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Torrey Pines ended up No. 1 after winning the CIF Open Division crown.
The 50 players on the 2019 MaxPreps high school volleyball All-American teams are champions, stat leaders and headed to play at the next level. They represent the best of the sport.
They include state Gatorade award winners, gold medal winners at the U18 World Championships held last September in Egypt,
Under Armour All-Americans and state Players of the Year. Everyone is an
All-State player and many have been previously honored by MaxPreps.
Ten schools have teammates honored and one school — New Castle (Ind.) — has sisters landing on the All-American squad. The majority are seniors, but there are juniors, sophomores and two freshmen whose extraordinary seasons earned them a spot.
The four-year varsity standout seemed to get better each year and capped a stellar Bobcat career with a 50-2 overall mark, a No. 2 MaxPreps Top 50 ranking and, perhaps most importantly, a Texas 6A title.
“Paige is a once-in-a-lifetime player,” Byron Nelson coach Brianne
Barker-Groth told the Dallas Morning News, which named her its Player of the Year. “She continues to be the best all-around player every
time she steps into the gym. What’s even more impressive than her
athletic abilities is her character and who she is as a teammate.”
Flickinger notched 797 kills and 813 digs on her way to first-team Under Armour All-American honors. She went 160-29 over her four-year Byron Nelson career and capped it with 49 kills in the state tournament. Flickinger tallied 20 or more kills 14 times and produced other astounding
numbers this season — 813 digs, 14 matches with 20 or more kills, 49
kills in two matches at the state tournament.
Her stats got better each season — 416 kills as a freshman, then 504 and 550 as a sophomore and junior — but so, too, did her leadership.
LSU coach Fran Flory said when Flickinger signed to play with the Tigers that she's "a leader who understands what it takes to succeed at the highest level."Previous National Players of the Year
2008 — Lauren Cook, Pius X (Lincoln, Neb.)
2009 — Rachel Williams, Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)
2010 — Tiffany Baker, Hebron (Texas)
2011 — Nicole Dalton, Chaparral (Parker, Colo.)
2012 — Amber and Kadie Rolfzen, Papillion LaVista South (Papillion, Neb.)
2013 — Courtney Eckenrode, The Woodlands (Texas)
2014 — Alexis Smith, Lewis-Palmer (Monument, Colo.)
2015 — Nicole Peterson, Jesuit (Portland, Ore.)
2016 — Lexi Sun, Santa Fe Christian (Solana Beach, Calif.)
2017 — Erin O'Leary, Novi (Mich.)
2018 — Kenzie Knuckles, Yorktown (Ind.)
Coach of the Year
Brennan Dean, Torrey Pines
Dean's Falcons squad wasn't perfect ... but it was pretty darn good. Torrey Pines went 39-2 — losing to rival Las Costa Canyon (Calif.) and eventual CIF Division I champion Vista Murrieta — winning the Silver bracket at the Durango Fall Classic before grabbing league and section titles and capping the season with the CIF Open Division crown.
Dean, who took over the Falcons' program in 2011, had fallen short of a state title in his eight previous seasons. However, a balanced team in 2019 produced a consistency that he said allowed them to withstand a lot as the Falcons ended the year on a 24-match win streak that culminated with victories over Cathedral Catholic, Marymount, Mater Dei and Marin Catholic — all Top 25 teams.
The Falcons were overpoweringly top-heavy as six players — Maya Satchell
, Megan Kraft
, Sophia Callahan
, Trinity Durfee
and All-Americans Delaynie Maple and Carly Diehl — all posted more than 100 kills. Additionally, Diehl guided the offense with more than 1,000 assists.
Previous Coaches of the Year
2008 — Pat McDougall, La Costa Canyon (Encinitas, Calif.)
2009 — Bret Almazan-Cezar, Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)
2010 — Ryan Mitchell, Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas)
2011 — Mike Estes, East Lake (Tarpon Springs, Fla.)
2012 — Zach Young, Lafayette (Wildwood, Mo.)
2013 — Tricia Plummer, Granite Bay (Calif.)
2014 — Susan Odenbaugh, Lewis-Palmer (Monument, Colo.)
2015 — Jean Kesterson, Indianapolis Cathedral (Ind.)
