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Challengers take home top honors

Cascade Christian swept the top honors in Southern Cascade League volleyball all-star voting.

Senior Madigan Smith was named player of the year, junior Alyssa Brown setter of the year and senior Paige Bruce defensive player of the year.

The Challengers’ Rob Kleker was coach of the year, guiding Cascade Christian to second place in the Class 3A state tournament and records of 8-0 in league and 22-6 overall.

Middle hitter Smith had 182 kills and a 49.4 kill percentage; setter Brown amassed 671 assists, 58 aces and a 94.3 serve percentage; libero Bruce had a 2.5 passing score (out of 3.0), 372 digs, an 83 percent dig percentage and 61 aces.

Joining them on the first team were Rogue River senior Kortney Moore and St. Mary’s sophomore Claire Hawkins.

Southern Cascade League All-Stars

First Team

Madigan Smith, Cascade Christian, sr.; Alyssa Brown, Cascade Christian, jr.; Paige Bruce, Cascade Christian, sr.; Torie Crumrine, Lakeview, sr.; Delaney Hall, Lakeview, sr.; Kortney Moore, Rogue River, sr.; Claire Hawkins, St. Mary’s, so.; Amanda Arcularius, Lakeview, sr.

Player of the year: Madigan Smith, Cascade Christian, sr.

Setter of the year: Alyssa Brown, Cascade Christian, jr.

Defensive player of the year: Paige Bruce, Cascade Christian, sr.

Coach of the year: Rob Kleker, Cascade Christian.

Second Team

Dakotah Rothfus, St. Mary’s, sr.; Halona Jackson, Illinois Valley, jr.; Natalie Watkins, Rogue River, sr.; Trudy Burns, Cascade Christian, sr.; Katelyn Smith, Cascade Christian, sr.; Anjelica Pamplona, Rogue River, sr.

Honorable Mention

Carley Cahill, Lakeivew, sr.; Emily Eccleston, St. Mary’s, sr.; Nicole Morse, Cascade Christian, so.; Carly Larson, Lakeview, jr.; Allison Primeau, Illinois Valley, jr.; Skye Downhill, Rogue River, sr.; Courtney Sackraida, Rogue River, so.; Alex LaFlamme, Illinois Valley, sr.; Ellie Brown, Cascade Christian, jr.; Katherine McKenzie, Lakeview, sr.; Ashley Rietmann, St. Mary’s, so.