MEDINA — Buckeye coach Tom Schuler only had one request for the Medina County All-Star Volleyball Association.
“I wanted to coach my seniors one final time,” he said. “We had a great first year together and accomplished a lot as a team. But I really wanted to be out there with those six girls again to show my appreciation for their hard work.”
Schuler’s wish was granted as he will be on the bench for the annual Medina County All-Star Match, which takes place Nov. 15 at Medina High. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with tickets available for $5 (adults) and $3 (students).
Hitters Koral Gibson, Shannon Galdun, Katie Davis and Kayleen Sexton, libero Katie Lyons and defensive specialist Alaina Calame will represent the Bucks, who finished with a county-best 19-6 record and captured the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division crown.
Team Schuler also features four members of Norwalk Division I Regional semifinalist Wadsworth in setter Stacy Witschey, hitters Kenzie Grice and Lindsay Carr and defensive specialist Alaina Coote, along with Medina hitters Alyssa Hudak and Rachel Hawk, libero Anna Coughlin and defensive specialist Callaghan Lewis.
Cloverleaf coach Veronica Briggs, whose team went 13-10 and tied for second place in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division, will pilot their opponents. Colts hitters Brooke Swain, Kristen Hall and Lisa Wangler and setter Jamie Briggs are on her squad.
Team Briggs includes Brunswick middle hitter Maddy Neitzel and defensive specialist Kayla Coughlin, Black River setter Erica Benson and libero Hannah White and Highland libero Sarah Lyons and hitters Madi Sima, Alyssa Sabol and Olivia Severyn.
Hawk and Coughlin will be making their first on-court appearances since committing to continue their careers at Mount Union and Geneva College, respectively.