The 2017 Soph 79

Momentum’s Payton Brgoch, Kennedy Johnson, & Leanne Lowry have all been named to’s Soph79 list for their outstanding performance during their High School season!

The 2017 Soph 79

Payton Brgoch, 6-2 MB, Parker Lutheran (Parker, Colorado) – A 10-0 toucher, Brgoch soared for 281 kills and 98 blocks in 2017 for the 25-4 Lions, who reached the Colorado 3A championship match in 2017 before falling to nationally-ranked Eaton. Brgoch, who led her conference in hitting percentage at .410, was a First Team All-Conference and First Team All-State pick. “Payton Brgoch is a powerhouse player who leads on the court with not only her hitting, but also her blocking,” said club coach Rachel Martinez. “She is a smart player who you can count on to put a ball away. Payton is a leader and a great teammate, having an ‘A1’ attitude as she likes to call it!”



Kennedy Johnson, 5-8 S, Parker Lutheran (Parker, Colorado) – The 25-4 Lions reached the Colorado 3A championship match in 2017 before falling to nationally-ranked Eaton. Johnson, who had 587 assists, 104 kills, 214 digs and 34 blocks, was a huge reason why. The First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-State performer is a “work horse,” said club coach Rachel Martinez. “If you want a setter who will get every second ball, she’s that kid. Not only does she hustle, Kennedy also makes great decisions and creates great opportunities for her hitters to be successful. She is also an offensive weapon in the front row who is not afraid to dump or step up and hit if that’s what her team needs. Kennedy is a natural born leader and a great teammate who always leads by example.”


Leanne Lowry, 5-11 libero, Castle View (Castle Rock, Colorado) – First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-State, Lowry was a huge factor in the Sabercats’ run to the Colorado large-class title in 2017. She set a school record for digs in a season with 736 and passed serve at a 2.67 clip while adding 48 aces. The school’s career digs leader, an Iowa recruit, has been an impact player for Castle View since arriving as a freshman. “She simply makes plays that most other players can’t,” said head coach Scott Dowis. “She is a very technically sound passer, which allowed us to be in system the vast majority of the time. At times she would take two-thirds or the court and our opponents would still try to avoid serving her! The best thing about Leanne is that she is a fantastic person off the court. She is a 4.0 student, a leader and great role model for the other girls in our program.”

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