Two more NCAA Division I women’s basketball watchlists for former Central Valley High School star Lexie Hull, a Stanford senior, and Charlisse Leger-Walker, a sophomore from the State of Washington.

Both were named to the Watchlists of the 50 Wooden Player Award and Naismith Trophy.

The Wooden Award, created in 1976 to honor the late former male coach of UCLA, and the Naismith Trophy, which honors the inventor of the game, both recognize the player recognized as the most outstanding in their division each year.

Hull and Leger-Walker were named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award 20-player watchlist earlier. This award recognizes the best shooting guard in the division.

Hull, a two-time All-Pac-12 selection, is widely regarded as a “jack-of-all-trades” ultimate player for the Cardinal. She averaged 11.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.6 interceptions and 24.6 minutes in 32 games, all starts, for the 2020-21 NCAA Champions. She has been selected to teams at all NCAA Alamo Region and NCAA Final Four tournaments.

Leger-Walker, the Pac-12 Rookie of the Year and reigning scoring champion (18.8), scored 20 or more points in 12 of his 24 games last season and also led the Cougars in per game interceptions. (2.5). She is the 22nd player to be named to the All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Freshman teams and was an honorable mention from the US Basketball Writers Association All-America.

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The men and women from Spokane Community Colleges both finished second behind teams from Lane, Oregon in the Northwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday at Chambers Creek Regional Park in University Place, Wash.

Spokane placed his first four men in the top 10 (6, 7, 9, 10) with a gap of 1 minute, 23 seconds between the five scorers, but Lane had three of the top eight (2, 5, 8) with a gap of 1:37 and beat the Sasquatch 46-52.

freshmen Isaac chol (Roger), Antoine Carlascio and Gideon Swanson (Lakeside Nine Mile Falls) and Grade 2 Travis Hicks (University) finished 6, 7, 9, 10, respectively) to lead the Sasquatch. Chol clocked 26 minutes 22.60 seconds for 8K. First-year student Cayan plantation de Green River won in 25: 27.20.

freshmen Tressa wood and Sydney burke finished eighth and ninth to lead the CCS women, who lost 42-100 to Lane. Timed wood at 19: 59.40 for 5K. Izabelle Anderson by Whatcom won in 18: 49.90.

• Second year Madelyn Buckley (Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls) was Whitworth’s top player in the women’s division of the NCAA Division III West Region Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Claremont, Calif., To win all-region honors . She clocked 23: 22.5 for 6K.

First-year student Jacques Dugenet (Mead) was the first Pirates man to complete. He was 91st, with a time of 27: 29.1 for 8K.

The Whitworth women placed 16th out of 18 teams. The men were 18th out of 24.

• Six riders combined from Gonzaga and Washington State took home All-West honors with top-25 finishes at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Friday in Sacramento, Calif. .

Gonzague juniors James mwaura (5th) and Cullen McEachern (17th) and first year student Wil smith by Lewis and Clark (14th) and WSU junior Ado Amir de Ferris (13th) were part of the men’s team. GU junior Kristen garcia (3rd) and Cougars in second year Neema Kimtai (18th) were among women.

Spencer Swaim, a senior from Carroll College of Lewis and Clark, and Connor aikins, a Montana Tech freshman at the university, each received two accolades when the Frontier Conference handed out awards following the league’s cross-country championships.

The two were both in the conference for the league’s Top 10 rankings – Swaim was seventh for the Saints champion and ninth place for the Aikins led the Orediggers to second – and were the recipients of the Champions Award. of male cross country character from their schools.

• Led by an extraordinary goalkeeper Nadia cooper, who did not return to the starting position until Game 7 and then had six straight shutouts en route to a record-breaking season, five Washington State Cougars were honored with Pac-12 women’s football awards.

Cooper, who finished with seven solo shutouts, a program record of 523 minutes, 56 consecutive shutouts to start his career and a 9-1-3 record, was the first Cougar to win the goaltender title. Goal of the Year and Rookie of the Year and was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and the All-Freshman Team. She finished the season 12th in the country with a cumulative average of 0.056.

Fifth year senior Elyse Bennett, one of the conference’s top scorers with 10 goals who was part of the third team in spring 2021 and the All-Freshman team in 2017, and senior Mykiaa Minniss, a repeater, were named to the All-Pac-12 first team. Junior Bridget rieken (Lake City HS) and senior Sydney Studer were part of the third team.

• Junior forward Erin healy, who finished eighth in the West Coast conference with eight goals and 10th with 17 points, was named to the All-WCC women’s first team to lead five Gonzaga players honored by the conference. She was part of the All-Freshman team in 2019.

Junior midfielder Sophie braun, a first-team pick last season, has been named to second-team and senior defenseman Jordan thompson received an honorable mention. Cheeky Kelsey Oyler and midfielder Willow collins were part of the All-Freshman team.

Cole dobson, a second-year Pacific Lutheran defenseman from HS University who started 18 games and scored four goals, was an All-Northwest Conference first-team selection and was joined by five Whitworth Pirates on football teams men’s All-NWC.

Pirate midfielder Beckett Arthur was NWC Freshman of the Year while the freshman striker Dominique gusman was part of the first team, second-year defender Andyn Malonado in second with the senior defender Jose bautista and midfielder in second year Jaime Rodriguez receive an honorable mention.

Arthur, who started 16 games, led the conference in total goals (11), total points (23), goals per game (0.71) and points per game (1.53). Gusman scored seven goals and five assists. He was fourth in the league in points total (19) and fifth in points per game (1.06).

Gabriella Coprivnicar, a senior forward, made the first team to lead four Whitworth women named to the All-NWC soccer teams. Goalkeeper Kate nelson and midfielder Kalena Pfaeltzer, both in second year, were part of the second team and midfielder in second year Camryn gardner (Lewis and Clark) received an honorable mention.

Darby doyle, a senior West Washington midfielder from Gonzaga Prep, has been named to the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference women’s first team. She was a second-team pick in 2019.

Three others from the region were part of the second team: Chloe gelhaus (East Valley), jr., MF, Seattle Pacific, in the first team in 2019; Claire Neder (Mead), sr., F, Seattle Pacific, honorable mention in 2019; and Makinzie packwood (Clarkston), sr., F, Central Washington.


Spokane Chiefs acquired the striker Carter streek Saskatoon Blades in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2022 WHL Prospects Draft. The 5-foot-7, from Kamloops, BC, has played 21 games with the Blades, including six this season.

“With all of our long term injuries up front, Carter will be a good addition,” said the Chiefs general manager. Scott Carter.

The 17-year-old was a fourth-round pick for the Portland Winterhawks in the 2019 WHL Draft after an impressive season in midget preparation (nine goals, 19 assists in 33 regular season games). He played for the British Columbia team which won a bronze medal at the 2019 WHL U16 Cup.