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Little named 2A player of the year

Viggiano tabbed as top coach, Alley makes first team
Following its remarkable run to the Class 2A volleyball state championship, including a raucous five-set victory against Days Creek in the finals, the Culver volleyball team is still receiving trophies.
   Culver sophomore Shealene Little, the Tri-River Conference player of the year and unanimous first-team Class 2A all-tournament selection, was named the 2A state player of the year by a vote of coaches around the state released Thursday.
   Little ended the season with 502 kills and a hitting percentage of .380 to help lead the Bulldogs to their first-ever Class 2A volleyball championship.
   Little was also named to the first-team all-state team, along with teammate junior Gabrielle Alley.
   Alley finished the year with 380 kills and 276 digs as an effective front and back row player for the Bulldogs.
   Of the seven players named to the first team, three are seniors - Heppner's Baily Bennett, Myrtle Point's Caitlyn Robison and Grant Union libero Hailey McConnell.
   Days Creek junior Isabel Golemon and Weston-McEwen junior Molly von Borstel rounded out the first team picks.
   Class 2A all-state volleyball team
   Player of the Year: Shealene Little, so., Culver
   Coach of the Year: Randi Viggiano,
   Culver
   First Team
   Shealene Little, so., Culver
   Isabel Golemon, jr., Days Creek
   Baily Bennett, sr., Heppner
   Molly von Borstel, jr., Weston-McEwen
   Gabrielle Alley, jr., Culver
   Caitlyn Robison, sr., Myrtle Point
   Hailey McConnell, sr., Grant Union (libero)
   Second Team
   StevieLee Jensen, jr., Days Creek
   Jazmyn Herrington, jr., Days Creek
   Monica Vaughn, sr., Reedsport
   Janelle Hamel, sr., Bonanza
   Taylor Lewis, sr., Reedsport
   Sara McMahon, sr., Vernonia
   Kaitlyn Slinkard, sr., Grant Union
   Kelcee Frieze, sr., North Douglas (libero)
   Third Team
   Stacy Kozlowski, jr., Portland Christian
   Dani Strum, sr., Union
   Alana Wilson, sr., Heppner
   Gabby White, jr., Reedsport
   Sadie Manley, sr., Kennedy
   Becca Lorenz, jr., Regis
   Makayla Lindeman, jr, Regis