This was frosting on the cake.
Four Corry girls volleyball players have been named to the Pennsylvania Coaches Association Class AA all-state team.
They are juniors Haley Kurelowech and Ryann Brundage, senior Rachel Dingfelder and sophomore Megan Dennis.
This is the fourth straight season that the Lady Beavers have been represented.
“I am so excited and proud that each of these young ladies received so much postseason recognition, all-region, all-district and now all-state,” claimed coach Kelly Goodsel.
“We talk a lot about culture in our gym,” he said. “Part of that discussion is, if the team succeeds, the individuals will get recognized. To be clear, four individuals received recognition, but the team helped them achieve the accomplishments.
“Summer camps, open gyms and tough competition by the teammates all season is what makes the individual better,” Goodsel noted.
Brooklyn Goodsel was all-state in 2013. She and Abby Gluvna were picked in 2014. Bret Anderson made the list 2015.
There are 45 girls on the dream team with no first, second or third teams designated.
Also making the list was Union City senior Morgan Burgess. North East also had three on the team, seniors Jessica Eby, Alexis Rodenbaugh and Keely Hering. Also on the AA list is Mercyhurst Prep senior Claire Kenny.
Several girls that Corry went against in the playoffs are also on the all-state list.
They include North Star’s Jackie Stanko, Aubrey Moss and Madyson Miller; Avonworth’s Whitney Brown and Emily Ferketic; plus Beaver’s Macy McElhaney and Alexa Mamone.
Holy Redeemer had three girls chosen and DeLone Catholic two.
In Class AAA all-state volleyball, Warren had one selection in Lydia Latimer. Conneaut had a pair of girls named in Kathryn Ledford and Jessica Snider. Fort LeBoeuf had two girls, Sydney Belczyk and Kaylee Young.
One other local standout made the AAA list and that was Maddi Soboleski from General McLane.