Times names its 2010 All-Area volleyball team
November 24, 2010TRI-CITY AREA— From the opening serve until the final point hit the floor, the 2010 edition of The Tri-City Times All-Area volleyball squad set the standard for excellence.
Here is a look at who made the lineup and the numbers they generated along the way:
Tasha Evans, Almont.
Evans, a 5-10 senior middle hitter, provided Almont with a team-high 411 kills this season.
In addition to those statistics, Evans amassed Almont's second highest dig (320) and solo block (28) outputs plus wound up third as far as aces (39) were concerned.
Evans completed her fourth season on Almont's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team selection.
Angie Kopas, Dryden.
|Tasha Evans, of Almont, looks to send a shot past the outstretched arms of a pair of Notre Dame Prep defenders in a Class B district clash this fall. photo by Kevin Kissane.|
Kopas contributed team-highs of 248 kills, 176 service points and 57 solo blocks during the 2010 campaign.
The 6-1 senior middle hitter also furnished 157 digs, her team's second highest output.
She wrapped up her third campaign on Dryden's varsity as an All-Genesee Area Conference second team choice.
Erica Crawford, Almont.
Crawford, a 5-7 senior, notched team-highs of 427 digs and 52 ace serves this season.
In addition to those statistics, Crawford managed her squad's third highest kill (100) and solo block (15) outputs.
Crawford finished her third season on Almont's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team pick.
Devon Keeler, Dryden.
Keeler generated a team-high of 256 assists during the 2010 campaign.
The 5-7 senior setter also amassed her squad's highest ace output (37), posted her team's second most service points (175), collected 35 kills and added 14 solo blocks.
This was Keeler's second campaign on Dryden's varsity.
Brittany Schmalzel, Almont.
Schmalzel, a 6-0 senior middle hitter, registered a team-high total of 49 solo blocks this season.
In addition to those statistics, Schmalzel generated her squad's second highest kill (282) and ace (41) outputs plus contributed 77 digs.
Schmalzel completed her second season on Almont's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention choice.
Abby Aguinaga, Capac.
Aguinaga logged a team-high of 953 digs during the 2010 campaign.
In addition to those statistics, Aguinaga contributed 40 kills and 30 ace serves.
The 5-6 senior libero Aguinaga finished her fourth campaign on Capac's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team pick.
Dockham, a 5-5 senior outside hitter, provided her team's second highest assist (72) and ace (40) outputs this season.
In addition to those statistics, Dockham furnished her squad's fourth highest dig total (141), notched 58 kills and logged three solo blocks.
Dockham finished her fourth season on Imlay City's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team selection.
Maddy Couch, Dryden.
Couch wound up with 189 assists, her squad's second highest total, during the 2010 campaign.
The 5-2 senior setter also generated her team's third best dig (137) and service point (131) outputs plus added seven solo blocks.
This was Couch's third season on Dryden's varsity.
Jennica Polzin, Capac.
Polzin, a 5-0 senior outside hitter, furnished her squad's second highest kill total (194) this season.
In addition to those statistics, Polzin added 303 digs and 133 kills.
She wrapped up her second season on Capac's varsity as an All-Blue Water Area Conference honorable mention choice.
Second team- Alexa Mason, Dryden; Bailey Schaller, Imlay City; Jackie Burkey, Almont; Nicole Gilbert, Capac; Kayla Worley, Dryden; Samantha Smith, Capac; and Carissa McDougall, Imlay City.
Coach of the Year- Sue Frederiksen, who directed Almont to a 9-5 Blue Water Area Conference showing, earns Tri-City Times All-Area Coach of the Year accolades.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.