Ellsworth’s Olivia Robidoux goes up for a block during a high school volleyball match against Mount Desert Island on Sept. 26 at Ellsworth High School. Robidoux was named to the Maine Volleyball Coaches Association All-State first team Nov. 16. FILE PHOTO

Ellsworth’s Robidoux named to All-State volleyball team

ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth’s Olivia Robidoux was named Friday to the Maine Volleyball Coaches Association All-State first team.

Robidoux, a captain on this year’s team alongside fellow senior Kristen Omlor, spent three years as a member of Ellsworth’s varsity squad and helped the Eagles to playoff appearances in 2016 and 2017. She played under former head coach Whitney Ranger as a sophomore before doing so under current head coach Jamie Calandro the past two seasons.

After a rough start to the 2018 season, Robidoux and the Eagles went on to win four of their final six games and finish with a 6-8 record. The team finished fewer than 1.7 points short of the final Class B playoff spot, which went to Kennebunk.

Earlier this month, Robidoux was one of eight players to be selected to the All-Penobscot Valley Conference first team. She was also selected to the PVC All-Academic team along with teammates Omlor, Olivia Dyer and Abby Moon, Bucksport’s Brittney Dewitt and Drew Smith, George Stevens Academy’s Lee Nicole Chandler, Ashton Dunbar and Lillie Maier and Sumner’s Tara Flubacher and Lydia Gatcomb.

Robidoux’s statistics this season included 167 kills, 36 blocks, 140 digs and a serve percentage of 91.

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