PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Allie Mondorff, Delone Catholic: The senior's stats are strong, but what sets her apart is her team-first mentality, according to her coach, Jason Leppo. Mondorff dished out 564 assists this season as the Squirettes made it to the state title match with their perfect record intact.
"When you look back, it's hard to believe you have come this far without losing," Mondorff said before the state title game. "It's exciting. (A state title) was one of our goals at the beginning of the year, a long-distance thing. We just kept going further, further and further."
Mondorff racked up 29 assists, eight digs and six kills as Delone fell to Fort Leboeuf in the state championship match.
The Squirettes might not have made it that far if Mondorff had not been on the mark with her serve in the PIAA quarterfinal against Holy Redeemer. In the first and second games, she went on five- and six-point runs, respectively, to rally Delone and put the team ahead to stay.
For the season, Mondorff added 168 digs, 120 kills, 60 aces and 22 blocks.
Cambria Wierman, Delone Catholic: Wierman came on strong in the playoffs this season, pounding 52 kills in the Squirettes' three
Zandria Zielinski, York Catholic: A senior, Zielinski was strong on both offense and defense for the Fighting Irish. The Kutztown University-bound player amassed 64 aces, 178 kills, 117 digs and 43 blocks during the season.
Hannah Lawrence, Delone Catholic: The Squirettes' athletic libero saved 21 digs in the state final match. She also had a big game earlier in the season against Trinity, posting 34 digs and two aces. She finished her season with 403 digs, 44 assists and 26 aces.
Taylor Nicol, Littlestown: In a sweep of Bermudian Springs, Nicol chipped in with 10 digs, eight kills and seven blocks. Nicol also showed a well-rounded effort for the Thunderbolts against Waynesboro, posting four aces, five digs, five kills and four blocks.
Kathleen Farrell, York Catholic: Farrell racked up 104 kills and 79 digs this season for the Irish. She also contributed 14 aces for York Catholic. The senior hit 10 kills as the Irish earned a hard-fought win against Littlestown early in the season.
Renee Drawbaugh, Hanover: Drawbaugh paced the Hawkettes on numerous occasions this fall, posting 17 assists, six digs and two blocks against South Western and 25 assists vs. Fairfield. The junior also had 10 assists, six digs and three aces against York Catholic.
Shelby Barnes, Hanover: Barnes recorded 21 kills, 30 digs and 12 aces for the Hawkettes against Northeastern in the Snacktown Volleyball Classic tournament. For the season, the junior posted 69 aces, 201 kills and 196 digs.
Cheyenne Fulcher, York County Tech: The Spartans' middle hitter put up 26 blocks, 43 kills and 43 aces this season. The senior notched a match-high 10 kills to go along with two blocks and three aces in a tight early season match against William Penn.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jason Leppo, Delone Catholic: The second-year coach led the Squirettes to a 27-1 overall record and a perfect 12-0 division mark this season. Along the way, his squad earned YAIAA and district titles, as well as a trip to the PIAA championship game.
Delone fell just short of a state title, but Leppo kept his squad focused through the playoffs, even when they were down.
"Right now, it just hurts," Leppo said after the Squirettes' state-final loss to Fort LeBoeuf. "When we have more time, we will look back. Our record was 27-1, a county (YAIAA) championship, a district championship and a trip to the state final. There is only one way to have a better year."
Bermudian Springs: Madison Itterly; Delone Catholic: Maddie Comly; Fairfield: Kayla Luckenbaugh; Hanover: Madison Hart; York Catholic: Natalie Stewart; York County Tech: Lauren Bupp, Savannah Grimes.
-- Sherry Coons