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PB’s Depoy, Shriver named first team

November 23, 2012
Wire, staff reports , The Inter-Mountain

PARKERSBURG - Philip Barbour's Brooke DePoy and Nikki Shriver have been named to the Class AA all-state volleyball team released Thursday by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

DePoy, a senior, was the Big 10 Conference Players of the Year and a repeat member of the first team. She posted 558 digs and 280 kills to go along with 69 solo blocks and 50 block assists for the Colts, who advanced to the state semifinals.

Four-year starter Lacee Porter ended her senior year by helping Oak Glen successfully defend its state title and was named captain of the team.

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Both Porter and DePoy had teammates garner first-team accolades thanks to juniors Morgan Poling of the Golden Bears and Shriver.

A one-two punch on the court, Poling helped dominate at the net when Porter was in the back row. All Poling did this season was register 143 solo blocks, 43 block assists, 237 kills and added 161 digs. Shriver, who is just 20 kills away from 1,000 for her career, had 385 downed spikes this fall and added 360 digs, 89 solo blocks and 39 block assists.

Liberty's (Harrison) Shaniah Holtz moved up to first team after being selected as the second team all-state captain during her junior year. Holtz concluded her final season as a Mountaineer with 112 aces, 123 kills and 184 assists.

The other five members of the first team unit included a trio of seniors -Alicia Noble of Robert C. Byrd, Frankfort's Alexis Rice and Ravenswood's Katie Buckbee - as well as juniors Hannah King of Herbert Hoover and Brooke Foley of Independence.

Noble, a second-team Class AAA all-state selection in 2011, registered 301 downed spikes, 142 digs, 65 aces, 57 assists and 26 blocks. Rice tallied 887 assists, 149 digs, 58 kills, 48 aces and 37 blocks. The Red Devil Buckbee finished three kills shy of 300, had 42 blocks, 65 aces and 999 passes on target.

King was a dominant force for the Huskies in several areas. Not only did she serve up 102 aces and put down 338 kills, but King also had 93 blocks and 83 digs. Foley, who had 704 assists, also managed 132 kills, 143 digs, 62 assists and more than two dozen blocks.

Frankfort senior Mikala Miller was chosen as captain of the all-state second team.

State runner-up Ritchie County had a pair of second team selections thanks to Kenna DeLancey and Amanda Davis. Nicholas County also was represented twice via teammates Lauren Young and Shayla Stear. The remainder of the all-state second unit was comprised of Independence's Anne Bass, PikeView's Haleigh Compton, Jenna Hancock of James Monroe, Sissonville's Bekah Baldwin and Wayne's Kasey Endicott.



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