Marshfield seniors Taylor Londo and Makenna Anderson were named to the Sky-Em League first team for volleyball in voting by the league’s coaches.
The two seniors helped the Pirates rally from a slow start to league play to tie Cottage Grove for second place and then won the tiebreaker game with the Lions before losing to eventual state runner-up Sweet Home in the playoff round.
They also signed letters of intent last week to play volleyball for Southwestern Oregon Community College.
Anderson was the team’s libero all four years and Londo arrived as a transfer for her senior year and filled in as setter most of the year before also getting a chance to hit late in the season.
Junction City, which finished fifth at the Class 4A state tournament after winning the league title, swept the top honors with player of the year Allie Bedacht and coach of the year Gary Meninger.
The rest of the first team included Junction City’s Courtney Silbernagel and Brooklyn Nash, Cottage Grove’s Matty Ladd and Avery Hutchins, and Marist Catholic’s Heidi Knebel.
Marshfield junior Cedar Ward was on the second team and junior Carmen Samuels was an honorable mention pick.
Pacific and Powers each had two players receive all-league recognition in voting by the Skyline League coaches.
Dynamic Powers freshman Trinidy Blanton was named to the second team, while freshman teammate Lauren Stallard was an honorable mention pick.
Pacific junior Nikki Lee and sophomore Audrey Griffith also were honorable mention.
Moriah Michaels of Days Creek was the player of the year and Samantha MacDowell of North Douglas was libero of the year. Days Creek’s Gloria Kruzic was coach of the year.
Sky-Em League Volleyball
Player of the year: Allison Bedacht, Junction City
Coach of the Year: Gary Meninger, Junction City
First Team — Allison Bedacht, sr, Junction City; Courtney Silbernagel, jr, Junction City; Brooklyn Nash, sr, Junction City; Taylor Londo, sr, Marshfield; Makenna Anderson, sr, Marshfield; Matty Ladd, jr, Cottage Grove; Avery Hutchins, jr, Cottage Grove; Heidi Knebel, sr, Marist Catholic.
Second Team — Sophia Francois, jr, Junction City; Brilee Buck, sr, Junction City; Cedar Ward, jr, Marshfield; Mia Collins, sr, Siuslaw; Natali Hayes, jr, Marist Catholic; Maranda Hanson, sr, Elmira.
Honorable Mention — Carmen Samuels, jr, Marshfield; Peyton Kidd, soph, Cottage Grove; Gracie Arnold, soph, Cottage Grove; Desi Tupua, fr, Siuslaw; Lindsey Long, jr, Siuslaw; Ellie Christian, jr, Marist Catholic; Cheyanne White, sr, Elmira.
Skyline League Volleyball
Player of the Year: Moriah Michaels, Days Creek
Libero of the Year: Samantha MacDowell, North Douglas
Coach of the Year: Gloria Kruzic, Days Creek
First Team — Moriah Michaels, sr, Days Creek; Samantha MacDowell, soph, North Douglas; Kieryn Carnes, sr, Elkton; Joleen Crume, sr, Days Creek; Nicki Derrick, sr, North Douglas; Megan Kruzi, jr, Days Creek; Rilie-Jo Olds, sr, North Douglas; Ashtyn Slater, jr, Days Creek; Halli Vaughn, soph, North Douglas; Brooklyn Williams, fr, North Douglas; Brooklyn Wolfe, jr, Camas Valley.
Second Team — Trinidy Blanton, fr, Powers; Joy DeRoss, jr, Camas Valley; Natalie Draeger, sr, North Douglas; Lauren Huttema, jr, New Hope; Katie Langdon, sr, Riddle; Layla Pappas, jr, Umpqua Valley Christian.
Honorable Mention — Noella Barnett, soph, New Hope; Audrewy Griffith, soph, Pacific; Hailey Holmgren, jr, Camas Valley; Paige Knight, jr, Riddle; Gianna Landes, sr, Umpqua Valley Christian; Nikki Lee, jr, Pacific; Rebecca Loper, jr, New Hope; Shandiin Newton, soph, Days Creek; Sadie Olson, sr, Elkton; Natasha Shepherd, jr, Elkton; Brandi Skeen, jr, Glendale; Lauren Stallard, fr, Powers; Allison Van Loon, soph, Yoncalla; Faith Wytcherley, jr, Glendale.