Thursday, November 17, 2011
Steamboat Springs Four Steamboat Springs High School volleyball players were named to the Western Slope All-League team.
Seniors Kailee Duryea and Meghan Rabbitt were named to the first-team, while middle blocking seniors Maggie Stanford and Amy Brodie were named honorable mention.
It’s the second straight year Duryea has been named to the first team for her defensive play.
After gaining notoriety last season as one of the best defensive players in the league, Duryea put together another strong season.
“I think she’s a find for somebody at that libero spot,” Steamboat coach Wendy Hall said. “I think she can play at the next level. I think we can find her a spot somewhere.”
Rabbitt missed most of the past season with injury before returning this season to strengthen the Sailors’ outside hitting.
Stanford and Brodie were used as middle blockers throughout the year. Stanford, an all-league selection last season, will continue to play volleyball in college at Sewanee-The University of the South in Tennessee.
Brodie, who missed her junior season because of injury, was somewhat of an unknown coming into the season, but she used her athletic ability to become a force.
“She was our biggest and most pleasant surprise,” Hall said.
The Steamboat volleyball team finished the year 12-9 with its season culminating in a pair of losses at the District 8 tournament.
The team loses nine seniors, including all four all-league performers.
To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com