Athlete of the Week: Morgan Halady, Kingston volleyball

As the Kingston Buccaneers have ushered in the next wave of volleyball talent this season, the one constant has been their junior middle blocker Morgan Halady, one of the best all-around players in the West Sound.

Halady is the lone returning starter from last season’s 2A state playoff team, for which she scored 265 kills and racked up a 30.9 hitting percentage while adding 60 blocks. Her exploits made her a first-team All-Olympic League selection.

Halady’s excellence has continued this season, leading a team featuring plenty of underclassmen to a 7-5 record. The Bucs are hoping to secure a fifth consecutive playoff berth over their final two games against Olympic and Sequim.