Most Valuable Player
Bria Fernandes, Madera, Jr. Guard
The school’s all-time 3-point shooter for a season, Fernandes led the Madera Coyotes to a third-place finish in the County/Metro Athletic Conference and a No. 7 seed in the Div. II playoffs. Last year, Fernandes broke the school record for 3-pointers made in a season with 78. She made 62 this season and led the Coyotes with 12.2 points per game while no other Coyote averaged more than six points per game. She was counted on more this year as a leader and helped the Coyotes win their first two games with a pair of buzzer beaters. She also averaged almost three rebounds and two steals per game. Fernandes was a first team All-CMAC selection.
Lilly Hernandez, Liberty, Jr. Forward
Hernandez helped lead the Hawks to their best season in the North Sequoia League with 13.6 points per game and 15.7 rebounds per game. Her leadership on the court and strength in the post helped the Hawks to 10 wins this year. She recorded double-doubles in 21 of 25 games this season and closed out the year with 18 points and 24 rebounds in a loss to Exeter. Four times, she pulled down more than 20 rebounds and had 14 games of 15 rebounds or more. She also averaged 3.6 blocks per game. Hernandez was a first-team All-NSL selection.
Alyssa Burton, Madera, Fr. Center
The freshman started to learn the subtleties of playing varsity basketball during the latter part of the league season. She picked up a lot of rebounds on the offensive glass and put them back for easy points. She averaged 5.8 points per game and led the team with 5.8 rebounds per game. She was a second team All-CMAC selection.
Rachel Sparks, Madera, Sr. Forward
Rachel was the glue that held the Coyotes together. She missed a couple of games early in the season and the Coyotes offense seemed to have lost its direction. When she came back, not only did the offense get better, but the defense improved as well. She always hit the floor trying to find a way to get a loose ball. She averaged five points with almost four rebounds and two steals per game. Sparks was a second- team All-CMAC pick...