Fried, Stevens honored at Oregon Sports Awards
BEAVERTON — They were already champions.
And, now, they've been honored again.
Sherwood High School senior Kaillen Fried and Tigard High School freshman Lizzy Stevens were among the winners at the 65th Oregon Sports Awards ceremony, presented by Nike. The event was held June 18 at the Stanford Theater in the Tiger Woods Center on the Nike World Headquarters.
Fried was honored as the Female Prep Soccer Player of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year.
The honor was one of many for Fried, who was previously named the Three Rivers League Player of the Year, the Class 6A Player of the Year and the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Oregon.
Last fall, Fried helped lead the Lady Bowmen to the Class 6A state championship, marking the first-ever Class 6A team championship for a Sherwood squad. Sherwood went 16-2-1 on the season, which was capped off by a 2-1 victory over Sunset in the 2016 Class 6A state championship match.
Fried finished her high school career at Sherwood with a total of 40 goals scored and 22 assists. Two of her goals came in a 3-2 state playoff semifinal win over West Linn.
Fried, who graduated from Sherwood High School earlier this month, will be playing college soccer at Oregon State University.
Fried's Sherwood teammate, senior Lindsay Howard, was also a finalist for the Female Prep Soccer Player of the Year honor. Camille Weaver of Summit was the third finalist.
Stevens was honored as the Female Prep Tennis Player of the Year.
That award caps off an amazing freshman season for Stevens at Tigard.
Playing No. 1 singles, Stevens went 10-0 in regular-season play for the Tigers, losing just a total of five games in the process.
She then breezed through the Three Rivers League district tennis tournament, going 5-0 at the event, losing just six games.
Stevens then won all four of her matches at the Class 6A state tournament, including a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sunset sophomore Serim Jin in the Class 6A girls singles championship match.
Jin and Anna Kern of Corvallis were the other Female Prep Tennis Player of the Year finalists.
Tigard High School had two other Oregon Awards Show finalists.
Junior Braden Lenzy was a finalist for the Male Prep Track Athlete of the Year honor. That award ended up going to Henry Mong of Franklin.
Lenzy, who also is a football standout at Tigard, won the Class 6A state title in the 400-meter dash at the Class 6A state track and field championships for the second year in a row. He won this year's race in a time of 47.92 seconds.
Lenzy also finished second in the 200 and fourth in the 100 at the state meet, while also helping the Tigard 4 x 400 relay team finish in sixth place, making him the top Class 6A individual male point scorer at the state meet.
Lenzy also won Three Rivers League district titles in the 100, 200 and 400.
Tigard junior Victoria Gailey was a finalist for the Female Prep Golfer of the Year honor. That award ended up going to Ellie Slama of South Salem.
During the 2017 season, Gailey was named the Three Rivers League Girls Golf Player of the Year, in addition to topping the league's season-long individual standings.
Gailey went on to finish in a tie for fifth place at the Class 6A girls golf state tournament.
West Linn's Tim Tawa was the 5A-6A Johnny Carpenter Award winner, as the top Male Athlete of the Year. Summit's Olivia Brooks was the 5A-6A Johnny Carpenter Award winner, as the top Female Athlete of the Year.