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Two North Medford players make SWC first team

Two North Medford volleyball players, Kyleigh Lopez and Lauren Barry, have been chosen to the first team in Southwest Conference all-league voting by the coaches.

Lopez, a senior, was the setter, while Barry was a junior hitter. They helped the Black Tornado to a 5-5 record and fourth place in the conference. It finished with a 17-12 record following a first-round state-playoff loss to Lake Oswego Wednesday.

North Medford senior libero Ella Ivens and Grants Pass junior hitter Devin Ireland made the second team.

Sheldon’s Mackenzy Borek was player of the year, and South Eugene’s Alicia Chamness was honored as the top coach.


SWC Volleyball All-Conference

Player of the year: Mackenzy Borek, Sheldon.

Coach of the year: Alicia Chamness, South Eugene.

FIRST TEAM

HITTERS: Mackenzy Borek, sr., Sheldon; Alyssa Fox, jr., Roseburg; Laura Fullerton, sr., South Eugene; Kallie Schoening, jr., South Eugene; Lauren Barry, jr., North Medford.

SETTERS: Peyton Ritchie, sr., Sheldon; Kyleigh Lopez, sr., North Medford.

LIBERO: Anna Poole, jr., Sheldon; Karey Lomica, sr., Roseburg.

SECOND TEAM

HITTERS: Emma Neuman, sr., Sheldon; Savannah Schwindt, so., Sheldon; Hannah Bartlett, sr., Roseburg; Chay Swenson, jr., Roseburg; Amelia Combs, so., South Eugene; Devin Ireland, jr., Grants Pass.

SETTERS: Julia Kuehn, sr., Sheldon; Jenna Glenzel, so., South Eugene.

LIBERO: Ella Ivens, sr., North Medford.

HONORABLE MENTION

Katie Soule, sr., South Eugene; Jenna Sandstrom, jr., North Medford; Paige Mahan, sr., Grants Pass; Emily Rund, so., Grants Pass; Maggie Hutto, sr., South Medford; Catherine Rosetel, so., South Medford.

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