PORT ANGELES — Port Angeles’ Millie Long capped off a successful high school basketball career by being named the Olympic League 2A girls basketball Most Valuable Player.
Long, who scored more than 1,000 points in her basketball career, despite missing some games as a sophomore with a broken finger and playing a truncated senior season due to the COVID-19 schedule, averaged about 18 points a game for the Riders.
She was also an outstanding defensive player, usually leading the team in steals, and helped lead her team to a perfect 15-0 record and Olympic League Tournament championship.
Long is a previous MVP winner in both basketball and soccer. She is also a state-champion hurdler, winning the girls 300 hurdles at the state 2A Track and Field meet in 2019. She is playing soccer and basketball for the Peninsula College Pirates next year.
Long has two teammates on the Olympic League first team. Joining her are Roughriders Eve Burke and Jaida Wood. Port Angeles head coach Michael Poindexter was named Coach of the Year.
Sequim lost only two games all season — both close games to Port Angeles — and finished second in the Olympic League. The Wolves’ Jayla Julmist, who averaged a double-double this season, made the first team. The Wolves placed three girls on the second team — Kalli Wiker, who set a Sequim record by making nine 3-pointers in a game, Melissa Porter and Jelissa Julmist.
Also making the first team was Mia McNair of North Kitsap. McNair started her high school career playing for Chimacum.
Making the All-League Sportsmanship Team was Camille Stensgard of Port Angeles and Hannah Bates of Sequim.
The boys MVP was not a surprise — North Kitsap’s Jonas La Tour. Port Angeles got two boys on the first team — Wyatt Dunning and John Vaara. Two Riders made the second team, Dru Clark and Chase Cobb, while Sequim’s Erik Christiansen made the second team.
Named the boys Coach of the Year was Kasey Ulin, who led his team to the Olympic League championship game. One of the highlights of the Riders’ season was knocking off state champion North Kitsap.
Making the All-League Sportsmanship team was Christiansen and Cobb and East Jefferson’s Toby Fulton.
Full Olympic all-league selections:
Olympic League 2A
MVP — Millie Long, Port Angeles.
Coach of the Year — Michael Poindexter, Port Angeles.
First team — Mia McNair, North Kitsap; Eilee Brockman, Kingston; Jayla Julmist, Sequim; Eve Burke, Port Angeles; Jaida Wood, Port Angeles.
Second team — Jakyiiah Willis, Olympic; Anna Kozlosky, Bainbridge; Kalli Wiker, Sequim; Melissa Porter, Sequim; Jelissa Julmist, Sequim; Kylee Walker, Kingston.
All-League Sportsmanship Award — Camille Stensgard, Port Angeles; Ellee Brockman, Kingston; Tulip Carter, Bremerton; Maliyah Reed, North Kitsap; Katie Cooper, Klahowya; Hannah Bates, Sequim; Addilyn Varick, North Mason; Elisa Turnquist, Olympic.
MVP — Jonas La Tour, North Kitsap.
Coach of the Year — Kasey Ulin, Port Angeles.
First team — Johny Olmsted, North Kitsap; Andrew Ward, Bainbridge; Wyatt Dunning, Port Angeles; John Vaara, Port Angeles; D’Angelo Moore, Bremerton.
Second team — Jo Jo Johnson, Central Kitsap; Dru Clark, Port Angeles; Cade Orness, North Kitsap; Jacob Kirch, Bainbridge; Chase Cobb, Port Angeles, Maurice Green, Central Kitsap; Cliff Hennessy, Bainbridge; Erik Christiansen, Sequim.
All-League Sportsmanship Award — Jack Ryan, North Kitsap; Tristan Bluitt, Olympic; McGuire Setterland, Kingston; Erik Christiansen, Sequim; Drew Kraft, Klahowya; Toby Fulton, East Jefferson; Caleb Washington, Bremerton; Chase Cobb, Port Angeles; Jacob Kirsch, Bainbridge; Reid Williams, North Mason; Jack Strickland, Central Kitsap.