Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.

FONT

MORE STORIES


17 Western Washington County players make the grade, including players from Century, Glencoe, Liberty and Forest Grove High School.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Century's Milan Hoopes goes up for a kill during a Jaguars game earlier this season. Hoopes was a Pacific Conference first team all-league selection.In a year in which the four western Washington County schools were at the back end of a competitive Pacific Conference, they didn't lack recognition when it came to the conference's all-league teams.

In all, Century, Forest Grove, Glencoe and Liberty boasted 17 honorees, including four first-teamers, two second-teamers and 11 honorable mention.

Glencoe and Century led the way, with the Tide's Aneli Godinez-Martinez and Jayda Lee, along with the Jaguars' Milan Hoopes earning first team selections.

Hoopes, a junior outside hitter who was voted Most Valuable and Most Inspirational by her teammates, led the team in kills and kill attempts, averaging more than 14 kills per match. She was joined on the list of all-league honorees by teammates: Brooke Johnson, a sophomore setter who led the team in assists; junior Defensive Specialist Ava Mastrantonio, who was second on her team in aces; sophomore middle blocker Kimy Anderson, who averaged five blocks per game; sophomore libero Neveah Baccay, who led her team in digs; and freshman defensive specialist Tehya Militante. All earned honorable mention.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Glencoe's Aneli Godinez-Martines sets up a teammate during a Crimson Tide game this past season. Godinez was a Pacific Conference first team all-league selection.Century finished fifth in the conference this year despite having just one senior, and came on strong late, winning four of their last six league matches, with much of their success coming as a result of a core made up of these standouts.

"I can honestly say that these girls were a strong base that kept the team in sync and moving strong," said Century head coach Melissa Lund.

Glencoe's Godinez and Lee, too, were depended on mightily by a Tide team that placed fourth in the Pacific Conference. Glencoe head coach Mike Gaffaney said Godinez, a senior, was and has been one of the most consistent and productive members of this year's squad, in addition to being one of the most competitive athletes they've had in the program. He also pointed to Lee, a junior, as an asset that just continues to grow both physically and by way of an increasing knowledge of the sport.

"Her greatest improvement this season was that she learned to take risks," he said. "And in that will come a greater sense of confidence in her decision-making."

In addition, the Tide were represented by second team selection Tia Schlottmann, a senior outside hitter for whom Gaffaney had nothing but praise.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Forest Grove's Olivia Grosse goes up for a block during a Vikings game this past season. Grosse was a Pacific Conference second team all-league selection."If I were to pick a most improved player this season, it would be Tia," the coach said. "As a senior she took it upon herself to elevate her game and compete in a way she's really never shown before. She's an intelligent and crafty hitter who moved the ball around mostly larger blockers, whose strong and well placed serves put opponents out of system most of the time."

The Tide's Adelle Brogger and Lydia Hall earned honorable mention selections. Gaffaney said King had a breakout season and improved in both hitting and blocking, and that Brogger was "much improved as a volleyball athlete."

Forest Grove senior return specialist and middle blocker Olivia Grosse was a second team selection, while fellow senior Katie Ellington and junior Amanda Rebsom earned honorable mention.

The Vikings finished just 5-16 on the year, but head coach Amber Lieb acknowledged the trio's individual success and pointed to the improvement they made as a team as the season progressed.

"I am very proud of Olivia, Katie and Amanda for their honors," said the coach. "I wish more of our team could have been recognized for all the individual improvement I saw over our season.

Not to be forgotten, Liberty had four players honored, led by senior middle blocker Breeze Bartle, who was the Falcons' lone first team selection. In addition to Bartle, Liberty setter Rae Leano, along with outside hitter and return specialists Michelle Benitez and team co-captain Maddie Ineson, all earned honorable mention.

McMinnville's Ben Patterson was selected Coach of the Year, and the Grizzlies' Jazi Smith earned Player of the Year honors.

The complete list of honorees is below:

Pacific Conference All League

1st Team

Jazi Smith, McMinnville

Sophie Gregoire-Salagean, Newberg

Aneli Godinez-Martinez, Glencoe

Breeze Bartle, Liberty

Jayda Lee, Glencoe

Jocelyn Chavez, McMinnville

Milan Hoopes, Century

Ainslie Ridgway, McMinnville

Piper Harrop, Sherwood

2nd Team

Allison Fiarito, Sherwood

Tori Petersen, Newberg

Alli Douglass, Sherwood

Lauren Griswold, Newberg

Honorable Mention

Katie Ellington, Forest Grove

Rae Leano, Liberty

Jacie Ruden, McMinnville

Rebecca Upchurch, Newberg

Evan Parent-Korsness, Sherwood

Neveah Baccay, Century

Ava Mastrantonio, Century

Tehya Militante, Century

Amanda Rebsom, Forest Grove

Adelle Brogger, Glencoe

Lydia Hall, Glencoe

Maddie Ineson, Liberty

Elyse Patterson, McMinnville

Brooke Johnson, Century

Michelle Benitez, Liberty

Kaylie Duckworth, Newberg

Josie Wilson, Sherwood


You count on us to stay informed and we depend on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.

Go to top
Template by JoomlaShine