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Coupeville senior Chelsea Prescott was tabbed as a First Team All-League pick. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Northwest 2B/1B League coaches also honored Kylie Chernikoff.

Well-respected by their rivals.

The Coupeville High School volleyball squad, which claimed second-place in the Northwest 2B/1B League, put six players on the All-League team.

Seniors Kylie Chernikoff and Chelsea Prescott landed on the First Team, with senior Maddie Vondrak and sophomore Maddie Georges earning Second Team honors.

Sophomores Alita Blouin and Jill Prince round out the Wolf honorees, named Honorable Mention.

In a move which will surprise .00001% of anyone who saw a match this season, La Conner sophomore Ellie Marble, a serene superstar with often-startling power, was tabbed as league MVP.

NWL coaches decided to share the sportsmanship award among all six schools which played, acknowledging the effort of everyone involved in getting the season played during the Age of Coronavirus.

“Best year ever, as you all were amazing!,” said the press release.


All-League First Team:

Kylie Chernikoff – Coupeville – Senior – Outside Hitter
Sarah Cook – La Conner – Junior – Outside Hitter
Rachel Cram – La Conner – Junior – Libero
Emma Keller – La Conner – Junior – Setter
Ellie Marble – La Conner – Sophomore – Outside Hitter
Chelsea Prescott – Coupeville – Senior – Outside Hitter
Lindsey Simpson – Orcas Island – Senior – Middle
Kassidy Smith – Concrete – Senior – Libero
Katie Watkins – La Conner – Senior – Middle
Alyvia Wright – Darrington – Junior – Setter


All-League Second Team:

Kylie Clark – Concrete – Senior – Right Side
Emma Droog – Mount Vernon Christian – Junior – Middle
Maddie Georges – Coupeville – Sophomore – Setter
Maya Masonholder – La Conner – Senior – Defensive Specialist
Anna Jane Thulen – La Conner – Senior – Right Side
Maddie Vondrak – Coupeville – Senior – Middle
Avery Yates – Mount Vernon Christian – Senior – Outside Hitter


All-League Honorable Mention:

Gena Beazer – Darrington – Sophomore – Middle
Alita Blouin – Coupeville – Sophomore – Libero
Bethany Carter – Orcas Island – Freshman – Right Side
Hannah Cook – La Conner – Junior – Middle
Kailey Faber – Mount Vernon Christian – Senior – Outside Hitter
Morgan Huizenga – La Conner – Freshman – Middle
Tayla Malo – Orcas Island – Junior – Setter
Jill Prince – Coupeville – Sophomore – Middle
Sierra Rensink – Concrete – Senior – Setter
Aubrie Sloniker – La Conner – Junior – Defensive Specalist

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Coupeville senior Chelsea Prescott plans to play volleyball at Medaille College in New York. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Coupeville’s Renaissance woman is going to New York.

CHS senior Chelsea Prescott, who can rip out and replace a toilet, fix a car, bake a cake, excel in every sport she plays, and do about a million other things, is taking her substantial skill-set to Medaille College.

While attending the private school in Buffalo, she’ll study to be a  Veterinary Tech, while also playing volleyball for the Mavericks.

Medaille, a member of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, competes at the NCAA D-III level.

Prescott found the school through a recruiting website, and ultimately decided she was ready to travel across the USA in pursuit of her next set of challenges.

“So exciting!,” she said. “Even though the school is really far, I thought a change of scenery would be nice.”

Celebrating with fellow Wolves (l to r) Kylie Chernikoff, Maddie Vondrak, and Jaimee Masters. (Photo courtesy Coupeville volleyball)

Prescott has been at the forefront of Coupeville athletics in recent years, a standout through youth sports, middle school and high school.

In little league, she opted to play baseball most years instead of softball, and was one of her team’s top pitchers.

Middle school brought more success, including the time Prescott blasted a volleyball spike off of a rival player’s face — almost breaking the girl in half.

From day one of her freshman year at CHS, the multitalented Wolf has shone brightly on the volleyball court, basketball hardwood, and softball diamond.

