Change is inevitable. But for Felecity Havens, some things never change – including her role as Ashley's leader and go-to player.
Despite a new starting lineup, a new position and new defensive schemes being thrown at her every night, Havens found a way to keep doing what she has always done – score points and guide her team to wins.
Havens poured in 506 points this season, the most by an Ashley player in a single season in school history. She finished with 1,536 career points, tops all-time for any basketball player, male or female, at the school. Along with the points, Havens came up with team highs in assists (68) and steals (105). She earned the Mideastern Conference player of the year honor, as well as being a first-team pick for the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association's District 2 team.
Area coaches were solicited to offer all-area nominees from their own team and other teams, as well as a nominee for player of the year. Of the eight coaches who took time to suggest a player of the year candidate, five tabbed Havens as their choice.
From "best all-around player in the area" to "most dominant player in our conference," Havens clearly earned a lot of respect from those watching her.