WCA’s Charnissa Chillers Earns VISAA Division III Player of the Year

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Charnissa Chillers was named a first-team All-State selection. (file photo)
Charnissa Chillers was named a first-team All-State selection. (File Photo)

Williamsburg Christian Academy senior Charnissa Chillers capped off her final season with the Eagles by earning top honors at the state level.

On Monday, Chillers was named the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division III Player of the Year.

Chillers, who will be playing college basketball for Division I Radford University, earned the honors after averaging roughly 14.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game this year.

“She was everything for us, basically. She could control the game, slow us down, speed us up. She was always the one who set the tone for us. She was pretty much our rock,” WCA Coach Scott Jones said of Chillers. “She’s been fighting injuries, but I think she’s had a great career here and she has meant a lot to the school. She’s a great all-around kid on and off the court.”

Also earning postseason honors was Armani Franklin, a junior, who was also named a first-team All-State selection. Franklin averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 5.6 steals and 2.8 assists per game.

Chillers and Franklin helped lead the Eagles to the VISAA semifinal round before falling 63-58 to Richmond Christian.

To see a full list of All-State selections, click here.