, Salem, MA


December 5, 2013

Salem News 2013 Volleyball all-star team




Essex Aggie Sophomore

Middle hitter/blocker

Commonwealth Conference Lower Division all-star ... Was 16 of 18 serving with one ace, 11 kills and two blocks in match vs. Billerica ... Was School Sportsmanship representative and also Team Student-Athlete selection ... Grade point average of 3.54 ... Lists senior teammate Jassiel Abreu as her biggest athletic influence, helping her to become a better all-around player.



Bishop Fenwick Senior

Outside hitter

Finished the season with 321 digs, 157 kills, 41 aces and a serving percentage of 93.1 ... Team captain was a Catholic Central League all-star ... Finished with 27 digs in Division 2 North triumph over Melrose ... Had 721 digs for her career to go along with 260 kills and 74 aces ... Terrific 3.87 grade point average ... Wants to study in medical field while continuing volleyball career in college ... Says the influence of her older brothers "pushes me to go above and beyond my work ethic and mental strength."



Beverly Senior

Right side hitter

All-Conference selection in the NEC was also the Panthers' MVP ... Team captain ... Used 5-foot-9 frame to get to the net with ease and act as a front row presence ... Member of the Pumas Volleyball Club ... Wants to study international business at a 4-year college and continue to play volleyball ... Ranked 53rd in her senior class (3.9 GPA) ... BHS head coach Pam Padovani has always been someone for her to look up to.



Masconomet Senior

Outside hitter

Topsfield native was an All-League selection in the Cape Ann League ... In tournament victory over Beverly, she finished with 13 service points (including 3 aces), 5 kills, 2 digs and a block ... Lists her best individual performance against Acton-Boxborough (15 service points, 18 digs, 8 kills and 3 assists) ... Top ranked student in her senior class of 343 students with a 5.1470 GPA.



Salem Sophomore

Outside hitter

Northeastern Conference all-star ... Broke Salem High's single-season record for kills in a season ... Uses her height (5-foot-7) to its fullest advantage at the net ... Quick reactions and footwork ... Hopes to continue playing volleyball in college ... Credits her two older sisters, who both played high school and college sports, for being her biggest influences athletically.

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