After helping Sehome to an unbeaten regular season and the Northwest Conference title, Sehome senior outside hitter Dani Johnson was selected the 2014 All-NWC Volleyball Player of the Year by the league’s coaches.
Her coach, Kristy White, who guided the Mariners to the Class 2A state semifinals for a second straight year, was selected Coach of the Year.
Lynden Christian, which won the first state title in program history on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Yakima Valley SunDome in the Class 1A State Tournament, placed a pair of players on the first team, with junior outside hitter Kara Bajema and senior setter Madison Weg earning all-conference honors.
Ferndale, which advanced to the Class 3A State Tournament, also had a pair of players on the first-team with senior setter Abby Reid and junior outside hitter Taryn Potter.
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Bellingham junior right-side hitter Summer Douglas also earned first-team honors.
Rounding out the first team were Burlington-Edison setter Sam Alumbres and libero Alana Handy and Anacortes outside hitter Karly Richardson.
Whatcom County players selected to the second team were Sehome’s Megan Greer, Emily Greer and Natalie Knops, Ferndale’s Whitney Walker, Lynden Christian’s Emily Veening, Nooksack Valley’s Mariah Perry and Bellingham’s Olivia Bjorklund and Anna Zeegers.
ALL-NORTHWEST CONFERENCE TEAM
Player of the Year
Dani Johnson, sr., OH, Sehome
Coach of the Year
Kristy White, Sehome
Kara Bajema, jr., OH, Lynden Christian
Sam Alumbres, sr., S, Burlington-Edison
Madison Weg, sr., S, Lynden Christian
Alana Handy, jr., L, Burlington-Edison
Abby Reid, sr., S, Ferndale
Taryn Potter, jr., OH, Ferndale
Summer Douglas, jr. RS, Bellingham
Karly Richardson, jr., OH, Anacortes
Megan Greer, sr., S, Sehome
Emily Greer, jr., OH, Sehome
Katherine Kramer, sr., MB, Anacortes
Whitney Walker, so., OH, Ferndale
Emily Veening, sr., L, Lynden Christian
Mariah Perry, sr., L, Nooksack Valley
Natalie Knops, sr., L, Sehome
Olivia Bjorklund, sr., OH, Bellingham
Anna Zeegers, sr., OH, Bellingham
Emily Agen, sr., MH, Burlington-Edison