WOOD RIVER JCT. — Chariho High junior hitter Kate Powers did it all for the Charger girls volleyball team this season.
“She hit over blocks, she hit it down the line and she could hit cross court,” Chariho coach Cathy Fulford said. “She is just a great all-around athlete. If we were still in Division I, she would have been first team All-State. It’s very hard to make All-State from Division II.”
But Powers did earn Division II-North first-team honors this season.
Powers was an All-Division player in volleyball, basketball and All-State in softball last season.
“She missed two games this season and we lost both of them,” Fulford said.
Junior Jesse LaValley earned third-team All-Division as the team’s libero or defensive specialist.
Fulford said LaValley is a “passing machine." LaValley passed most of the serves received by the Chargers this season, and was the team’s top defensive player.
Chariho finished 14-6, 13-5 Division II-North and had a seven-match winning streak during the regular season.
The Chargers lost to Lincoln in the D-II quarterfinals. Lincoln moved to the title match before falling to East Greenwich.