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2015 All-State Girls Volleyball Team

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First team

Vashti Cunningham, Bishop Gorman

The 6-foot-1-inch senior outside hitter was a first-team All-Southwest League selection. Cunningham was fourth in the state with 384 total kills (3.7 per set) and helped the Gaels reach the Division I state tournament.

Mikaela DeRicco, Bishop Manogue

The senior setter was a key contributor for the Miners, who reached the Division I state final. DeRicco was third in the state with 1,020 assists (10.3 per set) and was named first-team All-Sierra League.

Eadara Files, Shadow Ridge

The senior setter was the Most Valuable Player in the Southwest League after helping the Mustangs to the Division I state tournament. Files was fourth in the state with 870 assists (8.0 per set).

Nikki Jackson, Coronado

The powerful 6-foot senior middle blocker/outside hitter led the Cougars in kills and was among the state’s leaders in blocks as she earned first-team All-Southeast League honors. Jackson has signed with Cal Poly.

Kassidy Lommori, Yerington

The 5-foot-11-inch senior outside hitter/middle hitter was the Division III co-Player of the Year after leading the Lions to their third consecutive state title. Lommori had 453 kills (4.3 per set) and signed with Augustana University (S.D.).

Whittnee Nihipali, Shadow Ridge

The 6-foot-2-inch sophomore outside hitter led the state with 525 kills (4.8 per set) as the Mustangs reached the Division I state tournament for the second straight season. Nihipali was a first-team All-Southwest League selection.

Katelyn Oppio, Bishop Manogue

The 6-foot-1-inch senior middle blocker was the Sierra League’s Player of the Year and helped the Miners reach the Division I state title game. Oppio, who has signed with Gonzaga, was fifth in the state with 378 kills (3.9 per set).

Aubrey Pitts, McQueen

The 6-foot-2-inch senior middle hitter was named the High Desert League Player of the Year award after leading the Lancers to the league title. Pitts had seven blocks in a five-set loss to Bishop Manogue on Sept. 22.

Kira Porter, Incline

Porter was among the state’s leaders in kills (324, 4.6 per set) and was third in blocks (140, 2.0 per set) while earning Division III co-Player of the Year honors. The 6-foot middle blocker signed with Howard University.

Cali Thompson, Coronado

The Portland-bound senior setter was named the Gatorade state Player of the Year and was the Most Valuable Player in the Southeast League after leading Cougars to their third straight Division I state title. Thompson topped the state with 1,262 assists (11.8 per set).

Second Team

Carolyn Andrulis, Coronado

The senior outside hitter was second on the team in kills and digs while earning first-team All-Southeast League honors.

Sydney Berenyi, Silverado

The sophomore outside hitter was named Most Valuable Player in the Northeast League after leading the Skyhawks in kills and aces.

Maia Dvoracek, Truckee

The junior opposite/setter led the Wolverines in kills, aces and assists to earn the Division I-A Northern League Most Valuable Player award.

Hannah Goddard, Arbor View

The 6-foot-1-inch senior outside hitter was third in the state with 389 kills (3.9 per set) and was the Most Valuable Player in the Northwest League.

Kayla Kinney, Palo Verde

The senior middle blocker/outside hitter was a first-team All-Southwest League pick after leading the Panthers in kills and blocks.

Rachel Klopfer, Green Valley

The junior outside hitter finished sixth in the state with 369 kills (3.8 per set) and earned first-team all-Southeast League honors for the Gators.

Megan Kronschnabel, Faith Lutheran

The Division I-A state Player of the Year as a senior, Kronschnabel was second in Nevada with 1,135 assists (10.5 per set) and helped the Crusaders capture the state title.

Jaycie Roberts, Carson

The junior outside hitter was a first-team All-Sierra League pick after helping the Senators reach the Division I Northern Region title game

Kizzy Rodriguez, Shadow Ridge

The sophomore libero led the Mustangs’ defense with 418 digs (5.4 per set) and was named first-team All-Southwest League.

Julia Wenzel, Bishop Manogue

The versatile senior was a first-team All-Sierra League selection after finishing in the top 10 in the state in kills. She also was second on the Miners in blocks and digs.

Coach of the Year

Matt Johnson, Coronado

Johnson guided the Cougars to their third consecutive Division I state title and a 31-10 overall record this season. Coronado finished 12th at the Durango Fall Classic, the highest finish by a Southern Nevada school at the prestigious tournament since 2003. In seven seasons with the Cougars, Johnson has a record of 190-64.

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Honorable Mention

Juliana Anderson, Carson

Emily Bender, Coronado

Kaitlynn Biassou, Reno

Meagan Carlson, Damonte Ranch

Anais Fay, Truckee

Janella Fiso, Virgin Valley

Hayley Huntsman, Bonanza

Navi Lee, Coronado

Emily Moore, Spanish Springs

Mackenzie O’Connell, Spanish Springs

Isabelle Peterson, Douglas

Maggie Roe, Boulder City

Kellie Rogaczewski, Smith Valley

Bobbi Tharaldson, Faith Lutheran

Morgan Waller, Damonte Ranch

Alyssa Zucco, McQueen

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