Koolonna Apachito (12) was named District Player of the Year and was invited to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association All-Star game. Alamo Navajo coach Danielle Gordon was selected to assist the green team.
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Alamo Navajo’s Koolonna Apachito and Lady Cougars’ coach Danielle Gordon were selected to be part of the New Mexico High School Coaches Association All-Star volleyball game held on November 19 at West Mesa High School.

Gordon guided Alamo (19-7) to the final four of the state Class A volleyball tournament. Gordon served as an assistant coach for the small-school green team, and Apachito (District Player of the Year) was selected to the all-star game as an at-large player.

All-District 3

Alamo Navajo

Unsurprisingly, senior outside hitter Koolonna Apachito was named the 1A District 3 Player of the Year after helping lead Alamo Navajo to its best record in recent memory and a berth in the state tournament.

In addition to the two superlative awards, Alamo’s Hailey Apachito, Sapphira Sandoval, and Tiana Apachito were first-team all-district selections, and Elliana Guerro was named to the second team


Magdalena was well represented with three all-district selections, including first-teamers Irene Martinez and Jorianne Mirabal. Elia Cleveland was named an honorable mention.


Socorro junior outside hitter Tamra Fowler was the Lady Warriors’ all-district selection for 3A District 3