PA’s Jones named OL volleyball MVPNovember 10th, 2011 by Annette Griffus
It was a clean sweep by Port Angeles for the top three awards in the Olympic League volleyball all-league team.
Kiah Jones, a senior outside hitter, was named MVP, Lauren Norton was named defensive player of the year and Christine Halberg was tabbed as coach of the year.
North Kitsap seniors Sarah Baugh and Meaghan Houser were named to the OL first team. Other first-teamers include Olympic senior Monica Phinney, Port Angeles’ Emily Drake and Sequim’s Taylor Balkan and Haleigh Harrison.
Klahowya and Sequim earned the team sportsmanship award.
Coach of the Year—Christine Halberg, Port Angeles
Most Valuable Player—Kiah Jones, PA
Defensive Player of the Year—Lauren Horton, Port Angeles
Team sportsmanship—Klahowya, Sequim
First Team—Port Angeles: Kiah Jones, sr., OH; Emily Drake, sr., S. North Kitsap: Sarah Baugh, sr., OH, Meaghan Houser, sr., MB. Olympic: Monica Phinney, sr., OH. Sequim: Taylor Balkan, jr., S; Haleigh Harrison, jr. MB.
Second Team—Olympic: Jenna Tippets, jr. S; Gracellan Pajimula, jr. L. North Kitsap: Nicole Weber, sr., S. Port Angeles: Lauren Norton, sr., L. Kingston: Sarah McMullen, sr., L. Bremerton: Allie Rae Taylor, sr., S. Klahowya: Ciera Eisele, so., OH.
Honorable Mention—Port Angeles: Autumn Ruddick, sr. OPP; Darian Foley, sr., MH. North Mason: Alix Macero, sr., S; Hailey Newman, sr., OH. Sequim: Hanna Hudson, so., L; Kyla Martin, sr., OH. Kingston: Kimie Gerken, so., S; Brooke Haag, jr., OH. North Kitsap: Sarah Holt, fr., OH; Mariah Hawkins, sr. L. Port Townsend: Christine Unrue, sr., S. Olympic: Miya Pavlock-McAuliffe, sr., OH. Bremerton: Merissa Duzenski, sr., MB. Klahowya: Sarah Cooper, so., S.