Willapa Valley’s McGough, Huber named First Team All-Columbia Valley League

Seniors led Vikings to berth in state tournament

Willapa Valley Vikings seniors Grace Huber and Lauryn McGough were named to the 1B Columbia Valley All-League Volleyball Team for the 2022 season.

Huber (middle blocker/outside hitter) and McGough (outside hitter) paced the Vikings through a run in the 1B District 4 Tournament and berth in the state championships.

In a 3-1 win over Pe Ell in the district quarterfinals on Nov. 2, Huber had 11 kills, 18 digs and 18 blocks (eight solo) while McGough recorded 17 digs and 17 kills.

Pe Ell Trojan Payton Peterson was named to the second team.

Earning Honorable Mention nods were Willapa Valley’s Gaby Quezada and Ella Petit, and Pe Ell’s Charlie Carper.

The entire all-league team is as follows:

2022 1B Columbia Valley All-League Volleyball Team

MVP — Payton Torrey, Mossyrock

Coach of the Year — Sam Flores, Columbia Adventist

Sportsmanship — Columbia Adventist

First Team

Kaylin Shrives, Naselle; Lauryn McGough, Willapa Valley; Brynn Tarabochia, Naselle; Paige Houghtelling, Mossyrock; Caelyn Marshall, Mossyrock; Grace Huber, Willapa Valley; Isabella Colombo, Naselle.

Second Team

Hailey Brooks, Mossyrock; Madison Flores, Columbia Adventist; Delaney Kragerud, Naselle; Payton Peterson, Pe Ell; Elsa Helmes, Firm Foundation; Julie Volkov, Columbia Adventist; Evie Yanez, Three Rivers Christian.

Honorable Mention

Erin Cournyer, Mossyrock; Lauren Katyryniuk, Naselle; Kelsey Poyner, Three Rivers Christian; Olivia Cheek, Columbia Adventist; Gaby Quezada, Willapa Valley; Charlie Carper, Pe Ell; Ella Petit, Willapa Valley.