Thursday, April 19, 2018

Greater Spokane League announces 2017-18 scholar-athlete awards

spokesman.com, April 18, 2018
The Greater Spokane League announced its 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete Awards via press release on Wednesday.
The winners will be recognized on Thursday at the annual award luncheon at the Spokane Club.
Each year the GSL recognizes students who excel in the classroom, community and athletics. A male and female student is recognized from each school. This year’s winners are:

Central Valley

Lacie Hull has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the national honor society, DECA, Key Club, and Green Team. She earned nine varsity letters; one in volleyball, four in basketball and four in track.
Hull earned all-GSL basketball first-team honors her last three seasons and honorable mention as a freshman. She was named to the all-state tournament team in 2016 and 2018 following Central Valley’s two state 4A championships and was an all-tournament selection at the 2018 GEICO Nationals tournament, which CV won.
Hull was named Associated Press all-state her senior year, was Seattle Times co-player of the year and was named to USA Today’s all-state second team.
Hull was all-GSL first team in track in 2015 and 2017 as a member of CV’s 4x4 relay team that placed fifth in state in ’15 and second in ’17.
Hull will attend Stanford where she was awarded a full-ride basketball scholarship and is considering majoring in either engineering or business. She has volunteered for the Special Olympics, the Humane Society, and the Spokane Stars Basketball Club.
Lexie Hull has a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, DECA, and Key Club. She earned eight varsity letters; one in volleyball, four in basketball and three in track.
Hull earned GSL basketball MVP following her junior and senior seasons, first team as a sophomore and second team as a freshman. She was all-state tournament MVP in 2016 and 2018 following CV’s state 4A titles and MVP of the GEICO Nationals championship game this season.
Hull was named 2017 and 2018 Washington state Gatorade girls player of the year. Following her senior season she was named Associated Press all-class player of the year, Seattle Times co-player of the year, Washington’s Miss Basketball, USA Today state player of the year and MaxPreps first-team all-American.
In track, Hull was all-GSL first-team and placed fifth at state on a 4x4 relay team in 2015
Hull will attend Stanford University where she was awarded with a full-ride basketball scholarship. She is currently undecided on her major. She has volunteered for the Special Olympics, the Humane Society, and the Spokane Stars Basketball Club.

2017-18 ALL-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team


usatodayhss.com, April 17, 2018

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.

FIRST TEAM
Jenna Brown, G, Lovett (Atlanta), 5-10, Sr.
A national ALL-USA Second Team selection, McDonald’s All-American and the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, the Stanford commit averaged 24.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Proteges ready for next step-The Hull's


Dave Nichols, spokesman.com, April 16, 2018

At the conclusion of the season, Lexie Hull was named the Associated Press girls state player of the year, Gatorade state player of the year for the second consecutive season, Ms. Basketball by the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association and shared the Seattle Times’ state player of the year honors with twin sister Lacie. Lacie joined Lexie as a first-team AP all-state.
On Saturday, Lexie scored 27 points with 10 rebounds to lead a group of Washington all-stars over Oregon 97-74 at the Northwest Shootout at Liberty HS in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Hull went 11 of 14 from the field, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc, and added three assists and four steals in 25 minutes.
Lacie Hull added seven points with five rebounds, four assists and three steals in 23 minutes.
On March 17, Lacie scored 16 points and Lexie added 14 as the 4A all-state team knocked off the 3As 104-59.
Rehkow said Lexie has even stepped her game up in the postseason tournaments after winning the state title and he’s looking forward to watching the twins play for Stanford next season.
“I’m super excited for them,” he said. “Lexie has improved even after the season and she’s ready for the transition to Division I.”
“Lexie is one of the most unselfish players I’ve ever been around,” Rehkow added. “She’s put these (all-star) teams on her back and carried them. She’s ready to go.”

2017-18 All-USA Washington Girls Basketball Team
usatodayhss.com, April 17, 2018
USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Washington Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2017-18 season.
FIRST TEAM
Player of the Year
Lexie Hull, G, Central Valley (Spokane Valley), 6-1, Sr.
The state’s AP Player of the Year and two-time Gatorade Player of the Year, Hull led the Bears to a 29-0 season that included a Class 4A state title and the GEICO Nationals championship. A Stanford signee along with her twin sister, Lacie, she averaged 20.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
SECOND TEAM
Lacie Hull, G, Central Valley (Spokane Valley), 6-1, Sr.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Elite freshmen should help Stanford women improve next season


Tom Fitzgerald, sfgate.com, April 12, 2018
Freddie Rehkow, coach of Central Valley High’s Washington state champions, is eager to see how the Hull twins, Lexie and Lacie, along with Jenna Brown, mesh with the veterans on the Stanford women’s basketball team next season.
He’s not the only one. So is Cardinal head coach Tara VanDerveer, whose team could be back in the Final Four despite losing leading scorer Brittany McPhee and leading rebounder Kaylee Johnson. Reinforcements are on the way.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

HULL, BROWN ADD AWARDS


gostanford.com, April 11, 2018

A pair of incoming freshmen added additional honors on Tuesday when Lexie Hull was named to the MaxPreps High School Girls All-America first team and Jenna Brown received ALL-USA Girls Basketball All-America second team accolades from USA TODAY. 

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