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Lady Loggers volleyball players selected to all-league

Sophomore Mandy Powell takes a break out of pre-season volleyball practice in this undated photo. -
Sophomore Mandy Powell takes a break out of pre-season volleyball practice in this undated photo.
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Three Lady Logger volleyball players have been recognized with Northwest all-league honors sophomore Mandy Powell, and seniors Kristy Turner and Jill Frable.
Powell, a 5-foot-5 inch setter, was selected to the first team all-league for her athletic play. Coach and father Greg Powell said his daughter has extraordinary skills in all parts of the game. Her skills, athletic ability, decision making as a setter, and love for the game were a big part of our team success this year and will be in future seasons, coach Powell said, adding that its not very often that sophomores earn such post-season honors, which is a testament to her dedication to the game.
Turner, a 5-foot-3 inch setter, received second team all-league honors for her work on the hardwood.
Powell said the multi-sport athlete led the team with a 95 percent serving average, had 72 aces and was also the team leader in passing and digging statistics. ""In any other year, without a state champ (LaConner) dominating all the post-season honors, Kristy most certainly would have been first team All-League. She became the great volleyball player I always knew she could be, this season. Her quickness and athletic ability, as well as her feather soft passing, were really important to us returning to post-season play.""
Frable, a 5-foot-11 inch middle hitter, was picked with a handful of honorable mentions for her athletic abilities. She was among the team leaders in all kill and blocking stats and coach Powell said he wishes he could keep the talented teen around longer.
She had some of the hardest hits I've ever seen this season, and 5-foot-11 girls with her skills just don't come around very often, he said. She had a fine senior season, and is deserving of all-league recognition""

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