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Albion, R-H, Wilson share N-O All-League volleyball honors

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 13 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – The first team of the Niagara-Orleans All-League volleyball squad includes, from left, Allie Bubar and Emily Lasher from Wilson, Eliza Schwab and Courtney VanBuren from Roy-Hart and Sara Millspaugh and Kelsee Soule from Albion.

Champion Albion, along with runners-up Roy-Hart and Wilson, have each placed two players on the first team of the annual Niagara-Orleans All-League volleyball squad.

Albion, which captured the N-O title with a perfect 12-0 record, is represented by sophomore outside hitter Kelsee Soule and junior outside hitter Sara Millspaugh.

Soule had 98 spiking kills, 113 digs, 35 service aces and 3 blocks in league action and Millspaugh 97 kills, 57 digs and 33 aces.

In finishing in a tie for second place at 9-3, Roy-Hart has placed senior setter Eliza Schwab and senior outside hitter Courtney VanBuren while Wilson is represented by senior outside hitter Allie Bubar and senior setter Emily Lasher.

Schwab, who is a repeat selection, had 185 setting assists, 57 kills, 51 aces, 139 service points, 105 digs and 23 blocks and VanBuren 79 kills, 73 digs, 20 aces and 82 points.

Albion is represented on the second team by freshman middle blocker Chanyce Powell, Medina by senior outside hitter Jenna Carpenter and Roy-Hart by senior outside hitter Justine Wittcop and junior libero Ayleen Brewer.

Rounding out the second team are Newfane’s senior outside hitters Claire Puff and Stephanie Sherwood and Akron’s sophomore setter Natalee Jonathan.

Albion also has a quartet of honorable mention selections including seniors Brooke Wilson and Jasmyn Smith, junior Michaela Lake and sophomore Meghan Hurley.

Roy-Hart is represented on the honorable mention list by seniors Morgan Jones, Becky Harnish and Melanie Mikits and Medina by junior Nicole Blount and freshman Emily Kams.

N-O All-League Volleyball Squad

First Team
Kelsee Soule Albion (So., Outside Hitter)
Sara Millspaugh Albion (Jr., Outside Hitter)
Eliza Schwab Roy-Hart (Sr., Setter)
Courtney VanBuren Roy-Hart (Sr., Outside Hitter)
Allie Bubar Wilson (Sr., Outside Hitter)
Emily Lasher Wilson (Sr., Setter)

Second Team
Chanyce Powell Albion (Fr,. Middle Blocker)
Jenna Carpenter Medina (Sr., Outside Hitter)
Justine Wittcop Roy-Hart (Sr., Outside Hitter)
Ayleen Brewer Roy-Hart (Jr., Libero)
Claire Puff Newfane (Sr., Outside Hitter)
Stephanie Sherwood Newfane (Sr., Middle Blocker)
Natalee Jonathan Akron (So., Setter )

Honorable Mention
Meghan Hurley Albion (So., Setter)
Brooke Wilson Albion (Sr,. Middle Blocker)
Jasmyn Smith Albion (Sr., Setter)
Michaela Lake Albion (Jr., Libero)
Alyssa Schlosser Wilson (Sr., Libero)
Dana Smith Wilson (Sr., Middle Blocker)
Megan DiLaura Wilon (Jr., Outside Hiter)
Alissa DiCesari Wilson (Sr., Defensive Specialist)
Morgan Jones Roy-Hart (Sr., Middle Blocker)
Becky Harnish Roy-Hart (Sr., Middle Blocker)
Melanie Mikits Roy-Hart (Sr., Defensive Specialist)
Erica Wright Newfane (Jr., Setter)
Vicki Harrington Newfane (Jr,. Middle Blocker)
Nicole Blount Medina (Jr., Outside Hitter)
Emily Kams Medina (Fr., Setter)
Marissa Lettieri CSAT (Jr., Setter)
Stephanie Hernandez CSAT (Sr,. Middle Blocker)
Francelis Dejesus CSAT (Jr,. Outside Hitter)
Ashley Hadju CSAT (Sr., Setter)
Nicole Doria Akron (Sr,. Libero)
Emily Horner Akron (So., Middle Blocker)