Little named 2A player of the year
Viggiano tabbed as top coach, Alley makes first teamFollowing 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,
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)
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)
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