Area volleyball players receive state honors

Five area high school volleyball players drew recognition from the Kansas Volleyball Association for the 2009 volleyball season.
For the second straight year, Uniontown High’s Abbie Smith was named to the Kansas Class 2A second team. Smith is a senior outside hitter and middle blocker.
Eagle teammate sophomore Jacy Ermel drew 2A honorable mention. Smith and Ermel led Uniontown to a fifth-place finish at the 2009 Kansas Class 2A State Volleyball Tournament.
Claiming KVA Class 1A second team honors is senior setter Kristen Garland of Southern Coffey County High. Lady Titan teammate Shelby Birk, senior outside hitter, earned honorable mention for the second year in a row. The Lady Titans went to the 2009 Kansas Class 1A State Volleyball Tournament.
Crest High senior setter and outside hitter Amanda Strickler received 1A honorable mention for the second straight year.