Prep volleyball: All-Tribune Team

First Published      Last Updated Aug 20 2015 03:07 pm

Riley  Lyman

Enterprise | Senior | Middle blocker

It's fair to say that the athletic Lyman could have played anywhere on the court. For opponents of the Wolves, it often seemed that she did.

The 6-foot Lyman put up sometimes-astonishing numbers as Enterprise rolled to the Class 2A championship.

Her 17 kills in the championship match victory over Delta pushed Lyman's year-end total to 513 kills. She topped 20 kills in a single match nine times during the season.

Lyman will join older sister Tressa, the Big Sky MVP in 2014, at Idaho State next year.

"She carried a heavy load for us," said Enterprise coach Brian Phelps. "She has tremendous hands. She could play setter or even libero in college."

Bailey   Nixon

Pleasant Grove | Junior | Strongside hitter

Nixon moved into the role of lead attacker for the Vikings as Pleasant Grove won a third straight Class 5A state championship. The 6-foot-1 hitter spearheaded the Vikes' offense with both power and the ability to hit kill shots at acute angles. Averaging four kills a set, Nixon racked up 311 putaways over the 2014 campaign and led Pleasant Grove with a dozen in the state championship victory over Lehi.

When she moved away from the net, Nixon was more than just a little effective as a server. She was good for an average of one ace for every set, as her year-end total was at 75.

"She did a fabulous job," Vikings coach Allyce Jones said. "She's a very mentally strong athlete, and that made her game very successful."

Emily  Lewis

Lone Peak | Senior | Strongside hitter

Opponents could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief when Lewis rotated to the back row.

Standing 6-foot-4, and possessing a powerful shot to match her stature, Lewis was the go-to hitter throughout 2014 for the Knights.

Even while not at the net, she was a threat to try back-row kills several times during a typical match. For the season, the Lone Peak senior finished with 325 kills.

When needed, Lewis was moved over to the right side, where her imposing block could be used against foes' best hitters. That hearkened to when she was a starter as a sophomore on the opposite side and may be a harbinger of things to come when she goes to BYU.

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