Trio represents VMS at all-star game |

Trio represents VMS at all-star game

The top 16 players in Class 1A, including Vail Mountain’s Lara “Tree” Bossow and Tiffany Allan, gather at Broomfield High School on Sunday for a three-game exhibition match at 10 a.m.

Tree and Allan will be on the blue team, to be coached by none other than VMS’ Mike Garvey, and they’ll face the red team, coached by Pam Fagerlund of Flagler.

“The two coaches basically draft their teams. So I got a little taste of what it would be like to coach a college team,” Garvey said with a laugh. “Tree and Tiffany are with me. Pam Fagerlund from Flagler is coaching the other team so she took three players from her team.”

For VMS, the trio is another sign that Gore Rangers are making a name for themselves in volleyball circles. Garvey also values the extra time with his two seniors.

“The most exciting thing for me is that I have one more opportunity to coach two of my seniors,” Garvey said. “I think, while it would always be special, it’s going to be more special because I get to share two more days with them playing volleyball.”

Tree is excited about the opportunity to play with and against the high level of competition at the event.

“It’s going to be a little different, having to learn a new lineup,” she said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun with the high caliber of players there. Everyone’s going to play their best because you usually play up to the competition.”

“I’m really excited to play with the other players. Obviously, they’re all really talented. I get to work with other setters and maybe run a 6-2. Maybe I’ll hit,” Allan laughed.

“If you remember freshman year, Tree was my setter. But I don’t think we’re planning on it.”

Tree has also received an invite to the Colorado High School Coaches All-Star 1A/2A Game in June. She said that she would love to be play, but that her participation will depend on how far her club season extends.

Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at

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