3A State Finals: Impact Players
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The 3A State finals at the beginning of the month were between 2022 third place recipient Sisters High School and Pleasant Hill High School. The Outlaws battled and beat the Billy Goats in an exciting four-set match (23-25, 25-18, 25-16,…
The 3A State finals at the beginning of the month were between 2022 third place recipient Sisters High School and Pleasant Hill High School.
The Outlaws battled and beat the Billy Goats in an exciting four-set match (23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-18).
To recap the match, we will be identifying and highlighting players from each team that were impact players for the team. Although Sisters came out on top, Pleasant Hill also had some athletes with great performances in the match.
SISTERS HIGH SCHOOL
Junior setter Davis ran a 5-1 excellently during the state tournament, combining her soft touch on the ball with quick feet to get her hands on nearly every ball. Davis notched an impressive 49 assists on 115 total assist attempts, which certainly helped the Outlaws take their win, and fed powerhouse hitter Gracie Vohs consistently, making smart and well-placed sets throughout the match. Davis was also solid from the baseline and racked up 3 aces on 16 total serves for a 93.8 serving percentage. Although Davis wasn’t one of the top scorers for the Outlaws during their final match, her consistent sets, great connection with her attackers, and smart decision-making were all undoubtedly instrumental in her team’s win.
Senior captain Myhre, a Life Pacific University commit, was a key player in the Outlaws’ win. As a six-rotation pin, she played steadily throughout the entire match and in every facet of her game. After racking up 11 kills on 42 attempts, 12 digs, 19 receptions off serves, and 1 block assist, Myhre was named to the 3A All-Tournament First Team. Myhre has a super powerful and heavy arm, which she used well during the championship match to put the ball away consistently. She also managed to move the ball around well, hitting shots down the line with ease and putting the ball into openings on the court to score. On serve receive, Myhre was solid, and passed more good passes off serves than anyone else on her team.
Another senior captain and a Vanguard University commit, Robertson was dominant from the middle and was a huge part of the Outlaws’ state title. Midway through the match, Robertson shut down Pleasant Hill’s offense with her big block, notching 1 solo block and 4 block assists throughout the last few sets. Offensively, she was tough to stop, getting up high and seeing openings on the court to put the ball away. Over the course of the match, Robertson notched 11 kills on 24 attempts, hitting a .417. Robertson ended both the third and final set of the match with powerful swings to the corner of the court, wrapping up her career with the Outlaws on a very high note.
Senior captain Vohs, a Saint Mary’s College commit who was named Player of the Match by Moda Health, has been an integral piece of the Outlaws’ lineup. She was the team’s primary weapon during the State finals, hitting from every spot on the court and putting the ball away frequently. With an incredibly fast arm swing and a high vertical, Vohs was on fire, tallying 20 kills on 48 attempts and hitting a .354. From the baseline, Vohs was consistent and racked up 3 aces on 21 total serves for an 85.7 serving percentage. In the back row, Vohs was as equally impressive as she was in the front row, using quick reactions to play steady defense and pick up nearly any ball that came her way. She notched 18 total digs, more than any other player in the match. Vohs’ graduation will certainly leave a big hole for the Outlaws moving forward.
PLEASANT HILL HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Crawford, who was named Player of the Match by Moda Health, is a high level setter who executed a 5-1 well throughout the match. Crawford has great hands and excellent court vision, which she used well to not only consistently feed her strong attackers like , but also to make smart plays on two to score. With 105 set attempts, 34 of those converted into assists. Crawford was also solid offensively, notching 8 kills on 15 attempts and hitting a .533. But, although Crawford had impressive stats throughout the whole match, perhaps the setter’s best quality that she showcased was her steady and unwavering leadership on the court, even when her team was down.
Green, a junior attacker who hit from the outside and the middle, was impressive to watch and had a big part in leading Pleasant Hill to the team’s first set win. The Oregon State University commit and 3A All-Tournament First Team recipient gets up high on her approach and hangs in the air, then uses her powerful, quick swing to bury the ball into the court. She also has great court vision, which she used well to make smart tips and shots into open court space throughout the match. Green tallied a stellar 25 kills on 73 attempts. She also racked up 1 solo block, 1 block assist, and steadily passed 30 good balls on serve receive. With her fast defense in the back row, too, Green showed that she is an all-around excellent athlete.
Jackson, one of Pleasant Hill’s junior middle blockers, was formidable at the net. She is very fast on her feet, transitioning quickly to approach and beat the block. With her incredibly quick arm swing and high reach on the ball, Jackson was a consistent scorer for the Billies, making big plays at the right time and using her court vision to put the ball into open corners. She showcased a strong connection with Crawford throughout the match, notching 10 kills on 24 attempts. Jackson also tallied 2 block assists and 1 ace on 13 total serves.