Volleyball: Lehman Catholic, Riverside players earn all-NWCC honors


Lehman’s Lucia and Snipes, Riverside’s Giles named 1st team

By Bryant Billing - bbilling@sidneydailynews.com



Riverside senior Shelby Giles sets during a Division IV sectional semifinal against Springfield Catholic Central last season at Ansonia. Giles was named first team all-NWCC.

Riverside senior Shelby Giles sets during a Division IV sectional semifinal against Springfield Catholic Central last season at Ansonia. Giles was named first team all-NWCC.


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Lehman Catholic's Alexis Snipes sets during a nonconference match on Aug. 25 in Jackson Center.


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Lehman Catholic’s Olivia Lucia spikes during a nonconference match against Russia on Sept. 18 in Sidney. Lucia was named first team all-Northwest Central Conference.


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Three Lehman Catholic and two Riverside volleyball players have earned all-Northwest Central Conference honors.

Lehman junior middle blocker Olivia Lucia and senior setter Alexis Snipes were named first team, as was Riverside senior outside hitter Shelby Giles. All three were first team selections last year as well.

Lucia has amassed a team-high 299 kills and 63 blocks this season and has recorded 34 aces. Snipes has 686 assists and is third on the team in blocks (25) and fourth in digs (172).

Giles leads Riverside in kills (156) and aces (47) and is second in digs (175).

Lehman junior outside hitter Lauren McFarland and Riverside sophomore setter Lauryn Sanford were named second team. Sanford was also a second-team selection last year, while McFarland was honorable mention.

McFarland ranks second for Lehman in kills (255), third in blocks (25) and first in digs (276). Sanford is second on Riverside’s team with 145 kills, third with 25 aces and first with 40 blocks.

Lehman’s Reese Geise and Abby Schutt were named honorable mention, as were Riverside’s Allison Knight and Sierra Snow.

The conference released the teams on Tuesday. Marion Elgin’s Josi Wolf was named player of the year and Elgin’s Wendy Muselin was named coach of the year.

Riverside senior Shelby Giles sets during a Division IV sectional semifinal against Springfield Catholic Central last season at Ansonia. Giles was named first team all-NWCC.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_DSC_1361-Edit-2-1.jpgRiverside senior Shelby Giles sets during a Division IV sectional semifinal against Springfield Catholic Central last season at Ansonia. Giles was named first team all-NWCC. Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Alexis Snipes sets during a nonconference match on Aug. 25 in Jackson Center.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_BPB_0271-copy-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Alexis Snipes sets during a nonconference match on Aug. 25 in Jackson Center.Bryant Billing | Sidney Daily News

Lehman Catholic’s Olivia Lucia spikes during a nonconference match against Russia on Sept. 18 in Sidney. Lucia was named first team all-Northwest Central Conference.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_SDN091718LehVolly1-1.jpgLehman Catholic’s Olivia Lucia spikes during a nonconference match against Russia on Sept. 18 in Sidney. Lucia was named first team all-Northwest Central Conference. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Lehman’s Lucia and Snipes, Riverside’s Giles named 1st team

By Bryant Billing

bbilling@sidneydailynews.com

Reach Bryant Billing at 937-538-4818, or follow @SidneyOHSports on Twitter and @BryantBillingSDN on Facebook.

Reach Bryant Billing at 937-538-4818, or follow @SidneyOHSports on Twitter and @BryantBillingSDN on Facebook.