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November 28, 2008 3:47 am

PHS volleyball team celebrates season

Written by Tribune Staff

Pollart named MVP for 2008

A championship season was remembered Monday night as the Powell High School Lady Panthers gathered to receive season's honors for their efforts.

Varsity team awards voted on by team members went to Erica Woodward for most inspirational player and Kayla Ando for most improved player. Olivia Rogers was honored as the ultimate team player and co-captain Hannah Pollart as most valuable player.

Rogers, Pollart, co-captain Kelsey Allen and Savannah Donarski were recognized for being named to the all-conference team and Donarski and Pollart for earning all-state recognition. Kelsey Allen was recognized for being invited to play in the North-South All-Star team this summer.

Varsity letters were awarded to seniors Woodward and Allen, juniors Pollart, Donarski, Kami Cooley, Kayla Ando and Lauren Fagnant, and sophomores Rogers, Randi Asay, Liz Tilley and Stephanie Paul.

Before presenting the awards, PHS head coach Cindi Smith praised her players for their hard work, dependability, heart, teamwork and unselfish play during the season. She also credited the championship to the Lady Panthers' “focus on a common cause.”

“The kids put a lot of heart and soul into it,” Smith said.

Junior varsity coach Dori Trustem presented her team's most improved player award to Leslie Thronburg, and both the most inspirational and ultimate team player awards to Hannah Groves.

Trustem noted that the team had voted Groves as the ultimate team player, “it could have gone to any one of them.”

“They've supported each other more than any team I've ever had,” Trustem said.

Freshman team awards, presented by coach Randi Bonander, went to Jessica Harris as the most improved, Abby Hotovec as the most inspirational and Kaitlyn Norman as the ultimate team player.