PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Division 1: Barnstable
The senior finished with 300 kills, 148 digs, 40 aces, and 40 blocks for the Division 1 state champions. The three-time Old Colony League All-Star is an All-Scholastic for the second time. She is on the honor roll and enjoys tennis and skiing.
Division 2: Fairhaven
The four-time South Coast Conference All-Star and two-time member of the MGVCA All-State Team broke her sister Kaleigh’s school record for most kills, finishing with 1,269. Charette, a senior, totaled a career 534 digs, 367 blocks, and 164 aces.
Division 3: Case
Armburg compiled 668 assists and 88 aces, both good for second-most in a season at Case. The senior setter reached her 1000th career assist, finishing with 1,287. The two-time South Coast Conference MVP will go to UMass-Dartmouth.
The two-year captain had 417 service receptions, 198 kills, and 181 digs in being named the Merrimack Valley Conference co-MVP. The National Honor Society member has started all four years, and she also captains the tennis team.
Newton North, junior
The junior setter dished out 470 assists, had 240 kills, and served 102 aces to be named a Bay State League first-teamer. The All-American was also a member of the MGVCA Division 1 All-State Team. Brazda plays soccer and softball.
The two-time Middlesex League All-Star pacedMelrose to the Division 2 final with 596 assists and 64 kills, totaling a career 1,221 assists and 161 kills. The captain upheld a 98.91 service percentage, plays basketball, and made the honor roll.
Cabral amassed 558 career kills, the second most in school history, in a career that saw her team win three South Coast Conference crowns and included a 2010 league MVP award. The outside hitter completed 211 of 236 passes this year.
Crook dished out 680 assists this season, reaching her 1000th career helper in the process. Just a junior, the setter was on the last team standing in Division 1 for the second straight time. She enjoys skiing and made the honor roll.
Melissa Dal Pozzo
The two-time Middlesex League MVP led the Rockets to the Division 1 North semifinals and played herself onto the Division 1 All-State Team in her second year as captain. She also captains the basketball team and is on the honor roll.
The outside hitter was twice named a Big Three Conference All-Star and MGVCA All-State Team member, including this season when she posted 190 kills and 39 aces. Mace also made the honor roll as a senior and hopes to study marine biology.
Central Catholic, senior
While captaining her Raiders to the Division 1 state finals, Michal totaled a team-high 534 assists, 204 service points, and 82 aces to be named the Merrimack Valley Conference Player of the Year. The setter was also a 2010 MVC All-Star.
The senior captain led the state with a 48.4 hitting percentage for the Division 1 Central/East champions. Midzik unleashed 340 kills with a 60.9 kill percentage for a spot on the MGVCA All-State Team. She has committed to Yale.
North Quincy, senior
The two-time Patriot League All-Star collected 380 digs and 65 aces this season for the Red Raiders. She is also a member of the MGVCA All-State Team and boasts a 4.0 GPA as a senior. She looks to continue her playing career in college.
North Attleborough, senior
The four-time Hockomock League All-Star led the Red Rocketeers to the Division 1 South final. She also was named to the Division 1 All-State Team. Weymouth, who made the honor roll, plays lacrosse and has verbally committed to Stonehill.
The Dual County League MVP led her team to the Division 1 state semifinals, averaging 10 kills, 12 digs, and 4 kills per match, a year after making the finals. The captain received high honors all four years and looks to major in engineering.
COACHES OF THE YEAR
Division 1: Brookline
Frank clinched the Bay State League and Division 1 Central/East titles after a 20-3 season in his fifth year at Brookline. Frank (Brookline ’97) had ”a very talented and versatile team that was capable of winning any type of volleyball match.”
Division 2: Boston English
Mondesir led the Blue & Blue to an 18-1 record to clinch his third consecutive Boston City Championship. Mondesir, who sports a 55-3 career mark, said his team ”loves the sport. I wish they had one more season.”
Division 3: Case
The 2011 MGVCA Hall of Fame inductee headed a 22-2 season and her fourth trip to the Division 3 state final. Levesque has a 230-56 record in her 12 years coaching the two-time state champion Lady Cardinals.
