2010 SVCsportszone.com's All-SVC Volleyball Selections
Cory quarterbacks
another golden season
Junior setter earns SVCsportszone’s Player of the Year
Adena head coach Laura Smith earns COY honors
Please note that these selections are the opinions of SVCsportszone.com and in no
way reflect the opinions of the SVC coaches. The official league team will come
out sometime next week, but for now, here is our take on SVC Volleyball in 2010.
Best player on the best team – that is the philosophy of many when
naming a Most Valuable Player. This year’s Adena team – a
team that finished 14-0 in the SVC for the sixth straight season –
obviously has a lot of talent, but in our opinion, Cory is the piece that
brings the great balance to Adena’s attack. Cory is averaging 10
assists per set, and the junior has also recorded over 3.5 digs per game
this season.

Joining Cory on our all-league team will be four Adena teammates,
Kelsey Bielanow, Olivia Arledge, Hannah Halcomb, and Cara Coy.
Bielanow and Arledge dominated the SVC competition at the net while
Halcomb and Coy anchored an Adena defense and passing game that
made life much easier for Cory. Jenny Grigsby and Logan Bowdle are
honorable mention.

Westfall and Huntington both finished tied in second-place at 11-3, and
it is a no-brainer that both deserve a trio of all-league selections.
Westfall’s Olivia Cobb, Hannah Gabriel, and Alex Phillips join
Huntington’s Megan Fultz, Jackie Kellough, and setter Taylor
Shewalter. Both of these teams mirrored one another in terms of a
setter feeding a pair of great hitters. Cobb led the SVC in kills while
Phillips enjoyed a great finish to the season. Fultz had an outstanding all-
around senior season and her combined with Kellough gave Huntington
a huge advantage in the middle throughout the 2010 season. Gabriel
and Shewalter finished third and fourth respectively in the SVC assist
leaders. As for honorable mention, Westfall’s Haylie Joyce and
Oliva Beavers are joined by Huntington’s Kelsey Mitchell and
Paige Danner.

Unioto finished in the fourth spot. After a great start, the Lady
Shermans hit a rough stretch in the middle of the year; however, the
purple and gold started to show signs of better play in the final few
weeks of the season. A big reason why came with a rotation change
that put Madison Davis in the middle of more action. Davis, who moved
to setter in Unioto’s 6-2 offense, had a great second half to the
season. The second Unioto selection was a little tougher, but we give
the nod to senior Kristen McCarty – a player who also went through
some position changes and helped improve the team later in the year.
This puts Lauren Stout, the other Unioto setter who despite setting only
half the time still posted a league’s seventh best assist average per
set, and Hannah Miller on our honorable mention list.

Next up, the Lady Pioneers of Zane Trace who spent 2010 learning to
deal with life after the 2009 POY Jess Roepke. Setter Jenna Wiget is
an easy selection here as Wiget finished second in assists behind Cory,
and she is joined by a great young talent in Hayley Carle. In Carle’s
rookie season, she led the red, white, and blue in both kills and digs.
Honorable mention selections for Zane Trace go to Sierra Sigman and
Devin Unger.

The final three teams struggled in the standings this season, but there are
still individual talents that we feel need to be honored. Southeasternâ
€™s Merrilee Dresbach had a great year as did Piketon’s Alex
Southworth as this pair completes the all-league list. Southeastern’s
Morgan Jones and Brianna Weese join Piketon’s Pelphrey sisters â
€“ Tori and Aleah – as well as Paint Valley’s Abbie Walls and
Taylor Baker to complete our honorable mention list.

Coach of the Year honors go to Adena’s Laura Smith. Smith
continues to lead a dynasty program that has won 20 titles in 21 years
including 18 outright titles. This stretch includes a current 84 straight
SVC match winning streak (6 straight gold balls) and 12 of those 18
outright titles have been a result of a perfect SVC season. Adena is also
entering sectional play with a 133 match home winning streak.
SVCsportszone’s All-
SVC

Cadie Cory, Adena (POY)
Kelsey Bielanow, Adena
Olivia Arledge, Adena
Hannah Halcomb, Adena
Cara Coy, Adena
Megan Fultz, Huntington
Jackie Kellough, Huntington
Taylor Shewalter, Huntington
Alex Southworth, Piketon
Merrilee Dresbach, SE
Madison Davis, Unioto
Kristen McCarty, Unioto
Olivia Cobb, Westfall
Hannah Gabriel, Westfall
Alex Phillips, Westfall
Jenna Wiget, Zane Trace
Hayley Carle, Zane Trace

HONORABLE MENTION

Logan Bowdle, Adena
Jenny Grigsby, Adena
Kelsey Mitchell, Huntington
Paige Danner, Huntington
Abbie Walls, Paint Valley
Taylor Baker, Paint Valley
Aleah Pelphrey, Piketon
Tori Pelphrey, Piketon
Brianna Weese, SE
Morgan Jones, SE
Lauren Stout, Unioto
Hannah Miller, Unioto
Haylie Joyce, Westfall
Olivia Beavers, Westfall
Sierra Sigman, Zane Trace
Devin Unger, Zane Trace

COY – Laura Smith, Adena
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