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December 5, 2007 at 1:11 PM

Star-Times volleyball

Today, the Star-Times section for the fall team sports came out amid the sports section. Before we get to the teams, I wanted to answer some questions I’ve received about Star Times.

Why isn’t there a team for the other fall sports?

In cross-country and swimming — golf and tennis are decided in the spring — the athletes determine who’s the best by themselves. The teams would simply consist of the top finishers from the state tournaments. We choose the best players from the team sports because they don’t have individual championships.

How do you pick the teams?

This year, four writers and two editors sat in a conference room for a total of seven hours deciding the teams. Each writer covered a different area and spent many hours beforehand calling coaches about the best players they played that season. Each writer had his or her so-called “locks,” the players we had to have on the team. Then we nominated the rest of the players and spent the rest of the time paring them down until we had our teams.

I’ll begin with the team we picked first: volleyball. With only seven players on the entire team, it’s one of the most difficult to choose. Now, it’s your turn to let us know what you think of the teams we came out of that conference room with.

(College choices in parentheses)

Betsy Devich, libero, Sr., Woodinville (Washington State)

Kylin Munoz, outside hitter, Jr., Monroe

Lauren Barfield, outside hitter, Sr., Newport (UW)

Jessie Genger, middle blocker, Jr., Kentwood

Kelcey Dunaway, middle blocker, Sr., Bainbridge (UW)

Dominika Kristinikova, setter, Sr., Auburn Riverside

Megan Augustavo, setter, Sr., Bishop Blanchet (Seattle U.)

Coach: Bill Caillier, Kentwood.

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