BENDIGO volleyballer Lauren Cox has won a place in the under-17 All-Star Seven team at the end of the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in Queensland.
Cox was a member of the Victorian Blue team, which won a silver medal at the championships in Coomera late last month.
Laura Roberts, who is a Bendigo Academy of Sport volleyball program coach, was assistant coach of the team.
Cox’s All-Star selection was made all the more remarkable by her selection in the under-17 team as a bottom-age p[layer.
The academy had 21 athletes and four coaches involved at the championships.
Scott Johnson, Jakob DeSalvo, Rye Penny and Ciaran Noble won a silver medal with Victoria Gold’s under-15 division one team.
Bendigo players in the under-19 boys’ division one, and under-17 boys’ and girls’ championships teams all came home with bronze medals.
They included Matt Poulter, Lachlan Hill and coach Jimmy Shelton (under-19 boys); Elliot Beks and Jay Penny (under-17 championship); and Lucia Bowles, Holly Eason, Tara Lourie, Matilda Opie, Elana Penny, Stephanie Phillips, Ellex Skinner, Kilby Todd, Susie Godfrey and manager Kate Eason (under-17 division one).