Blue Angels land 4 on District 13 volleyball squad

Bryan Walters

November 8, 2013

Gallia Academy had a total of four people selected to the 2013 District 13 Division II volleyball team, as voted on by the coaches within the respective district.

The Blue Angels — who went 15-6 overall while winning the program’s fourth-ever SEOAL championship — had three players chosen to the list, as well as an honorary spot for GAHS coach Traci Good. Good earned the D-2 Coaching Achievement Award within the District 13 area.

But the kudos didn’t stop there for the Blue Angels, as senior Maggie Westfall was named the Division II player of the year and a senior all-star match representative. Westfall was joined on the first team by teammate Kassie Shriver, a senior setter. GAHS senior Haleigh Caldwell was also selected to the second team.

Coach of the year honors went to Natalie Bobo of Athens. Olivia Harris, Elyse Lutz and Sara Skinner also represented Athens on the first team, while both Taylor Foy and Hailey Murdock of Warren and Kyle Shasteen of Jackson rounded out the top tier of selections.

Caldwell was joined on the second team by Rachel Kilkey and Lauren Tigner of Athens, Emily Landrum and Katie Hemsley of Jackson, Xan Hale of Vinton County, and Victoria Buzzard of Warren. Brynn Cooley of Athens, Natalie Knowlton of Warren and both Cayla Allen and Megan Dixon of Vinton County made up the D-2 honorable mention choices.

Westfall, Shriver and Caldwell will all particpate in Sunday’s District 13 Senior All-Star Match, which will begin at 1:15 p.m. at the Lyne Center on the campus of the University of Rio Grande. Coach Good will also serve as an assistant on the D1-2 squad Sunday.