Second Team: Satori Valentine, Mt. Hebron (freshman, guard)

In only her first season, Valentine established herself as one of the best players in the league. She won starting point guard duties for the young Vikings and helped the program climb atop the county standings by year’s end. She is a fantastic passer and an even better defender.

Valentine finished first on the team in steals per game with three, second in points (232), averaging nearly 10 a contest, and led her team in assists (3.4), while also shooting 41.6 percent from the field and 62.6 percent from the foul line. She also pulled down more than four rebounds per game at the point guard position, which was fourth best on the team and at the end of the season was voted as the Most Valuable Player by her teammates.

“She is the most unselfish player that I’ve ever had. The assists are just as good for her than taking a shot,” said Mt. Hebron coach Anthony Bell. “What’s so special about her is that I always put her on the team’s best player and as a freshman doesn’t back down from anyone. When it comes to someone who plays both ends of the court and it starts on the defensive end, unselfishness — it’s her first.”

Photo by Nate Pesce
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