October 23, 2012
The Gallia Academy volleyball team had three players selected to the 2012 All-Southeastern Ohio Athletic League volleyball squad, as voted on by each of the SEOAL coaches.
Senior Riley Nibert and junior Maggie Westfall were selected to the First Team, while junior Kassie Shriver was an honorable mention selection for the Blue Angels.
It was the second straight year in which Shriver was named to the All-SEOAL squad as an honorable mention choice, while both Nibert and Westfall picked up their first All-SEOAL accolades in volleyball. GAHS finished the year with a 13-8 overall mark.
League-champion Chillicothe (10-0) led the way with four selections, which included Maddi Glendenning as Player of the Year and Bret Wrightsel as Coach of the Year.
GAHS, Logan and Warren each had three all-league selections, followed by Jackson with two and Portsmouth with one.
2012 All-SEOAL Volleyball Team
Maddi Glendenning*, Chillicothe 12
Katelyn Martin, Chillicothe 11
Hayley Robinson, Chillicothe 12
Riley Nibert, Gallipolis 12
Maggie Westfall, Gallipolis 11
Sarah Martin*, Jackson 12
Abbie Hughes*, Logan 12
Ashley McCort*, Logan 12
Amy Fleming, Warren 12
Emma Ryan**, Warren 12
Player of the Year: Maddi Glendenning, Chillicothe
Coach of the Year: Bret Wrightsel, Chillicothe
Honorable Mention: Parisa Bennett* (senior), Chillicothe; Kassie Shriver* (junior), Gallipolis; Kennedy Shasteen (senior), Jackson; Devon Shaw* (senior), Logan; Katherine Meriweather (senior), Portsmouth; Mackenzie Brooks (senior), Warren.
Final SEOAL standings: Chillicothe 10-0, Logan 7-3, Gallipolis and Warren 5-5, Jackson 3-7, Portsmouth 0-10.
*—Denotes previous All-SEOAL honors. Shaw was All-SEOAL in 2011; Bennett, Shriver and McCort were honorable mention in 2011; Ryan was All-SEOAL in 2010 and honorable mention in 2011. Team was selected in a recent vote of league coaches. Each team received one automatic All-SEOAL honorable mention selection.