Every year one of the biggest highlights in the Lady Lions season is their post season banquet and celebration.
And this edition of the Lady Lions had ALOT to celebrate.
From going a combined 36-22 with the varsity finishing 17-5 the 2nd best record since 2008, JV went 5-9, the Sophomores 5-7 and the Freshmen a stellar 9-1, to LHS most wins in the Sunflower League with 10 and finishing 2nd in the league for the best finish in decades to advancing to the substate championship for the 4th straight season.
And more importantly, the relationships and family bond the players and coaches built and formed over the last several years.
And to honor our 4 seniors, Asia Goodwin, Tyrin Cosey, E'lease Stafford and Talima Harjo.
We honored our Varsity Letter Winners for the 2017-2018 season:
Managers: Joe Slaugh, McKenzie Stevens, Alex Haynes, Neo Astroga, Kenton Felmlee, Anna DeWitt and Mikey Williams
Freshman: Ozi Ajekwu
Sophomores: Ella Stewart, Sophie DeWitt
Juniors: Chisom Ajekwu, Hannah Stewart, Sammy Williams, Leslie Ostronic, Evann Seratte.
Seniors: E’lease Stafford, Tyrin Cosey, Asia Goodwin, Talima Harjo
Then we announced the winners of the coveted Lawrence High Lady Lions Basketball Team Awards for 2017-2018:
LHS LADY LION TEAM AWARDS 2017-2018
LADY LION NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Ella Stewart and Ozi Ajekwu
LADY LION REBOUNDING AWARD-This award goes to our best rebounder.
Chisom Ajekwu- 211 rebounds and averaged 10 a game
LADY LION INTENSITY AWARD-This award goes to the player who brings the most intensity and hard work every day every drill year around!
Talima Harjo and Hannah Stewart
LADY LION “CHARGE”-This award goes to the player who sacrifices for the team and takes the most charges in a season.
Hannah Stewart and Sammy Williams
LADY LION MOST IMPROVED PLAYER OF THE YEAR-This award goes to the player who improves the most throughout the course of the season.
Leslie Ostronic, Ozi Ajekwu, Sophie DeWitt
LADY LION OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- This award goes to our best and most consistent creator of offense
E’lease Stafford Scored 341 Points, average 15.5 points a game and had 2.2 assists a game
Chisom Ajekwu Scored 252 Points averaged 12 Points a game
LADY LION DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR-This award goes to our best defensive player.
Talima Harjo and Tyrin Cosey
LADY LION TEAMMATE OF THE YEAR AWARD-This award goes to the very best , positive, most unselfish teammate.
Hannah Stewart, Sammy Williams, Leslie Ostronic and Tracy Allen
LADY LION MANAGER OF THE YEAR-This award honors the Manager in our program with the biggest positive impact
LADY LION LEADERSHIP AWARD-This award goes to our very best leaders on and off the court.
Hannah Stewart, Talima Harjo and E’lease Stafford
LHS LADY LION OF THE YEAR-This award goes to the player who best exemplifies all of the qualities of being a Lawrence High Lady Lion: Hard work, Toughness, Heart, Passion and Compassion, Dedication and Work Ethic.
After that as is tradition we had each of our seniors give their senior speeches before some amazing gifts were presented to the coaches!!
After cookies and some incredible cake, the team settled in to watch our amazing highlight video before the evening ended with players and families taking pictures and spending time together.
All in all another very successful and fun season with an amazing group!!