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Mustangs take top awards

Hidden Valley failed to dethrone Henley as Skyline Conference champion, but the Mustangs' runner-up finish was impressive enough to earn Robert Jackson coach-of-the-year honors.

"It's a great honor for our coaching staff to receive this award, but it's really the players that win the game," said Jackson.

Hidden Valley's Megan Swanson was tabbed a co-player of the year along with Henley's Sierra Patzke.

Swanson, a three-time Skyline first-team all-star, demonstrated her versatility when switched from middle blocker to setter her senior season. Swanson is a four-year starter and team captain.

"(Swanson) can play anywhere," said Jackson. "Her athleticism and leadership made her a perfect fit as a setter for us."

Patzke, who was league player of the year as a sophomore, is also a setter.

The Mustangs received two other first-team selections in senior outside hitters Channel Smith and Kendra Morgan.

Smith, a repeat first-teamer, shattered Heather Wicks' school single-season kill record with 229. The previous mark was 156.

FIRST TEAM

Sierra Patzke Henley Sr.

Autumn Wedan Henley So.

Lacey Reed Henley Jr.

Megan Swanson Hid. Valley Sr.

Channel Smith Hid. Valley Sr.

Kendra Morgan Hid. Valley Sr.

Co-Players of the Year — Megan Swanson, Hidden Valley; Sierra Patzke, Henley.

Coach of the Year — Robert Jackson, Hidden Valley.

ALL DEFENSIVE TEAM

Tia Ingram Henley Jr.

Amanda Hults Henley Jr.

Amanda Berry Hid. Valley Sr.

Chelcie Hennig Hid. Valley Sr.

Brandi Miller North Valley Sr.

Annika Pond Phoenix So.

SECOND TEAM

Amanda Herr Henley Jr.

Kelsey Reed Henley Sr.

Haley Fisko Hid. Valley Jr.

Alexandra Farmer North Valley Jr.

Mariah Crawford North Valley Jr.

Tessa Lockett Phoenix Jr.

Honorable mention: Tia Ingram, Henley, Jr.; Chauncie Porter, Hidden Valley, Jr.; Savana Drew, North Valley, So.; Althena Drew, North Valley, Sr.; Miranda Barajas, Phoenix, Sr.; Jillian Mortenson, Phoenix, Jr.; Chelsea Horvath, Phoenix, Jr.; Chelsea Westlake, Rogue River, Sr.; Sabrina Smith, Rogue River, Jr.; Jessica Freitas, Rogue River, So.; Tammy Huntamer, Illinois Valley, Jr.; Amanda Hults, Illinois Valley, Jr.; Nikki Bowman, Illinois Valley Sr.