Waldman named MF7’s best defender, Hill’s best coach, three more win All-League selection

Polk County senior Ella Waldman was named the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, while Molly Hill earned Coach of the Year honors at the post-season volleyball awards. league season.

Waldman, a libero, finished the season with a conference-high 486 digs, that number also among the top 20 players in the state according to MaxPreps. A starter for three years, she helped lead the Wolverines to a 23-4 record and a share of the MF7 regular season title.

Hill won his seventh Coach of the Year award in nine seasons at Polk County. The Wolverines’ 23-4 record matched the school record set in 2017, and it was the fifth time in those nine seasons that Polk had won 20 or more games.

Waldman joined the All-Conference team along with senior Amberlyn Scruggs and sophomores Sophia Overholt and Morgan Yoder.

Brevard eldest Mackenzie Baldridge was named the league’s Player of the Year.

Molly Hill, Polk County Volleyball Head Coach

The full Mountain Foothills 7 Volleyball All-Conference team:

Brevard: Mackenzie Baldridge, Abby Pace, Vera Pandolfo, Ella Scott

Hunt: Braylen Morrow

Rutherford East:Mary Grace Tisdale

Hendersonville: SJ Shaffer, Jenna Staudt

Patton: Izora Gregg, Christina Skelly

Polk County: Sophia Overholt, Amberlyn Scruggs, Ella Waldman, Morgan Yoder

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