2018 All-County Vol­ley­ball

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL & NATIONAL SPORTS - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT Courtney Hardy, Elk­ton Des­tiny Peter­son, Elk­ton McKen­zie Knaub, North East Tori Smith, North East Melissa Savin, Per­ryville Gracey Stevens, Per­ryville

Coach of the Year Matt Bor­relli, Per­ryville

Guided Pan­thers to eighth-straight re­gion championship and ap­pear­ance in state semi­fi­nals … de­feated Ris­ing Sun for the first time since 2002, hand­ing Tigers their first con­fer­ence loss since 2012 … led team to 11-5 over­all and 10-3 up­per Ch­e­sa­peake Divi­sion mark … 7-1 record in county games … sec­ond Coach of the Year award in three years.

Player of the Year Emily Jack­son Ris­ing Sun, Jr., S/MH

Ju­nior cap­tain split time be­tween set­ter and mid­dle hit­ter for Tigers … led Ris­ing Sun to Ch­e­sa­peake Divi­sion championship with 12-1 record and sixth-straight re­gion ti­tle … led team with 31 solo blocks and fin­ished sec­ond with 120 kills and 228 as­sists … recorded 67 aces and 57 digs … back-to-back All-County se­lec­tion.

Jor­dan Carr Per­ryville, Jr., S

Star set­ter for Pan­thers set school record for as­sists dur­ing ju­nior sea­son … fin­ished the year with 497 as­sists … had 206 digs and 98 aces … added 16 blocks … poured in 16 as­sists, 15 digs, five aces and two blocks to lead Per­ryville to its first win over Ris­ing Sun since 2002 on Oct. 11 … back-to-back All-County se­lec­tion.

Sophia Eck­erd Ris­ing Sun, So., OH

Sopho­more out­side hit­ter led county’s top team with 266 kills, which rank third in Ris­ing Sun’s pres­ti­gious vol­ley­ball his­tory … strong server with 64 aces … added 37 digs and 15 solo blocks … led Tigers with 345 earned points … 2017 honor­able men­tion se­lec­tion.

Re­becca Hol­man Per­ryville, Sr., MH/OH

Se­nior cap­tain who helped Pan­thers reach state semi­fi­nals for eighth straight year … led team with 170 kills … recorded 135 digs, 43 aces and 21 blocks … 2017 honor­able men­tion se­lec­tion.

Lau­ren Hud­son Ris­ing Sun, So., OH

Sopho­more had big im­pact in only sec­ond sea­son of vol­ley­ball … fin­ished sec­ond on team with 92 aces and third with 116 kills … added 79 as­sists and nine solo blocks … han­dled most serve re­ceive for Tigers.

Alex Les­lie Per­ryville, Sr., OH

Se­nior cap­tain who helped Pan­thers to eighth-straight re­gion ti­tle … recorded 165 kills and 127 digs … served 43 aces … added seven blocks … led team with 14 kills and eight aces dur­ing Oct. 11 win over Ris­ing Sun.

Morgan Schick­ling Bo­hemia Manor, Sr., OH

Se­nior out­side hit­ter recorded 171 digs and 138 kills … strong server with 44 aces … ex­pe­ri­enced player who took on lead­er­ship role for youth­ful Ea­gles.

Breelyn Young Ris­ing Sun, Sr., L

Se­nior cap­tain set two school records with 109 aces and 2.7 serve rat­ing … recorded 106 digs de­spite teams’ best ef­forts to serve away from her … added 27 kills from the back line and 54 as­sists … played in four state semi­fi­nals and started in 2015 state ti­tle match Tigers won … back-to-back Al­lCounty se­lec­tion.

Honor­able men­tion

HUD­SON, PER­RYVILLE

LES­LIE, PER­RYVILLE

SCHICK­LING, BO MANOR

YOUNG, RIS­ING SUN

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