Hamilton’s Preslie Anderson, 10, and Desert Vista’s Hailey Harward, 10, and their respective teams are expected to ball all season long.

[David Jolkovski/Tribune]

All-Tribune Girls Volleyball Team

First team

Name                  School       Yr.     Pos.         Comment

Preslie Anderson    Hamilton     Sr       MB           POY candidate closed out career with remarkable season

Lauren Forte       Corona del Sol Sr.     MB           Posted 272 kills, 102 blocks for state champs

Kendall Glover       Desert Vista  Sr.     Lib.          Finished as program’s career leader in digs

Chapin Gray        Mountain Pointe Sr.   OH           Top all-around player for 6A state runner-up

Brooke Nuneviller  Corona del Sol Jr.    OH          Raised CDS from contender to champ

Gabby Leo           Mountain Pointe Jr.     S           Controlled the Pride offense in third year as starter

Player of the Year: Brooke Nuneviller, Corona del Sol

Coach of the Year: Ben Maxfield, Corona del Sol – Aztecs were considered darkhorse favorite so they didn’t come out of nowhere but there certainly teams ahead of them in the preseason. Maxfield guided them to the title, winning 12 of 14 sets in the postseason

Second team

Name               School        Yr.    Pos.    Comment

Piper Manross Mountain Pointe So.    MB      Impressive soph. year with 252 kills, 72 blocks

Ryann Davis       Perry            Jr.    Opp     Absolute thumper (351 kills) took Perry to next level

Alexandra Fisher  Basha          Sr.    Lib.     Ran an efficient back row for 25-win team

Darian Clark       Hamilton       Jr.     OH     Had 362 kills and 374 digs

Annie Hatch         Mesa           So.    OH    Has more than 900 kills in first two years

Alexa Smythe   Horizon Honors Sr.      S     Combo player did everything for 2A champs

Honorable mention

Kiana Gonsalves, Basha; Kanano Hiapo, Campo Verde; Taylor Sheppy, Chandler Prep; Karlie Foster, Combs; Erica Ronda, Corona del Sol; Emma West, Corona del Sol; Hailey Dirrigl, Desert Vista; Kaitlyn Lines, Gilbert; Heaven Harris, Hamilton; Lauryn Harrell, Higley; Giuliana Castronova, Horizon Honors; Kate Grimmer, Queen Creek; Jordan Schumacher, Mesquite; Mala Tukuafu, Mountain View; Amanda Aguirre, Perry, Halle Razo, Perry; Kayle Wieserman, Poston Butte; Grace Milhone, Seton Catholic; Mary Schroll, Tempe Prep; Courtney Dyer, Valley Christian.

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