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Fountain Valley’s Phoebe Minch earns All-CIF honors in girls’ volleyball

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Fountain Valley senior outside hitter Phoebe Minch led her team to the CIF Southern Section Division 3 quarterfinals.
(Raul Roa / Staff Photographer)

Fountain Valley High’s Phoebe Minch received All-CIF Southern Section Division 3 girls’ volleyball honors.

The senior outside hitter led the Barons to the quarterfinals, amassing 60 kills over her team’s three playoff matches. Fountain Valley earned road victories over St. Margaret’s (25-16, 25-17, 25-23) and Rosary (24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 25-21).

Third-seeded Menifee Paloma Valley knocked the host Barons out of the playoffs with a 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 sweep in the quarterfinals.

A four-year varsity letterwinner, Minch helped the Barons qualify for the postseason two times in her career. The Barons also made the playoffs in her freshman year.

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Minch, a first-team All-Wave League selection, has signed with Westmont College to continue her volleyball career.

Fountain Valley went 19-11 overall and 3-3 in the Wave League, finishing in second place. This season marked just the third time that the Barons had reached the playoffs in the past 15 years.

Ontario Christian senior outside hitter Jenna Holmes was named the Division 3 MVP, and Ontario Christian’s Paige Liebhart was the Coach of the Year.

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