2016 — Andrew Soloman, Pennfield (New York)
2017 — Suzanne Fitzgerald, Walton (Marietta, Ga.)
2018 — Ron Kordes, Assumption (Louisville, Ky.)
Cecily Bramschreiber | Lovejoy (Lucas, Texas) | Jr.
Led the Leopards to a 48-5 mark, a 5A state title and capped the season on a 20-match win streak. In 140 sets, the Texas Christian commit tallied 661 kills, 447 digs, 50 blocks and 52 aces. Bramschreiber had seven 20-plus kill matches during her junior campaign.
The Tigers' 6-1 outside hitter posted 491 kills (hitting at nearly 40 percent) and added 296 digs while leading her squad to a 49-1 mark and a Iowa 5A title.
The Sea Hawks newcomer made a major contribution as Redondo Union won its first Southern Section title since 2015, posting 396 kills in 102 sets. A six-rotation player playing against arguably the toughest night-in, night-out competition, coach Tom Chaffins said "You're not going to completely stop her, because she is that good. ... There was not a better freshman."
A repeat All-American, the University of Louisville-bound hitter and Kentucky Ms. Volleyball, had 1,079 kills in her four-year Rockets career (409 this season) as she helped a banged up squad win its third straight state title.
A Clemson recruit, the Redhawks' leader had 410 kills, 271 assists, 208 digs and 107 blocks while leading her team to a 39-3 finish and No. 16 ranking. “Her high school resume is as impressive as anyone’s, and she has been a huge part of what we’ve done the last three seasons," coach Jordan Vidovic told the Chicago Tribune
One of three Byron Nelson players named to the All-American team, Luper hit 492 kills with 508 digs and 50 blocks while missing time with an elbow injury. The UCLA-commit totaled 1,321 kills in her career to go with 1,293 digs.
The Highlanders' standout pasted 729 kills and added 550 digs as her squad went 47-5 and fell to Plano West in the 6A regional semifinals. Joining Flickinger at LSU, Maberry finished her career with 2,190 kills and 1,326 digs.
The USC beach volleyball commit led the Falcons to a 39-2 mark, a San Diego Section Open Division crown, a CIF Open Division victory and a MaxPreps National Championship title. She led an extremely well-balanced Torrey Pines team with 345 kills, 339 digs and 32 aces alongside hitters Maya Satchell and Megan Kraft.
Michigan's Miss Volleyball led the Marlins to a staggering 58-1 mark en route to a No. 6 finish and Division I state title. The University of Michigan-bound Mruzik totaled 415 kills, hitting better than 50 percent and added 172 digs.
The DePaul commit blasted 602 kills at better than 50 percent while adding 409 digs for the 6A Texas runner up. She tallied 15 matches with 15 or more kills as the Wolves went 40-6 on the season.
The Red Arrows' standout more than doubled her sophomore kills output, tallying 873 in her junior campaign as Lowell finished 55-4 and runner up to Mercy in the Michigan Division I finals. The Marquette commit also posted 731 digs and 137 blocks.
Followed up an outstanding freshman campaign with an even better season while adding accolades like the Nike TOC MVP honors. The Sailors finished 33-5, falling to CIF and National Champion Torrey Pines in the SoCal semis, while Rubin notched 420 kills and a 43 kill percentage. She also added 44 aces, 44 blocks, 241 digs and 391 serve receives.
The younger of the sisters, Mabrey was ferocious on attack, posting 672 kills while adding 228 digs and 120 blocks for the Indiana 4A champions. The North Carolina commit leads the Trojans in career kills and helped the team four-peat as champions, though they bumped up to 4A after three straight 3A titles.Addie VanderWeide | Christian (Grand Rapids, Mich.) | Jr.
The 5-11 standout tallied 558 kills in leading the Eagles to a No. 17 ranking, a 46-3 overall mark and a Michigan Division 2 title. VanderWeide hit at 32 percent and posted 373 digs in 126 sets for the Christian.
The 6-0 was the MaxPreps Freshman of the Year in 2018 and picked up where she left off, guiding the Leopards to a 48-5 mark and a 5A title. A year after posting 1,507 assists in a 5A runner-up finish, Carlson tallied 1,327 assists (9.1 per set), 340 digs, 55 aces and 107 kills.Payton Chamberlain | Byron Nelson (Trophy Club, Texas) | Jr.
