Posted On: 01/10/19 7:16 AM
Washington has consistently produced quality girl prospects over the years. Over the last decade, Washington has produced more girl McDonalds All-Americans then boys. This years 2019 class has over 30 girls committed to play for a four year university.
With such consistent and strong classes being pumped out every year, it’s easy for some talented players to fly under the radar. This is the case with Zillah senior point guard Callie Delp.
Delp is a four year varsity player for a Zillah program who is almost religiously in the top 3 for 1A. Over the course of her career, she has made SCAC West All league every year. And this season will be no different as she is averaging a league best 22 points per game.
Due to her 5’5 stature she is often overlooked. But do so at your own risk, as Delp is a big time scorer and she can play with the best of them. At the Sundome Shootout, Zillah took on Cashmere in a marquee matchup. In her head to head battle with top ranked point guard Hailey Van Lith, Callie put up 27 points and finally cracked the 1,000 point mark. Joining her brother, Trey Delp who also achieved this accomplishment as a member of the boys team.
The matchup against Van Lith is one Callie looks forward to. Its a chance to see how you match up against the best in the state. Looking back to last season where Delp scored 26 and squeezed a one point victory over the bulldogs. Delp said “It was probably the most fun and best performance so far in my career”
When asked who her role model was, she said without hesitation “Isaiah Thomas”
“I feel like I can relate to Isaiah Thomas because he’s really over looked because of his size, but still puts up big numbers.”
Callie Delp has had one dream since she picked up a basketball, thats to play at a 4 year university. Her recruitment hasn’t picked up yet. As of right now, Delp’s only offer is from Evergreen state college. This hasn’t discouraged Delp one bit. She is taking it one step at a time. Right now her number one goal is to win her second district title and make state for the 4th straight season.
Zillah is currently 11-1 and third in the latest 1A RRI.
As Callie Delp puts the finishing touches on her already well decorated high school career, its only a matter of time before she accomplishes her goals. Starting with the district championship!