La Salle Prep's Taycee Wedin voted NWOC girls Player of the Year
La Salle Prep senior guard Taycee Wedin was a unanimous pick as the Northwest Oregon Conference girls' basketball Player of the Year for the second time after helping lead the Falcons to a fourth consecutive undefeated league season.
Wedin, who shared the league's top award with teammate Aleah Goodman last season, returned for ACL knee surgery in March to average a league best 21 points a game and was named to the all-NWOC first team for the fourth time in voting by the league's coaches.
Joining Wedin on the first team were Milwaukie's India Gultry, Wilsonville's Cydney Gutridge, St. Helens' Maddie Holm, La Salle Prep's Colby Jansen, and Hillsboro's Katie Salas.
La Salle Prep's Kelli Wedin was named the league's Coach of the Year.
Taycee Wedin, the 5-foot-9 combo-guard, is one of the most prolific outside shooters in the state across all classifications. She knocked down at least two 3-pointers in all 14 league games and broke loose for a season-high 30 points twice -- first in a 72-33 rout of Putnam on Jan. 12, and again in an 89-21 romp over Parkrose on Feb. 13.
She also reached a major milestone in the Falcons' final regular-season home game on Feb. 16 when she scored her 2,000th career point in a 60-39 victory over Wilsonville.
In 24 regular-season games, Wedin averaged 20.1 points a game on 47.8 percent shooting (172 for 360) from the field, including 45.5 percent (92 for 202) from 3-point range. She also averaged 3.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.4 steals for the defending Class 5A state champions.
Wedin confirmed her college plans during the early signing period in November when she signed a Naitonal Letter of Intent to play NCAA Division I women's basketball for the St. Mary's Gaels of the West Coast Conference.
NORTHWEST OREGON CONFERENCE
Player of the Year: Taycee Wedin, Sr., La Salle Prep
Coach of the Year: Kelli Wedin, La Salle Prep
Taycee Wedin, Sr., La Salle Prep
India Gultry, Jr., Milwaukie
Cydney Gutridge, Jr., Wilsonville
Maddie Holm Soph., St. Helens
Colby Jansen, Sr., La Salle Prep
Katie Salas, Sr., Hillsboro
SECOND TEAM: Kylie Burg, Soph., La Salle Prep; Teagan McNamee, Jr., Wilsonville; emily Niebergall, Soph., La Salle Prep; Reese Timm, Jr., Wilsonville; Emma Whittington, Jr. Putnam.
THIRD TEAM: Isabella Kansala, Jr., Sandy; Emily Scanlan, Jr., Wilsonville; Kylie Fernstrom, Soph., Hillsboro; Naomi Johnson, Sr., Hillsboro; Ariana Sanchez, Sr., Milwaukie.
HONORABLE MENTION: Kinsleigh Edmonds, Sr., Milwaukie; Alev Ersan, Sr., Milwaukie; Miranda Evans, Soph., Putnam; Karen Gonzalez, Sr., Parkrose; Kaela Lee, Jr., St. Helens; Noelani McGowan, Sr., Milwaukie; Myranda Northrop, Sr., St. Helens; Lyndsay Riehl, Sr., La Salle Prep; Sarah Rope, Soph., Putnam; McKenzie Staub, Soph., Hillsboro; Addison Wedin, Fr., La Salle Prep.