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Three Spartans honored for WaMaC East

Delaney Bombei leads division in blocks

SOLON– Senior Kennedy Bombei, sophomore Delaney Bombei and junior Maddie Manifold were selected for recognition as the WaMaC Conference announced its volleyball honors Oct. 21.
Kennedy Bombei was named to the All-WaMaC East Second Team, while Delaney Bombei and Manifold received WaMaC Recognition.
The Solon varsity volleyball team finished the year 2-3 in conference play and 17-19 overall, falling 3-0 to third-ranked (Class 3A) Mount Vernon in a Region 7 road quarterfinal on Oct. 19.
Kennedy Bombei led the team in service aces with 56, good enough for second in the WaMaC East. She was 267-287 from behind the line (93 percent). Sophomore Kylee Flynn and junior Alexa Hupfeld added 37 aces each for the team, with 30 for junior Camryn Keith. The team, as a whole, connected with 87.8 percent of serve attempts.
Delaney Bombei was not only the team’s leader in blocks, she was the best in the WaMaC East Division. Her 77 total and 49 solo blocks were tops in the six-team division. Keith was second on the team and fourth in the division with 37 solo blocks. Senior Katlyn Jeter added 28 solos.
Manifold led the team in kills with 174, and her kill efficiency was fourth best in the division (.358). Delaney Bombei was the most efficient offensive player in the East (.573) and the team was successful with 770 of 1,374 attacks (.339).
Jeter’s 153 kills were second best for the team, with 150 each from Delaney Bombei and Keith.
Flynn had 296 assists to lead the Spartans. Kennedy Bombei was right behind with 247. The third-most assists for the team came from Hupfeld with 26.
Hupfeld handled the most digs on defense, 222, with senior Stella Mesch (162), Kennedy Bombei (157), Flynn (153) and senior Sydney Langenberg (120) sharing the load.