Beech's Deshiya Hoosier has been named Main Street Preps Player of the Year.

Beech's Deshiya Hoosier has been named Main Street Preps Player of the Year.

The Gallatin News, Hendersonville Standard and the Portland Sun, which are under the Main Street Preps umbrella, has named their All-Sumner County basketball teams. 

Beech senior Deshiya Hoosier earned Player of the Year honors for helping lead her team to the Class AAA sectional round. 

The four teams are comprised of nine Sumner County schools including Beech, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Merrol Hyde, Pope John Paul II, Portland, Station Camp, Westmoreland, and White House. 

We have also named superlatives for Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Team of the Year. 

Nominations and statistics were sent in by the coaches, and the Main Street Preps staff made the final decisions. 

The full teams are listed below.


Player of the Year: Deshiya Hoosier, Beech 

Why chosen: Hoosier led the Lady Bucs this season in almost every offensive category. She was named the District 9-AAA regular season Most Valuable Player, named to the District 9-AAA tournament team, and the Region 5-AAA tournament team. She was the Lady Bucs’ main option this season and still, she could not be stopped in league play. She is committed to Kentucky Wesleyan College. 


Team of the Year: Westmoreland Eagles

Why Chosen: The Lady Eagles enjoyed a 29-5 record and a trip to the Class AA sub-state round where they fell to state semifinalist Nolensville by four points. The Eagles were crowned District 9-AA regular season and tournament champions. The team enjoyed two win streaks of 10 more more wins including a 16-game win streak from Jan. 7 through March 2. 


Coach of the Year: Jerry Landers, Gallatin 

Why Chosen: Landers led Gallatin to their best record in 20 years going 21-10. The team also finished in third place in the District 9-AAA tournament, their best finish since 2002. 


Student-Athlete of the Year: Daley McCloud, Portland 

Why Chosen: Along with being a four year member of the basketball and softball teams at Portland High School, Daley is a member of BETA and the National Honor’s Society. She carries a 3.96 GPA and a 4.0 GPA in college courses through Volunteer State. She scored a 26 on her ACT and has plans to attend Volunteer State CC on the Hope Scholarship. She is a vital volunteer coach in the youth league and the community in Portland the last two years. 


 First Team 

  • Ashley Malone, Pope John Paul II

Why Chosen: Malone was the offensive catalyst for the Lady Knights basketball team this season. A true do-it-all point guard, Malone was asked to shoulder the load and did so in a big way. She scored 504 points for a 17.4 points per game average, 5.1 rebounds per game, 3.4 steals per game, and was named to the DII-AA All-Region and All-State team. She is committed to Jacksonville University. 

  • Mia Dean, Beech 

Why Chosen: Dean, much like Hoosier, was asked to pick up her production this season when teammate Jana Claire Swafford went down with a knee injury before the season started. She responded by leading the team in assists. She also became the first player in school history to record 1,000 points and 500 assists in her career.

  • Avery Morris, Westmoreland 

Why Chosen: Morris led her team with 14 points per game, 5 assists per game, and 3 steals per game while collecting over 100 rebounds at the point guard position. She was named the District 9-AA regular season and tournament Most Valuable Player and was named to the Region 5-AA All-Region team. 

  • Marisa Wirtz, Station Camp 

Why Chosen: Wirtz turned the corner at the start of the 2020 calendar year, picking up her scoring and overall contribution to the Lady Bison basketball team. She averaged 16.5 points per game and shot 44% from below the arc and 31% from long range. She was named to the District 9-AAA regular season team. 

  • Jeremia Montgomery, Gallatin 

Why Chosen: Montgomery led Gallatin in scoring, rebounding, and assists this season. She tallied 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2.5 steals per game. She was named to the District 9-AAA Regular season and Tournament team. 


Second Team 

Bri Ellis, Beech

Macy Thomas, Merrol Hyde

Faith Eubank, Station Camp

Jo’Neca Talley, Gallatin

Alana Eakle, Westmoreland 


Third Team 

Janaeya Mayes, Hendersonville

Lillie Whitehead, Portland

JC Swafford, Beech 

Leanna Pearson, Pope John Paul II 

Laci Walmer, Beech 


Fourth Team  

Baylee Miller, White House 

Kayla Minchey, Hendersonville 

Janaya Newsom, Gallatin 

Anastin Lee, Pope John Paul II

Peyton Mingle, Merrol Hyde 

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