W.F. West’s Carter McCoy Nabs 2A EvCo MVP


Recently-graduated W.F. West standout Carter McCoy was named the 2A Evergreen Conference MVP as announced by the league Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-5 Lower Columbia College commit averaged 14.8 points and 11.1 rebounds while leading the Bearcats to an 11-5 overall and 9-1 league record, culminating in a district title game appearance.

Also earning all-league recognition was 6-foot-4 junior forward Dirk Plakinger, who averaged 12 points and 3.4 rebounds per game to claim second-team honors.

Joining him on the second team was a pair of seniors, forward Whalen Deskins (eight points, 4.6 rebounds per game) and guard Cade Haller (5.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists per game).

Soren Dalan, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, was named honorable mention after averaging 6.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Centralia earned three honorable mention selections: senior big-man Benito Valencia and juniors Brandon Yeung and Landon Kaut.

Rochester had two honorable mention picks in Caleb Vanderhoof and Tyler Klatusch.

All seven coaching staffs received the Coaching Staff of the Year Award.

The full all-league teams are listed below.


Carter McCoy, W.F. West

First team

Justin Hicks, Black Hills; Chuckie Thompson, Shelton; Cam Oram, Tumwater; Luke Brewer, Tumwater; Angel Baltazar, Aberdeen. 

Second team

Dirk Plakinger, W.F. West; Connor Hopkins, Black Hills; Ryan Otton, Tumwater; Will Akers, Black Hills; Whalen Deskins, W.F. Wes; Cade Haller, W.F. West. 

Honorable mention

Brandon Yeung, Centralia; Landon Kaut, Centralia; Benito Valencia, Centralia; Soren Dalan, W.F. West; Caleb Vanderhoof, Rochester; Tyler Klatush, Rochester; Kayden Seibert, Aberdeen; Jayden Watson, Aberdeen; Matai Leisam, Shelton; Bo Blacketer, Shelton.