Harlingen High’s Dickey surprised to be up for 6A Female Athlete of the Year

To say that the Harlingen Lady Cardinals basketball team had a good 2015-16 season is a major understatement.

The Lady Red Birds finished the season at 34-2, lost only one game in the regular season – which came against San Antonio Clark in a tournament shortly before Thanksgiving – then rattled off the next 22 in a row en route to an undefeated District 32-6A title. And while the team ultimately fell short in the playoffs, losing to Weslaco in the third round, the season it had was an undeniable success.

A big reason for that prosperity was the play of senior center Addison Dickey, who not only got things done on the court but also proved to be a team leader to all the underclassmen on the squad.

In addition to her prowess on the basketball court, Dickey was also masterful in front of a net as she provided plenty of power for the Lady Cards’ volleyball team.

Bottom line, Dickey is a gifted athlete and it’s no wonder that she is a finalist for the 6A Female Athlete of the Year award, which will be presented at the 2016 All-Valley Sports Awards Banquet on June 14 in McAllen.

The other nominees up for the award are Mayda Garcia of McAllen Rowe and Belle Palacios of PSJA North.

Dickey sat down with the VMS recently to talk about her nomination.

Q: How does it feel being nominated for the 6A Female Athlete of the Year award?

A: When I found out I was nominated for award, I was in shock. My first question was ‘how did I get nominated?’ I never knew that there was award like this one. I feel completely honored that the people that nominated me even thought to consider me for being in the running for such an amazing award. I feel completely honored just to be a nominee.

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