Nov. 18. 2014
Senior Makinsey Summa was chosen MVP of the Columbus North volleyball team at the squad's season-ending banquet on Monday (Nov. 17).
Summa, a 5-10 middle blocker, posted team highs of 248 kills, a .348 hitting percentage and 89 blocks in leading the Bull Dogs to a 2014 season that included a third-place finish in Conference Indiana and championships in the Eastern Greene and North Central invitationals.
Sophomore Maliah Howard-Bass was winner of the Bull Dog Award. The 5-9 Bass contributed 71 kills, 37 blocks and 109 digs to the squad in 2014.
Sophomore Imani Guy was chosen the Most Improved Player at the varsity level, while other special awards went to senior Alexa Pelley, freshman Skye McGillvray, sophomore Mackenzie Rooks, sophomore Hannah Weaver, freshman Katie McAninch and freshman Emma Perry.
Guy, a 6-4 sophomore middle blocker, ended up with 172 kills, a .279 hitting percentage and 84 blocks to earn the varsity Most Improved award.
Pelley was named winner of the Jolie Crider Award for upperclassman mental attitude. A 5-6 libero, Pelley paced the team with 380 digs while adding 48 service aces.
McGillvray was honored as the Casey Cooley Award winner for underclassman mental attitude, while Rooks was chosen MVP of the junior varsity team and Weaver was the JV's Most Improved Player. McAninch was MVP of the "C Team," and Perry was the Most Improved Player for the "C Team."
Earlier, Summa and senior Karen Wildemann were voted first team all-Conference Indiana, while Pelley was selected honorable mention all-conference.
Also, Wildemann and senior Janelle Peters were chosen first-team Academic All-State by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association. In addition, seniors Sarah Boldrey, Hayley McMahan and Hannah Vittorio were picked as honorable mention Academic All-State.
Seniors Karen Wildemann and Janelle Peters were recognized as team captains. They were joined by 12 other varsity letterwinners -- seniors Sarah Boldrey, Hayley McMahan, Alexa Pelley, Makinsey Summa and Hannah Vittorio; juniors Anne Marie Kiel, Hannah McKinney, Grace Sonderman and Avery Wendel; and sophomores Imani Guy, Maliah Howard-Bass and Mackenzie Rooks.
In addition, senior Michael Behling was recognized as a varsity manager.
Recognized as JV players were juniors Rachel Copeland, Chase Leslie, Emily Pollitt and Olivia Teague as well as sophomores Kennedy Staggs and Hannah Weaver.
Those recognized as "C Team" players were sophomores Meredith Kirts and Mallory Renner as well as freshmen Hannah Abts, Katie McAninch, Skye McGillvray, Marissa Morgan, Emma Perry, Sami Prohaska, Sidney Roese and Hannah Worton.