Steamboat Springs High School junior setter Colleen King celebrates with teammates Sept. 10 after defeating Glenwood Springs High School, 3-1. Western Slope League coaches named King the league's MVP. She is the first junior from Steamboat to win the award since former UCLA All-American Katie Carter.

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Steamboat Springs High School junior setter Colleen King celebrates with teammates Sept. 10 after defeating Glenwood Springs High School, 3-1. Western Slope League coaches named King the league's MVP. She is the first junior from Steamboat to win the award since former UCLA All-American Katie Carter.

King named league MVP

Steamboat junior takes prestigious volleyball honor

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— Coaches have named Steamboat Springs High School junior setter Colleen King the Most Valuable Player of the Western Slope League.

King is the first Steamboat junior to win the award since former UCLA All-American Katie Carter. King helped the Sailors to third place in the league, tallying 57 kills and 47 blocks and finishing with a 94 percent serve percentage. She also averaged 5.5 assists a set.

"She's got all the aspects to reach very high success," Steamboat coach Wendy Hall said. "She's gifted with height and athleticism, but it's her intangibles that are hard to teach. She has a great work ethic and a personality everybody connects with."

Joining King on the all-league team was senior Kacey Bull, who finished league play passing at 94 percent, with an incredible average of 2.38. Pass average is determined on three being a perfect pass with zero being an error. She also had 88 kills and 16 aces.

"Even at 5-5 or 5-6 size-wise, she was pretty darn effective for us as a hitter," Hall said of Bull.

Earning honorable mention was fellow senior Maggie Kriz. Playing the middle, Kriz had 38 blocks, 59 kills and 17 aces in league play.

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