December 18, 2014

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Prep volleyball: All-Star game preview, plus Team 1 and 2 player bios

WEDNESDAY
WHAT: Lorain County Senior Volleyball All-Star Games and presentation of Miss Volleyball award
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Southview High School

The Lorain County Senior Volleyball All-Star Game annually showcases the county`s top senior volleyball players. But this year`s game at Southview High School will be about more.
It will be about saving lives.
The focus of Wednesday`s event will be to increase the awareness of breast cancer, with all of the gate receipts being donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Started in 1982, Komen for the Cure is the world`s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Since its inception, the non-profit organization has invested nearly $1 billion toward fighting the disease.
Admission will be free to all those wearing pink “Volley for the Cure” T-shirts, which will be sold for $5 at the door. Those wearing other pink attire will receive $1 off the admission price.
A total of 40 seniors will compete in two games, the first beginning at 6:30 p.m., with the second game to follow after intermission.
The presentation of the 2007 Lorain County Miss Volleyball Award will be a highlight of the evening.
TEAM 1
Melanie Conklin, Wellington; Chrissy Greer, Wellington; Amy Rader, Wellington; Courtney Jarvis, Amherst; Brittany Walter, Amherst; Bridget Beury, Amherst; Ali Haldi, Avon; Mary Mullins, Avon; Christie Mingo, Avon; Elizabeth Westgate, Open Door; Lisa Bakaitis, Avon Lake; Miranda Barnhart, Avon Lake.
Coaches: Laurie Cogan, Amherst; Stephanie Reichert, Avon.
TEAM 2
Kari Kincannon, Keystone; Krysten Johnson, Keystone; Erica Gregory, Keystone; Nicole Myers, Clearview; Sara Scheithauer, Clearview; Britni Fortney, Southview; Breanna Pyrda, Admiral King; Allison Vargo, Elyria Catholic; Katie Svat, Elyria Catholic; Natalie Kaczmarczyk, Elyria Catholic.
Coaches: Dave Cross, Keystone; Dave Dorinski, Clearview.
TEAM 3
Mary Albrethsen, Vermilion; Brandi Thompson, Vermilion; Jaime Frindt, North Ridgeville; Hannah Sedar, North Ridgeville; Molly Ciryak, North Ridgeville; Megan Bus, Lake Ridge; Jen Bower, Elyria; Jodi Richards, Elyria; Sarah Hawke, Elyria.
Coaches: Susan Bus, Lake Ridge; Anne Kent, North Ridgeville.
TEAM 4
Sara DuBois, Midview; Lauren Gauvreau, Midview; Courtney Chalmers, Midview; Stephanie Albright, Brookside; Taryn Leonard, Brookside; Angela Daugherty, Oberlin; Alex Zim-merman, Oberlin; Maya Wyman, Oberlin; Melanie Bowes, Columbia.
Coaches: Debbie Borsz, Midview; Ted Whitsel, Brookside

TEAM 1 BIOS

MELANIE CONKLIN, WELLINGTON

POSITION: Setter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Team Captain 2006, 2007; Wellington High School Athlete Award 2006.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Softball; National Honor Society.
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL LETTERS EARNED: 3.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college.

CHRISSY GREER, WELLINGTON

POSITION: Libero.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Team Captain 2007.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Basketball; National Honor Society.
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL LETTERS EARNED: 2.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college.

AMY RADER, WELLINGTON

POSITION: Right-side hitter.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Basketball; Softball.
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL LETTERS EARNED: 2.
PLANS: Attend cosmetology school.

COURTNEY JARVIS, AMHERST

POSITION: Outside hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Chronicle-Telegram Player of the Week; Hubbard Tournament MVP 2007; First Team All-County 2005, 2006, 2007; Lorain County MVP 2007; First Team All-Southwestern Conference 2005, 2006, 2007; Southwestern Conference MVP 2007; First Team All-District 3 2005, 2006; Honorable Mention All-State Division I 2006.
SCHOOL ACTIVITES: Basketball.
PLANS: Attend University of Akron on a full volleyball scholarship to major in early childhood education.

BRITTANY WALTER, AMHERST

POSITION: Middle hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Honorable Mention All-Southwestern Conference 2007.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Basketball; Leo Club.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college; undecided major.

BRIDGET BEURY, AMHERST

POSITION: Middle hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Honorable Mention All-Southwestern Conference 2006.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Basketball; Leo Club; Youth for Youth; Student Council.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college and play either volleyball or basketball.

ALI HALDI, AVON

POSITION: Outside hitter/libero.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Coaches Award 2006; Two-Year Varsity Letter Winner; Eagle of the Week.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Basketball; Varsity Club (president); Volleyball.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college and study physical therapy.

