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Sisters fill key volleyball roles with Dawgs
• Alyssa, Allison Stiles rewarded by WAC coaches
The Stiles sisters, Allison and Alyssa, both earned all-league honors for their stellar play this fall. - photo by Dale Butler

The Stiles siblings, senior Alyssa and sophomore Allison, filled key roles on Ceres High’s varsity girls volleyball team this fall.

Alyssa and Allison both garnered all-league recognition during the Western Athletic Conference year-end coaches’ meeting.

"It was a great opportunity for us to be able to play together.”
Alyssa Stiles

“It’s a proud sister moment,” Alyssa said. “We’ve always been best friends. It was a great opportunity for us to be able to play together.”

Alyssa Stiles was selected to the WAC First Team.

“I had to lead more this year because there were so many young players on the team,” she said.

Alyssa garnered second-team, all-league recognition as a junior.

She was an honorable-mention selection in 2016.

“I’ve never gotten first-team all-league before,” Alyssa said. “I finally reached a goal I had set for me personally. It’s a big accomplishment. It means a lot to be noticed for all the hard work I’ve put in.”

Allison Stiles was named to the WAC Second Team.

Bulldog junior Vianney Perez was an honorable-mention pick.

“It’s pretty cool to see all three of us get recognized,” Alyssa said.

The Bulldogs compiled a 3-11 record on their way to a seventh-place finish in the 2018 WAC standings.

Ceres High beat Pacheco twice (3-1, 3-0) and Johansen once (3-2).

Darlene Tobler will not return as head coach of the Bulldogs next season. The fourth-year leader stepped down to spend more time with her family.

“She looked out for each one of her players,” Alyssa said. “She wanted us to succeed in everything we did.”