Eastman named Northern 3A Most Valuable Player

Eastman named Northern 3A Most Valuable Player

Eastman named Northern 3A Most Valuable Player

Lowry High School senior Jadyn Eastman was named the Northern 3A volleyball Player of the Year, which is selected by the league's nine coaches. Coaches can nominate their own players but can’t vote for them.

Eastman was the Lady Bucks’ setter and had 433 sets in league play. She added 80 digs, 20 kills and 17 blocks.

Lowry head coach Brandon Eastman was named the Coach of the Year. The Lady Bucks finished in a three-way tie for first place in the league at 12-4. Lowry won the Northern 3A Regional Championship and advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 2006.

Lowry senior Brittany Jacaway was named to the all-league first team. Jacaway had a team-high 156 kills and 34 blocks.

The remainder of the first team included Truckee’s Madison Bromley and Ryleigh Hogland, South Tahoe’s McKenna Brewer, Fernley’s Raye Arroyo, Elko’s Elena Howe and Dayton’s Brianda Diaz.

Eastman and Jacaway were also named to the all-state first team, along with Bromley and Hogland from Truckee.

Kepa Bengochea was the lone selection to the second team for the Lady Bucks. Bengochea led the team in digs with 210, nearly 70 more than her next teammate. The senior added 21 aces and seven kills.

The second team was rounded out by Truckee’s Kelly Cross and Jordan Brown, Dayton’s Ashley Mason, Fernley’s Katelyn Garnett, Elko’s Lexi Buam and South Tahoe’s Hailey Naccarato.

Lowry sophomore Sierra Maestrejuan and senior Kyllie Sappington were named to the honorable mention team. Maestrejuan had 129 kills in the league season, which was second-best on the squad. She also had 46 digs and six blocks. Sappington had 109 kills, 24 aces, nine blocks and 130 digs.

The honorable mention team included South Tahoe’s Tyler Pevenage, Sofia Hedqvist and Novel Moses, Fernley’s Katelyn Bunyard, Mallori Campbell and Brittney Gaitan, Sparks’ Laree Murillo, Spring Creek’s Alayna Grosz and Shaylynn Yaunick, Truckee’s Emma Costa, Stephanie Randall, Haylie Stewart and Mia Curtis, Dayton’s Rebecca Mason and Tamia Powell, Elko’s Alexis Elquist and Mollie Gallagher and Churchill County’s Karlee Hitchcock , Lorynn Fag, Journey Martin, Shelby Schultz and Maci Anderson.

Brewer, Arroyo, Howe and Diaz were named to the all-state second team.