Outlaws earn all-league honors
Last updated 11/23/2021 at Noon
The Sisters High School volleyball team had an amazing season this year, and finished second at the State tournament. Seven players were selected to the Oregon West All-League teams, including senior Sydney Myhre and sophomore Gracie Vohs as first-team, all-league picks.
Myhre has been a four-year varsity player and this year stepped up as a leader on the court for the Outlaws. She finished league with 117 kills, 21 aces, 29 blocks, and 23 digs.
“Sydney’s knowledge of the game and strong attack from anywhere on the court made her a go-to for us this year,” said Coach Rory Rush. “She has such a calm spirit and her teammates always look to her when they need reassurance on the court. We will miss her court presence and her strong play from the right side, but can’t wait to watch her pursue her volleyball career playing for Corban [University] next year.”
Vohs played on the varsity squad as a freshman, and this year started as a sophomore and was an integral part of the Outlaws’ success. She put down 135 kills, served up 22 aces, had 64 blocks at the net, and also recorded 10 digs.
“Gracie was explosive at the net for us this year,” said Rush. “She always brings athleticism and intensity to the court and we could always count on her in big moments. She is just beginning and I can’t wait to watch her grow over the next two years.”
Bre White was a second-team, all-league selection and joined the Outlaws for the first time as a senior this year. White fit in perfectly with the Lady Outlaws and Rush stated it felt as if she’d been playing with them all along. She recorded 80 kills, 16 blocks, five digs, and two aces during league play.
“Bre was a great emotional leader for us and brought such intensity to the floor,” said Rush. “She was an anchor for us on the outside and was someone we could count on when we needed her. We are so excited to watch her continue her volleyball career playing for Bushnell next year.”
Hannah Fendall, Maddie Pollard, and Mia Monaghan were all selected honorable mention.
Fendall (junior) worked hard at the setter position for the Outlaws. Her teammates relied and depended on her and she never let them down. Over the course of league play, Fendall dished out 345 assists and tallied 10 aces, six blocks, and 18 digs.
“Hannah stepped in this year with confidence and coachability and we are so proud of her,” said Rush. “She led our team each night as the ‘quarterback’ of our offense. She had to make quick decisions and make sure everyone had what was needed to be successful. She had a great year and looks forward to another great season.”
Pollard (senior) was an anchor for the Outlaws in the back row. Rush told The Nugget that they could always count on her for great serving runs in big games. Pollard posted 98 digs, and tallied 16 aces.
“Maddie has grown so much as a player during her time as an Outlaw,” said Rush. “We will miss her calm spirit and competitive nature next year.”
Monaghan (sophomore) stepped into the libero role this year with confidence. She had some great digs over the course of the season and her teammates relied on her to make great passes every match. She accrued 135 digs during league and recorded nine aces at the service line.
“Mia is a calm player, but a fierce competitor,” said Rush. “We are excited to have her in the back row two more years.”
Greta Davis (senior) was out for most of the season but was named Honorary Player of the Year. Davis has been a four-year starter for the Lady Outlaws, and this year was not the year she’d anticipated. Coach Rush stated that through all the ups and downs Davis was a leader and looked up to by her teammates.
“Watching her persevere and continue to support her team was motivating to those around her,” said Rush. “She was recognized by the other coaches in the league for her hard work and dedication this year and for her contribution to making the Oregon West League the most competitive league in 4A. We are so excited to watch her on her new journey playing with Sacramento State.”