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Posted November 20, 2012
HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM: City High pair earn top volleyball honors

City’s Michaela Nelson (left) passes the ball during the 2012 state tournament. (Ryan Young photo/City High senior).

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By Ryan Young, City High senior

IOWA CITY – City High volleyball players Abby Saehler  and Michaela Nelson continue to impress with their volleyball skills. On Monday, both were named to the Class 5A All-State 1st team.

“Its a great honor.” said Saehler, a senior. “It shows that your hard work really does pay off in the long run.”

The announcement came two weeks after the state tournament, where The Little Hawks placed second for the the second time in two years. They fell just short to Bettendorf in the championship match.

Nelson also recently was named the Iowa City Press-Citizen Volleyball Player of the Year. This award is given annually to the Iowa City area’s top volleyball player. Saehler was first runner-up for this award.

“Its a big honor, and really exciting.” said Nelson, a junior. “I couldn’t have done it without such a great team.”

Both players already have made decisions to continue their volleyball careers after high school. Saehler will play next year at Windgate University in North Carolina, while Nelson will head to Northern Colorado University.

For more photos and more City High news, go to www.thelittlehawk.com



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