Editor’s note: The Deseret News picks the MVPs, but the remainder of the All-State teams are based on coaches' votes.

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Sarah Thomas earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of Utah and is currently pursuing an MBA at Westminster College. She has been covering sports for the Deseret News since 2008.

5A First Team

Ms. Basketball

Shelbee Molen, Fremont, Jr., 5-10, Guard – 16.6 ppg

5A MVP

Amanda Wayment, Fremont, Sr., 6-1, Center — 14.9 ppg

5A Defensive MVP

Maddi Smith, Layton, Sr., 5-9, Guard – 11.1 ppg

5A First Team

Jaden Anderson, Layton, Sr., 6-1, Forward – 12.6 ppg

Lindsey Johnson, Brighton, Jr., 5-10, Guard – 10.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.5 spg

Caitlyn Larsen, Viewmont, Sr., 5-10, Guard – 18.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.7 apg, 3.9 spg

Mariah Martin, Alta, Fr., 5-6, Guard – 12.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.9 spg

Shelby Richards, Riverton, Sr., 5-9, Guard – 14.5 ppg


Shelbee Molen, Fremont

Ms. Basketball

Junior, 5-10, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

16.6 points per game

Season high

27 points at Hillcrest on Dec. 27.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Shelbee Molen is a great athlete and one of the best, if not the best, offensive basketball players in the state. She always draws the opponents' best defender and, if you play zone, watch out because she will score 30 on you. She can go left or right and can hit any number of shots in any number of ways. She also shoots around 80-85 percent from the free throw line. ”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 5A Second Team

Player Note

Signed with BYU.


Amanda Wayment, Fremont

5A MVP

Senior, 6-1, Center

2013-2014 statistics

14.92 points per game

Season high

25 points vs. Syracuse on Feb. 14.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Amanda Waymant is a very good post player. She can go left or right and does a great job of finding ways to score. She runs the floor well and plays good defense. ”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 5A Second Team

Player Note

Signed with BYU.


Maddi Smith, Layton

5A Defensive MVP

Senior, 5-9, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

11.14 points per game

Season high

22 points at Bountiful on Dec. 6 and vs. Bingham on Dec. 31.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Maddi is a tough, passionate player who leads her team well. She is a great player on both sides of the ball. Offensively she has multiple ways to hurt you, she is strong and finishes well around the basket but can also hurt you from beyond 20 ft. She is a strong defender on and off the ball, she anticipates well and has great footwork."

Past all-state honors

2012 — 5A First Team

2012 — 5A Honorable Mention

Player Note

Signed with Snow College.


Jaden Anderson, Layton

5A First Team

Senior, 6-1, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

12.57 points per game

Season high

26 points at Syracuse on Feb. 4.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Has been a huge part of Layton’s success the past three years. She posts well and gets great position down low and can finish around the rim. She uses her body well on defense and is a good rebounder. Jaden also passes well. If she is doubled-down in the post, she will kick it out to an open guard spotting up, or if she is at the high post, she will feed it in to the post-down low."


Lindsey Johnson, Brighton

5A First Team

Junior, 5-10, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

10.46 points per game

3.0 rebounds per game

1.83 assists per game

1.5 steals per game

Season high

21 points vs. Lehi on Dec. 10 and at Fremont on Dec. 13.

Opposing coach scouting report

“How the heck do you stop a 6-foot point guard who has a deadly pull-up jumper? You can't. Very athletic and smooth. She's very court-savvy and can beat you with that jumper or attacking the basket. "

Past all-state honors

2013 — 5A Honorable Mention


Caitlyn Larsen, Viewmont

5A First Team

Senior, 5-10, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

18.3 points per game

8.04 rebounds per game

3.65 assists per game

3.91 steals per game

Season high

28 points vs. Brighton on Dec. 11 and at Weber on Jan. 3

Opposing coach scouting report

“Caitlyn is a fierce competitor and brings an intensity to all of her teammates. She is the emotional leader of her team and has the ability to step up to make big-time plays. She is an incredible rebounder and finishes strong at the rim. Caitlyn is extremely athletic, and at times it is impossible to stop her from going to the basket, but is also a great outside threat. She is a balanced player and plays well on both offense and defense."