The Wyoming commit has already surpassed the 3,000 assist mark for the 6A champion Bobcats. The 6-foot Chamberlain averaged more than 13 assists per set in 2019 (1,944 total) in 146 sets while chipping in 302 digs and 117 kills as the third Byron Nelson All-American.
Arkansas-bound Gates (she committed at 14) teamed with fellow All-American VanderWeide to help the Eagles to a 46-3 mark, runner-up finish and No. 17 rankings. She had 1,191 assists on the season and dished up nearly 10 per set for Christian. She added 418 digs, 148 kills and 41 aces.
The 6-3 sister of fellow All-American Mabrey Shaffmaster did a little of everything for the Trojans, notching 948 assists, 267 digs, 280 kills and 51 aces in 101 sets. In her four years at New Castle, Melani posted 3,839 assists, 946 digs and 1,281 kills.
The four-year starter and Texas commit was "the premier libero in the country because of her ability to control the
game from a serve-receive standpoint, along with a devastating serve," according to coach Tom Chaffins. She had 455 digs in 99 sets along with 165 aces and 331 assists as the Sea Hawks won their first Southern Section title since 2015.
The Notre Dame commit was a big reason the Redwings went 41-1 with a No. 4 ranking and an Illinois state title. Monson led the team in assists and passer rating and was named Player of the Year for three area papers.All-Around
The Bruins fell once all season — in the Ohio Division I finals — and Northern Illinois commit was the catalyst for the season. She posted 833 assists, 72 blocks, 112 kills and 161 digs for Padua, which finished 28-1 and ranked No. 21.
Kami Miner | Redondo Union (Redondo Beach, Calif.) | Sr.
The Stanford commit and daughter of former NBA player Harold Miner was crucial to the Sea Hawks' success. Additionally, she was part of the gold-medal winning Girls U18 World Championship team during September in Egypt. Miner is the third Redondo player on the first team.
Monarchs' coach Dan O'Dell called her a game-changer and the four-year varsity player was indeed that. The Long Beach State commit led Mater Dei with 721 assists and 41 aces while also pounding out 205 kills and 256 digs.
The Under Armour All-American only seemed to be all over the court for the Panthers notching 401 kills, 68 blocks, 65 aces, 406 dig and 862 assists in what might be the most impressive individual stat line of the season. In addition, the Kentucky commit led Ridge Point to a 46-5 mark, a No. 15 ranking and 6A semifinal appearance.
The USC commit won a second Hawaii Division I state title in her senior campaign. The all-state player finished with 378 kills, 44 blocks and 403 digs for the Warriors.
The Missouri commit led the 41-4 Jaguars in kills with 573 while adding 444 digs, 37 aces and 55 blocks. She finished her high school career with 1,097 kills and 1,043 digs.
The Arizona State commit was second to Cox in kills for the Jaguars with 422, and added 30 aces and 368 digs. A 6A title winner her junior year, Flower Mound fell to Byron Nelson in the regional semifinals.
Third in Arizona with 55 kills, she helped lead the Bears to an upset 6A title. With a 52 percent kill ratio, she added 382 digs, 34 blocks and 54 aces for Basha while finishing with 1,289 kills and 1,002 digs in high school.
The Alabama commit won her third Tennessee AAA title this season (the seventh straight for Brentwood) while recording eye-popping number: 856 kills, 444 digs, 80 blocks and 87 aces.
The 6-2 Washington commit led the Dons with 469 kills, 197 digs, 54 aces and 47 blocks. Additionally, she was a big part of the Durango Fall Classic title team.
The 6-5 senior led the Falcons with 600 kills en route to back-to-back South Carolina AAAAA title. The North Carolina commit hit at 32 percent while adding 247 digs and 77 blocks in 137 sets for No. 24 Nation Ford, which posted a 48-5-1 mark.
In leading the Warhawks to the Division I state title, Hamilton finished the season with 552 kills hit at 43 percent. The Notre Dame commit added 284 digs while ending her prep career with 2,000 total kills.
