Unionís Dani Sturm was one of six Blue Mountain Conference players to be selected to a 2A all-state volleyball team. Sturm was named to the third team after helping guide the Lady Cats to a 19-9 record this season.
The Blue Mountain Conference ruled the roost in the 2A all-state volleyball selections released recently.
The BMC had six out of 22 players get selected to three different teams made up of the best volleyball players in the state.
Union’s Dani Sturm was named third-team all-state after helping guide the Lady Cats to a 19-9 record this season. Union had a third-place finish at the BMC district tournament.
UHS fell to North Douglas in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.
Sturm had five kills on 23 hits with zero errors in her final match of her senior campaign.
Sturm was also a first-team all-BMC player this season.
She was joined on the third-team all-state team by fellow BMC player Alana Wilson of Heppner.
Heppner’s Baily Bennett and Weston-McEwen’s Molly von Borstel both were selected to the first team, while Grant Union’s Hailey McConnell was first-team libero.
Kaitlyn Slinkard of Grant Union was the lone second-team selection from the BMC.
Shealene Little of Culver earned the state player of the year award.
Little led Culver to the 2A state title game this season where the Bulldogs defeated Days Creek, 3-2.
Randi Viggiano, also of Culver, was named the 2A coach of the year after going 26-5 this season and 13-1 in the Tri-River Conference.
The 2012 Oregon Class 2A volleyball all-state team
Player of the Year: Shealene Little, Culver
Coach of the Year: Randi Viggiano, Culver
Shealene Little, 10, Culver
Isabel Golemon, 11, Days Creek
Baily Bennett, 12, Heppner
Molly von Borstel, 11, Weston McEwen
Gabrielle Alley, 11, Culver
Caitlyn Robison, 12, Myrtle Point
Hailey McConnell, 12, Grant Union (Libero)
StevieLee Jansen, 11, Days Creek
Jazmyn Herrington, 11, Days Creek
Monica Vaughn, 12, Reedsport Charter
Janelle Hamel, 12, Bonanza
Taylor Lewis, 12, Reedsport Charter
Sara McMahon, 12, Vernonia
Kaitlyn Slinkard, 12, Grant Union
Kelcee Frieze, 12, North Douglas (Libero)
Stacy Kozlowski, 11, Portland Christian
Dani Sturm, 12, Union
Alana Wilson, 12, Heppner
Gabby White, 11, Reedsport Charter
Sadie Manley, 12, Kennedy
Becca Lorenz, 11, Regis
Makayla Lindeman, 11, Regis