Prescott went to the state tourney in her very-first semester at CHS, a young gun on a senior-dominated volleyball squad.

She was back at the big dance during her sophomore softball season, showcasing a booming bat, quick wheels, and a gun of an arm, which she often deployed from deep in the hole at shortstop.

That Wolf diamond team thumped highly-ranked Dear Park at the state tourney, and came within a play of upending Cle Elum.

Prior to Coupeville’s opener against eventual state champ Montesano, Prescott ripped a vicious foul ball which clanged off the leg of a rival coach who had been talking smack.

He had a pronounced limp the rest of the weekend, and a quieter mouth.

Covid prevented Prescott from getting back to state, cancelling her junior softball season last spring, and erasing any postseason activity during her senior year.

However, she has seized whatever moments have been granted her.

After teaming with longtime running mate Mollie Bailey to lead their final CHS softball squad to a 12-0 record this spring, Prescott is atop the stat sheet for a Wolf volleyball team which sits at 3-1.

Prescott leads the Wolves to a five-set win last Saturday. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

While the pandemic will eventually fade, Prescott’s star will continue to rise.

Chelsea has shown a willingness, and ability, to adapt, filling her lockdown days with the aforementioned toilet and car repairs, as well as pressure washing a house, and keeping her academic skills sharp.

Wherever she goes in life, and whatever she does — sports or real-world stuff — she’ll continue to be a bright, shining supernova.

Of that, you can be dang sure.

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Kylie Chernikoff set career highs in kills and digs Saturday against Mount Vernon Christian. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Maddie Vondrak (left) and Lucy Tenore (10) rise up to finish off a point.

Every kill, every dig, every hustle play.

They all count when it comes times to adding up stats, as shown in the numbers below.

Giving us a snapshot of the Coupeville High School varsity volleyball squad through April 20, the numbers reflect four matches having been played in this pandemic-altered season.

Coupeville’s most-recent match, a five-set thriller against Mount Vernon Christian, enabled the Wolves to rack up some big numbers.

Sophomore Maddie Georges set career highs against the Hurricanes, with 46 assists and 11 digs, while seniors Kylie Chernikoff and Chelsea Prescott also put up best-ever numbers.

Chernikoff went off for 24 spikes and 10 digs while rumbling with MVC, with Prescott racking up 23 kills and 14 digs.

“It was a fun match to be a part of and watch this team work through,” said Wolf coach Cory Whitmore. “They had to find it within themselves to dig deep and adjust, as well as find the emotional and physical energy within as well.

“Proud of this team and their resiliency and very much looking forward to continuing to grow.”


Season stats:


Player Sets Kills Digs Blocks Assists Aces Points
Alita Blouin
Ryanne Knoblich 14 2 22 0.5 2 4.5
Maddie Vondrak 14 29 8 1.5 1 31.5
Gwen Gustafson 2 1
Maddie Georges 14 2 22 0.5 108 2.5
Chelsea Prescott 14 47 42 1.0 1 16 64.0
Lucy Tenore 10 6 4 1.0 8 15.0
Jill Prince 9 10 1 2.0 12.0
Kylie Chernikoff 14 41 31 2 3 44.0
Jaimee Masters 13 1 29 5 3 4.0
Abby Mulholland 11 5 3 0.5 1 3 8.5

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Chelsea Prescott delivered a big-time performance Thursday, leading Coupeville to a straight-sets win at Darrington. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ryanne Knoblich scrapes a ball off the floor.

Back in a groove.

A match after being roughed-up by two-time defending state champ La Conner, the Coupeville High School varsity volleyball squad was ready to rumble Thursday night.

Invading Darrington, the fired-up Wolves chopped down the Loggers, felling their foes 25-20, 25-14, 25-16.

The straight-sets victory, Coupeville’s second-straight on the road, lifts it to 2-1 on the season heading into a home clash Saturday with Mount Vernon Christian.

With a day of practice in between the La Conner and Darrington tilts, the Wolves were able to refocus, said coach Cory Whitmore.

