Cowgirls dominate Tri-Valley All-Conference first team
The Crook County High School volleyball team dominated the Tri-Valley Conference first team all-conference team.
Crook County placed three girls on the first team, while two more Cowgirls received honorable mention recognition.
Senior middle blocker Cassidy Dill, junior libero Mekynzie Wells and sophomore outside hitter Raegan Wilkins were all selected to the first team.
Dill, a four-year starter for the Cowgirls, led the team in kills this year. The senior amassed 271 kills prior to the state tournament. Dill added 24 blocks and 149 digs as well as going 183 for 213 from the service line with 22 aces.
Wells led the Cowgirl defense, with 539 digs heading into the state tournament. Wells was also one of the team's top servers, going 330 for 383 with 57 aces.
Playing her first season of varsity volleyball, Wilkins was second on the team in kills with 246, while adding 15 blocks and 106 digs. Wilkins was also solid from the service line, going 177 for 207 with 38 aces.
Crook County sophomore setter Anna Woodward and junior outside hitter Kerigan Waibel each received honorable mention recognition.
Woodward had 476 assists in the regular season as well as 135 digs while going 234 for 278 from the service line with 43 aces.
Waibel also had a solid season with 144 kills, nine blocks and 92 digs. In addition, she led the Cowgirls in service percentage, hitting 92.2 percent of her serves, going 285 for 309 with 52 aces.
Also receiving recognition was Crook County head coach Rosie Honl, who was named conference coach of the year. The coach announced this week that she will not be back next year, ending an amazing 22-year run at Crook County High School. The Cowgirls were Tri-Valley Conference champions for the fourth consecutive year, going 9-1 in the league season.
Middle blocker Faith McQueen, a senior from Corbett, was named the league player of the year, while Sophia Davies and Karlye Nakashimada, of Estacada, were also selected to the all-league first team.
Player of the year: Faith McQueen, senior, Corbett
Coach of the year: Rosie Honl, Crook County
Faith McQueen, senior, Corbett. Cassidy Dill, senior, Crook County. Mekynzie Wells, junior, Crook County. Raegan Wilkins, sophomore, Crook County. Sophia Davies, senior, Estacada. Karlye Nakashimada, senior, Estacada.
Abigail Fritz, senior, Corbett. Ruby Robison, junior, Corbett. Trinity Gach, junior, Estacada. Maddie Thompson, senior, Gladstone. Kiersten Andersen, senior, Madras. Marina Daniels, senior, Molalla.
Heather Flannagan, senior, Corbett. Kerigan Waibel, junior, Crook County. Anna Woodward, sophomore, Crook County. Emily Gant, junior, Estacada. Elli Philo, senior, Gladstone. Hannah Holliday, freshman, Madras. Emma Nelzen, senior, Molalla. Mackenzie Raihala, senior, Molalla.