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8 I The Lovell Chronicle [ November 1,2012 PATrI CARPENTER Lovell volleyball team members (l-r) Emilee Reaseh, Shyann Wilske, Chelsey Ellis and Megan McClure all received honors as a result of their successful volleyball season. Reasch, Ellis and McClure have been named all-state and all- conference players, and Wilske received an honorable mention in all-conference. Lovell all-state and all-conference announced BY PATTI CARPENTER is on front row, she loves to was timid about everything Each coach in the con-play back row and she real- but every year she got better ference and state tourna- ly digs and loves to serve and and better. It's been fun to ment attends a special meet- receive." watch her grow over the past ing where they are allowed Jameson said she nomi- three years and she has final- to nominate the best players nated her not only because of ly reached the potential I saw on their team for the honor her good stats but because of in her as a sophomore and of all-conference and/or all- her exceptional leadership as to see her realize the ability state. As part of the nominat- well. that I always knew she had." ing process, the coaches are Reasch was the kill lead- Jameson said other allowed to make a brief pre- er for the season. She led in coaches noticed McClure, too, sentation about their play- blocks and aces as well. and commented to her about ers. The coaches then vote for "I saw her potential' as how good she was. the players they feel are the a freshman," said Jameson. Jameson recognized that best in the conference and "She never missed an openWilske had a hard act to fol- the state, gym, she worked hard and low in her role as the team's Ellis and McClure wereshe has never played like a libero and worked hard to live co-captains of the state sophomore. She has alwaysup to that high expectation. championship Lady Bulldog played like an upper class- "She had to tape both of team. Both girls have start- man. She's always been very her wrists and her thumbs ed on the varsity team since confident and never lets the every day at practice because they were sophomores, pressure get to her. She's a she was trying so hard to be Jameson said Ellis is a workhorse and wants to suc- as good as she could be," said "natural leader." For most of ceed and will do whatever it Jameson. "By the end of the the year she played the mid- takes to get there." season, she played so well, I dle blocker position, which is McClure was a setter on couldn't believe some of the not easy for a girl who is only the freshman team but wasballs she would dive and get. 5-6, said Jameson. "moved up" due to lack of set- I nominated her for all-con- "She's probably the ters at the varsity level, ference because I thought shortest middle blocker in "She never played at the she really deserved that rec- the state and she hits hard- JV level, she went straight to ognition of how far she came er than most of them," said varsity," said Jameson. "At along through the conference Jameson. "As good as she first she was nervous, and season." PATH CARPENTER Lady Grizz volleyball team members Brianna Hocker, Mandee Leonhardt, Hannah Winland and Rachael Allred received all-conference honors for their performance on the volleyball courts this season. Leonhardt and Winland both were named all- conference and Hocker and Allred were given an honorable mention. BY PATTI CARPENTER been on the starting squad setter never gets credit for Rocky Mountain High since her freshman year and the hit," said McMillin. School Volleyball coach Car- she is a good all-around play- McMillin said she saw ol McMillin had no trouble er with a great attitude." Winland work especially speaking on behalf of the Leonhardt had 97 per-hard in the weight room and girls she nominated for all- cent serving over the course during open gym. conference honors, of the season. She received"She got along great "It's easy to talk your the ball a total of 337 times with everyone and always girls up when you have a and had a 2.2 percent pass- kept the mood upbeat," said great group of girls," said ing grade. She had 240 re- McMillin. McMillin. "They had good corded digs, which McMillinMcMillin said she nomi- stats and they're good play- pointed out is four digs per nated Hocker and Allred be- ers and they are nice girls to game out of the 79 gamescause of the key leadership work with." she played, roles the two seniors played Mandee Leonhardt and "She gave a lot to the on theteam. She waspleased Hannah Winland both were team and I really felt she de- to see both girls receive hon- named all-conference. Bri- served this honor," said Me- orable mention. Hocker was anna Hocker and Rachael Millin. the teams kill leader with Allred were given an honor- Winland was the team's 107 kills and Allred was not able mention, right side hitter and was lat- far behind with 103 kills. McMillin said she nomi- er moved to the setter posi- McMillin said both nated Leonhardt because of tion, where she thrived. 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