After sweeping District 12-3A in basketball, the district coaches showed a lot of respect to the Lady Cardinals with seven district awards handed out to Melissa players. There were three superlatives doled out to Lady Cardinals, including Whitney Taylor and Katie Webb sharing the Most Valuable Player award.
Cat Whitten was voted as the Defensive MVP, while the Melissa coaching staff was honored with Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Melissa also had two players named to the first team and another named to the second team.
All the district awards did not go to Lady Cardinals. Anna senior Dei Moreno was named the district’s Offensive MVP and was the sole Lady Coyote to receive a superlative award. Anna had two players named to the second team, an honorable mention and a freshman named to the All-defensive team.
Below is a list of the honors received by the Anna and Melissa players.
District 12-3A Awards
CO-MVP Whitney Taylor, SR, Melissa
Katie Webb, JR, Melissa
Offensive MVP Dei Moreno, SR, Anna
CO-Defensive MVP Cat Whitten, JR, Melissa
COACHING STAFF Melissa; Claude Webb, Michael Bardgett, Kenzie West, Heather Lane
First Team All-District Keonni Conkle, JR, Melissa
Megan Conlin, JR, Melissa
Second Team All-District Jaci Richardson, SO, Anna
Mikaela Gililland, SO, Anna
Gill Gray, FR, Melissa
All Defensive Team Avery Oonk, FR, Anna
Krista Butterfield, FR, Melissa
Honorable Mention Breeanna Dilldine, Anna
Academic All-District (90 and above average) Awards:
Melissa: Whitney Taylor, Katie Webb, Lauren Brown, Krista Butterfield, Megan Conlin, Cat Whitten, Bridie Burchett, Gill Gray and Hannah Tenney. Anna: Favor Abara, Tessa Hutto, Kylie Mize, Dei Moreno, Avery Oonk and Jaci Richardson.