ANDERSON — The Anderson-Shiro Lady Owls had a season to remember taking flight to new heights within the program and making it to the 3A Region III semifinal game.
Anderson-Shiro Head Coach Randy Foy, who dedicated time building a successful athletic program from the ground up by working closely with the Little Dribblers program, is reaping the benefits with his team’s success.
Foy led his team to a 36-5 record, including a perfect 14-0 mark in District 23-3A.
“I want to thank God for everything he has blessed me with,” said Foy. “He gave me a great assistant in Lance Schroeder, junior high staff and plenty of other supporters, who lighten my load.”
Senior D’Asia White is a stand-up athlete and was voted district MVP. When not competing on the court herself, White devotes time to developing young girls in the Little Dribblers program by helping coach. White averaged 12 points-per-game (ppg), five rebounds, five steals and five assists. She was also voted to the All-Academic team, which requires the student to maintain a 90 GPA.
“First and foremost, I’m proud to have a team with six all-academic players on it,” said Foy. “To me, that means these young ladies have committed to be successful regardless of what happens on the court.”
Foy said he’s also honored to have the district MVP on his team, “It’s truly an honor to have coached such a dynamic player.”
Newcomer of the year honors went to Haley Mason. The freshman averaged eight ppg, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals.
“I was blessed to have the newcomer of the year,” said Foy. “I felt Haley would be a great addition to the team at the beginning of the season and she definitely did her part and more.”
First team selections were sophomore Kyndal Bohnert with 10 ppg, nine rebounds, one assist, two steals and two blocks. She also shot 55 percent from the field. Senior guard Porscha Johnson averaged seven ppg on the season and nine throughout district. Johnson had two rebounds per game, one and a half assists, and two steals.
Selections to the second-team were sophomore Emily Daigle with six ppg, two rebounds and one assist; junior Reality Molina with three ppg, three rebounds, one assist and two steals; junior Delaney Compean with four ppg, two rebounds, one assist and one steal; and freshman Jelena Ward with six ppg throughout the season, eight in district and five rebounds.
Johnson, Bohnert, Daigle, Compean and Carrie Van Tassel each joined White on the All-Academic team.