Student Athlete of the Week: Elisabeth Coffman

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CROZET, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Since day one, Elisabeth Coffman's role at Western Albemarle has been well defined - starting point guard.

"She did it from game one," said Western Albemarle girls basketball Coach Kris Wright. "She started every game of her varsity career, and there aren't a whole lot of kids that can say that, not just here, but in high school basketball in general."

In that time, Coffman passed the 1,000 point plateau as a scorer while grabbing 400 rebounds, dishing out 400 assists and coming away with 350 steals. In the last two seasons, she was named the Class 3 Jefferson District player of the year.

She also led the Warriors to 75 wins in four years and back-to-back Jefferson District championships.

"She has an immense amount of skill," Wright said. "She can shoot. She can pass. She can dribble. She can defend."

"They're really good memories," Coffman added, "and they really show how much work, not only I've put in as an individual, but my parents who were able to make this happen."

That is what defines Coffman as a player. Never one to take credit for herself, she is much more likely to shine light on those that helped her get where she is today.

"I always think of basketball as a team sport," she said. "Yes, I have the ball a lot of the times, but I throw a lot of passes where my teammates actually bail me out 99 percent of the time."

"She never checks the score book to see how many she had," Wright added. "She's much more interested, how many did Sydney have, how many did Annie have? Those are much more of interest to her than anything she accomplishes individually. She really loves to see her teammates experience joyous moments."

As her high school basketball career starts to wind down, Coffman is leading the Warriors to the Class 3 state basketball tournament for the first time since 2013. The Warriors play Lord Botetourt in the state quarterfinals Friday night.

"Just to come and be able to be in the state tournament," Coffman said, "and have this chance is just really awesome and its something I'll never forget."

"The day in and day out interactions with her are very rewarding," Wright added. "She's a very kind kid, very delightful. She's great to my family, great to her teammates and you always miss kids who have that energy about them that makes everyone around them have a little bit better day."