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Lady Outlaw volleyball players earn honors

Three Lady Outlaw volleyball players capped their season with high honors.

Gracie Vohs not only was named Player of the Year for the Mountain Valley Conference, but recently was named the 2022 Class 3A All-State Player of the Year. Vohs finished the season with an amazing 480 kills, 78 aces, and 42 blocks.

Coach Rory Rush said, “Gracie worked incredibly hard this year to establish herself as a dominant player. She led the team with kills and aces and was an incredibly strong offensive weapon for us. She not only proved her athleticism and talent in our league as Player of the Year, but was recognized by the 3A coaches around the state. She is well-deserving of the 3A All-State Player of the Year! I am so proud of her and I am excited for her to continue her success next year.”

Gracelyn Myhre was selected Second Team All- State. She finished with 230 kills, 65 aces, and 221 digs.

Of Myhre, Rush said, “Gracelyn has been around the game of volleyball since she was little as a ‘coach’s kid.’” She knows the game inside and out and it shows in her play. She is smart, consistent, and has the ability to see the floor better than most. She is always striving to be better and was the glue for our team this year. Many times she had service runs or purposeful kills in big games. She was recognized as a First Team All-League player and I am so delighted she was recognized by the 3A coaches as well, earning Second Team All- State honors. I’m excited for her and look forward to her continued success next year.”

Mia Monaghan was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Big Playback Award Show given by KTVZ. Monaghan tallied 295 digs, 36 aces, and was 1.94 passing.

Rush said, “It is so exciting to see Mia recognized during the Big Playback Awards Show earning Defensive Player of the Year. She was a constant presence for us this year in the back row, and led our team in digs and passing. She has a great knack for the ball and was a stabilizing force for our defense. She was a big part of our success and I’m so proud to see her recognized for all of her hard work! I’m excited to see her continued skill and effort on the court next year!”

In addition to the three Lady Outlaws being recognized as standout players, their coach, Rory Rush, was named the 3A Coach of the Year. When asked how she felt about receiving the award, Rush said “It is an incredible honor to be awarded the 3A Coach of the Year award. When I go into a season I put my full effort and passion into my players. Win or lose, my goal is to positively mentor young women through the game of volleyball. I don’t coach for accolades but for the growth, both personally and athletically, I get to see in our tremendous student athletes. However, being recognized by my fellow 3A coaches for my effort this year is both humbling and an incredible honor.”


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