2012 Girls’ Volleyball All-Scholastics

Jennifer Cain, left, and Sarah McGowan helped lead Melrose to a Division 2 title.
Jennifer Cain, left, and Sarah McGowan helped lead Melrose to a Division 2 title.(Mark Wilson/Globe Staff)

Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season:

Athletes of the Year

Kayla Crook

Division 1: Barnstable

The three-time Division 1 state champion leaves as the program's all-time leader in assists (2,023). This year, she had a team-high 188 service points and 680 assists to earn her third consecutive appearance on the MGVCA All-State Team.

Brooke Bell

Division 2: Melrose

The setter snapped the assist record at Melrose, steering the Red Raiders to a Division 2 state championship. The captain is a two-year All-State Team member with four Middlesex League championships. The honor roll student has played for the Mass Patriots for four years.


Caroline Shannon

Division 3: Lynnfield

The Cape Ann All-League player led the Pioneers to the Division 3 state finals, qualifying her for the MGVCA All-State team. Shannon finished her career with 385 kills and 434 digs. The National Honor Society member also played for the Pumas volleyball club.


Alex Braverman

Lincoln-Sudbury, senior

The Dual County League All-Star and Division 1 State semifinalist qualified for the USA Volleyball Nationals and is a two-time beach volleyball doubles national qualifier. The senior finished second in the Northeast Bay State Games and will attend Colorado College.

Keane Brazda

Newton North, senior

The Bucknell University commit recorded 300 assists and 250 kills en route to making the Division 1 State finals. The tri-athlete plays softball and soccer and was an AAU 16-U National Champion. The four-year honor roll student also pushed SMASH Volleyball to the New England East Coast championship.

Regan Bristol

Barnstable, senior

A member of the MGVCA All-State Team, Bristol has won three consecutive Division 1 State championships, and this season recorded a team-high .303 hitting percentage. The senior had 287 kills and 48 blocks and played for the Southern Alliance U-18 team.

Julia Flynn

Notre Dame (Hingham), junior


The Division 1 All-State Team member collected 259 kills, 59 aces, and 160 digs in reaching the Division 1 South Sectional semifinals. The Catholic Conference All-Star won the Northeast championship with SMASH Volleyball Club. The junior also plays basketball and ice hockey and runs track.

Alexandra McDevitt

Medfield, senior

The Tri-Valley League MVP earned recognition as part of the Division 2 All-State team after leading the Warriors an 18-4 season. The 2010 state champion and National Honor Society member committed to Connecticut College, where she plans to play volleyball. The senior also captained the lacrosse team.

Sarah McGowan

Melrose, senior

The senior captained the Red Raiders to their first Division 2 state championship. The senior, who ranked fourth in the state with 4.5 kills per set, has collected three league and sectional championships. A National Honor Society member, McGowan is also the president of her class.

Elise Morgan

Holbrook, senior

The three-time Mayflower League champion, four-time All-Star, and two-time MVP ended her career with 922 kills to earn a spot on the MGVCA All-State team. The honor roll student clinched bronze at the this year's Bay State Games and is the league champion in the shot put.

Kay Mullen

Fairhaven, senior

The captain's team-best 326 kills and 493 digs aided the Blue Devils in becoming the first team in program history to win both the South Coast Conference and the South Sectional titles. Mullen posted a 89.3 service percentage in winning her third straight sectional title.

Julia Murphy

Canton, senior


The Hockomock League MVP captained the Bulldogs to a Division 2 Central championship and finishes her career with 724 kills, 202 blocks, 119 aces, and 556 digs. The honor roll students is a tri-athlete, also playing ice hockey and softball. The senior wants to pursue engineering at UMass-Boston.

Claire Quinn

Dana Hall, junior

A fearsome outside hitter, Quinn was named the EIL's Most Valuable Player this fall, helping Dana Hall to a first-place finish in both the regular season and league tournament. An honors student, she is vice president of the Best Buddies program.

Danielle Robillard

Case, senior

The team MVP ends her career (83-17) a Division 3 All-State nominee with 488 kills and 562 digs, a Division 3 state champion, and a two-time semifinalist. The National Honor Society president is eighth in her class and looks to major in math and minor in secondary education.

Amanda Sifferlen

Lincoln-Sudbury, senior

The Dual County League MVP led her team to the Division 1 state semifinals and was chosen for the MGVCA All-State team. The Holy Cross commit earned a spot on the US Women's Junior National A2 Volleyball Team and is a Lincoln-Sudbury Scholar.

