White River trio chosen for all-state volleyball series

Megan Vandegrift, Keegan Strobeck and Hope Baldyga are part of the all-state team.

Megan Vandegrift will be joining Keegan Strobeck and Hope Baldyga on an all-state team on March 10. File photo by Kevin Hanson

Megan Vandegrift will be joining Keegan Strobeck and Hope Baldyga on an all-state team on March 10. File photo by Kevin Hanson

A trio of White River High athletes will take the court as part of the all-state volleyball series.

Rosters for the March 10 event were released in January by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.

The games are for seniors only and draw players from all classifications and all corners of the state.

Among the 14 players from the state’s Class 2A ranks are Hornet libero Megan Vandegrift, outside hitter Keegan Strobeck and setter Hope Baldyga.

The all-state series will be played at Auburn Riverside High School with a 1B/2B game beginning at 2 p.m., a 1A/2A contest at 4 and the 3A/4A match at 6.

Admission will be $7 for adults and $5 for students with an ASB card.

Following the fall season at White River, Vandegrift and Baldyga shared Most Valuable Player honors, while Strobeck was a first-team, all-league selection. All three had been South Puget Sound League 2A first-team selections as juniors, as well.

During the fall season, the senior trio helped White River to a perfect 15-0 regular season, a league title and a fourth-place finish at the Class 2A state tournament. Strobeck will next play volleyball for North Idaho College. The multi-sport Vandegrift has already signed to continue her athletic career with the fastpitch program at the University of Washington.

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