Winters, Bradley share Region 9 volleyball MVP honors

Desert Hills' Rachel Winters (left) and Charity Bradley were named co-MVPs of Region 9 volleyball | Photos by Robert Hoppie,, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – The Region 9 Volleyball coaches met this past week to determine post-season region honors. Twin towers Charity Bradley and Rachel Winters of Region 9 champion Desert Hills were selected Co-MVPs. Bradley and Winters were previously selected as the preseason picks as Region 9 Co-Players of the Year. Desert Hills finished the year with a 25-8 record and a runner-up finish at the Utah 3A State Tournament.

“It was a delight to coach two of the best outside hitters in the state this year,” said Desert Hills head coach Jill Swaney. “They really complemented each other on the court. They were hard workers and great team players and leaders. I am excited to see what the future holds for them after graduation.”

Below is a list of the players selected to Region 9’s first and second teams as well as those meriting honorable mention.

Charity Bradley – Desert Hills – Sr.
Rachel Winters – Desert Hills – Sr.

1st Team
Jessica Harris – Desert Hills – Sr.
Hailee Harmer – Desert Hills – Sr.
Katelyn Taylor – Desert Hills – Sr.
Cassidy Murdock – Pine View – Sr.
Cydnee McGuire – Pine View – Sr.
Risha Tiatia – Dixie – Sr.
Tyler Stilson – Dixie – Jr.

2nd Team
Madison Clark – Desert Hills – Jr.
Brooklyn Wright – Dixie – Jr.
Saselah Goulding – Desert Hills – Jr.
Ella Burrows – Dixie – Jr.
Kiara Rivas – Pine View – Sr
Sammi Johnston – Snow Canyon – Soph
Kylee Field – Cedar – Sr.

Honorable Mention
Kaylee Carter – Desert Hills – Sr.
Aspen Bair – Dixie – Sr.
Katelyn Armstrong – Cedar – Sr
Aubrey Hendrickson – Pine View – Sr
Camryn Johnson – Snow Canyon – Sr.
Ally Dunston – Snow Canyon – Sr.
Jaiden Smith – Hurricane – Sr
Kansas Lytle – Hurricane – Sr

Armstrong, Murdock, Johnson and Grace Bown from Dixie High also received 2016 Academic All State honors.

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