The 2015-16 Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal high school Athletes of the Year

It is time now for our last high school sports segment for the 2015-16 school year. It is time to recognize the 2015-16 Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal Athletes of the Year. These athletes delivered great moments for their friends and community during the course of this past school year, and we recognized them already during our AotW segments during the course of the year. The four student-athletes we selected delivered on a consistent basis throughout the entire school year, and we now recognize them for that here.


CEDARCREST – Distance runner Ian Fay gets our 2015-16 Cedarcrest boys’ Athlete of the Year recognition. Last fall, he helped lead the Red Wolves boys’ cross country team to state, and finished 18th himself at the 2A boys’ state meet in Pasco. We recognized him here last fall on September 23 out of his race win helping the Red Wolves to a strong team finish at the Apple Ridge Invite in Yakima, then this spring, he was recognized on March 30 out of his 3200m win at the Cedarcrest boys’ track and field meet the previous week against King’s. He did not make the state track and field meet this spring, but the junior is poised to have a dynamic 2016-17 year and we will be there covering it for you here.

MOUNT SI – We also talk distance running here, too. Freshman Joe Waskom, who we name today as the 2015-16 Mount Si boys’ Athlete of the Year, brought the house down last fall, helping lead Mount Si’s boys’ cross country team to state, and he himself took 18th at the 4A boys’ meet in Pasco. We recognized him here October 7 off his win at the prestigious Nike Portland meet in Oregon, a win that certainly we suspect made people pay attention. He made state this spring in the 3200m run and finished ninth overall in the 4A meet; like Fay, we recognized Waskom here on March 30 off his fourth-place showing at the Ram Relays in Yakima. Joe, like his older sister, is poised for great success in running for the Wildcats, and speaking of his older sister, stay tuned…..


CEDARCREST – Junior Briana Deveraux gets our 2015-16 Cedarcrest girls’ Athlete of the Year. Deveraux excelled in three sports during the school year, and she was recognized for success in two of those endeavors. We first gave her a nod February 17 after she delivered in the clutch against Archbishop Murphy on the basketball floor, hitting three huge three-pointers helping the Red Wolve girls’ hoopsters stun the conference champions Archbishop Murphy on their home floor in the first round of the Northwest 2A District playoffs. She finished with 12 points in that game, a team high. This spring, she made state in two sprint events – the 200m and 400m – and took home a third-place finish in the 400 at the 2A state meet in Tacoma. We recognized her on April 6, off her three wins in that event to start the season, the most recent before our nod being at the Don Holder Relays in Yakima. Deveraux was also part of the CHS volleyball team this past fall, and this coming school year, fans can look for her to once again excel in all three sports for the Red Wolves in a re-shaped Cascade Conference.

MOUNT SI – It’s a Waskom sweep. For the second time in three years – we named her this as a freshman two years ago – Hannah Waskom gets our nod as the 2015-16 Mount Si High School girls’ Athlete of the Year. Hannah, a junior, led Mount Si’s girls’ cross country team to state and finished second overall in the 4A girls’ meet in Pasco last fall; we recognized her September 30 off a solid 12th-place finish in the top level race at the Nike meet in Portland. Hannah made it back to state this spring at the 4A track and field meet in Tacoma and finished in the top ten in both the 1600m and 3200m events. We recognized her April 20 in a shared award with teammate Curstyn Williamson, after both fared well at the Eason Invite in Snohomish. The Waskom sibilings, both Hannah and her brother Joe, recognized above as our MSHS boys’ Athlete of the Year, will look to build off their success this school year and continue that into 2016-17.

With that, we are done with our high school sports coverage for another school year. Keep it here though as we continue with our summer sports coverage here at the SVSJ.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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