Local volleyball teams just shy of double-digit first-team honors
With another season of high school volleyball officially in the books, league honors began rolling in this week for the area teams.
Here is a complete rundown for each of the four local squads.
The 11-28 Lady Pioneers saw five of its players receive Sunflower League recognition, none higher than Michelle Tennant. The junior outside hitter was one of 16 conference players to be named to the first-team All-Sunflower League roster.
“Very well deserved considering all the hard work they put in,” LHS coach Josh Padilla said. “It’s phenomenal to get that many girls honored and I think it definitely shows the commitment they have to get better.”
Leavenworth junior Brittany Bosarge was given second-team All-Sunflower accolades while junior Sydney Moon, sophomore Mahogani Gant and sophomore Tyler Johnson were selected honorable mention.
The Lady Lions came up one match shy of returning to another state tournament, finishing the season 24-17. Three Lady Lions were instrumental in that success and for their efforts, received the highest honors from the Kaw Valley League.
Seniors Bri Lozenski and Ashley Linaweaver, along with junior Amanda Dalbey, were all awarded spots on the All-KVL first team.
With its 28-10 record, the Lady Raiders earned fourth in the Delaware Valley League and fell just short of making the state tournament when it lost in its substate championship match.
Falling in line with those achievements, four Immaculata players were recognized by the Delaware Valley League.
Named to the All-DVL first team were seniors Mary Thorne and Molly Abbott, plus sophomore Grace Parker. Senior Megan Abbott was chosen for the DVL honorable mention list.
Three Lady Rams were honored by the DVL for their performances this past season for the 12-23 Ridge squad.
Tabbed to the first-team All-DVL roster were seniors Ashten Langley and Jordan Adams, while senior Brooke Wagner was designated honorable mention.