Past all-state honors

2013 — 5A First Team

2012 — 5A Honorable Mention

Player Note

Signed with BYU softball.


Mariah Martin, Alta

5A First Team

Freshman, 5-6, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

12.19 points per game

3.42 rebounds per game

2.81 assists per game

1.88 steals per game

Season high

27 points vs. Brighton on Jan. 21

Opposing coach scouting report

“Martin is a very difficult player to guard. She is great going to the basket and, if you leave her open for a 3-point shot, she will make it.”


Shelby Richards, Riverton

5A First Team

Senior, 5-9, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

14.52 points per game

Season high

29 points at Pleasant Grove on Feb. 11

Opposing coach scouting report

“Shelby is an extremely athletic player. Her length, quickness and anticipation make her a very difficult player to deal with on either end of the floor. She is a clutch player who wants the ball when the game is on the line, and she has an uncanny ability to make very difficult shots.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 5A Third Team

Player Note

Signed with SLCC.


5A Second Team

Maddie Chin, Brighton, Sr., 5-10, Forward – 9.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.9 apg

Mattie Evensen, Taylorsville, Sr., 6-2, Center – 12.1 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 1.2 spg

Jessica Matheson, Granger, Jr., 5-7, Guard – 18.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 5.2 apg, 4.0 spg

Kelsey McCann, Lone Peak, Jr., 5-11, Guard – 18.6 ppg

Jenna Shepherd, American Fork, So., 5-9, Guard – 10.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.5 apg, 3.1 spg

Katie Tooele, Viewmont, Jr., 5-9, Guard — 15.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.9 apg, 2.4 spg

Maddie Chin, Brighton

5A Second Team

Senior, 5-10, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

9.71 points per game

5.33 rebounds per game

1.88 assists per game

0.92 steals per game

Season high

19 points vs. Alta on Feb. 11.

Opposing coach scouting report

“A great Rebounder and mid-range shooter, she steps up when the game's on the line.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 5A Second Team

2012 — 5A Honorable Mention


Mattie Evensen, Taylorsville

5A Second Team

Senior, 6-2, Center

2013-2014 statistics

12.09 points per game

10.18 rebounds per game

0.86 assists per game

1.18 steals per game

Season high

19 points vs. Granger on Jan. 28.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Mattie Evensen is an extremely hard worker. She is a strong post player who has the ability to affect the game offensively and defensively. On defensive, you always had to know where Mattie was because she would affect any shot in the lane. To beat Taylorsville, you had to shoot well because Mattie controlled the defensive glass. It was usually one shot and done. Offensively, Mattie really developed her game into a consistent low post-scorer and a consistent free-throw shooter. Her effort, tenacity and consistency led Taylorsville to a successful season.”

Jessica Matheson, Granger

5A Second Team

Junior, 5-7, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

17.95 points per game

4.27 rebounds per game

5.18 assists per game

4.00 steals per game

Season high

30 points at Uintah on Jan. 11.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Our goal with Jessica Matheson was to contain her in all aspects of her game. With her leading in points, steals and assists, that was a huge task. We tried to limit her touches which we hoped in turn would limit her stats. We always made sure we knew where she was on the court, including the defensive end, so she wouldn't get too many steals and easy layups off of her steals. As with any good player, we worked hard at taking her out of her rhythm! No easy drives and everybody rotates in preparation of her 'dish.' She has a great instincts for the game and is a fun player to watch when you're not playing her!"

Kelsey McCann, Lone Peak

5A Second Team

Junior, 5-11, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

18.57 points per game

Season high

29 points vs. Timpanogos on Dec. 13.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Kelsey is a 'complete player.' She can really shoot it, handles well, and a great athlete. I'm not sure you can slow her down with one defender. "

Past all-state honors

2013 — 3A First Team

2012 — 3A Third Team


Jenna Shepherd, American Fork

5A Second Team

Sophomore, 5-9, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

9.96 points per game

3.56 rebounds per game

2.52 assists per game

3.07 steals per game

Season high

22 points at Lehi on Feb. 20 and vs. Layton on Feb. 25.

Coach's scouting report

“Jenna is an extremely athletic player with a very competitive personality. She is a complete player who can drive, shoot, and set up her teammates. Jenna is a terrific leader who serves as a coach on the floor."


