Williamstown's Brooke Cieslewski and Tyler Consolidated's Allison Wable were picked by league coaches as co-Players of the Year for the Little Kanawha Conference.
Cieslewski was one of seven Yellowjacket seniors to help lead WHS to its second Class A volleyball title in school history, which came via a three set sweep of LKC champion Tyler Consolidated.
The libero Cieslewski finished just a half dozen digs shy of 700 for the season and had a match-high of 41 this year versus Warren. She also added 48 aces and 21 kills. Wable, a Class AA first team all-state pick a year ago as a junior, tallied 537 kills, 135 blocks, 87 digs and 37 aces.
JEFF BAUGHAN Special to The Times
Williamstown libero Brooke Cieslewski celebrates at the state tournament in Charleston last Saturday. Recently, she was named the Little Kanawha Conference co-Player of the Year.
While Wable earned first team all-LKC honors for a second straight season, the only pair of three-time all-LKC first team picks were Wirt County's Emily Ohrn and Parkersburg Catholic's Maddie Roedersheimer. Ohrn played all over the court for the Tigers and produced 68 aces, more than 700 assists and 200 kills. She also had more than 80 blocks and served at 95 percent. Roedersheimer was a big key in helping the Crusaderettes reach the state tournament for the first time in 17 years. The senior not only served at 97 percent, but had 433 kills, 170 digs and 51 blocks.
Williamstown also landed Carley Ellison (47 aces, 136 blocks, 187 digs, 236 kills) and Kenzie Smith (56 aces, 189 kills, 528 assists) on the first team unit while Wable was joined by teammate Torrye Cline. Cline finished with 1,003 assists. She added 305 digs, 44 blocks and 64 aces.
Ohrn also had a pair of orange and black teammates pick up first team accolades thanks to Taylor Watson (350-plus kills, 100-plus blocks) and Brandy Bunch (227 kills, 42 blocks).
2012 all-Little Kanawha
Conference Volleyball Team
*Brooke Cieslewski, Williamstown
*Allison Wable, Tyler Consolidated
Emily Ohrn, Wirt County
Maddie Roedersheimer, Parkersburg Catholic
Torrye Cline, Tyler Consolidated
Taylor Watson, Wirt County
Julie Bishop, Gilmer County
Brandy Bunch, Wirt County
Carley Ellison, Williamstown
Katie Buckbee, Ravenswood
Kenzie Smith, Williamstown
Muriah Nutter, Roane County
Kenna DeLancey, Ritchie County
Brooklyn Manns, Calhoun County
Asia Mann, Gilmer County
Hannah Fisher, Parkersburg Catholic
Megan Carpenter, Tyler Consolidated
Kristin Grose, St. Marys
Shay Yonaley, Tyler Consolidated
Haley Palmer, Ravenswood
Emily Cade, Doddridge County
Gracen Samples, Clay County
Kayla King, Roane County
Jessie Kerns, Williamstown
Special Honorable Mention
Tristin Toman, Ritchie County; Olivia Haught, Ritchie County; Makayla Bell, Wirt County; Stephanie Hall, Calhoun County; Amanda Davis, Ritchie County; Hannah Reifsteck, Parkersburg Catholic; Kayla Hoff, Ravenswood; Beth Hylbert, Roane County; Ciara Flowers, Williamstown; Michaela Luzader, Gilmer County; Ashlie LaFalce, Doddridge County; Kelsey Kirkpatrick, St. Marys; Alissa Davis, Doddridge County; Haylea LeMasters, Tyler Consolidated; Amy Tennant, Parkersburg Catholic
Calee Craddock, Clay County; Payton Lucas, Clay County; Emily Wynn, Clay County; Kenzie Hicks, Calhoun County; Bailie Cain, Calhoun County; Megan Sheets, Doddridge County; Leah Hughes, Parkersburg Catholic; Larisa Gordon, Gilmer County; Tia Querrey, Ravenswood; Jenessa Mullenix, St. Marys; Sarah West, St. Marys; Kirsty Lawrence, Roane County
* Denotes co-LKC Player of the Year
The remainder of the first team all-LKC unit was comprised of Ravenswood's Katie Buckbee (290 kills, 65 aces, 35 blocks), Gilmer County's Julie Bishop and Roane County's Muriah Nutter (37 aces, 98 percent server, 152 assists, 157 digs).
Ritchie County, which finished as the Class AA state runner-up to Oak Glen for a second straight year, was represented on the second team by Kenna DeLancey.
The only LKC program with two second team honorees was Tyler Consolidated thanks to Megan Carpenter and Shay Yonaley.
Also making the all-LKC second unit were Calhoun County's Brooklyn Manns, Gilmer County's Asia Man, Parkersburg Catholic's Hannah Fisher, Kristen Grose of St. Marys, Ravenswood's Haley Palmer, Doddridge County's Emily Cade, Clay County's Gracen Samples, Roane County's Kayla King and Jessie Kerns of Williamstown.