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Sat. December 19, 2009 | Eduardo A. Encina

All-Suncoast Volleyball Team

Player of the Year
Maddie Martin, Sr., OH, Plant

Martin finished her high school career with plenty of gold medals and a bevy of individual accolades. She won state titles in each of her four seasons at Plant, and was named an Under Armour All-American and the Gatorade Florida Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-2 Penn State recruit was the most dominant player in the state, and while opposing teams went into every match knowing they had to stop her at the net to beat the Panthers, they simply couldn’t.
Martin has overcome preseason injuries the past two seasons (an ankle last year and a shoulder this season), but still remained the most complete player. Her back-row defense was exemplary, averaging 2.9 digs. She also served 53 aces, and averaged 6.3 kills a game in five region and state matches, bettering her 5.1 season average.

First team
Berkley Whaley, So., OH, Lakewood:
Sophomore sensation has every major college volleyball program tracking her every move.
Ali McCurdy, Sr., Lib, Plant: Bay area’s best defensive player was named Under Armour second-team All-American.
Jordan Burgess, So., OH, Berkeley Prep: One of the top all-around players was Florida Dairy Farmers Class 3A Player of the Year.
Davi DiSalvatore, Sr., Lib/OH, Countryside: Ohio State signee can hit, serve and dig as well as any player in the bay area.
Mackenzie Dagostino, So., S/RS, Berkeley Prep: Played her best when it mattered most, in the Class 3A state tournament.
Cassie Roy, Sr., OH, Palm Harbor University: Sweet-swinging dynamo led the Hurricanes to a district title and the Pinellas County public school championship.
Lindsay Young, Sr., MH, Berkeley Prep: Accomplished hitter, who is Colgate-bound, raised her game when the Bucs needed a spark.

Second team
Becca Howard, Sr., S, Berkeley Prep
Kayla Walton, Sr., MH/OH, Northside Christian
Cassie Wilkinson, S, Palm Harbor U.
Alex Johnson, Jr., OH, Plant
Leah Jordan, Sr., MH, Plant
Jessica Christianson, Sr., Lib, Hudson
Emilee Taylor, Sr., OH, Armwood

Honorable mention
Bayshore Christian: Gabby Fernandez
Berkeley Prep: Natasha Rowland
Brandon: Lindsey Watson
Clearwater: Kahley Patrick
Clearwater Central Catholic:  Vanessa Annoni, Mary Michael Toups
Countryside: Alexis Rousselle, Sara Wright
East Lake: Brianna McComeskey, Andria Tagarelli
Hudson: Jessica Imbimbo, Katy McGee
Indian Rocks Christian: Marisa Moralobo
Nature Coast: Courtney Liddle, Alex Livengood
Newsome: Lauren Zellmer
Northside Christian: Jennica Mullins
Palm Harbor University: Leah McNary
Ridgewood: Sarangelys Cruz
Riverview: Sarah Burrington
Tampa Prep: Caroline Dillabough


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