June 12, 2006
SEATTLE -- Sara Mosiman, a senior at King's High School in Seattle who has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Washington women's basketball team, was named The Seattle Times' Female High School Athlete of the Year the newspaper announced June 10.
Mosiman was a three-sport star in basketball, volleyball and track and field during her prep career. A four-year varsity starter in basketball, she led the Knights to back-to-back 2A state titles the last two seasons and was the state tournament MVP both years as well. Mosiman, a 5-9 guard, averaged 18.7 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.6 steals in leading King's to a 26-2 record during her senior season. She was named The Seattle Times' 2005-06 State Player of the Year and the Associated Press 2A Player of the Year for the second-straight year.
In volleyball, Mosiman's accolades were equally impressive. She is a two-time All-State selection and was this year's 2A State Player of the Year after leading her squad to a fourth-place finish at the state championships. As a junior, she led the Knights to a third-place state finish. Mosiman also earned Cascade Conference MVP honors the last two seasons.
In track and field this season, Mosiman finished fifth in the javelin and tied for seventh in the high jump at the 2A state meet. Over her career, she earned state medals in the javelin, high jump, triple jump and long jump including a 1A state title in the javelin in 2004. She was also state runner-up in the high jump in 2004.
Mosiman was one of five finalists for the award selected by Times editors, reporters and correspondents covering high-school sports. The four other finalists were Devin Brooks (Holy Names/Basketball, track and field), Julie Futch (Auburn Riverside/soccer, basketball, track and field), Amanda Fleischman (Woodinville/softball and basketball) and Courtney Vandersloot (Kentwood/soccer, basketball and track and field).