The Ohio Valley Conference has released its 2016 all-league volleyball team featuring five selections from back-to-back league champion Gallia Academy.
The Blue Angels finished a perfect 14-0 in the eight-team league, never dropping a single game in 42 chances. For the second straight season, GAHS head coach Janice Rosier was named Coach of the Year, while junior Grace Martin and senior Carly Shriver both landed on first team.
GAHS sophomore Ashton Webb — who was all-conference honorable mention last fall — joined Martin and Shriver on the first team, while senior Jenna Meadows — who was a first team selection last season — was named honorable mention this fall.
Portsmouth — which finished second in the league with a 12-2 record — landed Aiden Fields and Baleigh Bradley on first team, with Allison Douthat earning an honorable mention spot. All three Lady Trojans earned the same honors last year.
For Ironton — which finished with a 9-5 league mark — Zakia Lee and Lexi Wise were on the first team, while D’Laynie Keith was honorable mention. Wise was an honorable mention for the Lady Tigers last season.
For the second straight year, South Point was represented on first team by Brooklyn Badgett. Badgett is joined on the first team by Mackenzie Fugitt, who was an honorable mention last fall. Selena Marcum was named honorable mention for the Lady Pointers, who were 7-7 in the conference.
Chesapeake’s first team selections were Natalee Hall and McKenna Curry, both of whom are first time honorees. For the second straight season, Jozy Jones was named honorable mention for the Lady Panthers.
Also repeating on the first team are Coal Grove’s Kasey Murphy, Fairland’s Emily Chapman and Rock Hill’s Anna Darby. Fairland’s Nicole Wagner and Rock Hill’s Jill Hairston are both honorable mentions for the second straight season, while Coal Grove’s Skylar Morrison was named honorable mention for the first time.
The all-conference team is selected by the coaches from within the OVC.
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