McKenzie Johnston has seen her teammates fall due to injury before the season began, and as the season has played out, and has seen fellow players retire, and on Sunday had it capped off with a mistake by the committee that left the alternates out of their announcement, it all fell into the kind of season she has had.
Fifteen players were voted to the Big Sky’s first, second and third teams, Johnston was among the five players who picked up at least three votes but didn’t have enough points to crack the third team. The All-Big Sky teams were highlighted by Northern Colorado’s Savannah Smith, named Most Valuable Player, joining Smith on the first team were Eastern Washington’s Delaney Hodgins, Weber State’s Larryn Brooks, Idaho’s Mikayla Ferenz and North Dakota’s Lexi Klabo.
Montana plays No. 9 Sacramento State at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Reno Events Center, with the winner advancing to face No. 1 Northern Colorado at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.