2023 Sports in Kansas Girls Basketball Player of the Year Finalists Announced

Jadyn Wooten of Blue Valley is a finalist in 6A and earned POY in the class last season as a sophomore.

Selection process: Finalists are selected from a statewide media panel in Kansas of over 35 people that work in sports (radio, television, social media, website) across the state in every part of the state along with Chet Kuplen, Conor Nicholl and Bethany Bowman of Sports in Kansas who count the votes and finalize selections. Winners will be announced on the weekend of the 25th-27th.

2023 Sports in Kansas Girls 6A Player of the Year Finalists

S’Mya Nichols, Shawnee Mission West

Jadyn Wooten, Blue Valley

Addy Brown, Derby

Jailya Davis, Blue Valley North

Becca Unruh, Dodge City

Hailey Contreras, Liberal

Abigail Long, SM East

Aubrey Shaw, Blue Valley North

Camryn Smith, Shawnee Mission South

Brooklyn Deleye, Washburn Rural

Kiki Smith, Topeka High

Jillian Huckabey, Olathe Northwest

Zion Butler, Wichita South

2023 Sports in Kansas Girls 5A Player of the Year Finalists

Riley Bruggeman, St. James Academy

Mariyah Noel, Bonner Springs

Catherine Goodwin, Aquinas

Jenna Weber, Spring Hill

Anna Becker, Topeka Seaman

Brooke Walker, Andover

Rebecca Snyder, Emporia

Amelia Ramsey, Topeka Highland Park

Avery Lowe, Maize South

Hayden Snodgrass, Andover Central

Landon Forbes, Bishop Carroll

Reese Messer, St. James Academy

Carly Lang, Hays High

Sadie Spray, Great Bend

2023 Sports in Kansas Girls 4A Player of the Year Finalists

Britt Zeka, Wellington

Kirston Verhulst, Bishop Miege

Mary Grant, Bishop Miege

Grace McCallop, Bishop Miege

Val Norwood, Wellington

Jordan Sears, McPherson

Mikyn Hamlin, Hugoton

Summya Adigun, Hugoton

McKenzie Fairchild, Andale

Keegan Yarick, Fort Scott

Elizabeth Tjadden, Clearwater

Abby Veile, Independence

Gianna Vos, Hugoton

Lexi Hecht, Wamego

Trista Hoobler, Wamego

Lauren Sandstrom, Topeka Hayden

Carli Carlson, Clearwater

Iniya Hinman, Parsons

2023 Sports in Kansas Girls 3A Player of the Year Finalists

Kenzie McDaniel, Silver Lake

Talexa Weeter, Goodland

Taryn Sides, Phillipsburg

Campbell Hague, Cheney

McKinley Kruger, Silver Lake

Hattie Pyle, Frontenac

McKayla Miller, Cimarron

Addison Schletzbaum, Atchison County

Kaelee Washington, Santa Fe Trail

Ashley Singhateh, Eureka

Kylie Disbrow, Anderson County

Adrian Hazelwood, Smoky Valley

Mia Sarwinski, Galena

Kendall Brueggen, Hesston  

2023 Sports in Kansas Girls 2A Player of the Year Finalists

Lily Brown, Colgan

Lauren Torrance, Colgan

Lillie Veer, Berean Academy

Taylor Weishaar, Riverside

Tayton Smith, Berean Academy

Zaylee Werth, Hillsboro

Josey Kennedy, Hoxie

Kaleigh O’Brien, Remington

Suttyn Harris, Inman

Maile Hrabe, Smith Center

SaMiyah Ellis, Wichita Independent

Paige Martin, Mission Valley

Hayden Heim, St. Marys

Kanyon Olberding, Jackson Heights

Kaylee Thompson, Jackson Heights

Brittany Simpson, Ellinwood

2023 Sports in Kansas Girls 1A-I Player of the Year Finalists

Anna Briggs, Quinter

Kyra Johnson, Doniphan West

Gracie Parsons, St. Francis

Brynna Hammeke, Central Plains

Hattie Gros, Frankfort

Kaylin Noonan, Burlingame

Bailey Young, Pretty Prairie

Alaina Eck, Little River

Aubrey Olander, Little River

Trinity Lutters, Osborne

Avery Weathersbee, Doniphan West

Lauren Whelchel, Mankato-Rock Hills

Oen Deters, Centralia

Shea Wurtz, Clifton-Clyde

Morgan Ruff, Hodgeman County

Vi Helm, Montezuma-South Gray

2023 Sports in Kansas Girls 1A-II Player of the Year Finalists

Brooklyn Jones, Lebo

Ceegan Atkins, Hanover

Anna Jueneman, Hanover

Kaylee Kauffman, Hutchinson Central Christian

Sydnie Jones, Bucklin

Josie Weers, Southern Coffey Co.

Halie Feikert, Bucklin

Josey Harris, St. Paul

Audrey Peek, Lebo

Aubrey Pond, South Haven

Mackenzie Walker, Ashland

Defensive Player of the Year Finalists (Big-Classes 4A & above)

Brooklyn Deleye, Washburn Rural (6A)

Avery Lowe, Maize South (5A)

Maddi Amekporfor, Andover Central (5A)

Ameila Ramsey, Highland Park (5A)

Chloe Clevenger, McPherson (4A)

Summya Adigun, Hugoton (4A)

Sydney Watts, Aquinas (5A)

Ashlyn Gerten, Wellington (4A)

Antil Snoddy, Atchison (4A)

Maddie Schrandt, Andale (4A)

Brooke Walker, Andover (5A)

Landon Forbes, Bishop Carroll (5A)

Skyler Pierce, Olathe Northwest (6A)

Carly Lang, Hays (5A)

Taylin Stallbaumer, Seaman (5A)

Kiki Smith, Topeka (6A)

Mariyah Noel, Bonner Springs (5A)

Lauren Steinlage, St. James (5A)

Defensive Player of the Year Finalists (Small-Classes 3A & below)

Campbell Hague, Cheney (3A)

Anna Briggs, Quinter (1A-I)

Taryn Sides, Phillipsburg (3A)

Kyra Johnson, Doniphan West (1A-I)

Madi Denison, Minneola (1A-I)

Mayce Russell, Macksville (1A-I)

Ceegan Atkins, Hanover (1A-II)

C.J. Rignell, Riley County (3A)

Flora Morgan, Berean Academy (2A)

Dominique Schutte, Halstead (3A)

Lauren Torrance, Colgan (2A)

Brooklyn Jones, Lebo (1A-II)

Zaylee Werth, Hillsboro (2A)

Megan Ricke, Wichita Co. (2A)

Lindsey Cure, Goodland (3A)

Yolaine Luthi, Madison (1A-I)

Brynn Hammeke, Central Plains (1A-I)

Kylie Disbrow, Anderson County (3A)

Kinsey Perine, Rossville (3A)

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