Four from county voted second-team volleyball all-stars

After improved seasons on the court for both schools, Warren and Youngsville were each represented on District 10’s all-region volleyball teams.

McKenzie Merenick, Rachel Lasecki, and Valerie Latimer were named to the second team in Region 4, while Youngsville’s Kennedy Cratty was a second-team all-star in Region 2.

As team captains, Merenick, Lasecki, and Latimer were instrumental in leading the Dragons to a 10-6 overall mark after finishing an even 7-7 last year. Notable performances for Lasecki included 32 kills and 25 digs in the Corry Tournament and 11 kills in a sweep of Jamestown. Latimer had 11 kills, four digs, and a block in a region win over Meadville, as well as nine aces and seven kills in a sweep of Oil City. Merenick racked up 13 digs in the win over Meadville and 16 more in a non-region match against Mercyhurst Prep.

Cratty helped lead the Lady Eagles to a 6-10 overall record while facing some of the toughest Class A competition in the state in Region 2. The Youngsville junior racked up 45 digs, 22 kills, and three blocks as she led her team to a fourth-place finish at the Sheffield Tournament. Cratty also played a major role in a five-set win over Eisenhower with 28 digs, 12 kills, and two blocks.

As expected, PIAA state-runner up Cochranton and District 10 runner-up Cambridge Springs dominated the Region 2 list with nine out of the 14 selections. Cochranton’s Kendell Dickson was named Region 2 player of the year, while Conneaut’s Challen Litwiler took player of the year honors in Region 4.

Here is the complete list of Region 2 and Region 4 all-stars:

Region 2 All-Stars

First Team

(Name, School, Year, Position)

Paige Wolfrom, Cambridge Springs, 12, OH

Madalyn Nicols, Maplewood, 11, OH

Kendell Dickson, Cochranton, 12, MH

Mackenzie Turner, Cambridge Springs, 12, S

Jennae Shinsky, Cambridge Springs, 12, MH

Morghan Egli, Cochranton, 11, S

Sam Kinter, Cochranton, 11, L

Second Team

MacKensie Garris, Saegertown, 11, OH

Kassidy Dickson, Cochranton, 11, MH

Tristan Knauff, Cochranton, 12, OH

Chelsey Hasbrouck, Maplewood, 11, S

Tori Eckart, Saegertown, 12, MH

Kennedy Cratty, Youngsville, 11, MH

Amanda White, Cambridge Springs, 10, L

Region champion – Cochranton

Region player of the year – Kendell Dickson, Cochranton

Region 4 All-Stars

First Team

Challen Litwler, Conneaut, 12, OH

Kristen Baker, Conneaut, 12, OH

Brooklyn Goodsel, Corry, 11, MH

Megan Bowser, Titusville, 12, MH

Abby Gluvna, Corry, 11, S

Abby Jones, Franklin, 11, OH

Kim Litwin, Conneaut, 12, L

Second Team

Kristen Laird, Conneaut, 12, DS

Amy Clark, Titusville, 12, OH

Katie Newman, Meadville, 11, S

Cadi McCoy, Meadville, 12, MH

Rachel Lasecki, Warren, 12, OH

Valerie Latimer, Warren, 12, MH

McKenzie Merenick, Warren, 12, L

Region co-champions – Conneaut, Corry

Region player of the year – Challen Litwiler, Conneaut