A total of a dozen players from the Ohio Valley Publishing area were chosen to the 2017 All-Tri-Valley Conference volleyball teams, as voted on by the coaches within the TVC Ohio and TVC Hocking divisions.
There were nine local selections on the Hocking Division squad and three choices on the Ohio Division team, with a quartet of those honorees earning repeat selections from last fall.
Eastern — which finished third in the TVC Hocking — led all of the local programs with three selections, including a repeat choice in senior Morgan Baer. Seniors Elayna Bissell and Mackenzie Brooks were also chosen to the All-TVC Hocking squad.
Southern — which placed sixth — had two first-time honorees in seniors Jane Roush and Jaiden Roberts, while South Gallia had a pair of repeat selections in senior Erin Evans and junior Rachal Colburn following a seventh place finish.
Wahama — which finished eighth — had a repeat selection in senior Madison VanMeter, as well as a first-time honoree in freshman Emma Gibbs.
There were 11 repeat selections in the TVC Hocking Division, with Waterford leading the way with three choices. The Lady Cats — winners of their third straight TVC Hocking title — came away with most of the special honors.
Megan Ball was named the offensive most valuable player and Hannah Duff was the defensive MVP. Jennifer Boyden of Miller was named the coach of the year.
On the TVC Ohio side, Meigs led the locals with two selections after finishing fifth in the standings. Juniors Kassidy Betzing and Madison Fields both earned all-league honors for the first time.
River Valley — who tied Vinton County for sixth place — had a single first-time selection in senior Carly Gilmore.
There were four repeat selections in the TVC Ohio Division, with league champion Athens leading the way with three of those honorees.
Nelsonville-York senior Alexis Bostater was named the offensive most valuable player, while Athens senior Serena Smith was chosen as the defensive player of the year. Haley Dake of Athens was named the coach of the year.
2017 All-TVC Volleyball Teams
TVC Ohio Division
ATHENS (12-0): Gabby Carey*, Serena Smith*, Sierra Smith*, Sydney Rutter, Ava Myers.
ALEXANDER (10-2): Karsyn Raines, Mallory Rankin, Jadyn Mace, Hope Smallwood.
NELSONVILLE-YORK (8-4): Jesse Addis, Sidney Fick*, Alexis Bostater.
MEIGS (6-6): Kassidy Betzing, Madison Fields.
WELLSTON (4-8): Sydney Mullins, Lillie Stanley.
RIVER VALLEY (1-11): Carly Gilmore.
VINTON COUNTY (1-11): Josie Hembree.
Offensive MVP: Alexis Bostater, Nelsonville-York.
Defensive MVP: Serena Smith, Athens.
Coach of the Year: Haley Dake, Athens.
TVC Hocking Division
WATERFORD (16-0): Jordan Taylor, Megan Ball*, Alli Kern*, Hannah Duff*, Alex Teters.
FEDERAL HOCKING (13-3): Taylor Gillian, Paige Watkins*, Hannah Dunfee, Audrey Blake.
EASTERN (12-4): Morgan Baer*, Elayna Bissell, Mackenzie Brooks.
MILLER (11-5): Lacey Alexander*, Olivia Houk.
TRIMBLE (8-8): Taya Lackey*, Sydney Hardy*.
SOUTHERN (5-11): Jane Roush, Jaiden Roberts.
SOUTH GALLIA (4-12): Rachel Colburn*, Erin Evans*.
WAHAMA (3-13): Madison VanMeter*, Emma Gibbs.
BELPRE (0-16): Sydney Spencer.
Offensive MVP: Megan Ball, Waterford.
Defensive MVP: Hannah Duff, Waterford.
Coach of the Year: Jennifer Boyden, Miller.
* — indicates repeat selection.
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