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It was a successful final season in the Woodland Conference for the Wauwatosa West girls volleyball team.

The Trojans finished 28-12 and in third place, taking second place in the league tournament.

"I am very pleased with how the season went," Wauwatosa West coach Kelly Dwyer said. "The team really worked hard every day. We lost a couple games that we shouldn't have, but it wasn't because of a lack of effort. They always had the effort and want to win; we just ran into some days where things didn't go our way. I really enjoyed this team; it was one big family, which was great."

Senior Clare Honan, who recently signed to play collegiately at Holy Cross, was named as the co-player of the year in the Woodland West. She also earned first-team All-Woodland, first-team All-Woodland West and honorable mention All-State.

Junior Ericha Stuberg was first-team All-Woodland West and second-team All-Woodland, while junior Emily Wagy was second-team All-Woodland West and junior Margaret Radske was honorable mention All-Woodland West.

Honan earned team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors. Stuberg was named as Tosa West's Defensive Player of the Year, Wagy received the Hustle Award, Mia Zovic was named Most Improved and Anna Baish and Breyonna Jackson were given the Coaches Award.

The Trojans also honored waterboys Travis Wagy and Carter Wilson with the "State of Wisconsin Hydration Specialist of the Year" award.

Tosa West, which will move into the challenging Greater Metro Conference in 2017, will lose Honan, Baish and Zovic to graduation. Honan will be particularly difficult to replace, as she was one of the better players in the state and led the team in kills and blocks.

"We have a large part of our team returning next year only losing three seniors, but when one of those seniors was in the top three in every statistic for your team, it's a lot to replace," Dwyer said. "It is a lot to replace, but we have experience returning that is more than capable of stepping up.

"Going to the new conference brings another set of challenges, but we look forward to going over there, competing and surprise a couple people. It is going to take a lot of hard work in the offseason, but the girls know this and are ready and excited for the challenge."

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