With plenty of teams and even more talent in California, picking the volleyball All-State teams is no easy task. While many players had unbelievable individual seasons, extra consideration had to be given to those that led their teams to championships.
Here are the MaxPreps 2012 California All-State Volleyball teams.Division I First Team
MVP: OH - Gabriella Palmeri, St. Francis (Sacramento), Senior
The 6-foot-1 outside hitter was a second team All-American and led St. Francis to a 38-3 record and a state Division I runner-up finish. Palmeri was the Sacramento Bee's Player of Year in 2011 and 2012 and as a senior she led the team with 434 kills, 30 aces, 392 digs, 36 blocks and 280 serve receptions. She will attend Pepperdine.MB - Haylee Roberts, Liberty (Bakersfield), Senior
A third team All-American, the 6-3 Roberts led Liberty with 404 kills (50 percent), 170 blocks, 85 digs and 26 aces (97 percent). She was the Bakersfield Californian's co-Player of the Year and will attend Oregon.
MB - Kaitlyn Edwards, Marymount (Los Angeles), Senior
The 6-2 Edwards, who will attend Wyoming, was I-AA Southern Section's Player of Year and earned Player of Match in leading Marymount to the Division I state championship.MB - Sabrina Clayton, California (San Ramon), Senior
The Santa Clara-bound Clayton helped the Grizzlies to an East Bay Athletic League title and their first North Coast Section championship in 30 years. She had 583 kills, 259 digs, 57 aces and 44 blocks and was named the EBAL's MVP.OH - Reily Buechler, Torrey Pines (San Diego), Junior
The 6-2 Buechler was the top player on a talented Torrey Pines team. Recording 424 kills, 267 digs and 30 aces, Buechler was the San Diego U-T Player of Year and San Diego Section All-Star. She has committed to UCLA and received Underclass All-American honors from MaxPreps.OH - Ashlie Williams, Marymount (Los Angeles), Senior
A second team All-American, the 5-11 Williams led Marymount to the Division I state title with more than 300 kills and 50 blocks. She will attend Georgetown.OH - Skylar Dykstra, Redondo Union (Redondo Beach), Senior
The 5-10 Dykstra was a second team All-American and named California's Gatorade State Player of the Year. She's UCLA-bound after totaling 403 kills (40 percent), 54 aces, 63 blocks and 456 digs to lead the Seahawks to the state Division I semifinals. She was an all-CIF Southern Section pick.
OH - Haley DeSales, La Salle (Pasadena), Sophomore
The 5-10 DeSales was the Southern Section I-A Player of Year. She recorded 389 kills, 220 digs, 55 aces (395 serves, 91.4 percent). DeSales was named All-Area Girls' Volleyball Player of the Year for the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader, La Cañada Valley Sun and Pasadena Sun.S - Taylor Nelson, Granite Bay, Junior
The 5-11 Nelson was a Sacramento Bee All-Metro choice and is a two-time co-MVP in the Sierra Foothill League. She led the Grizzlies to the NorCal Division I final.S - Sara Hughes, Mater Dei (Santa Ana), Senior
The 5-11 Hughes was named Orange County Volleyball Player of Year and was all CIF-Southern Section. She has signed to play sand volleyball at USC.S - Ryann Chandler, Torrey Pines (San Diego), Senior
The 5-11 Chandler was a third team All-American and ran a TPHS offense that featured seven Division I players. Chandler, named All-San Diego U-T, collected 774 assists, 124 digs and had 29 aces on the season. She was named the San Diego Section's Player of the Year and will play for Pepperdine.S - Kelsey Humphreys, Corona del Mar (Newport Beach), Senior
Humphreys, a two-time All-CIF I-AA selection, amassed 888 assists and earned the All-Pacific Coast League MVP and was named the Daily Pilot's Dream Team Player of Year. She will play at Stanford.L - Caroline Knop, La Salle (Pasadena), Junior
Knop has committed to Michigan. In helping leading La Salle to a 34-3 season, she totaled 520 digs and 29 aces (384 serves). She was CIF I-A All-Southern Section.Division I Second Team
OH - Hayley Hodson, Corona del Mar (Newport Beach), Sophomore
Hodson led the Sea Kings to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs. She finished with an area-best 453 kills and earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Division I-AA, second-team All-Orange County and first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors. OH - Tia Scambray, Dana Hills (Dana Point), Junior
The 6-foot junior led the Dolphins with 347 kills, 48 blocks, 165 digs and 55 aces. She was Coast League MVP, Orange County Register First Team pick and CIF I-AA All-Southern Section.OH - McKenna Painton, Centennial (Bakersfield), Senior
The 5-8 Painton totaled 426 kills, 405 digs, 31 blocks and 36 aces in leading Centennial. She was the Bakersfield Californian Co-Player of Year and will attend Cal State Fullerton.OH - Krista Rymer, Frontier (Bakersfield), Senior
The 5-11 senior totaled 595 kills, 25 blocks, 430 digs, 51 aces (92 percent/440 serves) and 523 serve receptions in leading Frontier, and was named a Bakersfield Californian honoree.OH - Alyse Wallace Ford, Laguna Beach, Sophomore
Wallace Ford recorded 488 Kills (54 percent), 40 aces, 21 blocks and 159 digs and was named to the MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team and All-CIF Southern Section.
OH - Shelby Knowles, Palo Alto, Senior
The 5-8 senior was named Co-MVP of SCVAL League and to the All-Palo Alto Times Team. Knowles compiled 296 digs and 434 kills and was also a Mercury News All-Star.OH - Jasmine Burton, Louisville (Woodland Hills), Senior
The 5-10 Virginia commit was co-MVP of the Mission League. She earned Southern Section I-A recognition with 580 kills and 519 assists, and was named the L.A. Daily News' Player of the Year.OH/MB - Laura Meyenberg, Salinas, Senior
The 5-10 Meyenberg was named the Salinas Californian's Player of Year and Monterey Bay League (Gavilan Division) Player of Year. She totaled 324 kills, 309 digs, 469 serve receptions, 40 aces and 25 blocks as the Cowboys reached the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals.MB - Alyse Whitaker, Vista Murrieta (Murrieta), Senior
The 6-2 Whitaker was selected Southern League MVP. She will play at Duke.MB/OH - McKenzie Jacobsen, Clovis West (Fresno), Senior
The 6-6 Jacobsen led CWHS to a 28-13 record as she recorded 251 kills and 41 blocks . She will attend Arizona.
MB - Crissy Jones, Los Alamitos, Junior
The 6-2 All Orange County selection recorded 256 kills and 66 blocks in leading the Griffins. She shared Sunset League MVP honors and recently committed to Washington.S - Shelley Anderson, Chino Hills, Senior
The 5-11 Anderson is a three-time All-League first team pick and totaled 785 assists, 194 digs and 40 aces in leading the Huskies. She will play at UC Irvine.S/OH - Katelyn Doherty, Menlo-Atherton (Atherton), Senior
The senior outside hitter/setter was named the Peninsula Athletic League's MVP and to the San Jose Mercury All-Area Team after helping Menlo-Atherton win the Central Coast Section Division I title. She contributed 406 digs, 312 kills and 421 assists.