The PAC 8 Athletic League handed out postseason awards this week for girls volleyball, cross country, girls golf and boys water polo — and this lists feature a number of prep athletes from San Luis Obispo County.
Arroyo Grande’s Ashlyn Herlihy and Emily Sonny were named Co-MVPs in girls volleyball for the second year in a row. The two senior middle blockers led the Eagles to a 13-1 record in the PAC 8 (23-7 overall) and captured a share of the PAC 8 title. Herlihy led the PAC 8 in kills with 425, and Sonny was right behind her with 384. Sonny also was tops in the league in digs with 365 and third in blocks with 87.
The girls volleyball First Team consists of Holland Boege (San Luis Obispo), Jennifer Laird (Mission Prep), JuJu Fuller (Arroyo Grande), Madison Boncich (Mission Prep), Kennedy Klusendorf (Righetti) and Brooke Harbottle (Atascadero).
In girls tennis, San Luis Obispo’s Jenny Zarkaria, Atascadero’s Nicoline Breytenbach and Kate Hardisty of Righetti were named as First-Team singles players, with Claire Boquet from St. Joseph claiming MVP honors. Arroyo Grande’s Delanie Dunkle and Mary Waterman, who won the PAC 8 double title, was named to the First Team in doubles along with Sam Good and Maddie Handy (San Luis Obispo), Julianne Ortega and Julianna Brunello (St. Joseph) and Mckenze Berkshire and Amberly Clark (San Luis Obispo).
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Dunkle also grabbed First Team honors in girls golf along with teammates Vanessa Watkins and Kinsey McBryde. Sarah Fouratt of Righetti was named league MVP. Golfers Sydney Haughian (Mission Prep), Isabel Carpenter (San Luis Obispo), Lisa Figueroa (San Luis Obispo) and Morgan Humphrey (Atascadero) round out the rest of the First-Team selections.
PAC 8 boys water polo champions Righetti dominated the postseason awards, with Ryker Dacus and Andrew Rivera claiming Co-MVP honors for the Warriors. SLO County was represented on the First Team by Arroyo Grande’s Josh Smith, Jack Alexander and Josh Jewell along with San Luis Obispo’s Galen Penvenne.
Callum Bolger of San Luis Obispo High and Leza Cassidy of Arroyo Grande were named boys and girls MVPs for cross country, respectively. Four Paso Robles runners — Gannon Chamberlain, Luis Armendariz, Trad Berti and Joshua Potter — were named to the First Team along with Jacob Emeterio and Christian Ricketts from Arroyo Grande. Ashley Davis (Paso Robles), Malia Simon (Arroyo Grande), Annie Meeder (Paso Robles), Brittni Frace (Atascadero), Haley Chavez (Arroyo Grande) and Rosa Granados (Arroyo Grande) were named to the girls First Team.