The final reward in a season full of riches came this week for Lauren Dascenzo. The senior from Issaquah High was named the state's Class 3A most valuable player after leading...
The final reward in a season full of riches came this week for Lauren Dascenzo.
The senior from Issaquah High was named the state’s Class 3A most valuable player after leading the Eagles to an 18-3 record and the school’s first girls soccer state championship.
“I’m really surprised and flattered,” Dascenzo said. “I can’t believe it.”
Dascenzo, a forward, scored a team-best 15 goals and tallied eight assists this season. But she said the individual accomplishments were secondary to the overall team experience.
“Definitely, all the friends I made this year,” she said of what she’ll remember. “This year was the epitome of the best team I’ve ever been on. Everyone got along. Everyone was friends, and there was no negativity. The whole team camaraderie was just amazing.”
Dascenzo, also a talented basketball and softball player, said she has narrowed her list of college choices to Gonzaga, Portland State and Seattle University.
Issaquah’s Tom Bunnell was 3A coach of the year. The 3A all-state team also included midfielders Lindsey Kasser of Issaquah, Ashley Stimpson of Cedarcrest and Tara Hansen of White River; defenders Sarah Jackson of Kennedy and Liz Oldenburg and Brynn Regan of Mercer Island; and goalkeeper Austen Everett of Bishop Blanchet.
The 4A all-state first team included midfielders Dani Oster of Jackson and Rachel Kimball of Puyallup, and defender Miranda Savory and goalkeeper Erin MacIssac of Bothell. Megan Sweeney of Tacoma’s Bellarmine Prep was the 4A state MVP.
Augustavo state MVP in Class 3A volleyball
Stephanie Augustavo, who led Bishop Blanchet to the state championship this season, was named the Class 3A most valuable player in all-state balloting by sportswriters and coaches.
The 5-foot-10 senior outside hitter, who will play next year at the University of South Florida, made it a sweep of the 3A awards for Bishop Blanchet after the Braves’ Joanne Gilligan was coach of the year.
Among others on the 3A all-state team were White River hitters Sara Bendorf and Shealun Campisi, Issaquah setter Vanessa Perry and Shorecrest libero Lauren Herold.
The 4A all-state first team includes hitters Sarah Conwell of Kentwood and Jalen Pendon of Spanaway Lake, and setter Savannah Reid of Bethel.
Players chosen by a statewide panel of sports writers and coaches, coordinated by René Ferrán of the Tri-City Herald.
MVP Rachael Schuman, Mead
Coach of the year Judy Kight, Mead
Hitters Sarah Conwell, Kentwood; Mandy Daniels, University; Nikki Hernandez, Eisenhower; Jalen Pendon, Spanaway Lake; Rachael Schurman, Mead. Setters Lacy Anderson, Mead; Savannah Reid, Bethel. Libero Janine Chase, Eisenhower.
Hitters Ivy Bush, Lewis & Clark; Kirsten Fass, Woodinville; Alita Fisher, Bellarmine Prep; Ashley Grayson, Heritage; Jennifer Luatua, Everett; Kylie Marshall, Emerald Ridge. Setters Angelique Peterson, Pasco; Kari Rice, Eisenhower. Libero Andrea Watanable, Kentwood.
Hitters Lindsey Fryer, Central Kitsap; Jennifer Oney, Spanaway Lake. Setters Shyanna Davis, Heritage; Alli Weisberth, Central Kitsap. Libero Katrina Alonso, Snohomish; Bethany Castilleja, Kamiakin; Kristen Maglasang, Heritage.
MVP Stephanie Augustavo, Bishop Blanchet
Coach of the year Joanne Gilligan, Bishop Blanchet
Hitters Stephanie Augustavo, Bishop Blanchet; Sara Bendorf, White River; Shealun Campisi, White River; Julie Wilson, Prosser; Kara Van Zanten, Mark Morris. Setters Danielle Palacios, Prosser; Vanessa Perry, Issaquah. Libero Lauren Herold, Shorecrest.
Hitters Jenie Crocker, Sehome; Marissa Hill, Mount Si; Michelle Miller, Bainbridge; Jenicka Schuler, Black Hills; Stephanie Slatt, Kennedy. Setters Tori Ross, Blanchet; Cassie Smith, North Thurston. Libero Andrea Gregg, White River.
