Central Valley High School’s varsity girls volleyball team had two players earn Central California Conference honors during the league’s year-end coaches’ meeting.
Senior captain Brianna Quiroz received second-team all-league accolades for the second year in a row.
Quiroz ranked first on the team in kills (92), second in digs (103), aces (25) and assists (5), and third in blocks (19).
“I just wanted to help my team as much as I could."Brianna Quiroz
“I just wanted to help my team as much as I could,” she said.
Quiroz played three seasons of varsity volleyball.
Brianna was selected to the Western Athletic Conference Second Team in 2017.
She helped lead the Hawks to a playoff berth as a sophomore.
“It’s really sad because I grew closer with the younger girls and I’m not going to be there anymore,” Quiroz said. “I don’t know if I’ll ever play volleyball again. I had fun. It was worth all the practice and being tired from staying up late because I had to finish homework. I just wanted to help my team as much as I could.”
Junior Kaydee Peterman was an honorable-mention selection.
A newcomer to varsity volleyball, Peterman ranked first on the team in digs (118), third in assists (4), fourth in aces (19) and seventh in kills (9).
Central Valley posted an 0-12 record during its first season in the Central California Conference this fall.
The Hawks won seven of 15 matches en route to a third-place finish in the 2017 Western Athletic Conference standings.
“It’s very surprising,” Quiroz said. “I expected us to do better. We had a lot of talent. We all liked each other. Things just didn’t work out as a team.”