Danielle Johnson was named MVP of the Minarets High School basketball team during the team’s awards banquet last week. Johnson and Kelea Kamalani, the team’s “Best Defensive Player,” received second team All League honors in the West Sequoia League.
Junior Kristy Berry was selected “Offensive Player of the Year” while also being a WSL first team All League selection. She was also voted “Most Inspirational” by her teammates. Patricia Thomasian, along with Kamalani also took home “Mustang Awards” for setting great examples on and off the court while leading the team throughout the season.
Ellery Meade was named the team’s “Underclassman of the Year.”
Meade, Delaney Reardon, Sydney Johnson, Danielle Johnson, Patricia Thomasian, and Kamalani received scholar awards, while senior Natalie Chamberlain received a scholarship and will be playing in Montana as she starts her college career.
The Mustangs lady basketball program celebrated its most successful season to date, finishing with a run to the state playoffs on their way to a 19-7 record.
Coach Dee Kamalani and assistant Kristy Pearson went 8-2 in WSL play, finishing second behind league champs Caruthers. Kamalani coached much of the squad since they played eighth grade travel ball and returned to coach them their senior season.
Kamalani named Minarets softball MVP
Kelea Kamalani was named MVP of the Minarets softball team during the team’s award banquet last week. It was also announced that Kamalani was named to the West Sequoia League All League team.
Senior Patricia Thomasian was named “Best Offensive Player,” Delaney Reardon was selected “Best Defensive Player” playing third base, Ellery Meade was selected “Most Inspirational” as a first year softball player, and Kaylynne Moglia received the “Mustang Award.”
The team was coached by Dee Kamalani and Brett Moglia. Kamalani took over the program two weeks into the season after Coach Ginny Taylor stepped down.
The team finished with a 4-17 record, while going 2-8 in WSL play.