The Wood Memorial Lady Trojans volleyball team held their annual team banquet to celebrate the 2021 season at Taylor's Steakhouse in Oakland City Tuesday,

Wood Memorial posted a 10-14 overall record in 2021. Their most notable wins came in back-to-back matches when they found themselves in a 0-2 hole and rallied back to beat South Spencer on the road and county rival Princeton Community at home.

They also earned a win in their Class A Sectional 64 when they defeated host Orleans 3-0 in the semifinals before falling to Springs Valley in the championship match.

The team completed their second-year under head coach and former Lady Trojans volleyball standout Sydney Nurrenbern who took the team from seven wins her 2020 debut season to 10 in 2021.

Nurrenbern and her staff handed out seven awards. Mia Strickland was named JV Player of the Year, Grace Strickland was named most improved, Briley Rowe was named the team's defensive player of the year, Josie Page was named offensive player of the year, Jillian Page was named the team's mental attitude winner, Kameron Blacklock earned player of the day honors and Katie Sevier was named Team MVP.

The team also celebrated their four seniors Bree Rowe, Kiersten Bottoms, Aubree Speicher and Lucy Hunter, who all were named academic all-state.

Finally, the team honored their four Daily Clarion All-County honorees in Sevier, Briley Rowe and the Page sisters.

Wood Memorial will look to continue their improvement in 2022 as they'll bring back the majority of their 2021 roster while some of the top teams in the Blue Chip Conference are set to graduate several of their stars.

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