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LA picks up 3 All-State honors for 2011

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Volleyball: Ealey, Ortiz and Romero makes 2nd team

A trio of Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball players earned All-State second team honors for the 2011 season.
The 2011 All-Class 4A teams were announced Monday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
Senior Chase Ealey and a pair of juniors, Danielle Ortiz and Savanah Romero, were selected for the second team All-Class 4A. Ealey was chosen as an outside hitter, Romero as a setter and Ortiz as a libero.
There was not a separate category this year for defensive specialist.
Los Alamos finished the season going 19-4 and advanced to the state Class 4A semifinals before once again falling to St. Pius X.
Artesia, the state 4A champion this season, led all teams with four first-team nods. St. Pius earned three first-team slots.
In Class 3A, 2011 state champion Pojoaque Valley, which went undefeated the entire season, earned four All-State first team nods.
Among the honorees were Erica Rendon at outside hitter, Lynne Cash at middle blocker, Briana Ainsworth at setter and Cara Salazar at libero.