Volleyball

Varsity Fall All - Metro

First Team

December 10, 2009

Samantha Brostrom

Centennial, hitter, junior

* Teamed with Elizabeth Brown to form the area's best front line

* Selected to the All-Metro team for the second straight year, Brostrom dominated the net for the Eagles (17-1)

* Was second on the team in kills with 138. Led team in digs (186) and aces (57)

* Recorded double-digit kills in five matches, including both matches against rival River Hill

* Had seven aces in an October match against Wilde Lake

Elizabeth Brown

Centennial, hitter, junior

* After playing in the shadow of Brostrom last year, Brown stepped to the forefront to lead the Eagles offense this season

* Posted a team-high .974 serving percentage

* Led the Eagles with 154 kills and was second in digs (165)

* Had her best game at Marriotts Ridge, where her 15 kills and 12 digs helped the Eagles avoid an upset

* Recorded 21 digs in a 3-1 win over Mount Hebron in October

Lillie Happel

Covenant Community School, hitter, senior

* Displayed leadership in propelling the home-schooled Bravehearts (21-2) to a berth in the MD/DC Private Schools tournament semifinals

* Led the team to a national championship in the Silver Division of the National Home-Schooled Volleyball Association Tournament in Omaha, Neb.

* Led Covenant in kills (429), aces (98), digs (344) and blocks (17)

* Had best game against Archbishop Spalding in September, when she recorded 28 kills, 19 digs and eight aces in a four-game match

* Will play volleyball at Liberty University next year

Christi Laite

Severna Park, hitter, senior

* A big presence at the net, Laite, 6 feet 2, led the Falcons (15-3) to the Anne Arundel County title

* Recorded 105 kills, 56 aces and 29 blocks to lead the Falcons

* Falcons coach Jamie Leventry called her the cornerstone of the Severna Park program

* Was named Anne Arundel County Player of the Year by county coaches

* Is considering scholarship offers from Delaware, North Carolina-Wilmington and American

Kat Lincalis

Towson, setter, senior

* Led Towson to an 18-1 record and a berth in the state semifinals

* Recorded 45 assists in the Class 3A state semifinals, where the Generals nearly upset heavily favored River Hill

* Had 278 assists and served at 98 percent

* Led Generals in digs with 153

* Hopes to make UMBC volleyball team as a walk-on next year

Megan Rosburg

River Hill, hitter, junior

* Fiery player led the Hawks (17-2) to the Class 3A East regional championship and a berth in the state finals

* Was rarely off of the court

* Had 12 digs and 14 kills in upset of Centennial in regional final

* Finished with 124 kills, 127 digs and 11 blocks

Kourtney Salvarola

Broadneck, hitter, senior

* Has perhaps the hardest swing of any hitter in the area.

* Began Class 4A state championship match with a thundering kill that set the tone for the match

* Four-year varsity player who leaves with three state championships

* Had 157 kills, 141 digs, and 36 aces to lead the Bruins (17-2) in all three categories

* Will play softball at South Florida next year

Laura Whitney

River Hill, libero, senior

* Recorded 31 digs in a victory over then-No. 1 Centennial in the regional final* Finished season with .920 serving percentage, 225 digs and 35 aces

* Was the anchor of River Hill's formidable defense

* Led by example and often served as a calming influence for the Hawks' younger players

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