Bay State - Braintree: Mary Donahue. Brookline: Jamie Francona, Maya Midzik. Milton: Samantha Curley. Newton North: Keane Brazda. Walpole: Genna Swanson
Big Three - Brockton: Kitiara Delannoy, Fabiola Garcon, Alicia Mace. Durfee: Andrea Dupont. New Bedford: Katherine Guillotte, Chandler Palmieri, Brianna Perry
Boston City - Boston English: Johanly Garcia, Tracy Lynn Pagan, Yabriela Perez. Boston International: Radhaisa Arias, Jennifer Delgado, Jazmine Soto. Brighton: Bianca Lopez, Jiaying Zhu. Burke: Brenda Calderon, Mary Frances Miles, Cassandra Teneus. Charlestown: Luar Barros, Timesha Leary, Danielle Perreira. CASH: Gabriela Caruffo. Dorchester: Joanna Phan, Angela Trinh. East Boston: Juliana Grillo, Natalia Preciaso, Valeria Rivera. Latin Academy: Victoria Thong, Christina Wong. Madison Park: Krystal Edwards, Heather Hernandez, Betsy Maysonet. O’Bryant: Diep Nguyen, Shai Thomson-Allen, Adrienne Thornton. South Boston: Joicenina Carval Homonte, Stanasa Dowdye, Kristen Padgett. West Roxbury: Tamania Desir, Yarielis Ortiz
Cape Ann - Hamilton-Wenham: Keira McGrath. Lynnfield: Julia Goldstein, Abby Norwood, Elizabeth Yo. Masconomet: Lexi Simmons, Brynn Wendel. North Andover: Erin Cox, Kaylee Labrinos, Julia Titone. North Reading: Katherine Mazzone, Erika Spehlmann. Peabody: Carolyn Scacchi
Catholic Central - Archbishop Williams: Christine Chase, Michaela Flanagan. Arlington Catholic: Danielle Hunt. Austin Prep: Maura Green, Kaleigh Hamilton, Jessica Kenworthy. Bishop Fenwick: Jen Crovo, Kate Lipka, Anna Witkowski. Cardinal Spellman: Nicole DiRenzo, Meggie Gildea, Alex Pantano. Cathedral: Dilva Tavares. Cristo Rey: Julianna Quiroz. Lowell Catholic: Cathryn DeMarco, Elizabeth Friedrich. Marian: Tess Anketell, Kristin Archambault, Taylor Tognacci. Matignon: Gabby Farrell. Pope John: Danielle Martin, Melissa Martin, Kayla Reis. St. Clement: Allison Caloggero, Kristina Ofoedu. St. Mary’s: Ann Marie Idusuyi. Trinity Catholic: Jackie Chong, Danielle White
Catholic Conference - Fontbonne: Jen Gemma, Colleen MacDonald, Rachel Selbert. Mt. Alvernia: Tara Kenney, Stacey Panagopoulos. Mt. St. Joseph: Jessica Davidson, Nicole Gemba. Notre Dame (Hingham): Audrey Bizak, Jamie Granskie, Natalia Maccarrone, Randi Whitham. Ursuline: Christa Blomquist, Krissy Robertson, Paige Sawyer
Commonwealth - Chelsea: Karoyln Moni, Cristal Rodriguez, Shuly Sejour. Fellowship Christian: Anna Bedard, Christi Morimizu, Angie Tran. Greater Lawrence: Casey Colbert, Francis Dejesus, Trudy Goetchius, Shabeli Villa. Greater Lowell: Chakriya Bouen, Mariana Dias, Kelsi Moore. North Shore: Grace McNally, Kiley Morgan. Northeast: Kezya Costa, Heather Touissant. Presentation of Mary: Ashley Cotnoir, Valerie Tellier. Shawsheen: Kellsey Davey, Taylor Simas. Whittier: Christina Medley, Josie Sanchez
Dual County - Acton-Boxboro: Yusi Gong, Clara Hong. Bedford: Kiana McAuley-Pomeroy, Allegra Scharff, Jackie Yang. Boston Latin: Courtney Hoban, Claire Zimmerman. Concord-Carlisle: Adele Aziz, Kelsey Bjornson, Madison Creighton. Lincoln-Sudbury: Whitney LaRow, Mandy Sifferlan, Kelley White. Newton South: Tori Bryan. Waltham: Alicia Vautour. Wayland: Emily Van Mulbregt. Westford: Jenn Rigby. Weston: Sydney Halloran, Dani Silverstein
Eastern Athletic - Bishop Feehan: Mary Katherine Runey, Sierra Schrader, Alexis Sells. Bishop Stang: Blaire Gagne, Samantha Wright. Coyle & Cassidy: Trisha Quinn. Somerset Berkley: Kayla Allen, Lindsey Mecedo, Tayler Travis
