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Volleyball: Talented duo points way to Wolves’ future

South Kitsap junior outside hitter Sarah Lacey, above, and sophomore middle blocker Toni Bell were part of a youthful squad that gave coach Jessica Anderson hope for the future. - File photo
South Kitsap junior outside hitter Sarah Lacey, above, and sophomore middle blocker Toni Bell were part of a youthful squad that gave coach Jessica Anderson hope for the future.
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South Kitsap returned just one senior from its 2009 team and that was reflected on the volleyball court.

The youthful Wolves finished 3-9 overall and 2-5 in Class 4A Narrows League play. Only two players — middle blocker Toni Bell and outside hitter Sarah Lacey — were selected as honorable mentions on this year’s team.

The all-county team, made up of eligible players from schools in Kitsap County, was voted on by the sports editors and writers of the Kitsap News Group, including the Port Orchard Independent, Bainbridge Review, Bremerton Patriot, Central Kitsap Reporter and North Kitsap Herald.

2010 All-Kitsap County Volleyball Team

OH/S—Sarah Baugh, North Kitsap, junior: Sarah Baugh was a key player in bringing the North Kitsap team to its first state tournament and has been a consistent leader on the team since her freshman year. Baugh holds a school record of 560 kills at the end of the season. She also had 90 aces, 193 assists, 23 blocks and 312 digs.

OH—Asha Hill, Central Kitsap, senior: Hill led CK with 224 kills and 64 service aces and was the second on the team in digs with 267. She holds the school record with 12 service aces during a single match and holds the fifth highest career list in kills, 620; third most digs, 787; and ninth in service aces, 124.

L—Kira Varady, Olympic, senior: Varady led the Olympic team with 288 digs and was a solid receiver for the team as well with 42 assists. Varady also was a team captain who helped lead the team through a strong season.

MB—Alexis Wesley, Central Kitsap, senior: As co-captain and three-year starter, Wesley led the CK team in blocks with 67 and had the second highest amount of kills, 194. Wesley is the CK career leader in blocks with 242 and sixth leader in kills (525).

MB—Indigo Williams, North Kitsap, junior: Williams helped keep the Vikings alive during the final points of the season with her developing ability to block, which will continue next season. Williams ended the season with 55 kills and 39 blocks.

S—Erin Kinney, Bainbridge, sophomore: Kinney worked hard every game to ensure the Spartan hitters would have a great set to score a point off a kill. She finished with 263 assists, 62 digs, 28 kills and 19 aces.

Coach—Tim French, North Kitsap; The 2010 year was Tim French's seventh year coaching at North Kitsap, where he and his assistant coaches helped the Viking team end the season 23-8 overall and 11-0 in the Olympic League. Along with the undefeated league record, French helped bring the Vikings to its first state tournament in school history. He also passed a milestone of 300 wins in his career as a volleyball coach during the regular season.

Honorable mentions

MB Toni Bell, South Kitsap, so.; S/RS Bryana Bohl, North Kitsap, sr.; L Emma Burgess, Bainbridge, fr.; OH Sarah Dacquisto, Bainbridge, jr.; MB Merissa Duzenski, Bremerton, jr.; MB Kiana Huston, Central Kitsap, sr.; MB Shannon Jackson, Olympic, sr.; OH Sarah Lacey, South Kitsap, jr.; L Sarah McMullen, Kingston, jr.; L Alyson Ormerod, Klahowya, sr.; OH Monica Phinney, Olympic, jr.; S Megan Shultz, Klahowya, sr.; S AllieRae Taylor, Bremerton, jr.; S Tricia Vantino, Central Kitsap, jr.; MB Maureen Walmsly, Kingston, jr.; S/RS Nicole Weber, North Kitsap, jr.

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