Senior Aliza Deming was named the Most Valuable Player for the Stillwater girls’ tennis team at its postseason awards banquet on Sunday night.
Deming primarily played second singles while helping the Ponies finish with a 12-4 record, including 7-2 to place third in the Suburban East Conference. Stillwater fell to eventual champion Mahtomedi in the Section 4AA semifinals.
Deming was joined by teammates Savannah Johnson, Shelby Anderson, Jenna Sherrick and Hannah Quinn in earning all-conference honors while Remi Larson received honorable mention all-conference recognition.
Johnson, who competed at state in doubles with Deming a year ago, also qualified for the state singles tournament this fall.
Deming and Quinn received Academic All-State honors and Quinn was also this year’s recipient of the Chuck Anderson Scholarship Award, which was presented at the banquet by Marcy Laabs, who is the organizer of the Mixed-Up Doubles Tournament held each summer to support this award.
Also announced at the banquet is that Amanda Williams, Larson, Lexie Sherrick and Johnson will serve as captains for the 2014 team.
All-Conference: Savannah Johnson, Aliza Deming, Shelby Anderson, Jenna Sherrick and Hannah Quinn; All-Conference Honorable Mention: Remi Larson; Academic All-State: Aliza Deming and Hannah Quinn; State qualifier: Savannah Johnson; Chuck Anderson Scholarship Award: Hannah Quinn; Most Valuable Player: Aliza Deming; Captains elect: Amanda Williams, Remi Larson, Lexie Sherrick and Savannah Johnson.
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