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Winchester girls’ volleyball star Dasha Smolina named state’s Gatorade Player of the Year

Winchester’s Dasha Smolina.
Winchester’s Dasha Smolina.Mark Lorenz for The Boston Globe

Capping a career in which she propelled the Winchester girls’ volleyball team to its first Division 1 final, senior setter Dasha Smolina has been named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.

The 2019 Globe All-Scholastic selection recorded 690 assists, 295 digs, 18 blocks, 89 aces, and 130 kills for the Sachems (25-1), who lost the D1 championship game to Needham, 3-1.

Smolina ended her career with 1,338 assists. Smolina was also named to the Massachusetts Girls’ Volleyball Coaches Association Division 1 All-State team.

Smolina boasts a 3.99 GPA and is a commended National Merit Scholar. She is undecided on her college plans.


Brandon Chase can be reached at brandon.chase@globe.com.