All-League Voting Procedures                                                                                                        

(Revised August, 2017)

1.    The definition of an all-league representative is someone who:

  • ·      Demonstrates skills and ability through performance in league contests;
  • ·      Is both a leader to the team and demonstrates the attributes of sportsmanship;
  • ·      Has played in at least 60% of all league games;
  • ·      Has had nomination vetted by both coach and athletic director;

 

2.    Athletic Directors are required to meet a submission date prior to an all-league coaches meeting.

 

3.    All Head Coaches must attend (or have representation at) the post season coaches’ meeting. At that meeting:

  • ·      Coaches will be given time to discuss each of their all-league nominations as well as Rookie-of-the-Year nominations.
  • ·      League sportsmanship reports will be distributed (card, technical reports) to each coach.
  •        The sport coordinator will distribute results to the league and the media. 
  • 2 AD’s will be present at All-League meetings:  Sport Coordinator + another AD
  • Open Voting in all team sports. No counting of votes. Rookie and MVP Open Voting
  • Coach of the Year and Sportsmanship will be voted via closed ballots
  • If in Divisions, 70% will come from Division 1, 30% will come from Division 2
  • The size of some teams has been increased to try to make consistent 1st and 2nd teams. The percentage of players recognized will be kept consistent so girls’ sports aren’t penalized for extra teams
  • Honorable Mentions are not position specific.

 

4.    Voting:

  • ·      Coaches may not vote for their own players (only exceptions must be pre-approved by sport coordinator and league president).
  • ·      Coaches will vote the least number of points for the top candidate and coaches will only vote for the total number of spots on the first and second team (example:  Girls’ Soccer has room for 25 players on the first and second teams combined. Therefore the ‘best player’ would receive 1 point; the ‘next best player’ would receive 2, and so on. If there are 40 nominees, the coach would only rank the top 25). If they have less votes than spots available, we will weigh their votes accordingly.
  • ADs will also vote for Rookie-of-the-Year, Team Sportsmanship, and Coach-of-the-Year.

 

5.     Vote Confirmations/Reports:

  • ·      ADs will confirm spellings, positions, etc., with the sport coordinator. Any discrepancies and/or possible issues will be discussed with the AD of the school involved. If needed, the league appeals committee will convene to any resolve issues. 
  • ·      All-League teams will be distributed to ADs via email and posted on the league website, (cc’d to Seattle Times) the same day by the sport coordinator.

 

All-League Team Sizes

Volleyball – 7 (1st Team)/7 (2nd Team): Setter (1), Middle Blocker (2), Defensive Specialist (1), Outside Hitter (3) + 2 (Honorable Mention)

Boys Soccer - 11(1st team)/ 11 (2nd team): Keeper (1), Forward (3), Defense (3), Midfielder (4)

Girls’ Soccer – 11(1st team)/ 11 (2nd team): Keeper (1), Forward (3), Defense (3), Midfielder (4) + 3 (Honorable Mention)

Boys’ Basketball – 5 (1st team)/5 (2nd team): Guards (3), Forwards (2)

Girls’ Basketball – 5 (1st team)/5 (2nd team): Guards (3), Forwards (2), + 2 (Honorable Mention)

Baseball – 9: Infielders (3), Outfielders (3), Pitcher (2), Catcher (1)

Softball – 5

Boys' Ultimate - 7 (3 handlers, 4 cutters) + 4 (Honorable Mention)

Girls' Ultimate - 7 (3 handlers, 4 cutters) + 4 (Honorable Mention)

 

Individual Sports’ Qualifications

  • ·       Cross Country – Top 13 boys and 16 girls awarded (25% of the 7 "starters"/team).
  • ·       Golf – top 25% of the league by regular season scoring average are 1st team All-League.
  • ·       Tennis – top 4 Singles & Doubles players will be considered 1st Team All-League.
  • ·       Track and Field – awards league honors by meeting standard(s). 

 

Ejections/Sportsmanship

  • ·       Athlete ejected for sportsmanship reasons is not eligible for all-league honors of any kind.
  • ·       If a coach is ejected, or receives two cards/two technical fouls for sportsmanship reasons, he/she is ineligible for Coach-of-the-Year and the team will not qualify for the Sportsmanship Award.