Lady Pirates earn All-State volleyball honors

Portions of an article BY JOHN HEGLIE Special for the Leader

Five Polson volleyball players recently were honored with postseason accolades, including first-team all-state designations for Lady Pirates senior Maggie Todd.

Todd surpassed the double- century mark for kills while spearheading the Polson attack. Equally adept as a solid defender, Todd surpassed recorded more than 200 digs while also leading the team with blocks at the net. This was the third straight season that Todd has lodged at least 100 kills and digs, and it’s her second allstate nod.

Polson senior setter Berkley Ellis was named to the all-state second team. She was second on her team in aces and had more than 100 digs on defense. This was the second all-conference nod for Ellis, an honorable mention last season.

Senior outside hitter Kobbey Smith of Polson netted an allstate honorable mention. She was the second leading hitter at the net for kills and led the team in aces. Also garnering all-state honorable mentionhonors were teammates

Hallie Moss, a senior, and senior libero Ara Mercer, who surpassed 700 digs over the course of two seasons.

Western A all-state/all-conference honors 2020 Northwest A

POLSON – (a-s): sr. Maggie Todd; (2nd-tm): sr. Berkley Ellis; (hm): sr. Kobbey Smith; sr. Ara Mercer; sr. Hallie Moss.