Four BPHS volleyball players receive All-Conference honors

Robert Galbreath photo Sophomore Micah Strong powers up a serve against Wyoming Indian on Oct. 15.

BIG PINEY – Fall sports are wrapping up and the Wyoming Coaches Association released its postseason honor roll for volleyball on Nov. 9.

Four members of the Big Piney High School Lady Puncher volleyball team received 2A Southwest All-Conference honors – seniors Sharianne Brower, Shelby Guest and Hannah Runyan and sophomore Micah Strong.

Brower made a strong statement as the Lady Punchers’ setter, flawlessly passing the ball for the hitters to spike over the net and land points for Big Piney at each game.

“As our setter, Sharianne had the most assists this season with 348,” said Head Coach Kinsy Voss. “Sharianne was also our No. 2 in digs – not too bad coming out her senior year after taking two years off.”

Brower also kept the ball alive during the regular season with 90 digs. She totaled eight blocks and aced eight serves before Regionals.

Guest proved a powerful force on offense, slamming multiple kills over the net at each game. She also provided good coverage by tallying up digs.

“Shelby was an all-around player who was second on the team in kills with 118 and led the team in digs with 154,” said Voss. “She was one of our captains and led the team with a great attitude and excitement and was very competitive.”

Guest stepped up and aced 16 serves for Lady Punchers before Regionals. She also made six blocks during the regular season.

Runyan excelled on offense and defense, whipping up kills, blocking her opponents’ attempts to score and acing her serves.

“Hannah was our team leader in kills with 137 and was also our lead blocker,” Voss said. “She led us with 27 total aces over the season. She was a team captain and made sure to congratulate teammates and opponents when a great play was made.”

Runyan finished the regular season with 27 blocks and 47 digs. At the service line, she averaged 0.4 aces per serve.

Strong moved effortlessly around the court, spiking points over the net and hustling to provide defensive coverage.

“Micah was another all around player and led us with serves received,” said Voss. “We always made sure she was on the tri line receiving our opponents’ serves. She was also up there in kills, digs and blocks.”

Strong scored 56 kills and made 93 digs during the regular season. She also aced 10 serves.