Three named to PVCA District 10 all-star volleyball teams
Despite a loss in the District 10 3A championship match, things are looking up for Warren’s volleyball team. Three Lady Dragons — all underclassmen — have been named to the 2022 Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) District 10 all-star teams.
Junior middle hitter Kylie Fehlman and junior libero Summer Lucks have been named to the D10 3A first team, and sophomore setter Lindsay Madigan made the second team.
It’s the most Dragons honored by PVCA since 2018 when Warren was crowned D10 champion and four players were recognized as all-stars. The previous season (2017), Warren also had three underclassmen named PVCA all-stars, setting up the following season in which the Dragons advanced to the state final.
“(This) season definitely had its ups and downs,” said Warren coach Mike Dolan, whose Dragons finished 12-4 overall and 5-3 in D10 Region 5. “We started out winning the first 24 sets we played against some good non-league and league competition. Then we struggled in the middle of the league schedule, losing some tough ones on the road. We came back strong and were playing the best volleyball of the season at the end, but losing to a more experienced Conneaut team in the D10 finals. Hopefully, that experience benefits us next year as we return many very good players, including these three underclassmen all-stars.”
Warren finished behind Meadville in the region, but defeated the Bulldogs to advance to the district title match.
“The way the entire team performed this season is reflected in these recognitions,” added Dolan. “Every team member had improved so much from the previous season and, with the way they all work and want to win, I expect the same kind of growth next year.
“Lindsay took over the main setting role and did a phenomenal job running the offense,” said Dolan. “An extremely athletic setter, she also became an effective blocker and attacker. She continues perfecting her technique every day so I expect more big things from her.”
Madigan finished with 665 assists in 89 sets played.
“Kylie Fehlman certainly gave Lindsay a big-time target,” said Dolan. “She’s worked extremely hard on her consistency and it is really paying off in a big way with many devastating kills. Add that to her aggressive blocking and you have the all-star that she has become.”
Fehlman tied for the team lead with 202 kills with the highest kill and hit percentage. She added a team-high 50 blocks.
“Often, it all starts with Summer Lucks, though,” said Dolan. “A student of the game, Summer’s performance improved leaps and bounds from last year. She got the offense started with terrific passing with a rating of over 2.0 and then anchored the back-row defense to the tune of over five digs a set. She impressed a lot of people with her play this year.”
Lucks finished with 460 digs in 89 sets.
“I’m definitely optimistic about next year with these three coming back, along with a number of terrific attackers and defenders,” said Dolan.
Rounding out the D10 3A first team were Conneaut senior outside hitter Kaylee Mattera and senior middle Sylvia Prebor, and Meadville sophomore outside hitter Emma Parks and sophomore setter Elliott Schleicher.
Rounding out the D10 3A second team were Conneaut junior setter Payten Karastury, General McLane senior outside Lilli Mook, Hickory senior setter Raeley Gargano, and Grove City junior setter Abby Berry.
In D10 Class 1A, Eisenhower senior libero Rayna Hultman was named to the second team.