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EMass girls’ volleyball: Needham’s Samantha Tam headlines Players of the Week

In a 3-1 Bay State Conference win over Newton North on Tuesday night, Samantha Tam had 18 kills and 10 digs.Matthew J Lee/Globe staff

Chloe Clement, Lynn Classical — The Rams clinched a state tournament berth with their 10th win with a five-set win over Chelsea, in which Clement delivered 16 kills. She also had 6 kills, 10 digs, and 4 aces in a win over Somerville.

Grace Presswood, Dennis-Yarmouth — The junior recorded 19 kills and 30 digs in a come-from-behind five-set win over perennial Cape & Islands power Barnstable, keeping the Dolphins undefeated. Presswood added 14 kills and 7 digs in a win over Greater New Bedford.

Hadley Rhodes, Oliver Ames — In a huge five-set Hockomock win over Milford, the senior amassed 38 assists, 10 digs, and 5 aces for the Tigers. Then she followed with 15 assists and 8 aces against Stoughton and 18 assists, 4 kills, and 3 aces against Taunton as the Tigers went 3-0.


Kailey Roche, Billerica — The senior collected a career-high 40 assists for the Indians in a big five-set win over Haverhill. She added 15 assists, 8 digs, and 18 service points in a win over Danvers, and 15 assists, 7 aces, and 14 service points against Lowell.

Samantha Tam, Needham — The No. 5 Rockets picked up two wins over Top 10 teams, beating then-No. 4 Newton North and then-No. 6 Lincoln-Sudbury. Tam was instrumental in both; the sophomore outside hitter recorded 18 kills and 10 digs against Newton North, and had 14 kills and 3 aces in the win over Lincoln-Sudbury.