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2016 Mirror girls volleyball all-stars

Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich 2016 Altoona Mirror girls volleyball first-team all-stars include (from left): First row--Chestnut Ridgeás Megan Diehl, Mariah Barefoot and Lydia Mock, Altoonaás Mackenzie Kirwin, Kaila Clawson and Kylee Clawson, Bishop Guilfoyleás Gabby Krug, Beth Yahner, Pam Lund and Lauren Betar. Second row--Bishop Carrollás Ava Myers and Anna Haigh, Northern Cambriaás Brianna Phillips, Hollidaysburgás Ali Wyland, Maddie Clapper and Rachel Gualdoni, Penn Cambriaás Riley Anderson, Makalyn Clapper, Stefanie Madonna and Alyssa Montgomery. Absent for photo was Portageás Lauren McCabe.

FIRST TEAM

Riley Anderson, sr., Penn Cambria: Outside hitter … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Two-time Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association District 6-2A first team … PVCA all-state for two years … Co-captain two years … Four-year letterwinner … Led team in kills with 256 … Standout softball player … Plays club volleyball with Horseshoe Volleyball Club

Mariah Barefoot, sr., Chestnut Ridge: Setter … PVCA District 5 Class 2A first team all-star … Second in assists for Chestnut Ridge with 247 … Led team with 43 aces

Lauren Betar, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Libero … PVCA District 6-1A first-team all-star … All-state selection … Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference all-star … Helped BG to a sweep of defending PIAA Class 1A champion Bishop Canevin in the PIAA state playoffs first round … Led BG with 615 digs and totaled 700 for her career … Will continue to play volleyball at Franciscan University … Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club

Maddie Clapper, sr., Hollidaysburg: Outside hitter … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Two-time PVCA District 6 3A first team and a three-time Independent Volleyball League all-conference team all-star … Co-captain … Four-year letterwinner … Finished senior year with 233 kills, 123 service points, 361 digs and 27 aces  … Plays with the Horseshoe Volleyball Club … Three-time Mirror all-star in swimming

Makalyn Clapper, soph., Penn Cambria: Middle hitter … D6-2A first-team all-star … Two-year letterwinner … Led team in blocks with 87 … Also a standout basketball player … Helped Penn Cambria win the District 6 Class 2A championship … Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club

Kaila Clawson, jr., Altoona: Libero … PVCA District 6 and Independent Volleyball League All-Conference all-star … Named all-state by PVCA … Varsity starter and two-year letterwinner  … Led Altoona in digs (436) and passing with a 2.36 percentage (536 attempts) …  Career totals: 553 digs, passing 2.31 percentage on 713 attempts; 17 service points, 13 assists, six kills and three aces

Kylee Clawson, sr., Altoona: Outside hitter … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … PVCA District 6 Class 4A all-star in 2015 and 2016 … Two-time Independent Volleyball League All-Conference Team … Three-year varsity starter/letterwinner and 2016 team captain … Led Altoona in in service points (221) and aces (64) … Recorded her 1,000th career dig this season … Career totals: 1,179 digs, 298 kills, 391 service points, 104 aces, 26 blocks and 16 assists

Megan Diehl, jr., Chestnut Ridge: Setter … PVCA District 5 Class 2A first-team all-star … Led Chestnut Ridge with 278 assists and was second on team with 150 digs … Led Ridge with team’s highest serving percentage of 95 percent

Rachel Gualdoni, sr., Hollidaysburg: Middle hitter … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star … Two-time PVCA District 6 3A first team … Two-time Independent Volleyball League all conference team all-star … Three-year letterwinner … Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Week … Led the Lady Tigers in service points (257) and aces (54) … Other 2016 statistics: 203 kills, 45 blocks and 334 digs

Anna Haigh, soph. Bishop Carroll: Middle hitter … PVCA District 6 Class 1A first-team all-star … Helped Bishop Carroll to the District 6 Class 1A championship match and PIAA state playoffs for the past two years … Led team in kills with 259 kills and 73 blocks and added 181 digs … 150 career service points … Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club

