Adderson makes all-state first team

Kylee Adderson, who led St. Mary's to second place in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament, has been selected first-team all-state in voting by coaches.

The senior middle hitter was a key component as the Crusaders rolled to an 8-0 record in the Southern Cascade League and a 23-4 overall mark.

Adderson's teammate, junior Alexi Provost-Shean, was chosen to the second team, and Cascade Christian senior Amanda Kinney made the third team.

St. Mary's lost to Santiam Christian in the state title match, 25-17, 25-23, 25-15, at Lane Community College in Eugene.

"She only played the front row for us," said St. Mary's coach Colleen Christensen, "and led us in kills and blocking. She really stepped up and was a solid leader for us."

Adderson, who averaged 15 kills per match, was also named most valuable player in the SCL.

At state, the 5-foot-11 Adderson faced a number of players at the net taller than her, but she offset the size discrepancy with guile.

"She wasn't intimidated by those girls," said Christensen. "She was able to go in and keep hitting it hard. When she was playing against girls 6-1, 6-2 or 6-3, she was still able to put the ball away around their blocks. She was very smart and strategic."

Adderson, who has designs on playing in college, said Christensen, has made a local 18-U regional team that begins play next month.

All-State Volleyball


COACH OF THE YEAR — Kim McLain, Santiam Christian.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR— Sara Almen, Santiam Christian.

First Team

Sara Almen, Jr., Santiam Christian; Anna Wruck, Sr., Santiam Christian; Kylee Adderson, Sr., St. Mary's; Maddye Dinsmore, Jr., Burns; Samantha Kemper, Sr., Valley Catholic; McKensie Mickler, Sr., Catlin Gabel; Abbey Fenton, Jr., Burns.

Second Team

Tori Kemper, Jr., Valley Catholic; Chandler Gabrio, Sr., Creswell; Chelsea Moser, Jr., Willamina; Alexi Provost-Shean, Jr., St. Mary's; Amy Delong, Jr., Vale; Kiki Frunk, Jr., Corbett; Grace Garrett, Sr., Bandon.

Third Team

Amanda Kinney, Sr., Cascade Christian; Lindsey Montgomery, Sr., Salem Academy; Jamie McMahon, Sr., Creswell; Sami Belleque, So., Blanchet; Chelsea Siegner, Sr., Burns; Brooke Hawkins, Sr., Vale; Nikki Hall, Sr., Coquille.

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