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All-league selections for fall sports
The fall selections for All-League players have been finalized and Orcas athletes have represented Viking football, soccer and volleyball well.
Although the voting process can vary amongst sports, Football Coach Scott Harris said being selected in any sport is difficult.
For example, Harris said football coaches nominate athletes for All-League consideration but do not vote on their own players. League coaches vote on the nominated players and the vote count determines who is selected and the number of votes determines if a player is first team, second team or honorable mention.
Harris also notes that depending upon the team’s record, it can be especially difficult to influence league coaches, which makes selections all the more based on an athlete’s merit.
The following athletes were selected:
Honorable Mention – Alicia Susol, opposite hitter and Mary Wilson, middle blocker
First Team – Lana Bronn, midfield, Brynna Gregg midfield and Kirsten Fowler defense
Second Team – Shelbi Rogers, defense and Julia Bailey, goal keeper
First Team – Chase Drake, forward and Rhys Thompson, midfield
Honorable Mention – Caleb Dean, defense and Jack Russillo, midfield
First Team Offense – Devon Stanzione, receiver, Jake Zier, running back; Jay Zier, center and Jack Russillo, kicker
Second Team Offense – Daniel Briggs, quarterback and Di Mowery, tackle
First Team Defense- – Daniel Briggs, defensive back and Jake Zier, defensive end
Second Team Defense – Di Mowery, linebacker and Devon Stanzione, defensive back, Joey Susol, linebacker and Jay Zier, defensive
Honorable Mention – Joey Susol and Demitri Pence, offense and Demitri Pence, defense