Old Fort’s Adelsperger earns 1st-team All-Ohio selection
Four other area volleyball players on All-Ohio list
Old Fort had a special year this season going unbeaten in the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division and advancing to the district semifinal round of the tournament.
Individual awards were imminent for the Stockaders, and senior setter Allison Adelsperger was selected to the All-Ohio first team in Division IV when the list was released Sunday evening.
Adelsperger, who was also the SBC player of the year and District 6 player of the year, had 762 assists this season. She also tallied 68 kills, 21 aces, 32 blocks and 175 digs for the Stockaders.
Also in Division IV, New Riegel junior hitter Brianna Gillig was selected to the third team.
Gillig smashed 415 kills this season, while also recording 68 aces, 29 blocks and 230 digs.
Carey junior hitter Sydney Kin was also on the third team.
Kin led the Northern 10 Athletic Conference with 424 kills and 108 blocks at the net.
Old Fort senior hitter Jordan Magers was selected as honorable mention.
Magers tallied 193 kills for the Stockaders as well as serving 17 aces, making 10 blocks and 227 digs.
In Division III, Mohawk senior setter Chelsey Trusty was selected as honorable mention All-Ohio.
Trusty led the Warriors to a 20-5 overall record and a second-place finish in the N10 at 13-3. She compiled 741 assists with just 26 errors this season.
Six Stockaders selected to District 6 team
Old Fort was awarded for its great season in 2016 as the Stockaders had six players selected to the District 6 volleyball team when the list was released Sunday evening.
Senior Allison Adelsperger led all selections as the Division IV player of the year. Her coach, Nancy Hoover, was tabbed as the coach of the year.
Joining her on the first team were seniors Jordan Magers and Peyton Miller. Miller recorded 39 aces, 14 assists and made a team-high 350 digs for the Stockaders.
Senior Sydney Clouse and junior Kiely Taylor were named to the second team. Clouse totaled 256 kills, 62 blocks and 14 digs, while Taylor compiled 234 kills, 29 aces, 45 blocks and 56 digs.
Senior Mackenzie Ward was a third-team selection as she tallied 73 kills, five aces, six blocks and 158 digs.
There were plenty of other area players named to the District 6 team in Division IV as Buckeye Central’s Jenna Karl and Addie Ackerman were named to the first team.
Karl was second in the N10 with kills with 377, while she also had 38 aces and made 299 digs for the Bucks. Ackerman led the N10 with 771 assists with 32 errors.
Bailey Agin and Sarah Heydinger were second-team selections for the Bucks. Agin made 306 digs, while Heydinger smashed 182 kills. Erin Baldosser was a third-team selection. Baldosser served up 39 aces and had a .937 serve receive percentage.
Other area selections on the first team in Division IV included New Riegel’s Brianna Gillig and Carey’s Sidney Kin.
On the second team, Calvert’s Lexie White, New Riegel’s Lindsay Bouillon and Carey’s Hannah Zimmerman were selected.
White led Calvert’s offense with 293 kills, she served 20 aces, recorded 10 blocks and 340 digs. Bouillon tallied 156 kills, 26 aces, 11 blocks, 181 digs and 449 assists, and Zimmerman was second in the N10 in aces with 53.
Third-team selections included St. Wendelin’s Hailee Burns, Carey’s Jenna Smalley, Calvert’s Shelby Hemminger and Hopewell-Loudon’s Alexis Feindel.
Burns compiled 164 kills, 26 aces, 31 blocks and 284 digs, while Hemminger tallied 22 kills, 40 aces and 474 digs. Smalley dished 635 assists for the Blue Devils.
Honorable mentions included St. Wendelin’s Sophia Volpe, H-L’s Brooklyn Arbogast and Carey’s Dana Worst.
In Division III, Mohawk had four selections, including coach Eric Hoover being named the coach of the year.
Senior setter Chelsey Trusty was selected to the first team, while senior Addie Thiery was named to the second team and senior Emily Pursell was selected to the third team.
Thiery smacked 213 kills, and Pursell made 385 digs.
Senior Destini Oler was an honorable mention selection.
Fostoria’s Tyriana Settles was named to the first team in Division III, while her teammate Gabby Gregg was named to the second team and Demetriona Settles and Meredith Grine were honorable mentions. Seneca East senior hitter Taylor Gimenez was a third-team selection. Gimenez blasted 226 kills and tallied 53 blocks for the Tigers.
For Division II, Clyde’s Grace Borden was a first-team selection, while teammate Heidi Marshall and Bellevue’s Payton Vogel were second-team selections. Clyde’s Jacey Groover and Bellevue’s Jenna Strayer were named to the third team.