Seven Hillsboro area netters in all honored with All-Metro League accolades

HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Glencoe's Ash Bailey during a state tournament match earlier this season. Bailey was selected to the all-Metro League first-team.What do you get when you finish third in the Metro League, are ranked as high as No. 8 in the state and qualify for your second consecutive state tournament?

Three girls on the All-Metro League first-team and a fourth selected to the third.

Glencoe, in a year with unprecedented fall success, continued the trend when their volleyball team played their way into the state tournament before losing a quarterfinal match to Central Catholic. In the wake of that success, the Tide's senior outside hitter Ash Bailey, senior outside hitter Brie Hopman and junior libero Morgan DeBord were all selected to this year's all-Metro League first-team, while senior middle blocker Caroline McArthur was selected to the third team.

HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Liberty's Bea Wetton during a state playoff match against Lincoln earlier this season. Wetton was a first-team all-Metro League selection.Bailey was a second-team selection last season for Glencoe, while DeBord — whose sister was a first-team selection last year — was a third-team honoree.

Liberty junior outside hitter Bea Wetton was selected to the first-team from a Falcon squad that finished fifth in the Metro and lost a first-round playoff game to Lincoln. Liberty senior outside hitter Jill Sands was also recognized, selected for the second-team.

Century, which struggled throughout the season but recorded its first-ever Metro League victory with a late win over Beaverton, was represented by junior outside hitter Shaddie Kalamau, who was selected as a third-team honoree.

Southridge's Chloe Brown was selected as the Player of the Year, while Southridge head coach Carol Lambert was the Coach of the Year.

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