First teamZoe DiNardo, senior, Hart In a match against Saugus on Oct. 11, DiNardo set the Hart record for single-season kills with 283. She was also key defensively, especially when it came to blocks, and will be playing in college at Concordia University. Shelby Grubbs, senior, Hart Grubbs was one of three record-setting Hart players this season, breaking her own record for blocks in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs against Citrus Valley. She logged 140 blocks for the single-season record. She’ll be headed to California State University, Los Angeles, to continue her volleyball career. Allison Jacobs, junior, West Ranch Ever since cracking the starting lineup as a freshman, Jacobs had dazzled. This season was no exception as executed countless of her signature kills to the deep corner, leading the team in that category with 297. The UCLA commit performed well defensively, too, with a team-high 199 digs. Jordan Nunez, junior, Golden Valley Nunez was a leader for the Grizzlies both in stats and intangibles. In addition to being a confident leader on the court, Nunez registered 52 kills in 20 sets with a .256 hitting percentage. She was second on the team in terms of digs with 50 and in assists with 55. “She is one of the smartest players, if not the smartest player that I’ve ever coached,” said GV coach Jack Johnson of Nunez during the season. Kayla Tait, senior, Saugus Tait, who announced her commitment to Doane University on Dec. 30, was one of the most well-rounded players in the Foothill League. She showed power and strength in multiple statistical categories, despite standing at only 5-foot-5. Tait led the Centurions in kills with 480 and in digs with 501. She ranked second on the team with 52 aces. Sasha Thomas-Oakley, senior, Canyon The outside hitter could both get the Cowboys going with her aggressive style of play and put games away with her forceful kills. “She brings that power and I think without her, we wouldn’t be as stable or glued together,” said teammate Kyra Titner of Thomas-Oakley.
Second teamNoelle Blumel, senior, Hart The Indians libero was a huge factor defensively, but also came up big on offense when it came to serving. In Hart’s league championship game against Saugus, Blumel aced three straight serves to help complete the sweep of the Cents. Sophie Bobal, senior, West Ranch The Pace University (New York) commit ranked second on the team in kills with 168 and third in blocks with 43. She was also second in digs with 184. Rhiannon Boddy, senior, Saugus Boddy paced the Centurions in aces with 63 and was second in digs with 447. She also chipped in the occasional assist, finishing the season with 36. Ruby Duncan, junior, Hart Duncan was constantly in double-digits in matches when it came to kills this season after conquering some mental obstacles. “Every single time I set her the ball, whether it’s middle or opposite, I know she can put away the ball and she does almost every time,” Mattson said earlier this season. Amira Fann, senior, Saugus Fann logged over half of the Centurions’ blocks this season with 125 in 85 sets played. She also had 26 digs and 79 kills. Kaelyn White, junior, Valencia White made the change from setter to outside hitter and had a very smooth transition. She was a constant force in a Valencia team that saw a lot of lineup changes throughout the season.
Honorable mentionCanyon: Laska Stanford, senior Golden Valley: Reinyel Leonidas, junior Hart: Megan Soto, junior Saugus: Jessica Nash, senior SCCS: Megan Dombrowski, senior Trinity: Hannah Caddow, senior Valencia: Kendall Thompson, sophomore West Ranch: Tyler Dobrowsky, senior