, a senior defensive specialist from Coventry (Conn.)
, is the MaxPreps Small Schools High School Player of the Year.
Rose, who is a three-time Gatorade State Player of the Year nominee, led Coventry to its seventh-straight state title. Coventry finished the season 24-0 and has a win streak of 76 straight matches.
Rose, who at 5-foot-9 played all over the court, had several impressive statistics, including a 78.9 percent kill percentage that led all high school volleyball players in 2012. She committed only seven service receive errors in 307 chances, and also had 409 digs and 92 aces with a 95 percent serving percentage.
With Rose leading the way, the Patriots needed less than one hour to defeat Holy Cross (Waterbury, Conn.) 3-0 (25-7, 25-12, 25-8) to win the 2012 Class S state championship. Rose was named Tournament MVP as she registered 13 kills and 13 digs against Holy Cross.
The Patriots lost only two games all season. Rose lost just one match in her four seasons at Coventry - in 2009.
The straight-A student will play volleyball at Providence.
Other Player of the Year nominees included Sara Sponcil from Veritas Prep (Phoenix), Gabby Deshotel of Bayside Academy (Daphne, Ala.), Amanda McKinzie of St. Philip (Battle Creek, Mich.) and Sarah Wallace of Ross (Branson, Calif.).
The Coach of the Year this season is Kari Jung of Warner (S.D.)
. In her six seasons at Warner, Jung has compiled a 183-10 record, but the 2012 season was her first unbeaten team as the Monarchs went 34-0 and captured the state's Class B championship.
Warner is also the Small Schools Team of the Year, led by senior Rachel Rogers
, junior Carly Rozell
and sophomore Ashley Rozell
. Warner won all 90 games it played this season in completing a 34-0 season.MaxPreps 2012 Small Schools Volleyball All-American teams
MB/MH - Syretha Pride, Madison County (Gurley, Ala.), 5-8 Senior
led Madison to a 72-6 record and the Alabama 4A state title. Pride
recorded 907 kills, 51 aces (418 service points, 96 percent), 307 blocks
and 375 digs. She will attend Wallace State CC.
MH/MB - Gabby Deshotel, Bayside Academy (Daphne, Ala.), 6-0 Senior
who has played on five straight state title teams, helped the Admirals
run their streak of state titles to 11 in 2012. She finished her career
with 2,405 kills, 1,054 blocks, 237 aces and 408 digs. Bayside finished
the season 62-2 and with a 60-match winning streak. Deshotel will play at
the University of Alabama/Birmingham. MH/OH - Tayler Soucie, Osawatomie (Kan.), 6-1 Senior
led Osawatomie to a 30-9 record. She finished the season with 779
kills, 398 digs, 139 blocks, 62 service aces (97.2 percent on 318 serves) and
34 assists. Soucie had one reception error in 303 service receptions.
She will play at the University of Kansas.MH - Scottie Ingram, Eastern Greene (Bloomfield, Ind.), 5-9 Senior
led Eastern to a 36-3 record and state runner-up finish. She had 649
kills, 422 serves with 39 aces, 546 digs and 141
blocks (96 solo). OH - Amanda McKinzie, St. Philip Catholic Central (Battle Creek, Mich.), 5-10 Senior
recorded 576 kills, 111 aces, 41 blocks, 375 digs and 408
serve receptions while leading St. Philip to its seventh-straight Class D title. McKinzie, who was named Michigan's Miss Volleyball, will
play at Virginia Tech. She played in 594 games for St. Philip and
totaled 2,437 kills, 126 blocks and 352 aces.OH - Briana Weber, Dike-New Hartford (Dike, Iowa), 5-9 Sophomore
led Dike-New Hartford to a 45-0 season and the Iowa 2A
state championship. Weber, who has committed to Northern Iowa,
registered 511 kills and 43 aces in 2012.OH - Sarah Wallace, Branson (Ross, Calif.), 5-10 Junior
led Branson to a 38-2 record and the California D-V state title. She
recorded 477 kills, 319 digs, a 97.5 percent serving percentage (only eight errors on 290
serves) and 47 blocks.OH - Kaitlyn Teeter, Friendship Christian (Lebanon, Tenn.), 6-2 Senior
recorded 711 Kills, 297 digs, 76 aces (402 serves at 96.5 percent)
and 79 blocks in leading Friendship Christian to the Tennessee Class A
championship. Teeter will play collegiately for Lipscomb.OH - Devanne Sours, Tatum (N.M.), 6-2 Senior
Sours led Tatum to four straight state titles and was named New Mexico
D1 Player of the Year. She will play at the University of New Mexico.
S/OH - Sarah Sponcil, Veritas Prep (Phoenix), 5-10 Junior
Sponcil led 28-4 Veritas Prep to the state title in Arizona's smallest division. She recorded 438 kills, 530 assists, 220 digs, 69 aces and 39 blocks. Sponcil had a hand in 89 percent of Veritas Prep's 1,091 kills this season. She is a two-time Arizona Small Schools Player of the Year and has committed to Loyola Marymount for hardwood and sand.S - Heather Hook, Grundy Center (Iowa), 6-0 Senior
Hook led Grundy to a 35-7 season and amassed 980 assists, 232 digs, 74 blocks, 76 aces and 152 kills. She will play collegiately at Southern Iowa University.S - Cammie Merten, Sacred Heart Prep (Atherton, Calif.), 5-9 Senior
recorded 241 digs, 867 assists and 43 aces (93.8 percent on 276
serves) in leading Sacred Heart to the California finals. AA - Michaela Mestl, Kearney Catholic (Neb.), 5-6 Senior
Mestl, a jack of all trades on a volleyball court, lead Kearney Catholic to a 36-0 season and a state C1 title. Mestl registered 280 kills, 53 aces (90 percent on 288 serves), 227 digs and 341 service receptions with only 10 errors. She will play at Wayne State. She is also a state track champion sprinter. AA - Jo-Leigh Vervelde, Oostburg (Wis.), 5-10 Junior
led Oostburg to a 44-4 record and its third D-3 state championship. She
recorded 520 kills, 210 aces (93.5 percent on 626 serves), 371
digs, 801 assists and 113 blocks. With Vervelde doing a lot of
everything, Oostburg won 115 games and lost 13.