P.O. Girls Volleyball All-Stars
JORDAN STOOPS, Waynesboro: A senior setter for the Maidens, Stoops racked up a staggering 712 assists this season. Waynesboro coach Kim Saunders said, "Jordan took over the reigns of setter and distributed the ball with near perfection. She finished her two-year setting career with 1,080 assists." Stoops also contributed 22 kills, 73 digs and 11 blocks. She finished the season serving 93 percent; she made only 13 errors on 184 service attempts.
GABBY BAUGHMAN, Greencastle-Antrim: Baughman, a junior libero, was one of the Blue Devils' top passers this season. She finished with 296 digs. "She was a very well-balanced player," G-A coach Corry Eagler said. "She always tended to be our leader in passing percentages. She was very good in serve receive passing and defense. Also, when we needed her to, she could step in and set." Baughman played a match and a half at setter and finished with 61 assists, and she was also the team leader with 61 aces.
LAUREN CHING, Chambersburg: A sophomore, Ching was the distributor of the Trojans' offense. She finished the season with 627 assists. "Her overall physical skills are extremely evident," Chambersburg coach Ty Frelin said. "She's very talented and very athletic. She is maturing as a player from last year to this year, and that comes with age. She's just really a very pleasant player and student-athlete to be around." Ching also had a team-high 49 aces and contributed 137 digs, 27 kills and 19 blocks.
ALYSSA TAYLOR, Waynesboro: Taylor was the Maidens' libero this year and piled up 420 digs in her senior season. Taylor played in all 75 sets for Waynesboro this year. "She worked hard to give us consistent passing and defense all season," Maidens coach Kim Saunders said. Taylor was also one of the team's top servers, finishing with a team-high 36 aces.
TYANA QUIVERS, James Buchanan: Rockets coach Tonya Miller said, "The big thing she did was she gave a lot of herself to the team. She wanted to start at outside because that's what she plays in club, but we really needed a strong middle this year. She sacrificed what she wanted and was an outstanding middle." As a junior, Quivers finished with a team-leading 47 blocks and added 142 kills and 32 aces.
CARLY SWOPE, McConnellsburg: The junior outside hitter continued to be a dual threat for the Spartans. Not only did she lead the team with 279 digs, Swope was also second on the team in kills (149). McConnellsburg coach Heidi Johnston said, "I always describe her as our most solid, all-around player. When we look to one player to get the job done offensively or defensively, that was her a lot of the time. Whether it be passing, serving, hitting, she does all those things well, and she's an asset to our team." She also paced the Spartans with 68 aces.
LEXY POE, Shalom Christian: Poe, a senior outside hitter, was the leader of the Flames' offense this season. She was a versatile force, racking up 170 kills to go along with 111 digs. Shalom coach Katie Gantz said, "The No. 1 thing about her would be her leadership, both on and off the court. All the girls can look up to her no matter what. Aside from that, she's always steadfast and confident. She always felt like we could succeed, and she was always ready to do her best."
CARA LONG, Chambersburg: Trojan coach Ty Frelin said Long, a senior outside hitter, was his most improved player this season. Long was second on the team with 209 kills, and she also racked up 89 blocks. She had 30 digs and five aces, as well. Frelin said, "She did a 180 from Aug. 17 to Oct. 31. She just improved leaps and bounds. She played more confidently, and her emotional state allowed her to step up and be a leader. She played relaxed and felt confidence in her game." Long is committed to play volleyball at Kutztown.
ERICA EBERLY, James Buchanan: A senior, Eberly was the Rockets' top outside hitter. She paced the team with 152 kills while contributing 116 digs and 29 aces. "Erica was big on always being positive," JB coach Tonya Miller said. "She was always talking to the girls, on the court, before games and during practice. And she knows volleyball very well; if she gave the girls an idea (during a match), they trusted her."
KERI GEARHART, Greencastle-Antrim: As a sophomore outside hitter, Gearhart had a breakout season by leading the Blue Devils with 202 kills. She also led the team with 43 total blocks, including 13 solo blocks. G-A coach Corry Eagler said, "She had a huge amount of development from last year to this year. It was like a totally different Keri. She came in really focused, and just a few games into the season, we figured out that she was going to be our go-to hitter." Gearhart also contributed 58 digs and 26 aces.
CIARA ROSENBERGER: Waynesboro, jr., OH
KAILEY LAYMAN: Chambersburg, sr., DS
MORGAN FITZ: Southern Fulton, jr., DS
LINDSEY RANDLER: McConnellsburg, jr., S
DANESSA MARTIN: Chambersburg, jr., DS
SYDNEY SHEPHERD: Greencastle-Antrim, sr., OH
HALEY BRICKER: Shalom Christian, jr., OH
BRYCELIN SPIDEL: Waynesboro, sr., MH
LORYN SANDERS: Cumberland Valley Christian, sr., S
Chambersburg: Lauren Diller (sr., OH), Bailee Nitterhouse (so., OH), Jenna Lombardozzi (jr., DS); Greencastle-Antrim: Chloe McKenzie (jr., S); James Buchanan: Kayla Cummings (sr., S); Shippensburg: Cierra Noel (sr., OH), Rianon McKee (sr., MH); Waynesboro: Olivia Fogelsonger (so., MH); Southern Fulton: Shaye Smartt (sr., OH); McConnellsburg: Kylie Keefer (sr., MH), Kailey Dils (sr., L); Shalom Christian: Brooke Kuhns (sr., MH); Fannett-Metal: Kiana Patrick (sr., MH).