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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: TIOGA'S MARTHA SCHUMACHER HEADLINES ALL-VALLEY VOLLEYBALL TEAM AS "PLAYER OF THE YEAR" — TIOGA SWEEPS OTHER TOP HONORS (2017-11-21)

Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — A dominant player at the net, senior Martha Schumacher was a major contributor on four Section IV championship teams in five years at Tioga, this year leading the Lady Tigers to Class C state quarterfinals. She is the 2017 Valley Sports Report volleyball “Player of the Year.”

The Lady Tigers swept the Valley Sports Report postseason awards this season with Des Ford named “Coach of the Year,” sophomore Chloe Bellis “Newcomer of the Year,” and senior Anna Schumacher the newly-minted “Postseason Player of the Year.”

A dynamic hitter with impeccable timing at the net, Schumacher led the Lady Tigers with 203 kills and 48 blocks. A versatile all-around player, she tied for the team lead with 58 digs, and was third on the team with 134 service points.

Ford coached the Lady Tigers to a 21-1 record, closing out the 2017 with an 81-game regular-season win streak. She has coached Tioga to five Section IV title in the last six years, eight since 2000, and 26 consecutive winning seasons.

Bellis is just the type of setter Ford wants — athletic and versatile. She led the team with 531 setter assists and 161 service points. She also had 37 kills, 35 digs, and was second on the team with 17 blocks.

Super 7 Newcomers: Joining Bellis are Tioga sophomore Giovanna Rossi, Waverly sophomore Paige Lewis, Sayre sophomores Julia Boyle and  Lexi Post, Athens sophomore Cassidy Stackpole, S-VE sophomore Tara Perkins.

A new award this season is the “Postseason Player of the Year,” and it’s only fitting a Lady Tigers would win to make it a clean sweep.

Anna Schumacher played her best volleyball of 2017 in the postseason. She led the team with 77 postseason services points and 27 aces, and also had 37 kills, 29 digs, and eight blocks. Tioga was 3-1 with three wins via sweep, and a four-set loss, and also was 6-0 in pool play in the Class C semis.

The 2017 All-Valley Volleyball Team:
FIRST TEAM
Martha Schumacher, senior, Tioga:
See above.

Anna Schumacher, senior, Tioga: Like her twin sister, Anna Schumacher is an incredible athlete and versatile player. She was second on the team with 140 service points, third on the team with 117 kills, and fourth on the team with 49 digs and 13 blocks.. She also had two assists.

Charli Hall, senior, Tioga: Very athletic, versatile, and a powerful hitter, Hall was second on the team for the Lady Tigers with 134 kills and 57 setter assists. She was third with 50 digs, fourth with 112 points, and also had nine blocks.

Chloe Bellis, sophomore, Tioga: See above.

Amelia Martin, junior, Athens: An excellent all-around athlete, Martin is equally adept at setting and hitting. (No stats available.)

Alia Post, senior, Sayre:
Post, who began the year as a libero, but was shifted to outside hitter due to injuries suffered by the Lady Redskins, led by example on the floor, and was not afraid to sacrifice her body for the cause. She had 82 service points, including 32 service aces, 95 kills, and 192 digs this season.

Paige Lewis, sophomore, Waverly: Lewis made an immediate impact at the net for the Lady Wolverines in her first varsity season. She led Waverly with 196 points, 139 kills, and 17 blocks, and also had 90 digs, 39 aces, and 11 assists.

SECOND TEAM
Kurstan Martin, senior, Tioga:
A powerful hitter and good all-around player, Martin was fourth on the team with 96 kills, and led the team with 58 digs. She also had 95 points, five blocks, and four assists.

Katie Goodwin, senior, Waverly:  Ultra-athletic, Goodwin led Waverly with 361 setter assists and 64 aces. She was third with 119 points, and had 166 digs, 54 kills, and one block.

Camryn Brown, senior, Sayre: An athletic lefty, Brown was equally adept at the net and in the back row. She had 55 points points, including 21 aces, 76 kills, 15 blocks, and 132 digs this season.

Jamie Sayre, senior, S-VE: A team leader, Sayre is equally adept as a hitter and in the back row, and also led the Lady Panthers in service points. (No stats available.)

Lindsey Greene, junior, S-VE: A skilled all-around player, Greene plays at the net, and in the back row with equal aplomb. (No stats available.)

Sydney Meyers, junior, Waverly: A strong hitter, who really gets off her feet, Meyers was also adept in the back row. She led Waverly with 251 digs, and was second with 188 points, 61 aces, and 125 kills. She also had eight assists, and two blocks.

Sydney Liechty, senior, Athens:
A powerful hitter, Liechty was a presence at the net for the Lady Wildcats for four years. (No stats available.)

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IN PHOTO: Tioga’s Martha Schumacher.

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