Volleyball: 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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