BSHS, BLHS volleyball squads each place 2 on All-KVL lineup
The Bonner Springs volleyball team turned in a breakout season in 2010 as it nearly doubled its number of victories while posting a 17-19 record.
Now, two key contributors to the team’s success have been recognized by opposing coaches as members of the All-Kaw Valley League Team.
Senior Jessie Kelly and sophomore Haley Hoffine both earned honorable mention All-KVL status for their performance this season. Kelly was one of the Braves’ top hitters and blockers. Hoffine quarterbacked the offense as the Braves’ setter.
Both Kelly and Hoffine were steady contributors for the Braves throughout the season, and they were at their best during a late-season stretch where BSHS won 13 out of 17 matches — including fifth-place finishes at the Louisburg Tournament and the Kaw Valley League Tournament.
Two of the top contributors to Basehor-Linwood’s 12-23 squad also garnered All-KVL status. Junior Cara McCarty was a first-team selection and sophomore Brandi Stahl earned honorable mention recognition.
McCarty was the Bobcats’ most dangerous hitter on the front line while Stahl was one of the team’s top defensive players at the net.
Kaw Valley League champion Lansing — which placed fourth at the Class 5A state tournament — led the league with five players on the All-KVL squad. Seniors Katie Delich, Allison Ewing and Sara Slater and junior Lori Angello all were named to the first team and senior Kiersten Kirkendoll was an honorable mention honoree.
Mill Valley, Tonganoxie and Bishop Ward were second with three players apiece honored.