Woodland's Leah Strain Wins 2A State Player of the Year
Woodland point guard Leah Strain is no stranger to basketball awards, and on Wednesday she picked up the final one of her illustrious prep career. The senior was named the Class 2A state Girls Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Strain finished her career at Woodland with the second most points of any girls player in state history (trailing only her sister Courtney who officially became a member of Jacksonville State’s signing class on Tuesday). In addition to Player of the Year, Strain was named to the girls Super 5 team. Strain was one of three local athletes in Montgomery today for the state basketball banquet.
Anniston senior NeNe Bolton was named a finalist for the 4A Girls Player of the Year. Bolton is headed to Tuscaloosa to play for the Crimson Tide. Weaver’s Chris English was a finalist for the 3A Boys Player of the Year.