Tuesday, November 16, 2004
Four players from the Steamboat Springs volleyball team received postseason recognition from Western Slope League coaches.
Senior Kristyn Bradbury, junior Tara King and sophomore Katie Mills were named to the All-League team by league coaches, and senior Danielle Tredway was named honorable mention All-League.
This was Bradbury's second year on the All-League team.
Bradbury finished the season with 240 kills. She also passed at a 96 percent rate and served at a 95 percent rate. Tredway, a defensive specialist, served at 90 percent and passed at a 93 percent rate.
Precise passing is the key to offensive success.
"I thought Kristyn was the heart and soul of our ball control," coach Wendy Hall said. "Dani Tred(way), too. I thought it was great she was recognized as a defensive specialist. It's a nice compliment."
Mills, in her first varsity season, made her mark in the league, leading Steamboat with 340 kills and helping the Sailors capture second in the Western Slope League this season.
Mills also served at a 95 percent rate with her trademark topspin serve.
This spring, Mills will be playing club volleyball with a nationally known Front Range team.
King, who played sparingly last season, left an impression on league coaches this fall. Eagle Valley senior Kenzie Shreeve was named League Player of the Year, but King was a finalist. She is the only finalist back next season.
King finished the season with 737 assists, averaging 8.3 a game. She also had 84 blocks and 79 kills out of the setter position.
"Those 79 kills are an all-time high for a setter," Hall said. "I don't even need to look that one up."
King and senior Stacy Cavanagh, who did not play this season because of an injury, are planning to play in doubles tournaments this summer.
Steamboat finished 17-8 overall and advanced to the regional tournament before losing two of three to end the year. Mountain View, the 2003 champions, went on to win the Class 4A title again this season at the state tournament last weekend.