Four Grantsville volleyball players earned recognition from the coaches of Region 13 after helping lead the Cowboys to a third-place finish in league play and the No. 11 seed in the Class 3A state tournament.
Halle Bartley and Maison White were each named to the All-Region 13 First Team. Bartley, a senior outside hitter, led Grantsville (10-18 overall, 6-4 Region 13) with 330 kills in 28 matches — an average of 11.8 per contest. She also led the team in service aces (64), digs (441) and serves received (573). Bartley had a season-best 25 kills in a five-set win over Region 13 foe Judge Memorial on Oct. 3, and added 20 kills in Grantsville’s five-set loss to North Sanpete in the second round of the state tournament. She had 11 aces in a loss to Tooele on Aug. 20, and a whopping 46 digs in a five-set loss to Carbon on Aug. 28.
White, a senior middle blocker and outside hitter, led Grantsville with 49 blocks to go with 272 kills, 24 aces and 105 digs despite missing five matches with an injury. She had 17 kills against Carbon and Tooele, six aces and 11 digs in a Sept. 1 loss to Cedar Valley and six blocks in an Aug. 29 loss to Grand. White also served as one of the Cowboys’ three team captains.
Senior setter Hillary Cloward and junior middle blocker/right-side hitter Kylee Broadhead were Second Team All-Region 13 selections. Cloward had 793 assists in 106 sets played, and she ranked second on the Cowboys with 48 aces. She was third on the team with 307 digs, and she also had 42 kills. Cloward’s top performances included 45 assists against North Sanpete, 26 digs against South Summit on Oct. 1 and six aces against Summit Academy on Oct. 6.
Broadhead was third on the team with 143 kills, and was one of the Cowboys’ captains along with White and Raelee Giles. Broadhead also had 38 aces, 37 blocks and 240 digs. She had 12 kills and 22 digs against Carbon, four aces against Beaver (Aug. 28) and four blocks against Rich (Oct. 9).