NLC recognizes best of 2013
GOSHEN — Champion Elkhart Memorial placed four players — senior Chelsea Bettis and juniors Tori Mills, Tailor Schultheis and Claire Welter — on the all-Northern Lakes Conference volleyball first team plus the Crimson Chargers’ Jacquie Rost was selected by her peers as NLC Coach of the Year.
Runner-up Northridge’s three first-team picks are seniors Annie Bachman and Morgan Miller and sophomore Kelly Miller.
Concord juniors Holyn Eldridge and Gabby Staggs and NorthWood senior Allie Mattingly are also area players on the first team.
First team: jr. Holyn Eldridge (Concord), jr. Gabby Staggs (Concord), sr. Chelsea Bettis (Elkhart Memorial), jr. Tori Mills (Elkhart Memorial), jr. Tailor Schultheis (Elkhart Memorial), jr. Claire Welter (Elkhart Memorial), sr. Annie Bachman (Northridge), so. Kelly Miller (Northridge), sr. Morgan Miller (Northridge), sr. Allie Mattingly (NorthWood), jr. Haley Harrell (Plymouth), sr. Laura Craig (Warsaw), sr. Emily Poe (Warsaw), jr. Katie Voelz (Warsaw).
Area honorable mention: Elkhart Memorial — so. Darrian Mowery. Northridge — sr. Hannah Kistler. Concord — jr. Ciana Bonfiglio. NorthWood — sr. Morgan Olson. Goshen — jr. Amy Harris. Wawasee — jr. Alli Ousley.
NLC Coach of the Year: Jacquie Rost (Elkhart Memorial).
Final NLC standings: Elkhart Memorial 7-0, Northridge 6-1, Warsaw 5-2, Concord 4-3, NorthWood 3-4, Plymouth 2-5, Goshen 1-6, Wawasee 0-7.