Petesch, Abubakari named to All IML volleyball team

Volleyball All IML Badgers Sierra Petesch and Asha Abubakari.

Two members of the Bonners Ferry High School volleyball team were selected to the 3A All-Intermountain League team late this fall. Sierra Petesch, a junior, and Asha Abubakari, a freshman, stood out in the eyes of the league’s coaches.

The girls were nominated by the opposing coaches in IML league and their final votes couldn’t come from their coach, as a rule.

Petesch maintained a 98-percent serving percentage this season. A middle hitter for the Badgers, her strength was hitting and blocking, leading the team in both stat categories.

Abubakari played outside hitter for the team. She was a consistent, all-around player and maintained high stats in hits, kills, serves and digs.

“These two girls are hard working at every practice and thrive to get better every day!” says coach Kendra Maas. “They go above and beyond on and off the court. I am very proud of them both. They deserve to be recognized for their hard work. I am excited to see them grow as athletes for next year!”

Both girls play volleyball in the off-season with the Mountainside Volleyball Club in Sandpoint, Idaho in order to gain more experience and playing time. They look forward to next year’s volleyball season for the Badgers and representing BFHS.