DC all-tournament players (copy)

Days Creek’s four first-team all-Skyline League players, from left to right, Megan Kruzic, Ashtyn Slater, Moriah Michaels and Joleen Crume.

Days Creek senior outside hitter/defensive specialist Moriah Michaels was selected the player of the year in the recent Skyline League volleyball all-league voting done by the coaches.

North Douglas sophomore Samantha MacDowell was named the top libero.

Michaels, who helped the Wolves win the Skyline title and finish third in the Class 1A state tournament, was joined on the first team by teammates Joleen Crume, Megan Kruzic and Ashtyn Slater.

The rest of the first team included Nicki Derrick, Rilie-Jo Olds, Halli Vaughn and Brooklyn Williams of North Douglas; Kieryn Carnes of Elkton; and Brooklyn Wolfe of Camas Valley.

Gloria Kruzic of Days Creek was selected as the league’s coach of the year.



Player of the Year — Moriah Michaels, sr., Days Creek.

Libero of the Year — Samantha MacDowell, soph., North Douglas.

Coach of the Year — Gloria Kruzic, Days Creek.

First Team — Moriah Michaels, sr., Joleen Crume, sr., Days Creek; Nicki Derrick, sr., North Douglas; Megan Kruzic, jr., Days Creek; Samantha MacDowell, soph., North Douglas; Kieryn Carnes, sr., Elkton; 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 Christian; Katie Langdon, sr., Riddle; Layla Pappas, jr., Umpqua Valley Christian.

Honorable Mention — Noella Barnett, soph., New Hope Christian; Audrey Griffiths, 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 Christian; 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.

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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Tom Eggers is the sports editor for The News-Review. He can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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