Katie Toole, Viewmont

5A Second Team

Junior, 5-9, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

15.17 points per game

6.48 rebounds per game

2.91 assists per game

2.35 steals per game

Season high

29 points vs. Brighton on Dec. 11.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Katie is extremely athletic and has the ability to elevate over her defender and score. She has a natural feel for the game and can get to the basket as well as anyone. She is an outstanding shot blocker, great defender and is an amazing rebounder. She's an intense, passionate player that will continue to improve and excel at this game.”

Past all-state honors

2013 — 5A Honorable Mention


5A Third Team

5A Third Team

Sarah Beecher, Davis, Sr., 5-7, Guard — 11.0 ppg

Harley Hansen, Fremont, So., 5-8, Guard — 7.3 ppg

Taylor Moeaki, American Fork, Fr., 5-7, Guard — 10.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.6 apg, 2.3 spg

Sheradyn Parker, Bingham, Sr., 5-11, Forward — 10.2 ppg

Savannah Sandberg, Copper Hills, Sr., 5-10, Forward — 10.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.0 spg

Shirsten Wissinger, Copper Hills, So., 5-7, Guard – 12.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6 spg

Sarah Beecher, Davis

5A Third Team

Senior, 5-7, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

11.0 points per game

Season high

28 points vs. Bountiful on Dec. 31.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Sarah was an incredible leader. Being the only senior on her team, she constantly showed poise and confidence. She has a great move to the basket and can use both hands well. She could score multiple ways and was a great 3-point shooter. Sarah was a tough defender that gave total effort every game.”

Player Note

Signed with New Mexico Highland soccer.


Harley Hansen, Fremont

5A Third Team

Sophomore, 5-8, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

7.28 points per game

Season high

14 points vs. Bingham on Feb. 27 and vs. American Fork on March 1.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Tremendous athlete who continues to get better and better as a basketball player. She has a ton of confidence as a sophomore and plays with a lot of energy. She is a team player and can get to the rim or pull up and shoot. Harley runs the floor well and has a lot of speed to get out on the break. She plays terrific defense and is a great 1 on 1 defender."

Past all-state honors

2013 — 5A Honorable Mention


Taylor Moeaki, American Fork

5A Third Team

Freshman, 5-7, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

10.44 points per game

2.74 rebounds per game

1.63 assists per game

2.30 steals per game

Season high

19 points at Lehi on Feb. 20.

Scouting report

“Taylor is a fearless attacker of the basket. She has a variety of moves to create her own shot. She plays beyond her years. She wants the ball and expects to come through in clutch situations.”


Sheradyn Parker, Bingham

5A Third Team

Senior, 5-11, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

10.18 points per game

Season high

24 points vs. Timpanogos on Dec. 17.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Great at establishing herself in the paint; streak shooter that can play with her back to basket or on the perimeter; very coachable.”

Savannah Sandberg, Copper Hills

5A Third Team

Senior, 5-10, Forward

2013-2014 statistics

10.09 points per game

4.22 rebounds per game

0.91 assists per game

1.96 steals per game

Season high

21 points at Jordan on Feb. 18.

Opposing coach scouting report

“The more physical the game, the better she plays. Very gritty, a true all-around player. She loves taking charges (even in all-star games).”

Player Note

Signed with Snow College.


Shirsten Wissinger, Copper Hills

5A Third Team

Sophomore, 5-7, Guard

2013-2014 statistics

12.43 points per game

3.91 rebounds per game

0.57 assists per game

1.57 steals per game

Season high

26 points vs. West on Jan. 8.

Opposing coach scouting report

“Shirsten can get hot in a hurry. She played very well in both games against us. She's mastered the turnaround jumper. Great attitude off the court. Very likable; has friends on practically every team in the state."


5A Honorable Mention

Cassidy Anderson, Layton

Kaylie Bartholomew, Lehi

Mallory Bostic, Riverton

Andrea Brady, Cottonwood

McKenzie Burrows, Fremont

Elsa Ferre, Alta

Alyssa Hirschi, Brighton

Summer Judd, Granger

McKenna Miles, Pleasant Grove

Kealani Sagapolu, Fremont

Sydnee Ward, Fremont