Delle Donne named Delaware’s Athlete of the Year; Sals’ swim coach, Appo baseball among honorees | The Latest from WDEL News


Reigning WNBA Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne became the first four-time winner of the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association Athlete of the Year.

Delle Donne has now won the honor in all three phases of her basketball career.

She won the 2008 award after leading Ursuline to one of the four state championships she claimed with the Raiders, and then 2010 and 2012 with the University of Delaware. 

Her 2019 honor came after guiding the Washington Mystics to their first WNBA championship in franchise history, while she won her second MVP trophy.

She became the first player in WNBA history to shoot 50% from the field, 40% from the field, and 95% from the free throw line.

Delle Donne could not be at Monday’s ceremony at the Sheraton South, but it was still a special occasion.

Appoquinimink baseball wrapped up just the second perfect season in Delaware prep history to claim the Team of the Year Award.

The team was guided by 25-year-old Mike Torres, who took over the Jags just two weeks before the season started, then led them to perfection.

“The willingness to win, but not only that. The ability to be focused all the way through. It’s no…

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