The off season awards are continuing to pile up as yet another current or future Cardinal received an award. This time it was future Louisville Cardinal Hailey Van Lith being honored.
High school girls basketball players of the year in all 50 states. 🏀⬇️
— MaxPreps (@MaxPreps) March 24, 2020
Hailey was awarded the Maxpreps Washington Player Of The Year award. Awards are nothing new for this young lady. Hailey is currently a top 8 prospect in the class of 2020 and is ranked as the top guard by ESPNW Hoopgurlz. She is a McDonald’s All-American and is a finalist for the Naismith Player Of The Year. As a junior, Hailey was named the Gatorade Player Of The Year in Washington and won numerous other awards with Team USA.
Van Lith had yet another stellar season for Cashmere High School. She followed up her 34 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 5 apg, and 5 spg as a junior with a remarkable 34 ppg, 9.5 rpg, and almost 5 apg as a senior. Hailey is going to bring a lot to the table for years to come at the University of Louisville. Coach Walz was quoted saying “Hailey brings with her a unique skill set with a Mamba mentality…”
Hailey, along with Canadian guard Merissah Russell, should be a lethal combination in the backcourt for Louisville for years to come. Fellow McDonald’s All-American forward Olivia Cochran and Ahlana Smith (a top junior college guard) round out another great class by the University of Louisville coaching staff. Read more about Hailey as a player by clicking the link below.
Louisville Women’s Basketball Adds Elite 2020 G Hailey Van Lith
Read the press release from UofL below for more information on Hailey Van Lith’s honor.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Van Lith Named MaxPreps Washington Player of the Year
Louisville signee Hailey Van Lith averaged 33.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game during her senior season.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville signee Hailey Van Lith has been named MaxPreps Player of the Year in the state of Washington.
This adds to the list of honors for Van Lith who has also been named a Naismith First Team All-American, Naismith Trophy Player of the Year Finalist and a McDonald’s All-American.
She is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the nation by Prospect Nation and No. 8 overall and the top guard by espnW HoopGurlz.
This season, Van Lith helped lead Cashmere High School to a 24-1 record and a trip to the WIAA 2020 Girls Basketball Hardwood Classic 1A championship game. She averaged 33.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game.