GAHS lands 5 on OVC volleyball team


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



Gallia Academy sophomore Grace Martin (7) blocks a spike attempts in front of junior teammate Jenna Meadows (24) during the Blue Angels’ win over Meigs on October 6, in Centenary.


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Another first for the Blue Angels.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team claimed the Ohio Valley Conference title in its first season in the OVC, which earned the Blue Angels five spots on the all-league team.

GAHS — which finished 22-3 overall and 13-1 in league — earned three first-team selections, one honorable mention spot and Coach of the Year honors.

Gallia Academy sophomore Grace Martin, who had 153 service points including 34 aces, 202 kills, 94 blocks, 348 digs and 102 assists for the season, earned a spot on first team.

GAHS junior Jenna Meadows earned a spot on first team, after posting 156 points, 34 aces, 168 kills, 13 blocks and 519 digs from the Blue and White this season.

The Blue Angels’ final first team spot went to junior setter Carly Shriver, who had 242 service points, 56 aces, 12 kills, 196 digs and 456 assists for the league champs.

Gallia Academy freshman Ashton Webb was selected as an honorable mention after posting 242 service points, 76 aces, 208 kills, 37 blocks and 125 digs for the Blue and White this fall.

Second year GAHS head coach Janice Rosier was named league Coach of the Year for the Blue Angels, who finished ranked 18th in the final OHSVCA Division II Poll.

Portsmouth, which was the lone OVC team to defeat the Blue Angels, landed Aiden Fields and Baleigh Bradley on first team, with Allison Douthat earning an honorable mention spot.

Cheapeake landed Carley Lester and Atiya Spaulding on first team, while Jozy Jones was an honorable mention.

South Point’s first team selections were Olivia Abner and Brooklyn Badgett, while Mackenzie Fugitt was honorable mention for the Lady Pointers.

Representing Rock Hill on first team were Elisabeth Wilds and Anna Darby, while Jill Hairston was an honorable mention.

The three remaining All-OVC first team selections were Ironton’s Jordan Hannan, Fairland’s Emily Chapman and Coal Grove’s Kasey Murphy. The final three honorable mention selections were Ironton’s Lexi Wise, Fairland’s Nicole Wagner and Coal Grove’s Kaylee Beals.

The 2015 All-OVC volleyball team was chosen by league coaches and was based on final league standing.

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Gallia Academy sophomore Grace Martin (7) blocks a spike attempts in front of junior teammate Jenna Meadows (24) during the Blue Angels’ win over Meigs on October 6, in Centenary.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_12.8-GA-Martin.jpgGallia Academy sophomore Grace Martin (7) blocks a spike attempts in front of junior teammate Jenna Meadows (24) during the Blue Angels’ win over Meigs on October 6, in Centenary. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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