Hitters Lynnea Braun, West Valley (Yakima); Meggie Graf, Selah; Alanna O’Hara, Sequim; Sarah Primrose, Issaquah; Claire Raap, Prosser; Fiaau Savini, Chief Sealth; Becky Sherer, Shorecrest; Lauren Vercammen, Squalicum. Setters Kendall Morris, Camas; Jamie Tidd, White River. Libero Amy Brown, South Whidbey; Kelsey Hull, Burlington-Edison; Kaileen McClaflin, Tumwater; Suzanne Skinner, Columbia River.
Co-MVPs Angie Alvord, Meridian, and Jamie Richards, Woodland
Coach of the year Diane Axelson, Meridian
Hitters Angie Alvord, Meridian; Danelle Cowan, Grandview; Whitney Loan, Colville; Sara Mosiman, King’s; Jamie Richards, Woodland; Kayla Roof, Eatonville. Setters Cassie Merkley, Cascade (Leavenworth); Amy Small, Pullman. Libero Tonhya Wysong, Grandview.
Hitters Janelle Aupperlee, Lynden Christian; Carolyn Hayes, Meridian; Kelsey Speiser, Omak; Andrea Tarbet, Rochester. Setters Ashley Bergeson, Woodland; Amanda Maulin, Meridian.
MVP Amy Bruya, Colfax
Coach of the year Sue Doering, Colfax
Hitters Jill Collymore, Bush; Rashelle Davenport, Kalama; Amanda Durand, Onalaska; Jaynie Hancock, La Conner; Lauren Mellor, Colfax; Brandy Sonderland, River View. Setters Amy Bruya, Colfax; Carlee Marble, La Conner. Libero Amanda King, Onalaska.
Hitters Nancy Donato, White Swan; Lydia Hu, Okanogan; Mary Hutson, Liberty Bell; Jill Solbreck, Colfax. Setter Jocelyn Judd, White Pass.
Hitters Jessie Depell, Freeman; Ashley Dyment, Goldendale; Dani Nelson, Kalama.
MVP Holli Holbrook, Garfield-Palouse
Coach of the year Ron Dinsmoor, Garfield-Palouse
Hitters Monica Boone, Garfield-Palouse; Sarah Rusch, DeSales; Stacie Shields, Sprague-Harrington; Sharelle Wells, Riverside Christian; Charlee Wuolett, Toutle Lake. Setters Holli Holbrook, Garfield-Palouse; Allyson Schmidt, Riverside Christian. Libero Renee Blankenship, Morton.
Hitters Brenda Hershaw, Garfield-Palouse; Kalli Kamphaus, Manson; Traci Linstrum, Davenport; Kaylee Semprimoznik, Davenport; Stephanie Turner, Dayton. Setters Ravenel Bisbee, South Bend; Ashley Cox, DeSales. Libero Lexi DiPietro, Riverside Christian.
Hitters Sarah Bates, Pomeroy; Erin Geertsma, Mount Vernon Christian; Destry Killian, Lind-Ritzville; Kasey Manning, Garfield-Palouse. Setters Kayleigh Greene, Pomeroy; Mallory Mielke, Davenport. Libero Pettie Chappelle, Summit.
Players chosen by a statewide panel of sports writers, coordinated by René Ferrán of the Tri-City Herald.
MVP Megan Sweeney, Bellarmine Prep
Coach of the year Joe Waters, Bellarmine Prep
Forwards Corrine Baldassin, Bellarmine Prep; Jocelyn Bement, Kamiakin; Kelly Irving, Gig Harbor; Tonya Schnibbe, University. Midfielders Alex Butler, Gonzaga Prep; Rachel Kimball, Puyallup; Hayley McCoy, Richland; Dani Oster, Jackson; Megan Sweeney, Bellarmine Prep. Defenders Lori Conrad, Richland; Jessica Jeffries, Mountain View; Kelsey Rogel, Bellarmine Prep; Miranda Savory, Bothell. Goalkeeper Erin MacIssac, Bothell.
Forwards Nicole Bussman, South Kitsap; Ashley Corral, Prairie; Sarah Dean, Gonzaga Prep; Dolly Enneking, Bellarmine Prep; Lauren Hansen, Stanwood. Midfielders Jessica Gruender, Stadium; Hillary Heath, Garfield; Lauren Meyer, Kentridge. Defenders Kelsey Bakker, Southridge; Chelsey Hugo, Stanwood; Brandi Manley, Stadium; Mandy Ploskonka, Federal Way. Goalkeeper Emily Zygmontowicz, Central Kitsap.