Mackenzie Kirwin, jr., Altoona: Outside hitter … PVCA District 6 All-District 4A Team (2016) … Two-time  Independent Volleyball League all-conference team … Two-year varsity starter/letter winner … Led Altoona in kills (179) … Career totals: 793 digs, 223 service points, 219 kills, 49 aces, 17 blocks and 16 assists

Gabby Krug, soph., Bishop Guilfoyle: Setter … PVCA District 6 1A first-team all-star … All-state pick … Helped Bishop Guilfoyle to the District 6 Class 1A championship … Recorded 684 assists, and career total stands at 1,575. Added 206 digs and 227 service points this season … Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club

Pam Lund, soph., Bishop Guilfoyle: Middle hitter … PVCA District 6 Class 1A first-team all-star … Led BG to PIAA state quarterfinals … Season statistics: 193 kills, 269 service points and 68 blocks …Recorded 24 straight service points in set 1 against Johnstown Mirror Athlete of the Week … Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club

Stefanie Madonna, sr., Penn Cambria: Outside hitter … PVCA District 6-2A all-star … Co-captain and three-year letterwinner … Led team in digs with 202 … Led Penn Cambria to the District 6 Class 2A championship

Lauren McCabe, sr., Portage Area: Middle hitter … PVCA District 6-1A first-team all-star … Four-year letterwinner in volleyball and also lettered in basketball … Senior statistics: 154 kills and 60 blocks

Lydia Mock, soph., Chestnut Ridge: Outside hitter … PVCA District 5 Class 1A first-team all-star … Led Ridge with 379 kills, a team-high hitting percentage of .361 and added 190 digs … Was twice named American Volleyball Coaches Association Maxpreps player of the week for Pennsylvania.

Alyssa Montgomery, sr., Penn Cambria: Setter … Two-time Mirror first-team all-star and honorable mention as a sophomore … PVCA D6-2A first-team all-star … PVCA all-state selection … Co-captain three years and four-year lettewinner … All-district first team  … Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference all-star … More than 2,000 career assists … Led team with 276 service points … Mirror Athlete of the Week … Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club

Ava Myers, sr., Bishop Carroll: Middle hitter … PVCA first-team District 6 all-star … Team captain … Season statistics: 255 kills, 33 blocks and 275 digs … Led LHAC in aces with 43 …  Helped Lady Huskies to repeat back-to-back appearances in the District 6 Class 1A championship game and PIAA first round of state playoffs … Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club … Plans to continue playing volleyball at Mount Aloysius

Brianna Phillips, sr., Northern Cambria: Middle hitter … PVCA District 6 first-team all-star … Two-year first-team D6 selection who led the team in kills and blocks … Two-year letterwinner in volleyball and four-year letterwinner in basketball …  Future plans are joining the United States Air Force and will begin serving this summer

Ali Wyland, sr., Hollidaysburg: Middle hitter … Three-time Mirror first-team all-star … Three-time PVCA District 6 3A first team and three-time Independent League all-star … Co-captain … Two-time Altoona Mirror Athlete of the Week for volleyball … Led the Lady Tigers in kills (357), blocks (130) and digs (422) … Three-time Mirror track and field all-star and two-time Mirror Athlete of the Week for track and field … Holds three senior high track and field records

Beth Yahner, soph., Bishop Guilfoyle: Outside hitter … PVCA District 6-1A first-team all-star … Recorded a career high 22 kills, 22 points and 22 digs against then- sixth-ranked Bishop Carroll … Helped BG to a No. 7 final state ranking in PVCA state poll … Season statistics: 220 kills, 302 digs and 171 service points …  Also plays basketball for BG … Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club

HONORABLE MENTION

Katie Axinn, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle

Jenna Bauer, soph., Central Cambria

Cassidy Bowmaster, sr., Williamsburg

Olivia England, jr., Williamsburg

Sadie Granville, sr., Philipsburg-Osceola

Keniehsa Gustafson, sr., Glendale

Tihani Guzman, jr., Hollidaysburg

Kendall Hudy, sr., Huntingdon

Breanna Lieb, sr., Northern Cambria

Ashlee Parrish, jr., Northern Cambria

Emily Pavelko, sr., Northern Cambria

Miranda Rhodes, sr., Hollidaysburg

Caitlin Rippin, sr., Northern Cambria

Elizabeth Weiland, sr., Claysburg-Kimmel

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