Wilsonville volleyball racks up accolades
In its utterly dominant Northwest Oregon Conference (NWOC) run, Wilsonville volleyball established what was essentially the perfect regular season. The Wildcats went 14-0 in league play, and 4-2 in tournament competition, with those two losses coming to 6A state champion Jesuit and No. 5 ranked Mountainside. Otherwise, the team was tested only a handful of times.
In the postseason, Wilsonville was met with adversity early. After going five sets and winning against Silverton in the first round of playoffs, Wilsonville ran into Dallas in the quarterfinals. After losing 3-2, the team once again stumbled against Hood River Valley to close out the season on a two-game skid. However, that does not diminish the dominance displayed in league play, nor does it take away the all-league honors the team garnered in its 14 game run.
Junior outside hitter Lindsey Hartford was named NWOC Player of the Year, as well as first team all-league for her effectiveness in racking up kills. Junior setter Kennedy Juranek and freshman outside hitter Ashli Edmiston also received first team all-league honors.
Other players to receive all-league honors were junior libero Grace Thompson, senior defensive specialist Delaney Dougherty and senior Emily Scanlan for her work in the middle, all of whom received an honorable mention.
Head coach Nathan Blankenship received the NWOC Coach of the Year nod for the campaign through league play.