Goalkeepers Heather Davis, Kamiakin; Elise Kuhar-Pitters, Gonzaga Prep; Jodi Palmer, Tahoma; Callie Switzer, Bellarmine Prep.
MVP Lauren Dascenzo, Issaquah
Coach of the year Tom Bunnell, Issaquah
Forwards Breanne Barker, Mark Morris; Caitlyn Bersing, Selah; Lauren Dascenzo, Issaquah; Sarah Pierpoint, North Thurston. Midfielders Tara Hansen, White River; Kasey Hostetler, Hanford; Lindsey Kasser, Issaquah; Ashley Stimpson, Cedarcrest; Katarina Tarr, Columbia River. Defenders Sarah Jackson, Kennedy; Meredith Jordan, Tumwater; Liz Oldenburg, Mercer Island; Brynn Regan, Mercer Island. Goalkeeper Austen Everett, Bishop Blanchet.
Forwards Kaitlyn Heinsohn, Highline; Megan Schmit, Columbia River; Sarah Smart, Lynnwood; Jenna Wild, South Whidbey. Midfielders Whitney Ramsey, North Central; Katie Warner, Burlington-Edison; Katie Wilson, South Whidbey. Defenders Sami Brown, Hanford; Samie Gillie, Cedarcrest; Kristen Munechika, Issaquah; Brittany Murillo, West Valley (Yakima). Goalkeeper Amanda Tschauner, West Valley (Yakima).
Forwards Amanda Brusic, West Valley (Yakima); Kelsey Crawford, Prosser; Erin Foley, Bishop Blanchet. Midfielders Kate Deines, Issaquah; Kelsey Kimmel, South Whidbey. Defender Dani Stuart, Centralia. Goalkeepers Jyella Delony, Kelso; Sarah Jackson, Highline; Michelle Jordan, Tumwater; Chelsey Miller, Mount Rainier.
MVP Katie Drollinger, Naches
Coach of the year Harvey Robicheau, Naches
Forwards Jenny Baker, Eatonville; Katie Drollinger, Naches; Lauryn Koelzer, Connell; Kat Taylor, Archbishop Murphy. Midfielders Katie Brown, Sultan; Krystal Clark, Montesano; Katie Radoslovich, Cashmere; Katie Spangenberg, Pullman. Defenders Taryn Brandeberry, Cashmere; Randi Hollen, Riverside; Brenna Rice, Archbishop Murphy; Erin Roesler, Sultan. Goalkeeper Laurin Eppich, Connell.
Forwards Julie Bratt, Lynden Christian; Caitlin Hutchinson, Ridgefield; Sara Massey, Medical Lake. Midfielders Kelsey Baird, Naches; Whitney Bryant, Toledo-Winlock; Monique Wickenhagen, Naches. Defenders Amy Bleazard, Connell; Tiffany Dawkins, Ridgefield; Chelsea Ludwig, White Salmon; Lori Robertson, Blaine. Goalkeeper Brooke Diehl, Napavine-Onalaska-Mossyrock.
Defender Hannah King, Naches. Goalkeepers Courtney Greenleaf, Woodland; Lacey Williams, Cashmere; Denise Wilson, Eatonville.
MVP Annie Omata, University Prep
Coach of the year Darryl Gonyea, University Prep
Forwards Katie McCurry, Liberty Bell; Molly McGree, La Salle; Annie Omata, University Prep; Heather Wilson, Tonasket. Midfielders Tori Gonzalez, Royal; Allison Leonard, Seattle Academy; Molly Perara, Tacoma Baptist; Jessica Ventoza, Seattle Christian. Defenders Erin Federer, King’s West; Corynn Fenton, Ocosta; Alyssa Harney, Seattle Christian; Lindsay Welfelt, Liberty Bell. Goalkeepers Bobbi Friedlander, Okanogan; Amanda Stover, Seattle Lutheran.
Forwards Katie Furman, Charles Wright; Katie Haynes, Seattle Christian; Shay Hopkins, Friday Harbor; Stephanie King, Ocosta. Midfielders Megan Murray, University Prep; Katherine Reynolds, University Prep; Jasmine Stohr, La Salle; Meredith Teague, Bellevue Christian. Defenders Madison Bradshaw, Liberty Bell; Erin McGree, La Salle; Hana Van Pelt, LaConner. Goalkeepers Heather Arata, Ocosta; Kelly Bain, Highland.