Volleyball: Players to watch

August 31, 2011|By Mike Frainie, Special to The Baltimore Sun

Taylor Beaumont

Mount de Sales, hitter, senior

As a junior, she had 213 kills, 13 blocks and 27 digs on the area's best private school team. This should be her year to shine.

Lauren Bosse

Towson, hitter, senior

An All-Metro first-team pick last season, Bosse helped lead the Generals to the Class 3A state title and had 18 kills in the final.

Cassidy Cunningham

Notre Dame Prep, setter, senior

A two-time All-Conference player, Cunningham led the Blazers last season in their first year in the tough IAAM AConference. She contributed 313 assists, 58 kills and 68 aces to a young team that should be much improved this season.

Hailey Fitzgerald

St. Paul's, setter, senior

Fitzgerald has a knack for finding the ball. As a junior, she contributed 424 assists and 100 kills to a team that improved throughout the year.

Rachel Rachael Holehouse

Fallston, hitter, senior

Maybe the most complete player in the area, Holehouse is a force on the court. She had 205 kills, 103 assists and 114 digs to lead the Cougars to the Class 2A state title last year.

Kelly Lacy

Towson, hitter, senior

Lacy's leadership will be a key for the Generals. She averaged 2.7 kills per game last year, but her play on the back line will be equally important this season.

Trish Mockapetris

Centennial, hitter, junior

An All-Metro second-team performer last year, Mockapetris had 110kills and 22 digs as a sophomore and was a big reason Centennial advanced to the Class 3A state title game.

Jamie Rombach

Archbishop Spalding, setter, senior

Rombach will be the quarterback of a Spalding team that was often overlooked last year. An All-Metro second-team performer, she led the Cavaliers with 247 kills, 224 assists and 218 digs. Her leadership and distribution of the ball make the Cavaliers one of the favorites in the IAAM A Conference.

Ashlyn Tapley

Arundel, hitter, senior

Tapley's 180 kills and 40 aces led the Wildcats in a run to the Class 4A state semifinals last year, and her leadership was a key reason Arundel peaked to win the East region.

Lindsay Tapley

Arundel, setter, senior

While her sister provided much of the offensive firepower, Tapley was the team's most complete player. She had 148 kills, 279 assists and 35aces on a well-rounded team that should make noise again.

OTHER NOTABLES

Kim Bell, Severna Park

Kelsea Belt, Reservoir

Sydney Biniak, Howard

Sarah Bowman, St. Paul's

Sarah Cassett, Liberty

Caitlan Davis, River Hill

Ally Dorsey, Long Reach

Jessica Eisenberg, McDonogh

Amanda Gross, Reservoir

Kabria Haskins, St. Paul's

Anna Holehouse, Fallston

Ejeoma Igwajmo, Seton Keough

Samantha Johnson, Marr. Ridge

Beth Laux, Marriotts Ridge

Krista Lee, River Hill

Catie Lucas, Manchester Valley

Susannah Matthai, Bryn Mawr

Kelly McCormick, Liberty

Kimberly Moor, Howard

Azita Nejaddehghami,

Wilde Lake

Chelsey Owensby, Mt. de Sales

Marta Rowan, River Hill

Megan Sedney, Mount de Sales

Kristen Seeba, Arch. Spalding

Jessica Starr, Dulaney

Ally Teuten, Towson

Abby Thrift, Century

Michaela Tummings, Wilde Lake

Erin Walter, Mount Hebron

Morgan Walter, Mount Hebron

Lexy White-Torruellis, Centennial

Mike Frainie

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.