Apex senior Ally Beckman was named the 2014 Southwest Wake Athletic Conference player of the year, as voted on by league coaches. The coaches also voted Green Hope’s Karl Redelfs as the SWAC coach of the year after guiding the Falcons to the league title.
Beckman, a College of Charleston recruit, was joined by teammate Coral Kazaroff, a libero heading to Virginia next year, on the first team.
Apex (17-8, 10-4) finished second in the league but was the only SWAC team to reach the third round of the postseason.
SWAC champ Green Hope (17-5, 12-2) placed East Carolina recruit Haley Bidgood on the first team along with fellow senior classmate Margo Ruffieux. Junior middle blocker Allison O’Connor was on the second team.
Middle Creek (15-7, 10-4), which tied Apex for second in the league and took the league’s 3-seed into the playoffs, placed senior outside hitter Katie McCullough on first team and middle blocker Sydney Sozio on second team. The Mustangs won their first playoff game this year.
Fuquay-Varina (16-7, 8-6) had both Sonnendecker twins on the all-conference teams – with Morgan on first and Maddie on second.
Seniors Jaclyn Brewington and Mackenzie Reaves of Holly Springs (9-12, 6-8) became two of four three-time all-conference selections, joining Beckman and McCullough. Brewington made the team in three straight years while Reaves was previously on the list as a freshman and junior. Libero Hannah Dadisman gave the Bengals a third all-conference player.
Athens Drive (11-12, 5-9), which lost in the first round of the playoffs at Hoggard, placed senior Kendall Yount on the second team.
Junior middle blocker Caitlyn Della was the only Panther Creek (7-10, 5-9) all-conference selection.
Cary (1-18, 0-14) did not place a player on either team.