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William Monroe's Samantha Brunelle is the Central Virginia girls basketball player of the year.

Player of the Year


William Monroe, senior

The McDonald’s All-American finished a sensational career at William Monroe as the school’s all-time leading scorer (2,229 points) and rebounder (1,272). A first team all-state performer, she returned from a broken bone in her foot to lead the Greene Dragons to a Region 3C title and a trip the VHSL Class 3 state semifinals. She will play collegiately at Notre Dame.

Phill Stinnie

Phil Stinnie

Coach of the Year


St. Anne’s-Belfield

Stinnie guided the St. Anne’s-Belfield girls basketball program to its sixth straight 20-win season and another Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division I state championship game berth. The veteran coach notched his 300th career victory this winter as the Saints reached the state championship game against Paul VI.

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Western Albemarle guard Elisabeth Coffman (left) moves the ball past Fort Defiance's Kiersten Ransom during the Region 3C quarterfinal game Friday at Western Albemarle High School. Western Albemarle defeated Fort Defiance 63-48.

First team


Western Albemarle

The Jefferson District Division 3 Player of the Year and second team all-state selection was a model of consistency while helping Western Albemarle claim another Jefferson District regular season title. The senior point guard averaged 11.3 points. 4.4 assists, 3.4 steals and 3.3 rebounds a game to lead the Warriors to the Class 3 Region C title and a berth in the VHSL Class 3 state quarterfinals.


William Monroe

Brunelle had a whirlwind senior year at William Monroe that ran the gamut of emotions. She averaged nearly 18 points and 11 rebounds after missing all but nine regular season games because of injury. Brunelle had a standout performance in her final game at William Monroe, scoring 25 points and grabbing 21 rebounds in the Dragons’ state semifinal loss to Hopewell.


Western Albemarle

The junior post player was a dominant force in the paint for Western Albemarle. Sherman averaged a team-high 14.3 points and eight rebounds a game and was a first team all-Jefferson District and all-Region 3C performer for the Warriors.


Fluvanna County

Ivory was a first team all-Jefferson District and Region 3C performer for a Fluvanna County team that continues to emerge as a contender in the league. She averaged 17.4 points. 5.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Flucos and was a second team all-state selection.


St. Anne’s-Belfield

Winkey was the driving force behind a St. Anne’s-Belfield team that finished with 26 wins this past season. The senior point guard averaged team-highs in points (13.9) and steals (4.6) and finished her high school career with more than 1,000 points. She also was a first team all-conference and all-state performer.


William Monroe

The junior forward was a welcomed addition to the William Monroe program and was a key presence in the post this past winter. She averaged 16.2 points and eight rebounds a game for the Greene Dragons to share Northwestern District Player of the Year honors. Apple also was a second team all-state selection.

Second team

» Vanessa Woodfolk: St. Anne’s-Belfield

» Olivia Wagner: Miller

» Kymora Johnson: St. Anne’s-Belfield

» Naya Hunter: Miller

» T.C. Younger: Charlottesville

Honorable mention

» Hailey Morris: William Monroe

» Jess Antwi: Charlottesville

» MarQuelah Wilson: Albemarle

» Alexis Miller: Louisa County

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John Harvey covers Central Virginia high school sports for The Daily Progress and CVille Varsity. He can be reached at or (434) 978-7250. Follow him on Twitter at @JohnNHarveyIII

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