Glenwood’s Gaddis earnes all-state, all-WSL volleyball awards; four Demons named all league
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Glenwood Springs High School senior Delaney Gaddis shared the Most Valuable Player honors for the Class 4A Western Slope League and is one of two players from the league who will play in the Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports All-State Game on Sunday.
Gaddis, a setter for the Demons who was also used as a hybrid hitter all season, shared the league’s MVP honor with LaRose Curry of Battle Mountain. Both will participate in the CCGS All-State Games in Denver.
Gaddis is among the four Glenwood Springs High athletes who were recognized with all-league honors following the volleyball season, which ended last week.
Also taking part in those games will be Glenwood coach Sarah Ryan, who will serve as the head coach for the Blue Team. Assisting her will be Battle Mountain coach Jason Fitzgerald, who led the Huskies to the league championship.
The Blue team will play the Red team in the CCGS games on Sunday.
Gaddis finished among the league leaders in several categories but was the runaway leader in total digs, totaling 389 and 5.1 digs per set in 77 sets played. She was also one of the league’s leaders in total assists (second with 511) and total kills (fifth with 176).
Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction is one of the schools she’s considering after graduation, she said on Friday.
Ryan will be going to the CCGS games for a second time. She also participated as a player on the Class 2A All-State Red team in 1999 as a senior at Grand Valley High School in Parachute. She later went on to star at Western State College in Gunnison.
“It’s kind of neat to play in the games and then, years later, get to coach in them, too,” Ryan said.
Gaddis wasn’t the only Glenwood volleyball player named to the all-WSL team.
Demons’ senior Taylor Kontour was also an all-league award winner. Earning honorable mention nods for Glenwood on the all-league team was Morley Perrin and Laura McDermott.
Glenwood finished the season with a 15-9 record, beating Pueblo County and losing to Lewis-Palmer to go 1-1 in the Class 4A Regionals.
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