Stephanie Basile, soph., Penn Cambria: Two-year starter at middle hitter ... District 6 Class AA first-team all-star and Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference all-star ... Has recorded 700-plus kills in her first two seasons. Also, Penn Cambria's top blocker for the past two years ... Plays USA Volleyball for Highland Thunder.
Tiffany Clingerman, soph., Chestnut Ridge: Setter and District 5 first-team all-star ... Highest serving percentage on the team (95.6 percent), 475 assists and second highest passing percentage ... Also recorded 57 kills.
Danae Delozier, sr., Altoona: Middle hitter, captain and three-year letterwinner ... District 6 Class AAA first-team all-star as a junior and a senior ... Season stats: 223 kills, 144 blocks, 149 service points, 73 digs and 36 aces ... Career stats: 549 kills, 301 blocks (all-time school record), 330 service points, 150 digs and 81 aces ... Keystone Chapter of Volleyball Official All-Star Match participant ... Independent Volleyball League All-Conference Players in 2007 and 2008 ... Played USA Volleyball for Altoona Jrs. ... Also swims for Altoona ...Will attend Slippery Rock University for English education.
Mirror photo by Teri Enciso Albarano
Altoona Mirror volleyball all-stars include (from left): First row—Bishop Guilfoyle’s Rachel Rea and Chelsea Perehinec, Philipsburg-Osceola’s Taylor Harpster, Chestnut Ridge’s Tiffany Clingerman, Bedford’s Brandy Harris, Altoona’s Danae Delozier and Stephanie Dodson. Second row—Northern Cambria’s Breanna Kochinsky, Janae Dunchack, Becky Petrisko and Ariel Rocco, Hollidaysburg’s Jackie Smith and Kaitlyn Erb. Absent were Altoona’s Kaitlyn Wise, Huntingdon’s Kelley Hamman and Penn Cambria’s Stephanie Basile.
Stephanie Dodson, soph., Altoona: Libero and two-year letterwinner for Altoona ... District 6 Class AAA first-team and Independent Volleyball League All-Conference all-star ... Season statistics: 383 digs, 90 service points. Career stats: 637 digs, 200 service points and passed a 2.30 percent on 763 attempts ... Plays USA Volleyball for Altoona Jrs. Volleyball Club.
Janae Dunchack, jr., Northern Cambria: Three-year letterwinner for Northern Cambria ... District 6, Class A first team all-star ... Participated on three District 6 championship games and played in three state champion competitions ... Also plays on NC basketball team, where she started on PIAA Class AA state runner-up team ... Indiana Gazette and Altoona Mirror all-star recognition last year for basketball ... In track and field, she's a two-time state champion in the high jump ... Four first-place finishes at District 6 championships in 100 and 200 dashes, long jump and high jump.
Kaitlyn Erb, sr., Hollidaysburg: Outside hitter for Hollidaysburg ... Three-year varsity starter ... District 6 Class AAA first-team and Independent League all-star ... Compiled 213 kills, 35 aces and 215 digs on the season and recorded 415 kills and 82 aces for her career ... Plans to attend college and play volleyball.
Kelley Hamman, sr., Huntingdon: Libero and team captain for Lady Bearcats ... District 6 Class AA first-team all-star ... Led Huntingdon in passing, digs and serving categories ... Earned Mountain League recognition as the MVP of the Nittany Division ... Participated in the Keystone Chapter of Volleyball Officials All-Star Match in memory of Cherrie Snyder .... Was a member of the Nittany Valley Juniors last year and will compete with Revolution North Club team in USA Volleyball season.
Taylor Harpster, jr., Philipsburg-Osceola: Middle hitter for District 6-AA champions ... Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-state player last year ... District 6-AA first-team all-star ... Mountain League first-team all-star ... Stat line: 351 kills, .400 hitting percentage, 65 blocks, 226 service points, 64 aces and 186 digs.
Brandy Harris, Bedford: Three-time District 5 first-team all-star ... Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association All-State player last year ... Bedford's career leader in kills (1,165) and blocks (562) ... Plays USA Volleyball for Highlands Volleyball Club ... Has verbally committed to play volleyball and track and field at California, Pa. ... Also a standout basketball and track and field athlete for Bedford.
