The two teams who represented the 3A Western Slope League in volleyball, Cedaredge and Delta, were rewarded for their successful seasons with several individual selections to the 2021 All-Conference Team as voted on by league coaches.
Cedaredge High School landed four players on this year’s elite team with two athletes chosen for First Team honors and two for Honorable Mention Honors. First team selections were seniors Kammie Henderson (MH) and Baylee Harris (S). Honorable Mention selections were junior Paige McGovern (L) and senior Elizabeth Gilmore (MH).
Delta High School had three athletes selected to the First Team, juniors Erika Kuta (MB), Raelee McCurdy (OH) and Jillian Carlson (S) and three for Honorable Mention selection, sophomore Ellie Ames (MB), and juniors Kayla Miller (OH) and Melana McCormick (RS).
Based on their play and voting by league coaches, three players were selected Players of the Year, Cedaredge’s Henderson, Delta’s Kuta and Coal Ridge senior Phoebe Young (OH).
Credentials for receiving postseason honors include some impressive statistical numbers. For Cedaredge, Henderson led the Bruins with 161 kills, tied for team leader in aces with 22, was third in blocks with 17, was second in digs with 127 and was second in service receptions with 149. Harris tied for team leader in aces with 22, was second in blocks with 24, third in digs with 102 and first in assists with 305. McGovern was first in receptions with 194, first in digs with 194, second in aces with 16 and had 10 kills. Gilmore was second in kills with 95 and was first in blocks with 31.
For the Delta Panthers, Kuta was first in service receiving with 164, first in digs with 114, first in blocks with 27, second in aces with 14 and second in kills with 93. McCurdy was first in kills with 97, third in blocks with 10, third in digs with 87 and second in receptions. Carlson finished first in assists with 266 and had 45 digs. Ames was first in aces with 36, third in kills with 69, second in blocks with 21, fourth in digs with 81 and first in receptions with 162. McCormick had 12 kills on the year, nine aces, nine blocks and 60 digs. Miller’s season included 39 kills (fourth on team), 11 aces (third on team), 91 digs (second on team) and 96 receptions (fourth on team).