The 2014-15 Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal Athletes of the Year

Good Monday morning. The 2014-15 high school sports season had many great moments, and many excellent performances, a number of which we recognized each week throughout the school year with our Athlete of the Week segment. Today wraps up another year of the Athlete of the Week, as we recognize the local high school athletes we would like to name as our Athletes of the Year. We have one each for Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School’s boys, and we’re doing the same for both schools’ girls.

Without further adieu, let’s start off with Mount Si’s selections, then Cedarcrest’s.

MOUNT SI BOYS – We’re off to the wrestling mat to name senior Mark Mulligan the 2014-15 SVSJ Mount Si boys’ Athlete of the Year. Mulligan’s lone season in a MSHS uniform was a memorable one; we recognized him as an AotW back on December 10 of last year, after he opened the year real strong; that continued throughout the season, and ended in a state championship at 170 lbs. in the 4A Mat Classic event in Tacoma back in March. Mulligan transferred to Mount Si prior to the 2014-15 season from suburban Raleigh, NC, and immediately made an impact with the Wildcats. He had come from North Carolina with strong credentials, having made the state tournament there as a junior, so what ended up happening really ended up not being much of a surprise, but for Mount Si, it was a wonderful run, and one that will be remembered within the program for years to come.

MOUNT SI GIRLS – To the pitch we go. Senior Karli White is being named today as the 2014-15 SVSJ Mount Si girls’ Athlete of the Year. White broke a school record for total points scored in girls’ soccer with 44, comprising 17 goals and 10 assists as she was named Kingco 4A Most Valuable Player en route to leading the Wildcats to within a couple of wins of making the 4A high school state playoffs last fall. White, who had originally committed to the University of Arkansas, instead signed with Seattle University back in February, and we recognized her as an AotW back on October 29 of last year for her season performance. White will be missed on the pitch at MSHS, but could be a force this fall with the Redhawks, who play in the Western Athletic Conference.

CEDARCREST BOYS – Three-sport star Adam Davenport is being named as our 2014-15 SVSJ Cedarcrest boys’ Athlete of the Year. Most of it, though, focuses on baseball, where the senior amassed a 10-1 record and an earned run average of under 1.00, and also was the team’s top hitter, hitting around .400 this spring, in helping the Red Wolves make it to state in 2015. He also was a key piece for CHS’ basketball team during the winter, and also helped lead the Cedarcrest football team, which he quarterbacked, into the playoffs last fall for the first time in three seasons. We recognized him as an AotW twice – both on January 7 and April 1 of this year. He plans on playing baseball at the University of Washington next year, but he might hear his name called starting today during the 2015 Major League baseball draft, which if that happens, would be historic – as far as we know, no player from either Tolt or Cedarcrest High Schools has ever been drafted straight out of high school in the MLB baseball draft.

CEDARCREST GIRLS – Sophomore cross country and distance track specialist Madi Shinn is named as our 2014-15 Cedarcrest girls’ Athlete of the Year this morning on the heels of a strong distance season, both last fall and this spring. Shinn earned trips to districts with both the Red Wolves cross country and track and field teams this year, finishing 27th overall at the district cross country meet last fall and taking 10th at the district track and field meet last month in the 1600 meters. Shinn is expected to return this fall and look to make state in both sports, and considering how well she did this past spring, that is certainly possible. We named her as an AotW both on September 17 of last year and on March 25 of this year.

With that, we congratulate all of these athletes on their recognition, and that concludes our 2014-15 high school sports coverage.

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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