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North Medford placed two players and South Medford one on the Southern Oregon Hybrid volleyball all-conference first team.
For the Black Tornado, senior libero Ashley Smith and senior outside hitter Emily Carlson were selected.
South Medford's Bree Polk, a senior, made the team as a middle.
League-champion Roseburg dominated the voting by the coaches, with senior setter Vanessa Bentley pulling down player-of-the-year honors and Bruce Myers being named coach of the year.
The Indians had five of the 10 first-team players.
Southern Oregon Hybrid All-Stars
Vanessa Bentley, S, sr., Roseburg; Anna Bruns, OH, sr., Roseburg; Emily Carlson, OH, sr., North Medford; Stefenie Griggs, MB, sr., Roseburg; Pele Gianotti, MB, jr., Roseburg; Emily Henderson, MB, jr., Grants Pass; Ashley Smith, L, sr., North Medford; Cali Tovey, L, sr., Roseburg; Halee Rose, L/DS, so., Grants Pass; Bree Polk, M, sr., South Medford.
Player of the Year: Vanessa Bentley, setter, Roseburg.
Coach of the Year: Bruce Myers, Roseburg.
Kiana Cash, S, jr., Roseburg; Telsche Munson, S, sr., North Medford; Kelsey Strouse, OH, so., Crater; Emily Carter, OH, fr., North Medford; Katie Britton, OH, sr., Crater; Ellie Bixler, MB, jr., North Medfordl; Terrin Misfeldt, DS, sr., Roseburg; Bri Uperesa-Fidow, R, sr., South Medford; Morgan Haskett, OP, fr., Roseburg.
Tiffany Barrett, S, so., Grants Pass; Katy Carter, OH/L, jr., North Medford.