Three Basalt, Roaring Fork players make 3A, All-League volleyball list |

Three Basalt, Roaring Fork players make 3A, All-League volleyball list

Phil Sandoval

Six area players, three from Basalt and three from Roaring Fork High Schools were named to the Class 3A, All-Western Slope League first team in a recent vote by the league’s coaches.

All three of Basalt’s selections: Robin Child, Lauren Redfern and Amanda Schmidt: are seniors. Tarn Udall is the lone senior among Roaring Fork’s newly-selected first teamers.

The other two Rams: Carly Velasquez is a junior and Sarah Armstrong is a sophomore.

Both area teams were eliminated early in the post-season at the Class 3A district tournament two weeks ago at Grand Junction Central High School.

Eagle Valley High junior Kenzie Shreeve, from the regular-season league championship Devils, was named player of the year.

Gregg Hawkins, in just his second year at the helm at Hotchkiss, was voted the WSL’s coach of the year award.

Four more Basalt players: senior defensive specialist Gwen Leslie, junior Jenny Hamby along with Longhorn freshmen Bailey Holmes and Lis Nemic received honorable mention.

The complete team selections are listed below.

Class 3A, All-Western Slope League First Team

Aspen: Lindsey Patterson. Basalt: Robin Child, Lauren Redfern, Amanda Schmidt.

Cedaredge: Amber Koroschtez, Heather Stratman, Dee Tourney.

Eagle Valley: Whitney Donahoe, Trista Sandoval, Kensie Shreeve, Kelly Verderber.

Gunnison: Ali Browder and Brittany Cole.

Hotchkiss: Kim Emmons, Rachel Schmucker, Jenna Slaughter, Kayla Zimmerman.

Olathe: Stacy Henderson.

Honorable Mention

Aspen: Katy Cadger, Jenna Collins. Basalt: Jenny Hamby, Bailey Holmes, Gwen Leslie, Lis Nemic.

Cedaredge: Ashley Benson, Ashley Heiber, Morgan Sodowsky.

Eagle Valley: Shannon Aragon, Mandy Fisher, Alex Leddy, Mariah Scott.

Gunnison: Aryssa Fairless, Jenna Johnson.

Hotchkiss: Anna Cowan, Christa Hawk.

Olathe: Maggie Correll, Reshanda Evans, Nikki Pulver, Talisha Valencia.

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