GLADSTONE - Callie Jensen has been an instrumental part of the Gladstone Braves' success on the volleyball court this season. On Friday, she was rewarded for her efforts by being named Co-Player of the Year in the Great Northern Conference along with Tayler Smith of Marquette.
Jensen was the Braves' team captain and excelled in dealing out assists for hitters' Jess Beaudry and Lexi Hongisto, both of which were named to the All-GNC First Team with Jensen.
Escanaba libero Ashley Cook was the lone Eskymo on the First Team. Gladstone libero Summer Demuese and Escanaba's Kami Fritz were each named to the Second Team.
Stephenson's Sara Johnson was named Coach of the Year after the Eagles finished the regular season as GNC champions.
Co-Players of the Year: Tayler Smith, Marquette; Callie Jensen, Gladstone
Coach of the Year: - Sara Johnson, Stephenson
Courtney McGovern, Marquette; Callie Jensen, Gladstone; Ashley Cook, Escanaba; Tayler Smith, Marquette; Lexi Johnson, Stephenson; Lauren Smith, Kingsford; Jess Beaudry, Gladstone; Hunter Viitala, Marquette; Allia Stewart, Menominee; Lexi Hongisto, Gladstone.
Lexi Rasner, Stephenson; Brooke Janquart, Menominee; Summer Demuese, Gladstone; Amanda Simmons, Menominee; Kami Fritz, Escanaba; Alie Duprey, Stephenson; Emily Murdock, Kingsford; Maddie Anderla, Menominee; Lillian Slajus, Kingsford; Amanda Pederson, Menominee.
Honorable Mention - Nikki Roberge, Amber Larson, Maria Wiltzius, Sammie Zander (Kingsford); Paige Barette (Menominee); Amelia Starzynski, Tiffany Wangerin (Stephenson); Elle Pearson, Morgan Leadbetter, Mariah Grange, Martha Storm (Marquette); Mackenzie Pardonnet (Gladstone); Syd Gafne