October 30, 2014

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Medina County volleyball players dot all-star teams

Four Medina County players have been named first-team all-district by the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association.

Brunswick middle hitter Gabrielle Bulic and Wadsworth setter Haley Beavers earned the honor in Division I, while Black River outside hitter Megan Mey and Pirates setter Emily Cartwright were chosen in D-III.

Megan Mey

Local coaches voted for the awards following the completion of sectional play in the tournament. District 3 includes Medina, Summit, Lorain and Portage Counties.

Walsh Jesuit setter Kyra Coundourides, a Brunswick resident, also was a first-teamer in Division I.

Mary Grace Kelly of Walsh Jesuit was named the District Player of the Year in D-I, while junior Coundourides finished second, Stow’s Megan Garrison was third, and senior Bulic placed fourth. Beavers, who is also a senior, ranked sixth.

Wadsworth senior libero Rachel Goddard was a second-team selection, while Wadsworth junior outside hitter Peyton Booth and Highland senior setter Alex Schuhle were both honorable mention choices.

The three-time reigning Suburban League champion Grizzlies advanced to the Hudson Regional semifinals, while Bulic led the Blue Devils to their first Sweet 16 appearance in 29 years at the Brecksville Regional semifinals.

Mey, a senior, finished third in balloting for the D-III District Player of the Year behind Elyria Catholic’s Catherine O’Shaughnessy and Waterloo’s Megan Forney. Junior Cartwright ranked eighth.

Black River sophomore middle hitter Danielle Jenkins snared a spot on the second team in D-III, while Buckeye freshman setter Katie Galaszewski was an honorable mention selection in Division II.

District secretary Mary Tarka also announced that the 2012 district all-star matches will be played at Brunswick on Nov. 16. The doubleheader begins at 6 p.m. with tickets available at the door.

Bulic, Beavers, Mey and Goddard are among the 12th-graders invited to participate, while Buckeye coach Craig Peterson will pilot a team in the second match.

Contact Brian Dulik at brisports@hotmail.com.