Lady Tigers announce post season awards

The NCHS volleyball parents put on the team banquet Monday night as coaches Sandra Johnson, Kitson Boldon and Shelle Mosley handed out post season awards.

Varsity (21-11) honors included Ashley Christianson winning the Serving Award (384 serves/389 atts, 99 percent) and the Setting Award with 467 assists. Amanda Smith won the Kill Award (210/626, 34 percent) and Blocking Award (80 Stuff blocks). Reygan Molzahn won the Ace Award with 22 aces on just 134 service attempts for 19 percent. Taylor Gaukel won the Dig Award with 340 good digs for 66 percent and Trisha Hales earned the Serve/Receive Award with 307 for 80 percent.

Smith, Hales and Christianson were honored on the 2A SE and SEWAC All Conference teams while Smith became the first Lady Tiger to be named All State since Erin Nelson in 2005. Hales and Christianson are repeat selections from the 2016 All Conference team.

Smith, Hales and Molzahn earned a white letter for four years of varsity while Miranda Gilkey, Baleigh Abbott and Emma Ceaglske received their third. Jaylyn McDaniel, Christianson and Gaukel each got their second. Kianna Blackburn and freshmen Riley Shaw, Anna Richardson and Courtney Rowley earned their first one.

JV (5-12-3) awards included Blackburn earning the Ace Award (29 aces in 141 atts, 26 percent) and Serve/Receive Award (154 atts, 80 percent). Bryn Bruch won the Serving Award (93/104, 89 percent) and Setting Award with 79 assists. Richardson won the Kill Award with 45 kills in 138 attempts for 33 percent. Shaw won the Dig Award with 215 good digs and Rowley won the Block Award with 11 stuffs.

The C squad (14-1-6) awards had Lucy Ceaglske winning the Serving and Ace Awards, Richardson winning the Kill Award, and Shaw with the Assist Award. Rowley won the Serve/Receive Award and Allison Williams won the Dig Award and Renae Marker won the Blocking Award.

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