Stripes' All-Pacific team
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 21, 2018
-- Mimi Larry, senior, setter, Kubasaki. Averaged 8.16 assists per set in leading the Dragons to their 15th straight Okinawa title, their second American School In Japan YUJO Tournament title and fourth Far East Division I title in five years; she was named Most Valuable Player.
¬¬ Megan Paek, sophomore, outside hitter, Yongsan. Had a team-leading 214 kills, led the Guardians to the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division regular-season and Cup Tournament titles and was named league MVP.
¬¬ Tylee Shepherd, sophomore, setter, St. John’s, Guam. Named first-team All-Island, led the Knights to the finals of the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam playoffs; they lost in three sets to unbeaten Notre Dame.
¬¬ Donatella Barone, senior, middle blocker, Kubasaki. Named to the All-Far East Division I All-Tournament team for the second time, helped lead the Dragons to the championship with a come-from-behind five-set win over 2017 champion Seisen.
-- Kachel Bedow, senior outside hitter, Christian Academy Japan. The third time was the charm for Bedow and the Knights who beat Zama in the finals of the Far East Division II Tournament, after CAJ had lost the previous two years in the finals.
-- Grace Bryant, sophomore, outside hitter-setter, Zama. Was named the Far East Division II Tournament MVP in a losing effort as the Trojans fell to CAJ in their second finals appearance in five years.