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MileHigh Prep Report Class 1A Volleyball Awards

Whitney Chintala
Photos by Joe Skerjanec

MileHigh Prep Report Class 1A Volleyball Awards

My second annual Volleyball awards! I needed some help and set some guidelines for the awards.  I got some help from the CHSAA bulletin.  Also if there are no stats I cannot pick a player.

  • First, the Player of the Year can come from any team, but I favor the State Champion team.
  • Second, Player of the Tournament can come from any team that made it to the State Tournament
  • I will pick a Top Hitter (Based on kills, Kill%, and Hitting %), Top Setter (Most assists and assist per set), Top Libero (most digs and digs per set), and Best Server (Which will be most aces on the year)
  • I will have a first, second and honorable mention team. To make those team you have to at least qualify for Regionals or have some outstanding stats.  Making regionals does not guarantee you a player from your team a spot.  First and Second Team All MileHigh will comprise of 3 Setters, 2 Libero’s, and 5 hitters.  Honorable mention will be a mix of players.
  • Last, I would love any input on my rules and the way I did these teams. This is just my second year ever doing this.

Class 1A Volleyball Awards

Player of the Year: Whitney Chintala So. Fleming High School; 470 Kills, 33.1 Kill%, 50 Service Aces, and 560 Digs, Helped lead Fleming to a State Championship.

Whitney Chintala 2
Picture by OTSportsChek

Player of the Tournament: Kimberlyn Krise Sr. Briggsdale High School; Led Briggsdale in Kills and led 1A in Kills.

Kimberlyn Krise
Picture by OTSportsCHek

Newcomer of the Year: (Best Freshman Stats): Kally Kirkwood Fr. Fleming High School; 497 Kills, 40.0 Kill % and #3 in Kills in 1A.

Kally Kirkwood
Picture by OTSportsChek

Top Hitter: Nya Sciacca Sr. La Veta High School; 413 Kills, 4.6 Kills Per Set, .485 Hitting Percentage

Top Setter: Madison Sutter Jr. Merino High School, 1023 Assists, 10.2 Assists Per Set

Top Libero: Shelby Hoffman Jr. Briggsdale High School; 895 Digs, 8.4 Digs Per Set

Best Server: Glorya Carr So. Genoa-Hugo High School; 96 Service Aces

Surprise team of the Year: Wiley High School; Went 10-12 last year and 0-2 at Regionals.

Coach of the Year: Doug Kamery; Fleming High School

Doug Kamery

Class 1A All MileHigh Teams

1st Team All MileHigh


Kimberlyn Krise Sr. Briggsdale HS

Whitney Chintala So. Fleming HS

Nya Sciacca Sr. La Veta HS

Ryely Smartt Sr. Genoa-Hugo HS

Brooke Mertens Sr. Merino HS

Kally Kirkwood Fr. Fleming HS


Madison Sutter Jr. Merino HS

Talia Donoho Sr. Briggsdale HS

Kendyl Kirkwood Jr. Fleming HS


Shelby Hoffman Jr. Briggsdale HS

Maxy Rowan Jr. Wiley HS

2nd Team All MileHigh


Becca Bleak Jr. Otis HS

Desi Ortivez Sr. La Veta HS

Alissa Hebberd Jr. South Baca

Ciera Schelling Sr. Haxtun HS

Lexi Metz Sr. Sangre De Cristo

Reyna Isenbart Sr. Kit Carson HS


Mary Goins Jr. La Veta HS

Tessa Smith Jr. Genoa-Hugo

Annalise Glosson Jr. Otis HS


Tieler Randel Jr. Kit Carson HS

Rachel Patterson Sr. Otis HS

Honorable Mention (I am sure I will miss someone)

Taysa Conger So. Merino, Kylie Krise So. Briggsdale, Glorya Carr So. Genoa-Hugo, Savannah Rothbauer Sr. Stratton/Liberty, Cassie Gatlin Sr. Dove Creek, Julia Mondarago Sr. Springfield, Alison Wilson Sr. South Baca, Lexi Crane Sr. Springfield, Mykenzie Penick Walsh, Avery Palmgren Jr. Sangre De Cristo, Anthoneya Schaffert Jr. Otis, Koylynn Gulliford Jr. Cotopaxi, Olivia Lay Jr. Elbert, Demi Wollert So. Wiley, Makayla Baker Sr. Prairie HS, Mattie Crouse Jr. Stratton/Liberty, Renae Sinclair Sangre De Cristo, Taylor Schram So. Haxtun, Christa Sandoval Sr. Weldon Valley, Taylor Hickman Sr. Dove Creek, Emma Stump Sr. Prairie, Lexie Ewing So. Belleview Christian, Ashley Mortensen So. Sangre De Cristo, Mindi Carr Genoa-Hugo, Grace Pendleton So. Wiley, Jilian Bauer So. Briggsdale, Makenzie Rogers Sr. Sangre De Cristo, Kendyl Saffer Jr. Flagler/Hi Plains, Ally Spady Jr. Eads,