Canby fall athletes earn all-league honors
Canby's Daley McClellan was voted the 2019 Three Rivers League Volleyball Player of the Year.
"It's amazing," McClellan said of the honor. "I know how hard I've worked and my teammates have been building me up and encouraging me and that's just really helped. I'm super thankful for where I am now."
The junior outside hitter finished the 2019 season with 711 kills, 57 aces and 14 blocks.
"She's phenomenal, and there's nobody better than her in our league, and maybe in the state," Canby coach T.J. Schlatter said. "I'm really proud of her and our team was really happy for her. It shows how much respect everybody has for her."
Schlatter was also honored as the TRL Coach of the Year.
"It shows respect from your fellow coaches in your league and respect for the team and what they've done this year," Schlatter said of the award.
Setter Ruby Kayser was voted to the all-league First Team after finishing her senior year with 918 assists, 59 aces and 59 kills.
Libero Arika Evans was selected to the Second Team and outside hitter Caitlyn Gay was an honorable mention.
Chance Miller headlined Canby's selections to the Three Rivers League All-Conference football teams.
The sophomore, who had 59 receptions for 963 yards and eight touchdowns, was voted a First Team wide receiver. Miller also rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown.
"If he's not already one of the best wide receivers in the state, he's going to be one of the best receivers in the state next year," Canby coach Jimmy Joyce said of Miller, who was also an honorable mention at safety. "That's pretty cool considering there wasn't even a wide receivers coach on staff here, so having this diamond in the rough in Chance Miller is impressive."
Canby senior Logan Doman was voted a Second Team linebacker.
Ronan Gay (safety, wide receiver), Tyler Mead (corner), Joe Brauckmiller (linebacker), Wyatt Ramos (linebacker), Ryland Wymer (linebacker), Kole Schaffner (center), Payton Martin (guard), Jacob Strand (tackle) and Kaden Boyd (punter) were all honorable mentions.
Tualatin linebacker John Miller was voted the conference's Defensive Player of the Year. Lake Oswego running back Casey Filkins was selected Offensive Player of The Year.
Tigard's John Kemper was named Coach of the Year.
Canby senior Zach Heidema received the Three Rivers League Goalkeeper of the Year Award and the only First Team all-league spot given to keepers.
"The team relied on Zach to make a couple highlight-worthy saves each game, and Zach did not disappoint," Canby coach Ryan McCormack said.
The Cougars allowed 10 less goals this season.
"The team saw a large reduction in goals against this year, Zach was a huge part of that."
Junior Francisco Cabello was also named to the First Team as a midfielder, though he played in nearly every position for the Cougars this season. Of the Cougars' 15 goals, Francisco scored seven and recorded two assists. "The team relied on him to start the offense and at times, hold the midfield defensively," McCormack said. "Last year, Francisco was an honorable mention at the league level, and he'll return to the field next year as one of the best players in the Three Rivers League."
Senior captain Ian Quinlan was named to the Second Team for the third consecutive year. Despite missing two and half games, Quinlan still accounted for over a third of Canby's goals this seaso, scoring five goals and one assist. This included two goals on senior night when the Cougars tied the eventual league champions and at the time No.9 in Class 6A, Tigard.
Seniors Ben Martinusen (midfielder), Luke Tamimi (defender) and Edgar Gutierrez (defender), and sophomore Riley Hemsi-Walters (midfielder) were all honorable mentions.
Canby sophomore forward Joey Baguio was selected Three Rivers League First Team all-conference after scorng seven of the Cougars nine goals in league play.
"Joey has distinguished herself as one of the top attackers in the league, and was a tremendous threat for us with speed, size, and strength," Canby coach Maria VanAcker said.
Canby sophomore Makena Speer (midfielder) and senior Ally O'Dell (defender) was voted to the Second Team.
Speer scored two goals in TRL play.
"Mak had a great year in the midfield," VanAcker said. "She was the pace-setter for us this year and also gave us an additional element of attack through the midfield. Ally is a very patient, but forceful defender and finished her career with the soccer program on a high note.
Senior Naarai Rodriguez (defender), junior Ellie Thompson (defender) and Halle Adair (goalkeeper) were honorable mentions.
"We play in an incredibly competitive league and it is a wonderful honor to be recognized by the coaches of the TRL," VanAcker said. "I'm so proud of the girls. The recognition is indication of their hard work and competitive spirit on the field. The team faced tremendous adversity this year and their perseverance did not go unnoticed."
Ellie Shorter, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma before the season and did not play a minute of soccer, also received an honorable mention.
"Ellie continued to distinguish herself as a top player in the league since last season, and while she didn't have the ability to compete on the field this season, she was recognized by the coaches of the TRL for her continued impact to the league and the game of soccer," VanAcker said. "Ellie has been the nucleus of a community of strong women that have formed in her support, grounded their connection and love for soccer, and demonstrating the power when young women support each other.
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