SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Junior Alexa Edwards was named the Delta League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. She ranked sixth in the state of California and led the Delta League in kills with 572, while leading the league in kills per set (4.9). Edwards was also second in hitting percentage and digs (431) in the league.
"It is an honor," said Edwards of her second MVP league recognition. "The award shows off what we did as a team. It is not an individual honor but something that represents my team. I am glad the coaches saw the hard work we put in to win the league and advance in the playoffs."
St. Francis (34-6) advanced to the CIF Northern California Regional semifinals before losing Bishop O'Dowd. The Troubadours defeated Valley Christian and Campolindo in the first two rounds and ranked No. 21 in the final MaxPreps state rankings. St. Francis also reached the Sac-Joaquin Section finals for the second consecutive season, losing to Oak Ride 3-2.
"We were sad that ended," said Edwards of the deep playoff run. "It was a great run and kudos to Bishop O'Dowd. It was a really run game. They are an amazing team. I am really proud of my team and we accomplished almost every goal we set out to do."
Four additional players earned All-League honors in 2018 as voted by the league coaches.
Kramer was fifth in the league in kills (320), sixth in hitting percentage and fifth in kills per set. Chavez led the Delta League digs (514) and ranked 11th in the state of California in Division I. Kramer has signed to play for TCU beach next fall, while Chavez will play at CS-Monterey Bay. Both played in the Optimist Game with Chavez garnering South MVP honors.
Moral was third in the Delta League in assists with 754 and third in assists per set (6.1). Bachelor recorded 315 kills to rank 13th.
- Alexa Edwards (MVP)
- Kathryn Kramer
- Sam Chavez
- Jes Moral
- Madie Bachelor
- Lara Chappuie (Sportsmanship)