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Canyon Ridge vs. Twin Falls volleyball

Twin Falls senior Kennedi Evans tries to tip the ball over the net Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Canyon Ridge High School in Twin Falls.


The top two volleyball teams in the Great Basin Conference received the highest honors in this year’s all-conference selections.

Volleyball - Burley Vs. Twin Falls

Burley head volleyball coach Stephanie Shirley looks on during her team's game against Twin Falls Thursday night, Oct. 20, 2016, at Twin Falls High School.


Twin Falls senior middle hitter Kennedi Evans was named the conference’s player of the year for the third straight season after leading the Bruins to a second-place finish at the 4A state tournament.

Among the all-Great Basin Conference first team players were seniors Tori Edwards, of Twin Falls, and Kennedee Tracy, of Burley. Evans, Edwards and Tracy were all named to the 4A all-state tournament teams, per the Coeur d’Alene Press. Kimberly’s Zoey Brown, Ivy Burgess and Desi Overacre made the 3A all-tournament team.

Stephanie Shirley, whose Burley Bobcats placed third at state, was named the Great Basin Conference’s coach of the year.

The full all-Great Basin Conference teams, which were determined by the conference’s coaches, are below.

2017 All-Great Basin Conference selections

Player of the Year: Kennedi Evans, sr., Twin Falls

Coach of the Year: Stephanie Shirley, Burley

First team

Makayla Tolman, so., Burley

Kennedee Tracy, jr., Burley

Sunny Perry, jr., Minico

Taylia Stimpson, jr., Minico

Tori Edwards, sr., Twin Falls

Annie Kaminski, jr., Wood River

Second team

Jayli Searle, sr., Burley

Ashley Shirley, sr., Burley

Taylor Huddleston, sr., Canyon Ridge

Kylie Baumert, sr., Twin Falls

Whitney Solosabal, sr., Twin Falls

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Taylor Burnham, jr., Twin Falls

Honorable mention

Hallie Cook, sr., Burley

Alex Hutchison, sr., Burley

Makayla Bernal, fr., Canyon Ridge

Kelbie Standley, so., Canyon Ridge

Tiffani Warren, sr., Jerome

Saydi Anderson, sr., Minico

Maura Merrill, sr., Minico

Shelby Veenstra, sr., Twin Falls

Sidney Chambers, sr., Wood River

Emily Vandenberg, so., Wood River


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