WNC rich again with volleyball talent

WNC rich again with volleyball talent

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WNC rich again with volleyball talent

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Who are some of Western North Carolina’s top volleyball players back for this season?

Here is a list of last year’s players who were named to the Citizen-Times All-WNC team, followed by the 2013 all-conference teams for the area.

The grade levels for the All-WNC players have been updated.

LAST YEAR’S RETURNING ALL-WNC SELECTIONS

FIRST TEAM

Caroline Marsh

North Henderson

Sophomore

Middle blocker/middle hitter

Marsh earned All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference honors after finishing with a team-high 490 kills. Marsh also had 113 blocks, including a school-record 14 in a three-set win over NCHSAA 2-A champion Hendersonville.

SECOND TEAM

Gracie Carrick, Brevard junior middle hitter

Lauren Davis, Erwin senior outside hitter/setter

Taylor Hock, West Henderson junior outside hitter

LAST YEAR’S WNC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

Mountain Athletic 3-A/4-A

Audrey Nash (Asheville); Whitney DeMoss, Sarah Smith and SallyAnne Johnson (Enka); Lauren Davis and Jacklyn Rhew (Erwin); Kylee Lenon (McDowell); Morgan Ballard and Taylor VanReenen (North Buncombe); Courtney Koehler, Kendra Rice and Natalie Montini (Reynolds); Kathryn Sizemore, Cheyenne Logan and Cayla Wood (Roberson).

Coach of the Year: Lori Ledford (Reynolds).

Player of the Year: Natalie Montini (Reynolds).

WNC Athletic 2-A/3-A

Rachel Cassell, Gracie Carrick and Hunter Parrish (Brevard); Bailey Waldbart (East Henderson); Mariah Wallace and Alex Clark (Franklin); Cameron Pryor, Caroline Marsh, Ellie Caldwell and Jonnie Petree (North Henderson); Brooklyn Allen, Mariah Lewis and Sheridan Pressley (Pisgah); Emma Raleigh and Bonnie Derks (Smoky Mountain); Taylor Ross (Tuscola); Savanna Austin, Rachel Kordonowy, Taylor Houck, Mary Catherine Ball and Caroline Hauss (West Henderson).

Co-Coaches of the Year: Tiffany Lowrance (West Henderson) and Megan Woods (Pisgah).

Co-Players of the Year: Cameron Pryor (North Henderson) and Savanna Austin (West Henderson).

Western Highlands 1-A/2-A

Kylie Polsgrove and Bre Heaton (Avery County); Jamie Lee Zullo, Caylie Shew, Blaire Hawkins, Micayla Bedoian, Cassie Born and Victoria Schandevel (Hendersonville); Tasha Chandler (Madison); Sarah Robinson and Kennedi Grindstaff (Mitchell); Nyssa Freeman, Alex Boone and Christina Ray (Mountain Heritage); Morgan Dale, Wesley Barker and Krysta Przestzelski (Owen); Kara Overholt, Sarah Phipps, Lily Owens and Rebecca Mitchell (Polk County).

Coach of the Year: Erica Cantrell (Hendersonville).

Player of the Year: Caylie Shew (Hendersonville).

Big Smoky Mountain 1-A

Erin West (Andrews); Tiffany Timpson and Haley Reaux (Hayesville); Hannah Carson (Murphy); Daylee Brooms (Robbinsville); Morgan Sisk, Hannah Reese, Brooke Reese and Candace Petit (Rosman); Valerie Arkansas, Lydia Sale and Alex Treadway (Swain County).

Coach of the Year: Amanda McCall (Rosman).

Player of the Year: Valerie Arkansas (Swain County).

Little Smoky Mountain 1-A

Kirsten Mills, Jessica Stiwinter and Natasha Baumgarner (Blue Ridge); Haylie Shope, Lauren Beaver and Kameron Forrister (Hiwassee Dam); Jaiden Bateman (Nantahala).

Co-Coaches of the Year: Kelsey Mears (Blue Ridge) and Brittany Stiles (Hiwassee Dam).

Player of the Year: Kirsten Mills (Blue Ridge).

Carolinas Athletic Association (NCISAA)

Taylor Robinson, Azana Green, Anna Otto and Maribeth Harrington (Asheville Christian Academy); Bonnie Melanson (Asheville School); Hannah Draddy (Carolina Day).

Player of the Year: Madison Allen (Shannon Forest).

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