Also part of the Girls U18 World Championship team, the Nebraska commit powered the SkyHawks to a Class B state crown — the school's fifth straight and her third. The 6-3 Krause posted 360 kills while hitting at 42 percent and added 156 digs in 67 sets.
Committed to Houston Baptist, Jones finished with 446 kills, 336 digs and 53 blocks for the 43-5 Eagles, which lost in the 6A regional semifinals to state runner-up Ridge Point.
The 6-2 BYU commit from the Class of 2023 stormed on to the scene with 461 kills while leading the Broncos to the CIF Division I state crown as a No. 5 seed. She posted 30 kills in the title match (a record for a freshman) and hit at 31 percent in 106 sets and added 247 digs, as well as 35 aces and blocks.
The Northwestern basketball commit led the Blue Eagles to their fourth straight Non-Public title and third consecutive Tournament of Champions crown. The 6-3 middle finished with 413 kills, 195 digs, 56 aces and 91 blocks (including one to win the Non-Public title). She ended her prep career with 1,225 kills.Norah Sis | Papillion-LaVista (Papillion, Neb.) | Jr.
The 2021 Creighton commit hit at 32 percent with 479 kills (1,383 in three seasons), 311 digs and 49 blocks in 100 sets as the Monarchs went 36-2, falling only to rival Papillion-LaVista South and Millard North in the Class A quarterfinals.Clara Brower | The Woodlands (Texas) | Jr.
The Georgia commit led the Highlanders to a 47-5 mark, posting 1,551 assists overall and more than 10 per set in 146 sets played. She also added 410 digs, 182 kills and 52 aces in her junior campaign and has 3,352 overall assists, 938 digs and 316 kills while heading into her senior season.
Sydney Dowler | Green Hope (Cary, N.C.) | Sr.
A Maryland commit, she paced the Falcons with 835 assists — 11 per set — 141 digs and 76 kills. Dowler also helped Green Hope to 4A state titles in each of her years with the Falcons.
The Yale commit led a balanced team approach as the Falcons captured league, section and state titles en route to being crown the MaxPreps National Champion. Diehl posted 1, 076 assists to a cadre of hitters, averaging 10.2 per set. She added 168 digs and 118 kills.Kennedi Orr | Eagan (Minn.) | Sr.
The Nebraska commit posted 170 kills and 269 assists in 19 matches as she was also part of the Girls U18 World Championship team. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune Player of the Year led the Wildcats to the AAA finals before falling in five sets to Wayzata to end their perfect season.
The Red Arrows got 1,571 assists, 297 digs and 166 kills from their junior setter in a 55-4 season that saw them as state runners-up to Mercy. Libero
Committed to the University of Houston, the Jaguars' senior tallied 1,552 digs and 1,250 receives for her career. In 2019, the 5-4 senior averaged nearly six digs per set (717 overall) and 567 receives for 41-4 Flower Mound.
The Cal Berkeley commit led the Warriors to a 39-4 mark while winning the Hawaii Division state crown. The
5-6 De Sa posted 499 digs and 417 receives in 94 sets for Kamehameha, which took second behind Torrey Pines in the Durango Silver Bracket.
Named to the Kansas 5A All-Tournament team, the 5-11 Bien had 349 kills, 319 digs and 513 serve receives for the Saints as they went 34-7 and earned the 5A title.
Emerson Green | Cedar Falls (Iowa) | Sr.
A Northern Iowa basketball commit, the three-sport standout helped the Tigers to a 49-1 mark, a No. 8 ranking and a 5A title. She had 133 kills, 51 aces, 78 blocks, 194 digs and 987 assists.
Kari Geissberger | Marin Catholic (Kentfield, Calif.) | Sr.
The 6-6 Wildcats standout helped the team to a NorCal Open Division crown before falling to state and national champion Torrey Pines. The Loyola-Marymount commit was a Durango all-tourney team selection and tallied 404 kills, 179 digs, 54 blocks and 19 aces in 72 sets for Marin Catholic.
A Durango all-tourney team pick for the Kentucky runner-up Jaguars, Scott notched 800 assists, 326 digs and 160 kills as Mercy went 36-7. The Louisville commit ended her Mercy career with 2,339 assists, 753 digs and 358 kills.