On Saturday, November 21, the Utah Volleyball Coaches Association held their annual senior all-star games at Salt Lake Community College. Among the 12 players selected from the 2A ranks, and one of only two from our region, was senior middle blocker Savannah Cooper. The 2A team was represented by players selected by the coaches. In addition to Kanab, there were players from Layton Christian (state champs), South and North Summit, Enterprise, San Juan, and North and South Sevier.

The 2A team played a very talented and scrappy team from the 1A ranks. They defeated the 1A all stars in three close and competitive games. There was a lot of talent on the floor at all times. The coaches were challenged to use all of them effectively. Raw talent and game intelligence eventually came together for some great plays and long rallies from both teams.

Savannah played extremely well during her time on the floor and collected several blocks and kills, earning praise from both players and coaches for her efforts.

It was a great day for the players, as they seemed to enjoy each other’s company, as well as playing on the same team with girls they had competed with throughout their volleyball careers. In recognition for their achievements, all players recieved plaques and T-shirts commemorating the day.

Savannah credits her fellow players at KHS, as well as coach Holly Robison, with playing a large part in her development as an all-star volleyball player. She has enjoyed the game and will miss playing, but knows KHS will be successful in the future with a lot of talented players and dedicated coaches coming up in future.