“Much, much better showing last night against Darrington,” he said. “After a very focused and productive practice on Wednesday, I was very pleased to see our response in the immediate game following, and on the road no less.

“The goal was to keep control of the game’s energy and tempo, and remain focused from warmups through the final point, and this team did just that.”

Coupeville got something of value from everyone on the floor, but senior Chelsea Prescott was the undeniable focal point of the evening.

Combining grace with savage power, she whacked 13 kills, delivered six service aces, went low for 10 digs, and even found time to climb high for an emphatic block.

Chelsea had herself a game,” Whitmore said. “She was as focused as I’ve ever seen her and contributed basically in each statistical category.

“The game seemed to unfold out as exactly as she wanted it to,” he added. “Adding six aces to a double-double is a dominating performance.”

Strong work came from everyone in a CHS uniform, with sophomore setter Maddie Georges kick-starting the offense with nimble passing.

Maddie G. did a great job of getting Chelsea the ball on her fluid hitting routes,” Whitmore said. “But then just as impressive, Chels moved the ball around with her shots.

“Both outside attackers did a great job with Kylie (Chernikoff) also taking a lot of the serve receptions and pulling in a team-high 11 digs,” he added.

“This allowed Maddie G. to find the best available hitter in transition. Maddie Vondrak’s .308 hitting efficiency was important as well, and, as always, she sparked the team with each kill.”

Chernikoff finished with eight kills and a team-high 11 digs, while Vondrak mashed six kills of her own.

Georges doled out a season-high 27 assists to go with four digs, with Lucy Tenore (six service aces, two kills), Jill Prince (two kills), Jaimee Masters (seven digs, three aces), Abby Mulholland (two aces), and Ryanne Knoblich (four digs) all piling up stats.

Coupeville was very-efficient at the service stripe, with 17 aces (including three in a row from Masters), with just six service errors.

“I’m very happy to see that as a team, we remained fairly low-error. But, almost more importantly, we grew in our knowledge of what it meant to be focused and execute a game plan, in addition to keeping the energy high internally,” Whitmore said.

“Our leaders were big tonight in that regard, and then each player to see the court contributed about exactly what we needed from them.

“With a condensed season, it is important to have a group of quick learners, and so we will keep pushing this energy.”

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Kylie Chernikoff brings the thunder of the gods to the volleyball court. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Suzanne Marble has built a dynasty.

Under the leadership of their longtime coach, La Conner High School volleyball is the crème de la crème of 2B teams, with back-to-back state titles and an unbeaten streak in league play which dates back more than a decade.

If you want the Northwest 2B/1B League title, you have to go through the Braves.

And that won’t be easy.

The point was driven home, more than once, as La Conner crunched host Coupeville in straight sets Tuesday, warning a rebuilding Wolf squad it will need to get tougher to come for the big dog.

With a 25-15, 25-7, 25-9 win, La Conner improves to 3-0 on the season, without having dropped a set, while Coupeville slips to 1-1.

The two teams meet again April 29, with the Wolves on the road, and CHS coach Cory Whitmore will aim for his team to play more like it did in set #1 Tuesday than sets #2 and 3.

“We competed in the first set at times and had spent a lot of time on our serving in practice, working on consistency,” he said. “I was happy to have seen that skill improve a lot and translate into the game.”

Consistency, though, is key.

“Throughout the game (Tuesday) we were too flat and unfocused,” Whitmore said. “Those were long points of discussion today at practice.

“We had a strong practice today and addressed some of the growing pains our group has come up against and so we will work to refocus and take a second shot at a very good La Conner team.”

Senior Kylie Chernikoff paced the Wolves, racking up five digs and four kills, while sophomore Maddie Georges dealt out 10 assists.

Others notching numbers on the stat sheet included Chelsea Prescott (six digs, two service aces), Ryanne Knoblich (six digs), Jaimee Masters (five digs), and Maddie Vondrak (four kills).

More support came from Jill Prince (two kills, one block), Lucy Tenore (one kill), and Abby Mulholland (one ace).

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