District 6 all-star teams picked

Members of the girls volleyball teams from Central Cambria, Cambria Heights, Penn Cambria and Bellwood-Antis made the District 6 2A all-star teams which were released earlier this week.

Making the first team were two members of the Central Cambria squad, Jenna Bauer and Abbie Young. Named to the second team were Central Cambria’s Liz Bopp and Emily Muffie, Penn Cambria’s Makaylyn Clapper, Cambria Heights’ Charlotte Farabaugh and Bellwood-Antis’ Sakeira Haralson.

Honorable mention status was earned by Cambria Heights’ Olivia Conrad.

FIRST TEAM

Jenna Bauer-Central Cambria; Sarah Polacek-Westmont Hilltop; Grace Hugar-Bald Eagle Area; Madison Rockey-Bald Eagle Area; Abbie Young-Central Cambria; Jordan Anderson-Bald Eagle Area; Emma Butler-Penns Valley; Alivia Fusaro-West Shamokin.

SECOND TEAM

Lakien Porter-West Shamokin; Makaylyn Clapper-Penn Cambria; Courtney Krall-Westmont Hilltop; Charlotte Farabaugh-Cambria Heights; Emily Muffie-Central Cambria; Liz Bopp-Central Cambria; Rylee Riggle-West Shamokin; Sakeira Haralson-Bellwood-Antis

HONORABLE MENTION

Hannah Sivi-Forest Hills; Kaitlyn Townsend-Richland; Olivia Conrad-Cambria Heights; Rachel Horrell-Ligonier Valley

Washington honored

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State volleyball saw senior middle blocker Haleigh Washington earn College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District on Thursday afternoon.

First team academic all-district honorees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be announced in December.

Washington has been named to the Academic All-District team for the third straight year as the philosophy major has maintained a 3.79 grade point average over her time at Penn State. In the 2015 campaign, Washington earned Academic All-America second team honors, and was an Academic All-America third team honoree in 2016.

On the court, Washington has helped lead the Nittany Lions to a 26-1 record so far this season, and are currently the nation’s unanimous No. 1 in the poll. Washington is averaging 3.01 kills with the nation’s best hitting percentage of .515. She also averages 1.49 blocks per set, which is 12th in the nation.

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