volleyball awards

(Nov. 29, 2019) Four Stephen Decatur volleyball players received Bayside South Conference awards for their performances during the fall season.

Senior captain Jaclyn Gallagher scored a spot on the Bayside South First Team.

Decatur Coach Sara Patrick said Gallagher was an amazing team leader who gave 110 percent.

She also presented her with the team’s MVP award.

“Jaclyn did an amazing job all season long,” Patrick said. “She has the best serving average and did a great job controlling the ball and making plays.”

Gallagher, a setter, finished the season with 62 aces, 40 kills, 172 assists and 76 digs.

Sophomore Elizabeth Meyer, the team’s libero, also received First Team accolades.

“[She was the] best defensive specialist. I cannot wait to see how she will improve,” Patrick said.

Meyer tallied 27 aces, nine kills, eight assists and 143 digs this season.

Senior captain Summer Vorsteg earned Second Team honors.

Patrick said she was a great offensive player who dominated the net. She racked up 23 aces, 56 kills, eight assists and 19 digs this season.

Junior Brooklyn Pugner was also named to the Bayside South Second Team.

Patrick presented her with the team’s Sportsmanship award.

“Brooklyn was the heart of our team,” Patrick said. “She always kept a positive attitude and worked hard to keep her team’s energy high.”

She recorded 29 aces, 80 kills, 74 assists and 70 digs this season.

Junior Allison Marx earned the Coaches Award.

“Allie worked hard all season and supported her team on and off the court,” she said.

Junior Taylor Barrett received the Most Improved award because of her determination to become the best defensive player, Patrick said.

Decatur finished the season with a 10-6 record.

“All of the girls showed a lot of growth throughout the season and worked well as a team,” Patrick said. “I am looking forward to next season and continuing to build our program. We have a good group coming up to varsity to enhance our already strong team.”

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