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Player of the Year
Jessica Christianson, Sr., Lib, Hudson
Why we picked her: One of the most eye-catching players on Hudson’s roster, Christianson was the insurance policy in the back row who gave the Cobras ahead of her the confidence to play aggressively at the net. With her tenacity, will and talent, Christianson rarely let a ball land in bounds, always giving Hudson a fighting chance. Her leadership was evident from her vocal direction and the way she inspired her team with dramatic diving play.
Most impressive accomplishment: Christianson broke the single-season school record for digs with 452.
Future plans: Signed a letter of intent with Pasco-Hernando Community College to play volleyball next fall.
Did you know? After she gave up horse back riding, Christianson got into volleyball in middle school at the urging of her father. To fine tune her serving, her father measured the height of a volleyball net and tied a rope around two telephone poles on their street. With a stiff wind in her face coming off Hudson Beach, Christianson had to make 10 serves in a row to call it a day. That helped in games such as the one against rival Ridgewood where she notched 16 aces.
Jessica Christianson, Sr., Lib, Hudson: Helped guide the Cobras to the Class 4A state semifinals
Alex Livengood, Sr., OH, Nature Coast: Led the Sharks with 415 kills, 79 aces and 192 digs
Jessica Imbimbo, Sr., OH, Hudson: Led the Cobras with 203 kills and had 117 digs
Sarangelys Cruz, Sr., MH, Ridgewood: Had 343 kills, 59 aces, 83 blocks and 225 digs
Courtney Liddle, So., MH, Nature Coast: Had 353 kills, 127 aces and 293 digs
Katy McGee, Sr., MH, Hudson: Led the Cobras with 103 total blocks and had 187 kills
Jessica Johnson, So., OH, Land O’Lakes
Quynn Fonseca, Sr., OH, Central
Victoria Panarese, Sr., S, Mitchell
Taylor Willis, Sr., MH, Zephyrhills
Shannon Zasloff, Sr., MH, Hudson
Cara Carley, Sr., OH, Hudson
Anclote: Taylor Crosse
Central: Raqurra Ishmar, Carley Territo
Gulf: Leighlani Paselio
Hernando: Brittany Hill, Liz Lawrence
Hernando Christian: Madeline Hanshaw, Remington Manuel
Land O’Lakes: Morgan Crescenti
Mitchell: Alex Vollmers, Devan Dampier, Shelby Wright, Adriana Penabad
Nature Coast: Rachel Powell, Alexa Coscia
Pasco: Shelby Mander; Courtney Brandy, Beth Barthle
Ridgewood: Madison Pretto, Lauren Vanker, Brittany Martin, Sadie Lindell
River Ridge: Sarah Junot
Springstead: Megan Morrison, Allyson Schillinger, Carly Wiggins
Sunlake: Lizmanelie Garcia
Wesley Chapel: Morgan Harris
Wiregrass Ranch: Colleen McCaffrey, Adriana McLamb, Chelsea Violenes
Zephyrhills: Lindsay Arnold
Coach of the Year
Shayna Munson, Hudson
In her first season, Munson guided the Cobras to the final four for the first time since 2004. Her ability to keep the girls on track during a significant transition was paramount to Hudson’s success.