Five Blue Angels earn SEOAL honors


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



Gallia Academy sophomore Grace Martin (7) attempts a spike in front of GAHS senior Hanna Johnson (17), during the Blue Angels’ sectional final victory over Chillicothe, in Centenary on October 24. Martin was named Southeastern Ohio Athletic League Player of the Year.


To the victors go the spoils.

The Gallia Academy volleyball team won their sixth Southeastern Ohio Athletic League title on the court this season, which earned the Blue Angels five spots on the all-league team.

GAHS, which finished 22-3 overall and 5-1 in league, earned three first-team selections, one honorable mention spot and both Player of the Year 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, was named Player of the Year and earned a spot on first team. Martin was an honorable mention selection last season.

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. Meadows, a junior, also earned first team honors as a sophomore.

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.

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. Rosier was co-Coach of the Year last season.

Representing Logan on first team were senior Cassidy Bosch and freshman Rachel Pierce, who led the Lady Chieftains to a 3-3 league record. LHS was the lone SEOAL team to defeat Gallia Academy this season.

Warren senior Katlyn Coffman and Jackson senior Katie Hemsley each were selected to first team after both teams finished 2-4 in the league. This is the third year on the All-SEOAL team for Hemsley, who is committed to the University of Rio Grande.

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.

Other honorable mention selections were JHS senior Celeste Stiltner, WHS junior Katie Knowlton and LHS freshman Grace McKee.

The 2015 All-SEOAL volleyball team was chosen by league coaches and was based on final league standing. The Player of the year was selected by a panel of SEOAL media.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

Gallia Academy sophomore Grace Martin (7) attempts a spike in front of GAHS senior Hanna Johnson (17), during the Blue Angels’ sectional final victory over Chillicothe, in Centenary on October 24. Martin was named Southeastern Ohio Athletic League Player of the Year.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_11.1-GA-Martin.jpgGallia Academy sophomore Grace Martin (7) attempts a spike in front of GAHS senior Hanna Johnson (17), during the Blue Angels’ sectional final victory over Chillicothe, in Centenary on October 24. Martin was named Southeastern Ohio Athletic League Player of the Year.

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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