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Five Crook County High School Cowgirls land on Intermountain Conference first team

LON AUSTIN - Kacie Stafford was named the co-player of the year for the Intermountain Conference this season. Stafford, an all-league libero last year, moved to outside hitter this season, but still led the team in digs. Cowgirl coach Kristi Struck was named the IMC coach of the year. Four other Cowgirls earned first team honors.

After winning the Intermountain Conference regular season and playoff volleyball championships, the Crook County Cowgirls were handsomely represented on the all-league team.

Crook County senior Kacie Stafford and Ridgeview senior Ally Henry were named co-players of the year for the conference.

Stafford, who was an all-league libero last year, moved to outside hitter this year, but still led the Cowgirls in digs with 216. She went 186 for 191 from the service line with 22 aces and finished the year with 83 kills.

Crook County head coach Kristi Struck was named Intermountain Conference coach of the year.

Four other Crook County players were selected to the all-league first team. They included junior outside hitter Kendall Maykut, junior setter Jenny McKinnon, sophomore middle blocker McKenzie Jonas and freshman libero Jaycee Villastrigo.

Maykut went 93 for 100 from the service line with 14 aces, led the Cowgirls in kills with 144, and added 46 digs. McKinnon directed the Cowgirl offense all year and finished with 335 assists. In addition, she went 176 for 186 from the service line with 29 aces and finished the year with 102 digs. Jonas went 66-72 from the service line with seven aces, blasted 132 kills, led the Cowgirls in blocks with 46 and added 16 digs. Villastrigo led the Cowgirls in aces with 35 while going 190 for 195 from the service line and was second on the team in digs with 193.

Other first team all-league selections were outside hitters Jenna Albrecht and Madie Vaughn of Ridgeview and middle blocker Aspen Bradley of Redmond.

Crook County senior Liz Barker, who played both middle blocker and opposite hitter during the year, was named to the all-league second team, while fellow senior Syrie Ossenkop, who played both middle blocker and outside hitter, earned honorable mention recognition.

Barker finished the season with 65 kills, 16 blocks and 19 digs, while Ossenkop went 174-198 from the service line with 30 aces, added 51 kills, nine blocks, and 53 digs.

Other second team all-league players were Brooklynn DeChent and Kylee Rost of Ridgeview, Sauren Garton and Daisy Jenness of Pendleton, Charlie May of The Dalles and Kiyarah Hicks of Redmond.

Other honorable mention selections were Kate West of Ridgeview, Morgan Baker and Kayla Shearsby of Hood River Valley, Emma House and Josie Wilson of Pendleton and Jayden Gustaveson of Redmond.


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