Sidney athletes earn all-GWOC honors


By Bryant Billing - bbilling@sidneydailynews.com



Sidney’s Alina Kindle spikes as Miamisburg’s Kaitlyn Whitesell defends during a sectional tournament match on Oct. 20 at Vandalia-Butler’s Student Activities Center. Kindle was named second team all-GWOC American League.

Sidney’s Alina Kindle spikes as Miamisburg’s Kaitlyn Whitesell defends during a sectional tournament match on Oct. 20 at Vandalia-Butler’s Student Activities Center. Kindle was named second team all-GWOC American League.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Four Sidney volleyball players have earned all-Greater Western Ohio Conference American League honors.

Senior middle blocker Arielle Snider was named first team all-GWOC American League, while senior libero Payton Boshears and senior outside hitter Alina Kindle were second team. Senior defensive specialist Allie Herrick was named special mention.

Snider had 257 kills and 59 blocks for the Yellow Jackets, which finished 15-8. Boshears had 217 digs while Kindle had 192 kills and 154 digs. Herrick had 123 digs.

All-GWOC volleyball teams were announced last week. Several other Sidney players have earned all-GWOC honors in other sports, which have also been announced recently.

Boys soccer

Sidney senior forward Damien Jones was named first team all-GWOC American League while sophomore Braden Guinther and junior Trey Werntz were second team.

Guinther led the Yellow Jackets with 16 goals. Werntz was primarily a midfielder but played at goalkeeper late in the season and had 81 saves in five games.

Senior John Holloway was named special mention.

Girls soccer

Sidney senior Elaine Wiesenmayer was named first team all-GWOC, while senior Macie Ivey and sophomore Khia McMillen were named first team all-American League.

Wiesenmayer, a forward, was one of 11 players named to the all-GWOC team. She had a GWOC-best 30 goals in regular season and was second in the conference with 18 assists. She was also named the GWOC North Division’s player of the year. Ivey scored five goals and had six assists.

McMillen scored 14 goals and had a GWOC-best 28 assists.

Sophomore Kate Burden and sophomore goalkeeper MaKayla Hurey were named second team. Sophomore Lauren Barker and Jadah McMillen were named special mention.

Boys cross country

Sidney senior Gavin Bockrath and junior Ian Bonifas were first team all-American League while senior Eli Straman was named second team. All-conference honors were determined by placing in the top 22 in the league cross country meet.

Girls cross country

Sidney junior Mariana Kellner was second team all-American League. All-conference honors were determined by placing in the top 22 in the league cross country meet.

Girls tennis

Sidney freshman Kara Mays and junior Hailey New were named second team all-American League as singles players. Junior Mara Hecht was named special mention as a singles player.

Boys golf

Sidney junior Ben Spangler was second all-American League. All-conference honors were determined by placing in the top 22 in the league cross country meet.

Girls golf

No girls golf players earned all-conference honors.

Sidney’s Alina Kindle spikes as Miamisburg’s Kaitlyn Whitesell defends during a sectional tournament match on Oct. 20 at Vandalia-Butler’s Student Activities Center. Kindle was named second team all-GWOC American League.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/11/web1_DSC_4830_ne2018111316738160-1.jpgSidney’s Alina Kindle spikes as Miamisburg’s Kaitlyn Whitesell defends during a sectional tournament match on Oct. 20 at Vandalia-Butler’s Student Activities Center. Kindle was named second team all-GWOC American League. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

By Bryant Billing

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