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Posted On: 04/6/21 1:14 PM

Week four of high school play has come to a close so now it is time to spotlight some players from 5A to 3A who did BIG things as a top performer for their team...

5A

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2022 Hailey Heider Hailey Heider 5'9" | OH West Albany | 2022 State OR , 5’9", OH, West Albany High School, North Pacific Juniors

Junior outside attacker Heider has stepped up for the West Albany High School Bulldogs in a big way. As their six rotation standout, she racked up 43 kills, 30 digs, 4 blocks, and 5 service aces last week. The Bulldogs are currently 7-0. 

 

 

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2021 Elijah Sanders Elijah Sanders 5'10" | S West Albany | 2021 State OR , 5’10, S, West Albany High School, North Pacific Juniors 

The West Albany High School Bulldogs look to senior setter Sanders to run their offense. In last week’s matches alone she totaled 67 assists. She also contributed to their defense with 15 digs and on the service line with 7 aces. The Bulldogs are currently 7-0. 

 

 

Photo: NPJ 2022 Hailey Heider Hailey Heider 5'9" | OH West Albany | 2022 State OR , 5’9", OH, West Albany High School, North Pacific Juniors Junior outside attacker Heider has stepped up for the West Albany High School Bulldogs in a big way. As their six rotation standout, she racked up 43 kills, 30 digs, 4 blocks, and 5 service aces last week. The Bulldogs are currently 7-0.      Photo: OSAA 2021 Elijah Sanders Elijah Sanders 5'10" | S West Albany | 2021 State OR , 5’10, S, West Albany High School, North Pacific Juniors  The West Albany High School Bulldogs look to senior setter Sanders to run their offense. In last week’s matches alone she totaled 67 assists. She also contributed to their defense with 15 digs and on the service line with 7 aces. The Bulldogs are currently 7-0.      Photo: OSAA 2021 Hannah Stadstad Hannah Stadstad 5'11" | RS West Albany | 2021 State OR , 5’11", RS, West Albany High School, North Pacific Juniors, Southern Oregon University  Senior Stadstad absolutely crushes it on the right side for the West Albany High School Bulldogs. Last week alone she posted 27 kills and 4 blocks. The Bulldogs are currently 7-0.      Photo: OSAA 2021 Madie Dowell Madie Dowell 5'8" | OH West Albany | 2021 State OR , 5’8", OH/DS, West Albany High School, North Pacific Juniors  The West Albany High School Bulldogs backrow is in good hands with senior libero Dowell. While this is a new role for her given that she played all-around last season, she is transitioning with ease. Defensively she does a lot for the team, racking up 65 digs in last week’s matches. The Bulldogs are currently 7-0.    Photo: OSAA 2023 McKenzie Jonas, 5’9”, MB, Crook County High School Returning sophomore middle blocker Jonas is proving to be a force for the Crook County High School Cowgirls. In last week’s matches she hit a .621 with 29 swings, 20 kills and only 2 errors. She also had five blocks. Her serving stats were also impressive with 19 attempts, 5 aces and only 1 error. The Cowgirls are currently 8-1.    Photo: OSAA 2024 Jaycee Villastrigo, DS/S, Crook County High School, Central Oregon Volleyball Club  The Crook County High School Cowgirls look to freshman Villastrigo to handle their back row and she is rising to the challenge. An undertaking for such a young player, she is doing so with confidence. In just six sets she racked up 36 digs. She is also impressive from the service line with 34 attempts, 12 aces, and 0 errors. The Cowgirls are currently 8-1.    Photo: OSAA 2022 Sierra Noss, S, Crescent Valley High School The Crescent Valley High School Raiders look to Noss to run their offense. Setting a 6-2, alongside 2022 Madison Heagney Madison Heagney 5'9" | S Cresent Valley | 2022 State OR , Noss posted 28 assists in their matches last week. She also secured 16 digs and 6 aces. The Raiders are currently 1-5.      Photo: OSAA 2021 Eva Buford, OH, Crescent Valley High School, G3 Volleyball Club  Senior all-around outside attacker Buford is instrumental in the Cresent Valley High School Raiders success. In last week’s matches she racked up 25 kills, 22 digs, 2 blocks and a service ace. The Raiders are currently 1-5.    3A Photo: OSAA Emma Shields Emma Shields 5'10" | MB Catlin Gabel | 2023 State OR , 5’10", MB/OH, Catlin Gabel High School, Athena Volleyball Academy  Sophomore middle blocker Shields was an impact player for the Catlin Gabel High School Eagles. Making her way into the starting line-up for the first time this season, she was a difference maker at all aspects of the game. She lef the team in service aces with 5, out of 3 attempts, had the highest hitting efficiency with .271 with 48 attempts, 24 kills, and 11 errors, had 2 blocks, and was tied for second on the team in digs with 27. The Eagles are currently 7-1.  Photo: OJVA Elsa Mcdermott Elsa Mcdermott 5'7" | DS/L Catlin Gabel | 2023 State OR , 5’7", DS, Catlin Gabel High School, Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy  With four starters out last week for the Catlin Gabel High School Eagles, the sophomore all-around attacker McDermott stepped up for her team. She was the go-to player, and was pivotal in beating OES, “raising her game to a level I’ve never seen from her” said Coach Jeannette Lee. Last week she served 94%, with 4 aces on 34 attempts, hit a .250 with 80 attempts, 28 kills, and 8 errors. She also led the team in both serve receive rating with 2.11 and digs with 33. The Eagles are currently 7-1.  Photo: OSAA Bianca Haldorsen, 5’6”, DS, Catlin Gabel High School The junior libero Haldorsen was tasked with stepping into a new position last week for the Catlin Gabel High School Eagles, stepping on the court as one of the team’s all-around attackers. She took on this role with great ease and confidence. She served 91.4% with 34 attempts and 2 aces, a 1.76 serve receive rating (3rd and the team), and tied for the second-highest number of digs with 27. The Eagles are currently 7-1.

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