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.
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