Bussman, Robinson, Kruzner top All-Narrows team

Seniors Nicole Bussman, Randee Robinson and Lauren Kruzner were named to the first-team of the All-Narrows League Bridge Division, leading a group of 10 Wolves tapped for the the team released this week.

The coaches from the eight schools in the division voted for players on first and second teams, along with with a list of honorable mentions.

Bussman, a forward, Robinson, a forward/midfielder and Kruzner, a defender, helped lead the Wolves to a 13-3-4 overall record and a fourth straight trip to the Class 4A state playoffs.

The team went 10-1-3 in league play.

The speedy Bussman led the team in scoring with 23 goals and is headed to Southeast Missouri State to play college soccer.

Robinson, a physical force in the middle, will attend the University of Las Vegas-Reno, while Kruzner, a tenacious defender, has not yet decided on her future.

Senior defenders Stephanie Milne and Kristine Siler joined senior goalkeeper Alicia Cleaver and junior Cassie Brown on the second team, while juniors Kelsey Penn, Erin Carpenter and Santerra Holler were named as honorable mentions.

Central Kitsap goal keeper Emily Zygmontowicz and Gig Harbor’s Kelly Irving were co-MVPs of the league, while Tides coach Todd Northstrom was named coach of the year after guiding his team to the playoffs after taking over the program just weeks before the season started.

Others named to the first team included Gig Harbor's Annie Turnball, Elizabeth Betterbed and Ashley Flatelans, CK's Caitlin Verhofstadt, Alissa Russell and Morgan O'Friel, North Kitsap's Kim Skelly and Kelli Gillespie, Olympic's Amy Patawaran, Nicole Morgan from Port Angeles and SHelton's Kristi Metzger.

Second teamers included Elyce Tribble, Misha Golston and Dana Misterek of Gig Harbor, CK's Bethany Daniel, Brandi Hamre and Kaitlin Popper, North's Stephanie Skelly and Emily Danford, Olympic’s Elizabeth Curry, Tess Haggerty of Port Angeles, Jennifer Smalley of Bremerton and Britany Bowman of Shelton.

Honorable mentions were Paige Korte, Lindsey Marr and Amber Wittmers of Gig Harbor, Kate Robinson, Carlye Rice and Lindsay Ogaard of CK, Jessica Jensen, Lindsay O’Neil-Dewing and Kamryn Morgan of North Kitsap, Olympic’s Shannon White, Jessica White and Pepper Fanua, Bonnie Eyestone, Alle Petty and Tara Young of Port Angeles, Shelton’s Stephanie Robinson, Leah Vazquez and Cortni Claussen and Bremerton's Naomi Abad, Maria Lafferty and Jacklyn Hill.

• Bitz, Vaiaga’e lone Wolves on All-Narrows team: Senior setter Crystal Bitz and junior outside hitter Joyce Vaiaga'e were the only members of the South Kitsap volleyball team to garner All-Narrows League Bridge Division honors this year.

The team was chosen by the coaches of all eight schools in the league.

Bitz was voted to the first team while Vaiaga'e was a honorable mention. South concluded its first year under coach Jessica Anderson with a 5-9 record, including a 3-4 mark in league play.

Central Kitsap's Lindsey Fryer was named as the Most Valuable Player while her coach, Gordy Bushaw, grabbed Coach of the Year honors.

Others on the first team included Hailee Simpson and Shauna White of Gig Harbor, Alli Weisbarth and Shannon Sumner of Central Kitsap, Jennifer Buckner of North Kitsap and Tasha Taito of Shelton.

Those on the second team included Lauren Burris and Katy Potter of Gig Harbor, Ana Hurley and Vangie Robbins of Central Kitsap, Danie Barrett of Port Angeles and Angela deWaalmalefyt of Shelton. Honorable mentions went to Kearney Bangs and Lauren Romero of North Kitsap, Brianne Gregory of Bremerton, Jeannette North of Gig Habor and Elise Dike of Shelton.


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