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Cascade Christian senior setter Haley Casebier was named the Southern Cascade Hybrid player of the year and four of her teammates were named to the first team.
Meghan Higday, Mackenzie Kelton, Karlee Britton, Courtney Case and Casebier were first-teams selections for the Challengers, who finished 17-7 overall and won the league with an 8-0 record.
Cascade Christian lost to eventual champion Burns in the Class 3A state quarterfinals.
St. Mary's Alexi Provost-Shean, Nina Console and Elizabeth Pentland were first-team picks.
Casebier was also named the setter of the year, while Case — a junior libero — was chosen as the defensive player of the year. Cascade Christian's Rob Kleker was given coach of the year honors.
Southern Cascade Hybrid
FIRST TEAM — Haley Casebier, Cascade Christian, Sr.; Meghan Higday, Cascade Christian, Sr.; Mackenzie Kelton, Cascade Christian, Jr.; Alexi Provost-Shean, St. Mary's, Sr.; Nina Console, St. Mary's, Jr.; Elizabeth Pentland, St. Mary's, Sr.; Karlee Britton, Cascade Christian, So.; Courtney Case, Cascade Christian, Jr.
SECOND TEAM — Alli Ehrhardt, Rogue River, Sr.; Becky Larson, Lakeview, Sr.; Elise Gardner, Cascade Christian, Jr.; Kailin Honea, Rogue River, Jr.; Darci Frederick, Lakeview, Jr.; Ashley Reese, Lakeview, So.; Sarah Segura, Rogue River, Sr.; Hayley Tyus, St. Mary's, Jr.
HONORABLE MENTION — Taylor Stancliff, Lakeview, Sr.; Thea Barker, Illinois Valley, Sr.; Kortney Moore, Rogue River, Fr.; Theresa Fredericks, Illinois Valley, So.; Emma Angeleiti, Rogue River, So.; Abby Miller, Illinois Valley, So.
Player of the Year — Haley Casebier, Cascade Christian
Setter of the Year — Haley Casebier, Cascade Christian
Defensive Player of the Year — Courtney Case, Cascade Christian
Coach of the Year — Rob Kleker, Cascade Christian