Alissa Pili, who ended her illustrious high school sports career as a 13-time state champion for Dimond High, has been named the MaxPreps female athlete of the year for the second year in a row.
She is the second repeat winner since the high school sports website established the award in 2007-08. The only other girl to repeat was Colorado swimmer Missy Franklin, an Olympic champion.
Pili, who stands 6 feet tall, is big, strong and skilled. She collected state titles in four sports — volleyball, basketball, track and wrestling — but she is about to become singularly focused: She is headed to USC on a basketball scholarship.
"I know what I'm capable of (but) playing all these sports, I haven't had a chance to focus (solely) on basketball," she told MaxPreps. "I'm excited to see how good I can be."
Pili’s senior season was one of her bests. She helped the Lynx to Class 4A championships in basketball (averaging about 28 points and 16 rebounds per game) and volleyball (averaging 4.5 kills per set) and grabbed individual state track titles in the shot put and discus.
Her 2,614 career points in basketball are a Class 4A record.
Here’s the final tally of state championships captured by for Alissa Pili during four years at Dimond High:
4 volleyball championships
4 shot put championships
2 basketball championships
2 discus championships
1 wrestling championship
MaxPreps high school athletes of the year
2007-08 — Nneka Ogwumike, Cy-Fair (Cypress, Texas): Basketball, volleyball
2008-09 — Jordan Hasay, Mission Prep (San Luis Obispo, Calif.): Cross country, track and field
2009-10 — Chiney Ogwumike, Cy-Fair (Cypress, Texas): Basketball, volleyball
2010-11 — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.): Basketball
2011-12 — Missy Franklin, Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.): Swimming
2012-13 — Missy Franklin, Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.): Swimming
2013-14 — Ariana Washington, Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.): Track and field
2015-16 — Mikayla Pivec, Lynnwood (Bothell, Wash.): Cross country, basketball, track and field
2016-17 — Tara Davis, Agoura (Calif.): Track and field
2017-18 — Alissa Pili, Dimond (Anchorage): Volleyball, basketball, track and field
2018-19 — Alissa Pili, Dimond (Anchorage): Volleyball, basketball, track and field
2007-08 — Terrelle Pryor, Jeannette (Pa.): Football, basketball
2008-09 — Garrett Gilbert, Lake Travis (Austin, Texas): Football
2009-10 — Dorial Green-Beckham, Hillcrest (Springfield, Mo.): Football, basketball, track and field
2010-11 — Kasen Williams, Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.): Football, basketball, track and field
2011-12 — Anthony Alford, Petal (Miss): Football, baseball
2012-13 — Derrick Henry, Yulee (Fla.): Football
2013-14 — Patrick Mahomes, Whitehouse (Texas): Football, basketball, baseball
2014-15 — Kyler Murray, Allen (Texas): Football, baseball
2015-16 — Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills (Calif.): Basketball
2016-17 — Tim Tawa, West Linn (Ore.): Football, basketball, baseball
2017-18 — Jordyn Adams, Green Hope (Cary, N.C.): Football, baseball
2018-19 — Joe Girard, Glenn Falls (N.Y.): Basketball, football