Members of the 2019 Alliance High School Volleyball Team celebrated successful seasons Tuesday night at their annual banquet. For a 6th straight season the Bulldog Varsity qualified for the District Finals and just missed out on a trip to the State Tournament. The AHS Varsity Team finished 16-18, but was ranked 10th in the overall power points of all Class B teams. The Bulldog Junior Varisty team finished with a 10-5 record and the Alliance Reserve team finished 10-6 for the season.
The AHS coaches spoke about how each team put in a lot of work and continued to improve through the year and how much the girls enjoyed playing the game with their teammates.
Reserve Coach Angie Hiemstra presented these Team Awards;
Reserve Most Improved: Peyton Kindred
Reserve Most Inspirational: Sharyce Dubray
Reserve Most Valuable Player: Kenna Montes
Junior Varsity Coach Heather Jensen presented these Team Awards:
JV Most Improved: Safina Achi and Emma Wood
JV Most Inspirational: Olivia Knapp
JV Most Valuable Players: Shelbee Burke and Leyton Schnell
Head Coach Jessica Kaiser gave special recognition to the 5 seniors for their leadership and dedication to the volleyball program and give special notice to Jordan Hopp for setting the school record for career blocks with 400. Seniors Lillie Otto and Khloe Felker were named Academic All State and also received the Believers and Achievers Award. Jordan Hopp was named to the Western Conference All Conference Team. Payton Weber and Billi Alvarado were Honorable Mention. Team awards were also presented.
Varsity Most Improved: Amauri Browning
Varsity Most Inspirational: Cameron Tritle
Senior Award: Lillie Otto
Varsity Perseverance Award: Khloe Felker
Varsity Team Captains: Lillie Otto and Payton Weber
Varsity Most Valuable Players: Jordan Hopp and Payton Weber