It should be no surprise that Southwestern Conference co-champions Avon and Amherst dominated the 2017 Division I All- Lorain County volleyball awards.
Avon (22-3) had two first-team selections in Erin Gardner and Maddy Jerdonik, with teammate Sydney Stone earning second-team honors. Gardner (392 serve receptions, 299 digs, 27 aces) was named Player of the Year.
Gardner was also chosen by District 3 coaches to play in the Ohio State All-Star match after she plays in the District 3 All-Star game at Ellet High School on Nov. 17.
Tory Small and Sarah Weigand were first-team selections for Amherst (22-2), while Payton Jackson and Audrey McConihe were second-team picks. Head coach Laurie Cogan was named Division I Coach of the Year.
The other Division I first-team selections were Tate Rybarczyk and Emily Schillinger from Avon Lake, Elyria’s Chelsey Farris and Kara Sullinger from North Ridgeville.
Brookside (14-9) and its varsity roster of only seven girls placed three on the Division II first-team list — Lindsey Miller, Baylee Min and Lauren Sheehan. Leanna Barnhart earned second-team honors, with Jenn Larrick named Coach of the Year.
Vermilion’s Maddie Colohan and Reese Virgin were first-team selections. Virgin (303 kills, 231 digs, 37 aces) overcame a serious health issue prior to the season to earn Player of the Year honors.
Clearview’s Briana Cirilo, Firelands’ Hannah Reynolds and Amy Sobel from Keystone rounded out the first-team selections in Division II.
Columbia (13-11) led the way in Division III, with three first-team selections in Kaitlyn Krupinski, Hannah Paukovitz and Sarah Robinson. Krupinski (678 assists, 454 digs, 144 kills, 50 aces) was named Player of the Year and will also be playing in the state All-Star games.
Oberlin’s Sharhonda Rankin was chosen Division III Coach of the Year, with Karissa Rankin and Lauren Sands picked as first-teamers for the Phoenix.
Wellington’s Erin Frank and Alexis Lehmkuhl, along with Elyria Catholic’s Haley Raible, filled out the rest of the Division III first-team honorees.
The Division IV first-team selections all came from Lake Ridge Academy and Open Door, with Lake Ridge’s Sammie Ruggles chosen Player of the Year and the Patriots’ Dan Stintsman selected as Coach of the Year.
Ruggles was joined by teammates Annika Miller, Isabel Bouzaher and Lily Sweetman as first-team selections. Zelie Kessler, Emily Ford, Emerson Dobbins and Cailey Stintsman were first-team picks from Open Door.
Tory Small Sr Amherst
Sarah Wiegand Sr Amherst
Erin Gardner Sr Avon
Maddy Jerdonek Jr Avon
Tate Rybarczyk Sr Avon Lake
Emily Schillinger Sr Avon Lake
Chelsey Farris Sr Elyria
Kara Sullinger Sr North Ridgeville
Payton Jackson Sr Amherst
Audrey McConihe Jr Amherst
Sydney Stone Jr Avon
Natalie Appleton Jr Avon Lake
Madi Smith Jr Elyria
Seven Townsel Sr Lorain
Lindsey Frombach So Midview
Jami Turay Sr North Ridgeville
Player of the Year: Erin Gardner, Sr. Avon
Coach of the Year: Laurie Cogan, Amherst
Lindsey Miller Sr Brookside
Baylee Min Sr Brookside
Lauren Sheehan So Brookside
Briana Cirilo So Clearview
Hannah Reynolds Sr Firelands
Amy Sobel Sr Keystone
Maddie Colohan Jr Vermilion
Reese Virgin Sr Vermilion
Leanna Barnhart Brookside
Vanecia Billings Jr Clearview
Briana Bowyer Sr Firelands
McKenna Turton Sr Firelands
Macey Hartley Jr Keystone
Taylor Stefan Jr Keystone
Lauren Volzer Sr Vermilion
Player of the Year: Reese Virgin, Sr, Vermilion
Coach of the Year: Jenn Larrick, Brookside
Kaitlyn Krupinski Columbia
Hanah Paukovitz Columbia
Sarah Robison Columbia
Haley Raible Elyria Catholic
Karissa Rankin Oberlin
Lauren Sands Oberlin
Erin Frenk Wellington
Alexis Lehmkuhl Wellington
Player of the year: Kaitlyn Krupinski, Columbia
Coach of the Year: Sharhonda Rankin, Oberlin
Zelie Kessler So Open Door
Emily Ford So Open Door
Annika Miller Jr Lake Ridge
Alyssa Ruggles Sr Lake Ridge
Emerson Dobbins Jr Open Door
Cailey Stintsman Jr Open Door
Isabel Bouzaher Sr Lake Ridge
Lily Sweeterman Sr Lake Ridge
Player of the Year: Sammie Ruggles - So - Lake Ridge Academy
Coach of the Year: Dan Stintsman - Open Door
District 3 All Stars
2017 DISTRICT 3 SENIOR ALL STAR GAME
WEST #1 6PM
COACH Tony Tahan Columbia
Libero Sarah Robison Columbia
Libero Hannah Reynolds Firelands
Setter Kaitlynn Krupinski Columbia
Setter McKenna Turton Firelands
Setter Kara Sullinger North Ridgeville
D/S Alyssa Ruggles Lake Ridge Academy
M/H Brianna Bowyer Firelands
M/H Hayley Raible Elyria Catholic
M/H Seven Townsel Lorain
O/H Hannah Pankovich Columbia
O/H Chelsey Farris Elyria
O/H Madi Sima Highland
2017 DISTRICT 3 SENIOR ALL STAR TEAM
WEST #2 7:30PM
COACH Courtney Dieter Black River
Libero Anna Coughlin Medina
Libero Hannah White Black River
Libero Baylee Min Brookside
Setter Lindsay Miller Brookside
Setter Erica Benson Black River
D/S Erin Gardner Avon
D/S Tate Rybanczyk Avon Lake
M/H Korall Gibson Buckeye
M/H Tory Small Amherst
O/H Emily Schillinger Avon Lake
O/H Alyssa Hudak Medina
O/H Sarah Wiegand Amherst
O/H Payton Jackson Amherst
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