Martin named All-Ohio HM for Blue Angels


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



Gallia Academy junior Grace Martin (7) spikes the ball past Unioto’s Madi Eberst (5) during the Blue Angels’ victory over UHS, on October 26, inside Larry Jordan Gymnasium.


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The Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association has released its 2016 All-Ohio Division II team, featuring Gallia Academy junior Grace Martin.

Martin — who helped lead the Blue Angels to a 25-1 record and the school’s first win at the district level in 15 years — was named honorable mention on the All-Ohio list.

An all-around player, Martin posted 247 kills, 88 blocks, 22 aces and 268 digs for the Blue Angels, who were ninth in the final OHSVCA Division II poll.

The Division II Coach of the Year was Rich Severion of Lake Catholic, while Coaches Achievement Awards were given to Ann Ellerbrock of Ottawa-Ganforf, Kris Kern of Logan Elm and Michael Rahe of Bishop Hartley.

The Division II All-Ohio first team featured seven seniors and one junior. On the first team are Padua Franciscan seniors Cierah Jackson and Courtney Morris, Lake Catholic seniors Maya Eller and Lauren Witte, Bishop Hartley senior Kristen Chatman, Logan Elm senior Tabitha Pontious, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin senior Emily Weigand and West Holmes junior Lauren Park.

The second team — which was also made up of seven seniors and one junior — featured Ottawa-Glandorf seniors Jordan Alt and Emily Annesser, Archbishop Alter junior Audrey Binzer, Archbishop McNicholas senior Adrian Ell, Granville senior Brooklyn Holthaus, Southeast senior Danielle Norquest, Athens senior Naomi Oberg and Bishop Fenwick senior Jayna Thompson.

The third team was made up by Claymont’s Keanna Avery, Bishop Fenwick’s Blaise Chaney, London’s Addison Conley, Bowling Green’s Mackenzie Dunn and Maddy Dunn, Unioto’s Madi Eberst, John Glenn’s Brooke Fatheree, Norwalk’s Cara Macfarland, Howland’s Cassie Murcko, Urbana’s Hunter Rogan, Vermilion’s Reese Virgin and Southeast’s Savannah Woodard.

Joining Martin on the honorable mention list were, Peyton Bloomer (Oak Harbor), Coreen Crosby (Benjamin Logan), Abby Crotty (Bellbrook), Viktoria Farian (Revere), Bri Frazier (Howland), Faith Grant (Padua Franciscan), Mia Kraft (Wyoming), Maddie Nader (Vermilion), Josie Pry (New Philadelphia), Taylor Sharrits (Lake Catholic), Jensen Silbaugh (Lakeview), Sara Staley (Norwalk), Dakota White (Kenton Ridge) and Tatum Wise (Bishop Hartley).

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Gallia Academy junior Grace Martin (7) spikes the ball past Unioto’s Madi Eberst (5) during the Blue Angels’ victory over UHS, on October 26, inside Larry Jordan Gymnasium.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2016/11/web1_11.13-GA-Martin.jpgGallia Academy junior Grace Martin (7) spikes the ball past Unioto’s Madi Eberst (5) during the Blue Angels’ victory over UHS, on October 26, inside Larry Jordan Gymnasium. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

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