All-Region volleyball team headed by Williamson standouts
It was a great year for area volleyball teams.
Troy had a strong regular season, while the Wellsboro Green Hornets rode strong postseason play to a district title.
In New York the Tioga Tigers won a sectional title, while Waverly had one of their best seasons in decades, capturing the IAC title and reaching a sectional final.
For as good as all those performances were, one stands out amongst the rest.
The Williamson Warriors became the first NTL West team to reach a state final.
They finished with just one loss on the year, in the state final, and before that final no team had taken more than one game from them all season long.
After their dominating year the Warriors are well
represented on The Daily & Sunday Review All-Region volleyball team.
Williamson senior Kim Daugherty is the player of the year after a dominating season, especially in the state playoffs where she took over for Williamson.
6-foot-5-inch Warriors junior Lori Horton can change a game on defense and she is the defensive player of the year, while Williamson coach Mark Klemick is the coach of the year.
After they won the district title in Class AA, Wellsboro's Hannah Zuchowski earns offensive player of the year honors, after leading the league in kills this season.
While Morgan Salsman did see varsity time before this season, she was a newcomer in her role for the Wolverines this year, going from that of a role player, to one of the key players for the Wolverines, earning newcomer of the year honors.
Daugherty, Horton and Zuchowski are all first-team selections, and they are joined on the first team by Williamson's Whitney Hurlburt.
After their strong season Waverly has two players on the first team with Jordan Raupers and Erin Fagan each earning the honor. After guiding her team to a sectional title Tioga's Bry Godfrey is on the first team, along with Troy's Mikayla Bristol, Towanda's Alysha Grimes and Mansfield's Shannon Madigan.
Salsman is on the second team, along with Williamson's Lindsea Jones. Troy's Taryn Hicks and Kelsey Bristol are each on the second team, along with Mansfield's Maddie York, Wellsboro's Mackenzie Marple and Wyalusing's Erika Huffman.
Tioga's Erika Bailey and Towanda's Alaina Wickwire and Hailey Innocenzo round out the second team.
The third team includes Canton's Kellsy Ross and Cowanesque Valley's Renee Farman. Northeast Bradford's Courtney Emick and Sayre's Shelby Coolbaugh are on the third team, along with Wyalusing's Jessica Carr and Roni Morrison.
Towanda's Alacia White earns third team honors, along with Tioga's Malley Bowen and Natalie Burns and Athens' Taylor McDuffee.
Wellsboro's Maggie Smith, Troy's Courtney Woodward and Waverly's Sam Mennig round out the third team selections.