2A HONORS: Meadows’ Hall, Lake Mead’s Newton share MVP honors

The Meadows senior setter Vanessa Hall and Lake Mead senior outside hitter Ashley Newton shared Most Valuable Player honors on the Class 2A All-Southern League volleyball team.

Both players helped their teams advance to the state semifinals. The Meadows fell to Whittell in one semifinal, and Lake Mead — in its debut year in Class 2A — lost to Yerington in the other.

Calvary Chapel junior Brettani Davis was named the league’s defensive player of the year after helping the Lions to a third-place finish in the league.

Eight other players — The Meadows’ Kathryn Chakmak and Sinead Lopez, Lake Mead’s Heather Hillenbrand and Anny Liston, Calvary Chapel’s Bri Ridley, Lincoln County’s Kelbee Cheeney, Needles’ Holly Laswell, and Agassi Prep’s N’Dea Cottrell — were named to the first team.

Stephanie Heller, who led The Meadows to a 14-0 record in league play, was the league’s coach of the year.

Class 2A
All-Southern League
First Team
Kathryn Chakmak, The Meadows; Sinead Lopez, The Meadows; Heather Hillenbrand, Lake Mead; Anny Liston, Lake Mead; Bri Ridley, Calvary Chapel; Kelbee Cheeney, Lincoln County; Holly Laswell, Needles; N’Dea Cottrell, Agassi Prep.
MVP—Vanessa Hall, The Meadows, and Ashley Newton, Lake Mead
Defensive Player of the Year—Brettani Davis, Calvary Chapel
Coach of the Year—Stephanie Heller, The Meadows
Second Team
Jackie Lipkowitz, The Meadows; Alex Hall, The Meadows; Taylor Vetter, Lake Mead; Michelle Wheatley, Lincoln County; Breanne Tacy, Needles; Laura Perri, Calvary Chapel; Deja Harris, Calvary Chapel; Noelle Chavis, Agassi Prep.
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