Why he was chosen: The senior recorded a hat trick and assisted on the Bulldogs’ other goal during a 4-2 home win against Urbana Uni High and followed that up with two goals in a 4-1 win at Charleston.
CHAMPAIGN — Last season, the choice was clear for St. Thomas More coach Jim Tressler.
Sophomores Caroline Waddell and Mia Stipes gave STM the top shot to make a state run, so they were the choices at No. 1 doubles when the postseason came. With a much more mature lineup this year, though, Tressler and the Sabers have the luxury of depth.
■ Centennial 2, Urbana 0. Ashia Ravanh had three kills, Raevyn Russell had two kills and Maddie Sanders had four digs for the Tigers in their 25-13, 25-11 loss to the Chargers. Claire Cowser had seven digs for Centennial.
■ Rantoul 2, Georgetown-Ridge Farm 1. Kaylee Spegal had 25 assists and four aces as the Eagles overcame a one-set deficit to edge the visiting Buffaloes 16-25, 25-14, 25-20. Elena Shields had 15 digs and Bree Davis had 13 kills for Rantoul.
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(Minimum two matches)
PLAYER, TEAM POS. W-L PCT.
Madison Scaggs, Centennial No. 1 6-0 1.000
Victoria Gonzalez, Centennial No. 2 4-0 1.000
■ Champaign Central 2, Peoria 0. Hope Hopkins led the way with nine assists and Rylee Hinton had four kills, leading the Maroons past Peoria 25-5, 25-12 at Champaign.
■ Mahomet-Seymour 2, Pontiac 0. Grace Beach smashed 10 kills and Brooke Waldman came up with two blocks, helping the Bulldogs sweep Pontiac 25-15, 25-21 in a match played at Pontiac.
Why he was chosen: The junior returned three interceptions and a kickoff for touchdowns, sparking the Warriors to a 69-8 victory at Villa Grove/Heritage in Week 2 and improving Tuscola’s record to 2-0 before Friday night’s game at Clinton.