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MVP twice as nice for Osmer

ATWATER -- Opposing coaches were amazed how well Becca Osmer was able to play volleyball with a shredded knee.

The coaches in the Central California Conference were in that group.

Despite playing with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Osmer was named the CCC MVP for a second straight season after leading Buhach Colony to a conference title.

"I think it meant more to her this year considering everything she had to overcome," said her mother Michelle Osmer, who was named the coach of the year.

"She earned the coaches' respect. In the beginning it was real hard. She didn't know if she would be able to help out the team.

"When league hit, she was able to lead the team in some categories -- even at 90 percent."

Golden Valley also took home two of the big awards with Courntey Vyfhuizen being named setter of the year and Alli Langford earning defensive player of the year.

Buhach's Kayla Clarot and Alyssa Wakefield were named to the All-CCC first team.

They were joined on the team by Kelsie Hanson (Merced), Erika Marmolejo (Merced) and Kahealani Smith (Atwater).

Gianna Bandoni (GV), Megan Callahan (BC), Kaitlin Davidson (GV), Laura Meller (Merced), Annalysa Pimentel (Atwater) and Rachel Waldron (Los Banos) all earned second-team honors.

CCC volleyball

Coach of the Year -- Michelle Osmer, Buhach Colony

Most Valuable Player -- Becca Osmer, Sr., Buhach Colony

Setter of the Year -- Courtney Vyfhuizen, Sr., Golden Valley

Defensive Player of the Year -- Alli Langford, Sr., Golden Valley

First Team

Kayla Clarot, Buhach Colony

Tanya Gemperle, Pitman

Kelsie Hanson, Merced

Alli Langford, Golden Valley

Erika Marmolejo, Merced

Becca Osmer, Buhach Colony

Kahealani Smith, Atwater

Courtney Vyfhuizen, GV

Alyssa Wakefield, Buhach Colony

For second team and honorable mentions, check out The Fine Print on Page C14.

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