View Mobile Site


Ripon Christian standout named Co-MVP in SAL

Text Size: Small Large Medium

Ripon Christian outside hitter Paige Vos sends a spike over Le Grand’s Joanna Gonzalez (4) in a Southern Athletic League match.


POSTED December 14, 2017 1:08 a.m.

Ripon Christian’s run of six straight Southern Athletic League volleyball titles came to an end in the fall season, but the Knights didn’t come away emptyhanded.

Fourth-year senior standout Paige Vos was voted Co-MVP of the league, sharing the top honor with Orestimba’s Callista Dyt. Dyt and the Warriors (13-1, 21-11 overall) split their two matches with second-place Ripon Christian (12-2, 18-5) en route to capturing their first league title since 2009.

Three Ripon Christian players joined Vos on the all-league team, while three from Ripon were selected to the All-Trans-Valley League team.

The athletic and versatile Vos was almost a lock for double-digit kills in SAL contests. She came up big in the Knights’ Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoff quarterfinal with third-seeded Sacramento Country Day, producing 30 kills, four aces, six digs and three blocks in the thrilling five-win match. Seeded sixth, Ripon Christian’s season ended five days later in a sweep by No. 2 Big Valley Christian. Vos capped her decorated senior campaign with 377 kills.

Also earning spots on the All-SAL team were veteran libero Bethany Silveira, junior setter Taylor Alger and junior middle blocker Makenzie Miller. Emily Manes and Taylor Anema earned honorable mention.

Ripon (9-3 TVL, 11-13 overall) enjoyed a solid follow-up to its 2016 run to the SJS Division IV title. Despite graduating five senior starters, the Indians finished as the TVL runner-up behind Hilmar (12-0, 29-14).

Leading the way were senior outside hitter Makayla Buie (123 kills, 27 aces, 123 digs), junior middle blocker Mia Van Lewen (126 kills, 18 blocks, 187 digs) and junior libero Deven Stokes (21 aces, 338 digs). The trio earned spots on the all-league team, with Jessica Stanley and Rachel Sausedo making honorable mention.

Hilmar’s Hannah Pearce was named Most Outstanding Player, and teammate Mariah Ahid is the MVP.

Commenting is not available.

Commenting not available.

Please wait ...