Ray quartet earns volleyball All-Region honors

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  Four members of the state-qualifying Ray volleyball team earned Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 1A East All-Region recognition.

  Hitter Shelby Yocum and setter Savannah Rodriguez were named 2nd Team All-Region while libero Daniella Hinojos and hitter Tara Lorona earned Honorable Mention honors.

  The Lady Cats, who were the No. 14-seed at last weekend’s state tournament, were defeated in the first round by No. 3 and eventual 2017 State Champion St. Michael, 3 – 0.

  The Cardinals won 12 of 13 sets on their way to winning the title.

Andy Luberda (1024 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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