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2010 All-Kitsap volleyball team

The North Kitsap Volleyball team before a match against Sequim during the 2010 season. - File Photo
The North Kitsap Volleyball team before a match against Sequim during the 2010 season.
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This fall the NK volleyball team not only ended the regular season with an undefeated Olympic League record, but went to state for the first time in the program’s history.

The NK team, while small, is “scrappy,” said junior Sarah Baugh.

Though the team was eliminated from the tournament in the first two games, it was up against two seasoned opponents and the team’s strength will transfer to next year with a group of senior players.

The 2010 All-Kitsap County Volleyball Team was compiled by the sports writers for the Bainbridge Island Review, Bremerton Patriot, the Central Kitsap Reporter, the North Kitsap Herald and the Port Orchard Independent. Candidates for the team are nominated by the writers for their respective areas. The nominees are then voted on by the writers; the top players make the teams. Two honorable mentions are also selected from each school for each sport. The teams include the best players from area schools that not only performed well individually, but played a role in the success of their team.

OH/S—Sarah Baugh, North Kitsap, junior: Sarah Baugh was a key player in bringing the North Kitsap team to its first state tournament and has been a consistent leader on the team since her freshman year. Baugh holds a school record of 560 kills at the end of the season. She also had 90 aces, 193 assists, 23 blocks and 312 digs.

OH—Asha Hill, Central Kitsap, senior: Hill led CK with 224 kills and 64 service aces and was the second on the team in digs with 267. She holds the school record with 12 service aces during a single match and holds the fifth highest career list in kills, 620; third most digs, 787; and ninth in service aces, 124.

L—Kira Varady, Olympic, senior: Kira Varady led the Olympic team with 288 digs and was a solid receiver for the team as well with 42 assists. Varady was also a team captain who helped lead the team through a strong season.

MB—Alexis Wesley, Central Kitsap, senior: As co-captain and three-year starter, Wesley led the CK team in blocks with 67 and had the second highest number of kills, 194. Wesley is the CK career leader in blocks with 242 and sixth leader in kills, 525.

MB—Indigo Williams, North Kitsap, junior: Indigo Williams helped keep the Vikings alive during the final points of the season with her developing ability to block, which will continue next season. Williams ended the season with 55 kills and 39 blocks.

S—Erin Kinney, Bainbridge, sophomore: Kinney worked hard every game to ensure the Spartan hitters would have a great set to score a point off a kill. She finished with 263 assists, 62 digs, 28 kills and 19 aces.

Coach of the year—Tim French, North Kitsap; The 2010 year was Tim French’s seventh year coaching at North Kitsap, where he and his assistant coaches helped the Viking team end the season 23-8 overall and 11-0 in the Olympic League. Along with the undefeated league record, French helped bring the Vikings to its first state tournament in school history. He also passed a milestone of 300 wins in his career as a volleyball coach during the regular season.

Honorable mentions:

South Kitsap: Sarah Lacey, junior OH; Toni Bell, sophomore, MB.

Olympic: Monica Phinney, junior, OH; Shannon Jackson, senior, MB.

Central Kitsap: Tricia Vantino, junior, S; Kiana Huston, senior, MB.

Klahowya: Megan Shultz, senior, S; Alyson Ormerod, senior, L.

Bremerton: AllieRae Taylor, junior, S; Merissa Duzenski, junior, MB.

Kingston: Sarah McMullen, junior, L; Maureen Walmsly, junior, MB.

North Kitsap: Nicole Weber, junior, S/RS; Bryana Bohl, senior, OH/RS.

Bainbridge: Emma Burgess, freshman, L: Sarah Dacquisto, junior, OH.

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