The provincial AAAA silver medallist Neelin Spartans came away with a lot of individual recognition at the Volleyball Manitoba graduating all-star banquet in Winnipeg on Saturday.
Setter Amy Gordon, middle Alison Quiring, middle Paige Thomson, left side Emma Ciprick and libero Jamie Campbell, who committed to the Brandon University Bobcats women’s volleyball team earlier in the week, were all named to the 24-player AAAA girls’ graduating all-star squad along with Caroline Stitt from the Vincent Massey Vikings. Fellow Viking Amber Hunter and Emma Donnelly of the Crocus Plainsmen received honourable mentions.
Thomson, Quiring and Gordon received even higher honours after that as they were named to the six-player all-Manitoba team. Neelin bench boss Kevin Neufeld was named girls’ coach of the year as well.
A baker’s dozen of Westman athletes were named to the A/AA/AAA graduating all-star teams. Elton’s Victoria King and Courtney Fines as well as Major Pratt’s Stephanie Nernberg and Madison DeCorby made the 24-player girls’ squad. They were also joined by Dauphin’s K.C. Love and Rheanna Geisel and Hamiota’s Shayna Mathison.
Major Pratt’s David Dunn, Rhys Fingas and Brayden Cullum made the boys’ team along with Strathclair’s Jon Shurvell, Melita’s Tyson Fletcher and Glenboro’s J.C. Dowse. Neelin’s Mason Hodgson and Neepawa’s Garett Rempel received honourable mentions.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 9, 2013