Although her team was ranked fourth in league, Galt High School senior volleyball player Kaya Weaver received high recognition from league coaches when she was named SVC League Most Valuable Player.
Weaver was also honored as a Sierra Valley Conference All League player.
Weaver drew attention from league coaches with her overall season performance, including 172 kills and 81 blocks. Weaver’s season hitting percentage was .390.
Weaver’s MVP recognition is a first in many years for the Lady Warriors.
Being named league MVP is a huge accomplishment for Weaver who played varsity volleyball all four years of high school.
“I worked hard for it and kept hoping I would get it,” Weaver said. “It’s a great way to end my senior season.”
Weaver didn’t start playing volleyball until she was in high school, but she is also starting her third year playing club volleyball, having lost a year due to COVID restrictions.
Weaver hopes to play volleyball for a Division I or II school. Although unsure exactly where she’d like to attend, she has it narrowed down to three colleges. She’s hoping to make her decision after she visits University of Texas El Paso this week.
Weaver will compete in the Optimistic Big School Game on Dec. 4 at Capital Christian High School.
Players are chosen by a selection committee, which reviews nominations submitted by league coaches who recognize senior standouts throughout the season in their respective divisions. The girls are then divided into four teams and will play side by side in the last volleyball game of their high school careers.
Weaver will compete on 1st Team South, which will face 1st Team North on Dec. 4 at approximately 3 p.m., after the North and South 2nd teams face off.
Honorary head coach for Weaver’s optimist team is James Todd from Christian Brothers High School. Assisting Todd, are Taylor Jacky and Katie Cunanan also from Christian Brothers.