Saturday, November 27, 2021

Four CVC volleyball players earn All-Ohio honors

Four Chagrin Valley Conference volleyball players earned All-Ohio honors this fall.

Independence’s Abby Avila and Calli Prokopius, Kirtland’s Ava Golem, and Perry’s Sammie DiBease all earned recognition from the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association.

Avila, a senior setter, was named first-team All-Ohio in Division III.

As a senior, she has recorded 127 kills, 67 service aces, 19 blocks, 184 digs, and 882 assists through 27 matches.

Prokopius, a senior outside hitter, earned second-team honors.

She has recorded 199 kills, 65 aces, 18 blocks, and 169 digs.

Golem, a junior libero, was named to the third team after recording the year with 574 digs and 77 aces.

DiBease earned honorable mention in Division II.

The senior outside hitter closed out the year with 365 kills, 49 aces, 29 blocks, and 227 digs.

Independence head coach Anthony Messina received a Coaches Achievement Award. In addition to leading the Blue Devils to their fifth straight regional title and state Final Four appearance, Messina reached 100 wins at the school this season.

 

 

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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