TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur volleyball team landed three players on the Big 10 All-Conference team that was released Monday afternoon.
Buckhannon-Upshur senior McKenzie Reynolds was named to the First Team while sophomore Kendal Currence and junior Caroline Frye were selected as Second Team honorees.
“I am very proud of the hard work and dedication of all three of these girls,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Ashley Stanton.
Reynolds led the Lady Bucs in four categories.
She paced the squad in aces with 61, kills with 148, blocks with 22 and digs with 174.
She also added 14 assists.
“I’ve had the pleasure of coaching McKenzie since she was a seventh-grader,” said Stanton. “It’s been wonderful watching her grow as an athlete and as a person. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Currence was second on the team in kills with 118, assists with 20, blocks with 16, third in digs with 135 and fifth in aces with 24.
Frye was second on the squad in aces with 42 and in digs with 167, third in kills with 82 and fourth in assists with nine.
“I am very excited to see what next season holds for Kendal and Caroline,” said Stanton. “They are very talented athletes.”
Stanton’s Lady Bucs ended the year with a 15-6 record overall and finished fifth in the Big 10 Conference with an 8-4 record.
Shea Hefner of Bridgeport was named the Big 10 Conference Player of the Year while Liberty’s Chris Vance was named the Big 10 Conference Head Coach of the Year.
Philip Barbour won the league title with a perfect 11-0 record while Bridgeport was second with a 5-0 mark.
The West Virginia Sports Writers Association Class AAA All-State Volleyball Team will be released this weekend.
BIG 10 All-CONFERENCE
Avieri Carpenter – Philip Barbour
Avery Childers – Robert C. Byrd
Emily Denison – Philip Barbour
Abby Fazzini – Robert C. Byrd
Gabriella Floyd – Liberty
Shea Hefner – Bridgeport
Alyssa Hill – Philip Barbour
Maggie Poling – North Marion
McKenzie Reynolds – Buckhannon-Upshur
Payton Shreve – Grafton
Violet Sickles – Bridgeport
Somer Stover – East Fairmont
Dacey Arbogast – Elkins
Keirra Bartholow – East Fairmont
Brianna Cox – Liberty
Kendal Currence – Buckhannon-Upshur
Caroline Frye – Buckhannon-Upshur
Julia Griffith – Bridgeport
Jordan Heckert – Robert C. Byrd
Lyndsey Heckert – Robert C. Byrd
Chloe Johnson – Fairmont Senior
Katie Kennedy – Philip Barbour
Alexa Martin – Bridgeport
Ariesa Taylor – Grafton
Destiny Cunningham – Lincoln
Emily Knotts – Preston
Blair Nuzum – East Fairmont
Morgan Riffle – Lewis County
Player of the Year – Shea Hefner (Bridgeport)
Head Coach of the Year – Chris Vance (Liberty)
Big 10 Conference Standings
1. Philip Barbour 11-0
2. Bridgeport 5-0
3. Robert C. Byrd 10-2
4. East Fairmont 8-3
5. Buckhannon-Upshur 8-4
6. Grafton 7-5
7. Liberty 6-5
8. Elkins 4-5
9. (tie) Lewis County 3-8
Fairmont Senior 3-8
11. North Marion 3-9
12. Lincoln 1-9
13. Preston 0-10