Elizabeth Wait

Andover, senior

The team MVP made the All-Conference team and led the Golden Warriors to a Division 1 North championship and a 23-1 season. The National Honor Society member received awards for excellence in math and biology and looks to major in marine biology in college.

Coaches of the Year

Richard Barton

Division 1: Newton North

The Tigers were Bay State Conference champions and Division 1 Central finalists, but a nine-day stretch in which they broke a long Barnstable winning streak and beat Lincoln-Sudbury and Melrose in a nine-day stretch,was Barton's most memorable moment. The Harvard alum was picked for the MGVCA Coaches Hall of Fame with a 510-170 record.


Pat Cawley

Division 2: Canton

The Boston College alum steered her talented squad (22-1) as they ''boldly went where no other Canton team has been'' - a Division 2 Central championship. The six-year coach and Hockomock Davenport Div. 2 champion manages the Cobra Juniors team and also referees high school and collegiate-level volleyball.

Michelle Perrone

Division 3: Lynnfield

The three-time Cape Ann League Coach of the Year led her Division 3 state finalists behind the team motto of ''One team, one dream.'' When she is not teaching girls' or boys' volleyball, Perrone is working to earn her second Master's degree in nutrition education.


Bay State — Newton North: Keane Brazda.

Big Three — Brockton: Fabiola Garcon, Jeamela Guilloteau. Durfee: Amber Nelson. New Bedford: Katherine Guillotte, Katherine Mendes, Chandler Palmieri, Jenna Peixoto.

Boston City — Boston English: Heidy Barreiro, Nelsy Barreiro, Idil Barros. Boston International: Patricia Bello, Jasmine Soto. Brighton: Sahila Benjamin, Reyna Joint, Christille Vilme. Burke: Brenda Calderon, Kirina Laryea, Cassandra Teneus. Charlestown: Cora Chen Libero, Stephanie DePina, Aleja Quintero. CASH: Mariamma Bah, Gabriela Caruffo. Dorchester: Edili Rosario Tavares, Jasmine Sudhu, Radiesha Vassell. East Boston: Juliana Grillo, Natalia Preciaso, Clarita Prudencio. Latin Academy: Victoria Thong, Christina Wong. Madison Park: Amber Edwards, Krystal Edwards, Dayma Santana. O'Bryant: Fanny Chan, Diep Nguyen, Camly Phan. Snowden: Stephanie Chen, Shirley Peng, Baolan Xie. South Boston: Stanasa Dowdye, Jose Horne, Natalia Reyes. West Roxbury: Angelica Avugara, Joseangie Francois, Yarieliz Ortiz.


Cape Ann — Lynnfield: Caroline Shannon.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Christine Chanse, Caitlin Kearny. Arlington Catholic: Melissa Foote, Danielle Hunt, Victoria Reis, Allie Whitney. Austin Prep: Brittany Winters. Bishop Fenwick: Jen Crovo, Kate Lipka, Tessa McLaughlin, Gianna Pizzano. Cardinal Spellman: Bridget Cooke, Emily Debarros. Cathedral: Jennifer Mai. Cristo Rey: Julianna Quiroz. Lowell Catholic: Liz Friedrich, Gianna Nolan. Marian: Andressa Andrade, Sammy Fonseca, Nicole Magliozzi, Suzie Ramos, Katie Rufo. Matignon: Olivia McDonald. Pope John: Kamila Rodrigues. St. Clement: Allison Caloggero, Kristina Ofoedu, Jess Popken. St. Joseph's Prep: Jackie Chong, Gianna Scioletti. St. Mary's: Taylor Faiete.

Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Madison Devine, Megan Shea. Notre Dame (Hingham): Julia Flynn, Natalia Maccarrone, Randi Whitham. Ursuline: Morgan O'Donnell, Jenny Weston.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Rachel Hughes, Kara Mathisen. Bedford: Vicki Albert. Boston Latin: Emerson Boone. Concord-Carlisle: Kelsey Bjornson, Margaret O'Brien. Lincoln-Sudbury: Alex Braverman, Meghan Klapper, Amanda Sifferlen. Newton South: Sydney Rubinstein. Waltham: Ashley McLaughlin. Wayland: Olivia Shaw, Emily Van Mulbreght. Westford: Amanda Brooks, Casey Doremus. Weston: Sophie Alphas, Paige Gordon, Sydney Halloran.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Sophie Fish, Rebecca Laliberte, Sierea Schrader. Bishop Stang: Courtney Carroll, Morgan Lester. Coyle & Cassidy: Linsay Bumila, Angelina Smith. Somerset Berkley: Julie Gastall, Kristina Mongeon.