Greater Boston - Cambridge: Brigitte Boursiquot, Nathielly DeOliveira, LizMary Mazzarella, Kayla Sena, Carine Verlus, Lydia Vital. Everett: Raisa Almeida, Vanessa Bernard, Amanda DeSouza, Lindsey Ducheine. Malden: Lisa Delacey. Medford: Christine Feeley, Kelley Hayes, Rachel Keen, Michelle Nguyen. Somerville: Brittany Cassidy, Maria Dardonis, Lorenza Ettiene, Nicole Genard, Jacqueline Holmes
Hockomock - Canton: Shannon Brady, Julia Murphy, Olivia Murphy. Foxboro: Ashley Snyder. Franklin: Theresa Urquhart, Alicia Wilde. King Philip: Jody Cullity. Mansfield: Michelle Ganter-Fichera. North Attleboro: Nicole Grambley, Kelsey Weymouth. Oliver Ames: Candace Steadman. Sharon: Kyle Jermyn. Stoughton: Andrea Chica, Julia Quattrucci
Mayflower - Avon: Alexandra Burns, Angela Concalves. Bishop Connolly: Mary Cate Maher. Blue Hills: Brittany Lynch. Bristol Aggie: Sabrina Lemar, Krista MacDermid. Bristol-Plymouth: Brittany Leonard, Bethany Parris, Libby Stiles. Diman: Kelsey Almedia. Holbrook: Ari Hay, Elisa Morgan, Danielle Prusik. Norfolk Aggie: Ashley Gatchell, Rebecca Seaberg. Old Colony: Nina Logan. Sacred Heart: Marissa Melchionda, Sammy Slavik. South Shore Voc-Tech: Nicole Terra. Southeastern: Rytge Lantino. Tri-County: Kacie Fitzpatrick, Molly Marcotte. Upper Cape: Taijara Barboza. Westport: Kayla Kirby
Merrimack Valley - Andover: Sarah Arvidson, Ava Bakhtyari, Elise Brogan, Marcela Familiar-Bolanos, Lauren Murtagh, Elizabeth Wait. Billerica: Erin Brooks, Emily Koles. Central Catholic: Alex Borelli, Michelle Bouchard, Claire Foggo, Stephanie Graffeo, Alexis Michal, Britni Spring, Hunter Tuck. Chelmsford: Jen Janiak, Jackie Pisecco, Shannon Shea, Shelby Smyth. Dracut: Amanda Anderson, Julie Morrissette. Haverhill: Genna Blanchard, Paige Grant, Alex Itasca. Lowell: Hannah Woodworth. Methuen: Casey Scarelli. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Christine Kang, Charleen Klangos, Molly MacDonald, Kristen Perrotta. Tewksbury: Jess Bridle, Elizabeth McVey, Alina Rosmarinofski, Kelli Sugrue
Middlesex - Melrose: Brooke Bell, Sarah McGowan, Alyssa DiRaffaele, Jennifer Cain. Reading: Melissa Dal Pozzo, Hannah Conroy, Melissa Liaboe, Olivia Healy, Morgan O’Brien. Lexington: Taylor Meeks, Christine Barons, and Arianna Sandeen. Winchester: Lizzie Rice. Stoneham: Samantha Trant, Christiana Dakoyannis; Burlington: Christiana Raso, Jean Hanafin. Wilmington: Michelle Woods.
Old Colony - Barnstable: Regan Bristol, Aine Cole, Kayla Crook, Kaylee Deluga, Nikki Deluga, Lynne Hibbard, Carolyn Morin. Dartmouth: Erin Butler, Heather Gagne, Bethany Salomonsen. Taunton: Gracie Harrigan, Amber Taylor
Patriot - Duxbury: Christina Curley, Michela North. Hanover: Amanda Parry. Hingham: Tori Kaulins. Middleborough: Cassie Leech. North Quincy: Rachel Chu, Elizabeth Sullivan, Olivia Umoren. Pembroke: Alana Atchinson, Lauren Tressel. Quincy: Caity Lowry, Nicole Parry. Silver Lake: Kaitlin Burgess, Marissa Derouen, Seirra Gonsalves. Whitman-Hanson: Brittany Heinricher
South Coast - Bourne: Alanah Durr, Tara Lyons. Case: Megan Armburg, Jenn Cabral, Shannon Orton, Briana Sousa. Fairhaven: Kara Charette, Kayli Moniz, Kelsey Perron-Sovik. Wareham: Jaimie Beauchemin, Rebecca Holmes
Tri-Valley - Ashland: Tiffany Morrissey. Holliston: Jordan Sostilo. Hopkinton: Tess Chandler, Katie Cook, Anna Thornton. Medfield: Natalie Gill, Anna Krah, Rachel Wyman. Medway: Lillian Benabou, Angela Price. Westwood: Jing-Juan Li
HOW WE PICKED THE TEAM
The All-Scholastic volleyball team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues.