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December 17, 2013

Beekmantown, AuSable Valley lead way for CVAC all-stars

The 2013 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference volleyball season proved to be a competitive one.

Beekmantown and AuSable Valley battled it out for regular season supremacy, with each team defeating the other once for its only losses. The Eagles and Patriots shared the CVAC regular season title.

Beekmantown would capture the Section VII Class B championship and landed in the NYSPHSAA regional quarterfinals after defeating Section X’s Franklin Academy. The Eagles fell to Section II’s Johnstown, 3-1.

AuSable Valley took home the Section VII Class C title and was also a participant in the NYSPHSAA regional quarterfinal match after knocking out Section X’s Potsdam. The Patriots dropped their quarterfinal contest to Section II’s Voorheesville, 3-0.

Lake Placid was the winner of Class D in Section VII, but fell to Section X’s Chateaugay, 3-0, in the NYSPHSAA regional first round.

The all-star teams and awards were selected by the CVAC coaches.

CO-MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Noelle Miller (AuSable Valley)- Miller was a senior middle hitter for the Patriots. She was one of the best hitters in the league and led the Patriots with 200 kills. She was a force at the net, finishing the season with 18 blocks.

Miller had a strong serve that acquired 160 points this year and 75 aces. Miller continued to work on her game to make her a better all-around player. Her hard work earned her back-row play as her passing was much improved. A co-captain, Miller concluded her four-year varsity career with 423 points, 165 aces, 600 kills, 330 digs, 51 blocks and 30 assists.

Shannon Ryan (Beekmantown)- Ryan’s pure determination and love for the game continues to show a promising future. As a junior, she was an offensive powerhouse, averaging 13 kills, three blocks, nine digs and 10 service points per game in the CVAC. Once again, she was a vital player in the team’s offensive attack.

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