EIL — Bancroft: Lindsay Braith. Beaver Country Day: Maggie Cherneff. Concord Academy: Alex Craig, Eleni Papadopoulos, Corey Rost. Dana Hall: Elena Heiland, Alondra Lynch, Margot Palandjian, Claire Quinn, Jodie Sheffels. Newton Country Day: Sally Lakis, Nicole Macedo. Pingree: Bridget Healey, Casey Torto, Samantha Torto.

Greater Boston — Cambridge: Yanthia DeJesus, Autumn Harrison, Kyia Jones, Fnan Mesmer, Meron Woldemariam. Everett: Vanessa Bernard, Lindsey Ducheine. Malden: Lisa Delacey, Joyce Ly, Norma Pimental, Marissa Wofsey. Medford: Kelly Foley, Katie Napier, Lydia Regan. Somerville: Melissa McGovern.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Brianna Robitaille. Canton: Jackie Bornemann, Mellyn Costello, Julia Murphy. Foxborough: Ashley Snyder. Franklin: Shay Feeley, Emily Natal. King Philip: Brigid Murray. Mansfield: Eliana Cassimassima. North Attleborough: Sydney Bennett, Morgan Kieon, Meghan Ronaghan. Oliver Ames: Rachel Namenson. Sharon: Raichel Topale. Stoughton: Nicole Daniels, Emma Zuk. Taunton: Jess Khang.

Mass. Charter — Codman Charter: Johanna St. Claire. Foxborough Charter: Christa Chubet, Amanda Delva. KIPP Academy: Jalyssa Pena. Prospect Hill: Aaliyah Mercer, Chynere Scott-Dottin.

Mayflower — Avon: Christine Crane. Bishop Connolly: Katie Gordon. Blue Hills: Brittany Clark. Bristol Aggie: Shandell Saylors. Bristol-Plymouth: Rachel Ducharme, Larissa Nowak. Diman: Lexie Botelho. Holbrook: Ari Hay, Liz Kerek, Elise Morgan. Norfolk Aggie: Ashley Gatchell, Courtney Murray. Old Colony: Cassandra Eastwine, Kasandra Gonet. Sacred Heart: Jan Rathje, Kathy Rathje, Sammy Slavik. South Shore Voc-Tech: Olivia O'Connell, Olivia Swiatek. Tri-County: Lauren Hall, Colleen Mistler. Upper Cape: Danielle Willett. Westport: Jen Alves.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Lauren Gibson, Lauren Murtagh, Elizabeth Wait, Sarah Weimer. Billerica: Danielle Nickerson. Central Catholic: Michelle Bouchard, Amanda Williams. Chelmsford: Lauren Silverman. Dracut: Stephanie Nihan. Haverhill: Alex Itasca, Abigail Sonuga. North Andover: Micaela Donatio, Kaylee Lambrinos.

Middlesex — Burlington: Melannie Aquino. Lexington: Muriel Lavelle, Jackie Oliver. Melrose: Brooke Bell, Jennifer Cain, Amanda Commito, Rachel Johnson, Jill MacInnes, Sarah McGowan, Kayla Wyland. Reading: Hannah Conroy, Alex Hopkinson, Jenna Maroney, Morgan O'Brien, Shannon Sciarappa. Stoneham: Samantha Trant. Winchester: Ellen Boettcher, Karen Li.

Old Colony — Barnstable: Regan Bristol, Kayla Crook.

South Coast — Apponequet: Julia Lahaie. Bourne: Colleen Brady, Chelsea Doucette, Madi Durr. Case: Ellie Roberts, Danielle Robillard. Fairhaven: Ashley Brown, Katie Leidhold, Kay Mullen. Greater New Bedford: Kayla Boyd, Casey Lopes. Seekonk: Kayla Baril.

Tri-Valley — Hopkinton: Holly Adams, Tess Chandler, Kristen Cooprider. Medfield: Kristin Fechtelkotter, Anna Krah, Alexandra McDevitt, Mekenzie Smith. Medway: Dana Mott, Lilly Mott, Christina Spinazola. Millis: Mia Burruss. Norton: Jackie Dunne. Westwood: Monica Norris.