School: Lynden Christian
Volleyball: A dominant outside hitter and a versatile talent who could play just about any position on the floor. ... Combined with Brielle Van Zonneveld to form one of the most dangerous hitting duos in the Northwest Conference. ... Helped the Lyncs to a second-place finish at the Class 1A Tri-District Tournament and a fourth-place finish at the Class 1A State Tournament. ... A first-team All-NWC selection. ... Helped LC earn an overall record of 17-7.
Basketball: Carried a young Lyncs team at times and proved her ability to take over a game at any given point. ... A physical inside presence who damaged teams with her seemingly automatic mid-range jumper. ... Ranked second in the NWC in points with 16.4 per game. ... Led LC to the Class 1A semifinals, a third-place finish and a 20-9 overall record. ... An All-NWC first-team selection and a Class 1A All-State honorable mention. .. Guided the Lyncs to a 13-game win streak after LC began the season 6-8.
Soccer: Recorded 14 clean sheets during 21 matches as Sehome's keeper. ... Allowed a Northwest Conference-best 10 goals. ... Served as a team leader in goal on an extremely gifted Mariners' soccer club. ... Surrendered just two goals during the first 14 matches. ... Helped Sehome reach the quarterfinals of the Class 2A State Tournament. ... A first-team All-NWC selection. ... Posted shutouts in two of Sehome's postseason matches.
Basketball: A gifted all-around athlete on the court and showed her ability to play inside and out, splitting time as a wing and a post. ... Averaged a team-best 11.2 points per game, which ranked her top 10 in the NWC. ... Helped lead the Mariners to the regional round of the Class 2A State Tournament, a second-place finish in the NWC and an overall record of 18-7. ... A first-team All-NWC selection.
Softball: Billed "about the most talented girl Sehome High School has ever had" by Mariners coach Jim Emerson. ... Provided a steady glove at shortstop and a dynamite bat. ... Hit for an average of .455, recorded 30 RBI and scored 42 runs. ... Also hit eight homers. ... A first-team All-NWC selection. ... Helped Sehome earn a Class 2A State Tournament berth.
Volleyball: Utilized her tremendous athleticism and leaping ability to become a strong outside hitter in her first year playing volleyball for the Lions. ... Got better and better as the year went on. ... One of Lynden's kills leaders with Carrie Starbuck. ... Helped Lynden reach the Class 2A District Tournament and finish with a 10-3 mark in conference play to become the top 2A team in Whatcom County.
Basketball: A complete scorer who showed she can dominate on the offensive end with her ability to finish in the lane, bury mid-range jumpers or knock down 3's. ... Led the Lions and the Northwest Conference with a scoring average of 16.9 points per game. ... Provided coach Rob Adams with the choice to play her in the post or along the perimeter. ... Combined with Amber Stokes to become one of the top rebounding duos in the league. ... Scored 20-plus points nine times. ... Helped lead the Lions on a remarkable postseason run that ended with a fifth-place finish at the Class 2A State Tournament. ... Selected All-NWC Player of the Year and was a 2A All-State first-team selection.
School: Nooksack Valley
Wrestling: In her first year wrestling, she proved why Pioneers coach Chad Parson had been recruiting her since she first stepped onto Nooksack Valley's high school campus. ... Finished fourth place at Mat Classic XXIV wrestling at 137 pounds. ... A strong, naturally gifted athlete who should compete for a state title by the end of her career. ... Won the Northwest Conference Tournament at 137 pounds.
Softball: Batted in the No. 3 hole on a team filled with strong hitters from top to bottom. ... Also a standout on the defensive end, splitting time at second base and outfield. ... Hit for an average of .511 and earned an on-base percentage of .607. ... Hit 10 doubles, three home runs and recorded 27 RBI. ... A first-team All-NWC selection. ... Helped the Pioneers win the Class 1A Tri-District Tournament, earn a Class 1A State Tournament berth and finish with a 22-4 overall record.
School: Mount Baker
Volleyball: An outstanding libero who proved she had the quickness, athletic and scrappy ability to battle a strong class of Northwest Conference hitters night after night. ... Set a school record for most digs in a season and a match with 52. ... A second-team All-NWC selection. ... Guided the Mountaineers to an 8-5 conference mark, a 10-7 overall record and a Class 2A District Tournament berth.
Basketball: Spearheaded the gritty mentality of Mount Baker's defensive-minded team who created offense by generating turnovers. ... Developed into a complete basketball player by taking on a larger scoring role. ... Ranked among the top 15 scorers in the NWC and second on Mount Baker with 10.5 points per game. ... Completed her four-year varsity career No. 4 in steals with 191. ... Helped the Mountaineers earn a postseason berth and an overall record of 16-7.
Swimming: Served as team co-captain for Sehome's Class 2A state title team. ... Finished 11th in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.54 seconds. ... Swam a leg in the Mariners' 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle team, which placed fourth and second at state respectively. ... Was a first-team All-NWC selection in the 200 freestyle relay and a second team selection in the 200 medley relay and 50 freestyle. ... Guided Sehome to a Class 2A Northwest District meet title.
Basketball: Helped the Mariners reach the regional round of the Class 2A State Tournament, a second-place finish in the Northwest Conference and an overall record of 18-7. ... Started for Sehome and provided consistency wherever coach Kim Kirk needed her to play. ... Averaged 5.7 points per game, which ranked fourth on a team full of strong scorers. ... A good teammate and an extremely hard worker.
Softball: Really came on toward the end of the season and was key in helping Sehome make a strong run to qualify for the Class 2A District Tournament, as well as the Class 2A State Tournament. ... Reached state in each of her three sports. ... Predominantly played catcher and hit for an average around .350. ... Took on a leadership role as the only senior on a young Mariners roster.
Athlete School Sports
Raney Lepper Mount Baker Volleyball,Wrestling
McKinna Larson Nooksack Valley Volleyball, Softball
Kylie Garrison Squalicum Soccer, Gymnastics, Track
Brooke Bonsen Lynden Volleyball, Softball
Gina Flint Squalicum Basketball, Track
Laurel Erdman Ferndale Volleyball, Track
Mattie Carlson Ferndale Soccer, Tennis
Haley Smith Sehome Soccer, Basketball, Track
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