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Coach Trish Hoover was recently announced the Bicentennial Athletic League Coach of the Year for her job leading the Pioneers to D OHDJuH WLWOH. 6HnLRr .DLW Miller, who had nine kills and three aces in the championship game, was named league MVP. Anna Martin and Ashley McGarrity were also named all-BAL.
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