Olympian's all-area volleyball team

November 26, 2010 

Tyana Andrews, setter/outside hitter, Centralia, junior The 2A EvCo's MVP had a .288 hitting percentage, racking up 178 kills on the court as a part-time hitter, part-time setter. She also set a Centralia single-match record for kills (22) against River Ridge.

Halee Hernandez, setter, River Ridge, senior The Hawks’ court leader was a big reason for the team making its first state appearance since 2003. She dished out 650 assists, averaging just under seven per game.

Alyssa Kellar, outside hitter, Timberline, senior Led Timberline to its second straight state berth in her first season as outside hitter. She racked up 209 kills, 71 blocks and a 93.9 serving percentage.

Jennifer Liedes, middle hitter, Olympia, senior A first-team all-4A Narrows pick, Liedes had the Bears’ best hitting percentage at .317. She had 220 kills and 71 blocks.

Whitney Martin, outside hitter, Black Hills, senior The Wolves’ versatile senior was a key part of the team’s late-season run to a share of the EvCo title and second straight District IV title. She amassed 300 kills, 246 receptions and 186 digs.

Kristyn Ross, outside hitter, Capital, senior The 3A Narrows League MVP was the team’s go-to player, racking up 352 kills and 285 digs for the league champion Cougars. Ross closed out her career as Capital’s all-time kills leader.

Karlee Sampson, outside hitter, Tumwater, sophomore

The Thunderbirds’ top offensive weapon had 180-plus kills, leading a sophomore-laden team to a share of the EvCo title and a state berth.

Gatalina Schuster, setter, Timberline, senior The Blazers’ best do-it-all player led a balanced Timberline offense. She had 345 assists, 130 digs, 78 kills.

Annie Sing, libero, Olympia, senior Sing set a school record with 558 digs and had a 2.47 rating in quality of serve-receive. She also had a 95.2 serving percentage with 37 aces.

Gabi Vega, setter, Capital, senior Vega, a first-team all-3A Narrows pick, ran the Cougars’ offense, guiding them to their second straight state berth. She dished out 677 and had 161 digs.

Player of the year

Lauren Herseth, outside hitter, Olympia, senior

The Narrows League’s co-MVP had a breakout senior year, leading the Bears to a league title, district title and third straight state trophy. A solid all-around player, she had a team-best 350 kills, 370 digs and a team-best 51 aces.

Coach of the year

Laurie Creighton, Olympia

Guided the Bears to their first district title in more than a decade, and their third straight state trophy.

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