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Senior setter Shelbey Manthorpe just guided her team to an undefeated Athletic Association of Catholic Academics league championship. She leads the state of PA in assists, and also averages 3 kills per game, second best on her three time defending state championship team. Shelbey is co-captain of her team and used her exceptional volleyball IQ to call a game that turned away state ranked #9 Mt. St. Joseph Academy on MMA senior night.
Shelbey currently leads the state in assists with a 10.4 average. She is 2nd on her undefeated Merion Mercy Academy team in kills, and has missed only three serves during the entire season, leaving her with an unprecendented point ratio. She has been a reliable workhorse for the team, missig no practice sessions or games. She is the team co-captain, and is poised to lead her team into the post season hoping for a fourth consecutive PIAA AA State Championship. Shelbey has led the team by putting up over 800 assists in a 30-0 season, inclusive of two tournament championships. Shelbey has captured player of the week honors for the Main Line area and is nominated by local newswriters for player of the year honors. In over 25 years of coaching, I have never had a player with Shelbey's superior volleyball IQ, she reads both sides of the court perfectly and sets an exceptioally high quality game everytime she steps onto the court.