100 relay team. She also helped Marysville Getchell’s basketball team to a program-record 15 wins. She carried a 3.89 GPA and is on the executive board of the school’s leadership program.

Hannah Wagner, Marysville Pilchuck (cross country, track and field)

Wagner won the Wesco 3A North title in the high jump and qualified for the Class 3A state meet in the event. She also competed in the state heptathlon and ran cross country for the Tomahawks. She carries a 3.80 GPA.

Adriana Valadez, Meadowdale (soccer, basketball, track and field)

Valdez is a three-sport athlete who volunteers her time at middle school track meets and helped run summer youth basketball camps for the Sno-King Youth Club in Edmonds. Valadez was editor of the school’s yearbook and carries a 3.92 GPA. She will attend the University of Washington, where she plans to major in sociology with a minor in law, societies and justice.

Brynna Schmidt, Monroe (basketball, tennis)

Schmidt was a team captain for the Bearcats in both tennis and basketball. She won the Class 4A Northwest District singles title in tennis and advanced to the state tournament. She also was a second-team All-Wesco 4A selection in basketball and is an honor-roll student. She received both the U.S. Marine Corps Outstanding Athlete Award and her high school choir’s Directors Choice Award.

Kennedy Cooper, Mountlake Terrace (softball, cross country)

Cooper was a captain on the Hawks’ softball team and received second-team All-Wesco 3A/2A honors. She also participated in cross country. The two-sport athlete is involved with the school’s ASB, student newspaper and is the anchor for Mountlake Terrace’s Hawk TV. She also is a member of the school’s concert and chamber orchestra, hiking club and link crew. In addition, she helps organize food and clothing drives, dances and other community activities. She participated in the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair with a project focused on absorbing oil spills in the ocean. Cooper carries a 3.89 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. She will attend Grand Canyon University to pursue a degree in biology with an emphasis on pre-medicine.

Amanda Kagarabi, Shorecrest (soccer, basketball, track and field)

Kagarabi was captain of the Scots’ soccer, basketball and track and field teams. She was a second-team All-Wesco 3A/2A forward in soccer who helped Shorecrest reach the Class 3A state tournament. She also was part of the Scots’ 4×200 relay team that qualified for the 3A state track and field meet. She maintained a 3.9 GPA.

Hai-Ying Aw, Shorewood (soccer, track and field)

Aw was selected to the All-Wesco 3A/2A first team as a defender in soccer. She broke a 43-year-old school record in the long jump and claimed both a 3A Northwest District title in the event and a seventh-place medal in the Class 3A state track and field meet. She was also a member of the Thunderbirds’ state-qualifying 4×100-meter relay team. She will attend the University of Redlands as a member of the school’s soccer and track and field teams.

Maya DuChesne, Snohomish (basketball, golf)

DuChesne was named The Herald’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year after leading the Panthers to a fourth-place finish in the Class 3A state tournament. The four-year starting point guard was a first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A selection and averaged 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game. Playing golf for the first time this spring, DuChesne finished second at the Wesco 3A North tournament and helped Snohomish qualify as a team for the 3A state tournament. She also is a leader in her high school’s Young Life program and the public relations officer for the Panthers’ ASB.

Devon Martinka, Stanwood (volleyball)

Martinka was named The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year and received first-team All-Wesco 3A/2A honors at outside hitter, as well as second-team Class 3A all-state recognition from the state’s volleyball coaches association. The four-year starter averaged 5.4 kills and 3.9 digs per set while leading the Spartans to the 3A state tournament. She twice broke her own school record for kills in a match – including a 31-kill performance at state – and shattered the program’s career kills mark. She will continue her volleyball career at the University of Texas-Arlington.

Farriss Jokinen, South Whidbey (soccer, basketball, tennis)

Jokinen captained the Falcons’ soccer, basketball and tennis teams and was named to the North Sound Conference’s all-sportsmanship team in basketball. She carries a 3.96 GPA, is a four-year member of the South Whidbey’s ASB/leadership group and was noted for her strong leadership role at the school. She will attend Grand Canyon University, where she plans to continue her athletic career.

Ashley Evans, Sultan (soccer, basketball, softball)

The Turks’ three-sport athlete was named the school’s athlete of the year for the second straight year after participating in soccer, basketball and softball. Evans carries a 3.58 GPA and earned a Washington State Opportunity Scholarship.


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