Incline volleyball: Porter named Co-MVP, Kelly Coach of Year |

Incline volleyball: Porter named Co-MVP, Kelly Coach of Year

Staff report
Incline senior Kira Porter (No. 3) was voted Co-MVP of the Northern Division III, while junior Keegan Wells (8) made the All-League first team.
Courtesy Greg Briggs |

Northern Division III All-League

MVP: Kira Porter, Incline; Kassidy Lommori, Yerington

Coach of the Year: Tacy Kelly, Incline

First Team

Ashley Rife, 11, Yerington

Sydney Reamer, 11, West Wendover

Keegan Wells, 11, Incline

Mia Bibolet, 12, Incline

Bailey Wanner, 12, Pershing County

Jordan Briggs, 12, North Tahoe

Second Team

Rachel Dane, 10, Yerington

Madeleine Saxe, 10, Incline

Deseree Landa, 11, Yerington

Erica Holland, 11, Pershing County

Jamie Dodge, 12, North Tahoe

Helana Kearns, 12, North Tahoe

Honorable Mention

Ellyse Kirkland, 10, Incline

Anahi Ezparza, 11, West Wendover

Jordan Bobrick, 12, Yerington

McKenna Jones, 11, Battle Mountain

Sherene Clegg, 12, North Tahoe

Mikayla Swoverland, 11, Silver Stage

Five Incline volleyball players received Northern Division III All-League honors, highlighted by senior middle blocker Kira Porter’s Co-MVP award and Tacy Kelly’s Coach of the Year.

The awards were determined by the league’s head coaches.

Porter, who signed a Letter of Intent to play at Howard University, shared the MVP honor with Yerington senior Kassidy Lommori.

The two dominated their Division III competition. At a 65.6 percent success rate, Porter tallied 324 kills in 70 sets. That total ranked second in the DIII to Lommori’s 453, which she achieved in 106 sets, and second among all divisions in the state. Porter’s 140 blocks (she averaged seven blocks a match) ranked No. 1 in the DIII and No. 2 in the state.

In addition to Porter, Incline senior Mia Bibolet and junior teammate Keegan Wells were voted to the All-League first team, sophomore Madeleine Saxe made the second team, and sophomore Ellyse Kirkland received honorable mention.

Kelly received Coach of the Year after leading the Highlanders to a state runner-up finish with a final record of 13-7 overall. Incline was the only DIII team to defeat Yerington during the regular season, before the Lions went on to win their third consecutive state title and eighth in 10 years.