Now that another Lady Tiger volleyball season is complete, head coach Kelley Nelson and assistants Erin Hodge and Kitson Boldon have released their special awards.
Senior Sami Starkey was voted by SEWAC and 2A Southeast region coaches to the all conference team. She led NCHS with 135 kills, which was good for tenth in the conference. Starkey finished with a serving percentage of 90.82, third best on the team and tied for the team lead with 17 aces. The three year letter winner was also voted as a team captain with Kiffani Skrukrud and Jayci Shoults.
A junior, Shoults won the serving award with a 97 percent success rate and shared the setting award with senior Skrukrud. Shoults led with 169 assists while Skrukrud had 112. Freshman Lexie Dockery led the team with 370 digs to win the dig award. Juniors Jessica Bruegger and Kassidy Miller shared the blocking award with almost identical stats. Bruegger led the team with 24 stuff blocks and had 84 touches while Miller had 21 stuffs on 87 total touches. Jessica and fellow junior and cousin Hailey Bruegger shared the most improved award while senior Kenzie Miller won the Coaches’ Award.
On the JV team, sophomore Mckayle Mosley won the kill award (60 kills) and blocking award (7 stuffs/21 total touches), while also being named most improved. Freshman Amber Jenson won the serving (93 percent) and setting (71 assists) awards and fellow classmate Lexi Blackburn won the dig award with 109. Sophomore Kylee Gaukel won the Coaches’ Award.
Jenson won the C-squad serving award with 96 percent while Blackburn won the dig award with 61 digs. Emma Zerbe was the top setter with 38 assists while Rachel Lashmett led with 40 kills. Rishell Lizasuain won the blocking award (2 stuffs/5 total touches). Kodi Krejci was the most improved and Angelina Bannan won the Coaches’ Award.
The Lady Tiger volleyball team will bring back several talented young athletes next year, and therefore, the coaches could not choose just one outstanding prospect - Coach K.
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