Meigs duo earns D-13 volleyball honors


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@aimmediamidwest.com



Meigs junior Kassidy Betzing (3) spikes the ball in front of teammate Maddie Fields (2), during the Lady Marauders’ loss to Athens on Sept. 19 in Rocksprings, Ohio.


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A pair of players from the Meigs volleyball team were chosen to the 2017 District 13 Coaches Association Division III volleyball teams, as selected by the coaches within the eastern side of the southeast Ohio district.

The Lady Marauders finished 10-14 overall and garnered a first team selection and an honorable mention in the first year back in D-3.

MHS junior Kassidy Betzing was named to the first team, while classmate Maddie Fields landed on list at honorable mention. This is the first all-district volleyball honor for either Betzing or Fields.

The Division III Offensive Player of the Year, and state all-star game representative, was Ironton’s Lexi Wise. Nelsonville-York’s Jessie Addis was the Defensive Player of the Year, while the Coach of the Year award was split between Ironton’s Beth Campbell, Chesapeake’s Rebecca Creemens, and Alexander’s Nikki Ohms.

2017 Division III District 13 Volleyball Team

FIRST TEAM

Kassidy Betzing (Meigs); Lexi Wise, Samantha Lafon, McKenzie Creemens (Ironton); Jessie Addis, Sidney Fick (Nelsonville-York); Karsyn Raines, Mallory Rankin (Alexander); Natalee Hall (Chesapeake); Emily Chapman (Fairland).

Offensive Player of the Year:

Lexi Wise, Ironton.

Defensive Player of the Year:

Jessie Addis, Nelsonville-York.

Coaches of the Year:

Beth Campbell, Ironton; Rebecca Creemens, Chesapeake; Nikki Ohms, Alexander.

SECOND TEAM

Karli Davis, Rachel Pratt, Brooke Webb (Chesapeake); Kasey Murphy (Coal Grove), Alexis Bostatar (Nelsonville-York); Rachel Wheeler (South Point); Sydney Mullins (Wellston).

HONORABLE MENTION

Maddie Fields (Meigs); Jadyn Mace, Hope Smallwood, Mackenzie Hawk, Katie Nelson (Alexander); Lillie Stanley, Hannah Stewart, Madison Stewart, Kelli Aubrey (Wellston); Bailey Roland, Marikate Polcyn, Sydney Waters (Fairland), Holley Ramey, Maddy Knounlavong, Sarah Allen (South Point); Ali White, M’Kenzie McMaster (Ironton), Sydney Wellman (Chesapeake); Kyla Henderson (Nelsonville-York); Caitlyn Brisker (Oak Hill) Samantha Stamper (Rock Hill).

Meigs junior Kassidy Betzing (3) spikes the ball in front of teammate Maddie Fields (2), during the Lady Marauders’ loss to Athens on Sept. 19 in Rocksprings, Ohio.
http://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/11/web1_11.15-MHS-Betzing.jpgMeigs junior Kassidy Betzing (3) spikes the ball in front of teammate Maddie Fields (2), during the Lady Marauders’ loss to Athens on Sept. 19 in Rocksprings, Ohio. Alex Hawley|OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

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Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.