Breanna Kochinsky, jr., Northern Cambria: District 6 Class A first-team all-star at outside hitter ... Two-year letterwinner for NC ... Started on two Heritage Conference and District 6 championship teams ... Also a two-year letterwinner on NC's basketball team, which advanced to PIAA Class AA championship game last year. NC also won Heritage Conference and D6 championship for basketball last year ... In track and field, she is a two-year letterwinner and competed in PIAA championships both years. District 6 champion in hurdles and was fifth in states.
Chelsea Perehinec, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: District 6 Class A first-team all-star at middle hitter ... Recorded 259 kills, 205 service points and 211 digs. Finished career with more than 500 kills ... Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner ... Participated in the Keystone Chapter of Volleyball Officials All-Star Match in memory of Cherrie Snyder ... 2008 Bishop Guilfoyle co-MVP ... Helped Lady Marauders to District 6 championship match and PIAA interdistrict berth and a No. 9 ranking in the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Top 10 poll ... Played USA Volleyball for Swashbucklers Volleyball Club ... Will continue playing volleyball in college. Choices narrowed down to St. Vincent, Mount Aloysius, Penn State Altoona and Lycoming.
Becky Petrisko, sr., Northern Cambria: District 6 Class A first-team all-star setter ... Two-year letterwinner ... Played on all district championship teams over the last three years. She was the only senior on this year's team ... Also participates in softball at NC, where she has lettered three years. Also participated on Tri-County club softball team, which placed third at nationals and third at Keystone State Games.
Rachel Rea, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: District 6 first-team all-star this year and second D6 all-star last year as a setter ... Recorded 564 setting assists this year and passed 1,000 career assists ... She also recorded 125 kills ... Co-MVP for Bishop Guilfoyle ... Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner ... Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference All-Conference player ... Helped BG to 12-4 LHAC record, Section I co-champions with Penn Cambria and a 17-7 overall record ... Played USA Volleyball for Swashbucklers Volleyball Club ... Also competed in tennis in the fall and won the District 6-AA doubles championship with Allison Kristofco. She earned all-state honors in tennis ... Also a two-year starter on BG basketball team and was recently named to All-Tournament team of Lady Marauder Classic ... Currently being recruited by St. Francis for volleyball, and she's also considering walking on at American University.
Ariel Rocco, jr., Northern Cambria: District 6 Class A first-team all-star ... Played on Heritage and District 6 championship teams past two years along with competing in PIAA championships ... In basketball, two-year letterwinner on Northern Cambria's PIAA championship runner-up team from last year ... In track and field, she is a two-year letterwinner. District 6 runner-up in triple jump and third in the long jump. Competed at PIAA championships last year.
Jackie Smith, sr., Hollidaysburg: Setter/right side hitter for Hollidaysburg ... Three-year varsity starter ... District 6 first-team and Independent League all-star ... Recorded 328 assists, 88 kills and 39 aces this season. She totaled 879 career assists, 123 kills and 132 aces ... Plans to attend college and become registered nurse.
Kaitlyn Wise, sr., Altoona: District 6 Class AAA first-team all-star for Altoona ... Senior right-side hitter ... Independent Volleyball League all-star as a junior and senior ... Season stats: 200 kills, 193 service points, 30 aces and passed a 2.41 percent on 337 attempts. Career stats: 469 kills, 700 digs, 466 service points, 81 aces and passed a 2.37 percent on 778 attempts .... Participant in Keystone Chapter of Volleyball Officials All-Star match ... Varsity captain and three-year letterwinner ... Played USA Volleyball for Altoona Jrs. Volleyball Club ... Will attend Penn State Altoona for math education will continue to play volleyball.
Tory Baldauf, Bellwood-Antis; Natasha Frank, Philipsburg-Osceola; Kelsey Gonder, Philipsburg-Osceola; Sara Leighty, Central; Stef McCoy, Chestnut Ridge; Janae McGinnis, Huntingdon; Nicole Myers, Chestnut Ridge; Lauren Oldham, Bishop Carroll; Vanessa Rowley, Moshannon Valley; Mariah Walters, Chestnut Ridge; Alana Weyant, Chestnut Ridge; Megan Yonushonis, Philipsburg-Osceola; Melissa Wolfe, Bishop Guilfoyle;