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Player of the year

Tamara Weems, Bishop McNamara, Sr.

The senior led the way for the Mustangs with 166 kills and had 100 digs, 55 aces, 33 solo blocks and 26 block assists. She was named to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference first team and is considering college volleyball scholarship offers from George Mason University and the University at Albany.

Coach of the year

Arthur Warren, Surrattsville, Second year

After a 7-7 mark in his first year with the squad, Warren guided the Hornets to a 14-3 record and the school's first regional title and state semifinal berth in 24 years. Surrattsville rebounded from consecutive setbacks against Gwynn Park and Frederick Douglass to win its next nine matches en route to the 1A South region title. The Hornets lost in three games to eventual 1A state champion Smithsburg in the state semifinals.

First Team

Heather Garnto, Bowie, Sr.

A key component in the Bulldogs' 16-1 season, the senior setter compiled 376 assists and had 103 service winners and 39 aces as Bowie won 48 of 49 games before falling in three games to Magruder in the 4A state semifinals.

Siri Ngundam, Bowie, Sr.

The senior outside hitter collected more than 175 kills, including 11 in the 4A state semifinal against Magruder. She was also one of the team's top servers with 112 winners and 41 aces.

Bridget Botchway-Bradley, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.

The talented senior middle hitter played a major role in leading the Raiders to the No. 2 seed and an appearance in the 4A South Region final against Bowie. She had 86 kills and 39 blocks while playing the middle and added 35 aces among her 160 service points.

Jackie Schwarm, Lanham Christian, Jr.

The junior outside hitter established a new school record with 253 kills and led the 14-1 Lions to their second consecutive berth in the Maryland Independent Schools Athletic League title match. She was named to the MISAL first team and selected as the conference player of the year.

Tamara Leslie, Charles H. Flowers, Jr.

The versatile junior played a number of roles for the 12-4 Jaguars, helping them reach the 4A South Region semifinals. Leslie accumulated 218 assists, 192 digs, 92 kills and 60 aces among her 172 service points.

Kristina Murphy, High Point, Sr.

The senior outside hitter accumulated 129 kills and was one of the Eagles' top servers with 158 service winners and 33 aces, while adding 21 blocks.

Evann Slaughter, Oxon Hill, Sr.

The talented senior middle hitter led the Clippers in most statistical categories and vaulted them to a surprise victory over longtime County 4A League power Eleanor Roosevelt. Slaughter recorded 110 kills and 70 blocks, while adding 41 aces and 23 digs.

Mallory Johnson, Surrattsville, Sr.

A key component in the Hornets' run to the 1A South Region title, the senior outside hitter led the team with more than 200 kills and another 200 blocks.

Second team

Julie Houchens, Eleanor Roosevelt

Lydia Felter, Eleanor Roosevelt

Nicole Reese, Eleanor Roosevelt

Tiffany Eller, Bowie

Brittany Griffith, Bowie

Simone Harris, McNamara

Jasmine Cromartie, McNamara

Jackie Warner, Laurel

Marche Pearson, Laurel

Brenae Martin, Flowers

Sharita Moore, Flowers

Tamiko Washington, Douglass

Tai Heath, Douglass

Amber Walls, Surrattsville

Moriah Perry, Surrattsville

LaPria Saunders, Parkdale

Chanae Manning, Parkdale

Ashley McIntyre, Pallotti

Jordan Blue, High Point

Chika Ugogi, High Point

Ashley Whaley, Lanham Christian

Ulyssia Richmond, Riverdale Baptist

Brooke Archer, Riverdale Baptist