MARY MULLINS, AVON

POSITION: Libero.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Two-Year Varsity Letter Winner.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Track; Varsity Club (secretary); Key Club; National Honor Society.
PLANS: Attend Ohio State and major in sports management.

CHRISTIE MINGO, AVON

POSITION: Outside hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Two-Year Varsity Letter Winner.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Key Club; Varsity Club; Culture Club; Student Ambassador; National Honor Society; Class President.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college to major in business.

ELIZABETH WESTGATE, OPEN DOOR

POSITION: Setter; outside hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Hustle Award; Mighty in Spirit; First-Team Division IV.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society; Drama Productions.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college to become an ultrasound technician.

LISA BAKAITIS, AVON LAKE

POSITION: Middle hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: First Team All-Southwestern Conference 2007; Second Team District 3; Plain Dealer Player of the Week 2006; Honorable Mention All-Southwestern Conference 2006.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Drama Club; Spanish Club; Yearbook Committee; Varsity Club.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college and play volleyball.

MIRANDA BARNHARDT, AVON LAKE

POSITION: Outside hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Second
Team All-Southwestern Conference 2007; Honorable Mention District 3 2006; Second Team All-Southwestern Conference 2006.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Basketball; Math/Science Club; Varsity Club; SADD.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college and play volleyball.

TEAM 2 BIOS

KARI KINCANNON, KEYSTONE

POSITION: Middle hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Player of the Year for County 2005, 2006, 2007; First Team All-Patriot Athletic Conference; First Team All-County Division II; Four-Year Varsity Letter Winner; Two-Year MVP; Two-Year Top Offense Player; Player of the Year in Patriot Athletic Conference 2005, 2007; All-State Third Team 2006; District 3 Second Team 2005; District 3 First Team 2006; District 3 Player of the Year 2007; FCCLA.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college to major in education and play volleyball.

KRYSTEN JOHNSON, KEYSTONE

POSITION: Setter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Honorable Mention District 2007; First Team All-Patriot Athletic Conference 2007; First Team All-County Division II 2007; Three-Year Varsity Letter Winner; “The Rock” 2006; Most Improved Award 2005.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: National Honor Society; Youth for Youth; Volleyball (four years, varsity for three years); Basketball; FCCLA; Class President 2006; H.O.B.Y. alumni.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college to study pre-med.

ERICA GREGORY, KEYSTONE

POSITION: Outside hitter/left back.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: First Team All-Patriot Athletic Conference 2006, 2007; First Team All-County Division II; Second Team All-Patriot Athletic Conference 2006; Three-Year Varsity Letter Winner; Coaches Award (twice); Second Team All-District 3.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Volleyball (four years); Basketball (two years); FCCLA.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college to major in nursing and play volleyball.

NICOLE MYERS, CLEARVIEW

POSITION: Opposite; outside hitter.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Team Captain 2007; Clipper Award 2006; Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association, All-County, All-District and All-State Team Scholastic Awards 2006, 2007.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Basketball; Softball; Volleyball; National Honor Society.
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL LETTERS EARNED: 2.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college and major in business.

BREANNA PYRDA, ADMIRAL KING

POSITION: Setter/outside hitter.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Softball.
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL LETTERS EARNED: 1.
PLANS: Attend University of Akron and major in computer science.

SARAH SCHEITHAUER, CLEARVIEW

POSITION: Outside hitter; defensive specialist.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Team Captain 2007; Honorable Mention All-Patriot Athletic Conference 2006; Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association, All-County, All-District and All-State Team Scholastic Awards 2006, 2007.
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL LETTERS EARNED: 2.
PLANS: Attend Ohio State or Ohio University and study engineering.

BRITNI FORTNEY, SOUTHVIEW

POSITION: Libero.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Dan Ternes Female Athlete of the Year 2007; Honorable Mention All-County 2004, 2005, 2006; All-Academic County and District 2004, 2005, 2006.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Volleyball.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college and major in optometry.

ALLISON VARGO, ELYRIA CATHOLIC

POSITION: Outside hitter; defensive specialist.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: First Team All-County 2007; First Team All-North Coast League 2007.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Volleyball; Concert Band.
PLANS: Attend Xavier University to major in nursing.

KATIE SVAT, ELYRIA CATHOLIC

POSITION: Libero.
SPECIAL AWARDS EARNED: Honorable Mention All-County 2006; Second Team All-North Coast League 2007; First Team All-County.
SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: Ambassadors; Peer Ministry; Big Senate; Softball; SADD; National Honor Society.
PLANS: Attend a four-year college and study physical therapy.