Player of the Year
Jerica Coley, Jr., St. Petersburg Catholic
St. Petersburg Catholic started the season with a lot of holes in its lineup. The Barons lost three starters to graduation, including the 2008 All-Suncoast player of the year, Sasha Chaplin. To make the playoffs for the 12th straight season, St. Petersburg Catholic knew it would have to rely on guard Jerica Coley for production.
Coley took on that role with the same determination she shows shaking, baking and shoulder faking her way to the hoop.
The Barons' go-to girl averaged 22.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.4 steals and four assists. She also helped SPC finish as runnerup in Class 3A, District 5 and advance to the region semifinals.
Coley thrived in the spotlight thanks to an unshakable confidence in her all-around game, which included some big-time performances, such as the 32 points and 18 rebounds she had in the region quarterfinals against Sarasota Cardinal Mooney.
Coach of the Year
Karim Nohra, Wesley Chapel
No one maximized the proverbial hand he was dealt better than this well-known coaching vagabond. Hired in August, Nohra inherited a team with no returning starters and led it to a 26-3 record and Class 5A region finals berth. During this improbable journey, his best player, 6-foot-2 Stetson signee Janelle Mills, missed two months with a broken wrist.
G Colette Eule, Tampa Catholic, Jr.: Net-filling guard scored 19.7 points a game in leading Crusaders to their first final four in school history.
G Tory Stephens, Boca Ciega, Sr.: Long-range specialist carried the Pirates through the regular season and led them to Class 5A state semifinals.
G Nicole Adams, Gulf, So.: A ballhandling virtuoso, Adams (21 ppg, 4.9 assists) scored in double figures in 26 of the Bucs' 27 games despite facing every gimmick defense conceivable.
C Amber Henson, Sickles, So.: The 6-foot-4 center dominated in the post, averaging 19.2 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.5 blocks on a young Gryphons team.
G Jade Givens, Jefferson, Jr.: The engine that fueled the Dragons' 28-2 season averaged 11.1 points, 4.3 assists and 5.0 steals.
G Latavia Dempsey, Boca Ciega, Jr.
F Sarah Brennan, Tampa Catholic, Jr.
F Katie Davis, Holy Names, Sr.
G Leria Jenrette, Tampa Bay Tech, Jr.
G Veronica Ryan, Clearwater, Jr.
Armwood: Deandra Davis
Clearwater: Artajah Collins
East Bay: Shytina Harley
Gibbs: Larkira Jones
Gulf: Kianna Mills
Indian Rocks Christian: Courtney St. Louis
Jefferson: Laurie Beaty, Shayla Wilson
Lakewood: Kandis Frederick
Land O'Lakes: Meghan Keough
Nature Coast: Shareka Maner, Jenn Marshall
Palm Harbor University: Sharee Booze
Plant: Michelle Taylor
St. Petersburg: Jazmyne Green
Tarpon Springs: Alli Corbett
Wesley Chapel: Shantel Houston
Wiregrass Ranch: Regan Knapik, Kelly McCaffrey
All-Suncoast teams are comprised of Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas players.