WPIAL well-represented on Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association girls all-state teams

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | 12:41 PM

WPIAL players were well-represented on the all-state girls volleyball teams released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association.

North Allegheny placed four on the Class 4A team — senior libero Avery Butcher, senior outside hitter Marin Dunaway, senior right side Jamie Frisco and senior outside hitter Kyra Schmidt.

The Tigers swept District 1 champion Unionville on Nov. 18 at Cumberland Valley to claim their seventh consecutive PIAA crown.

State Class 3A runner-up Hampton is represented by all-state selections in senior libero Avery Koontz, sophomore setter Lilly Muczinski and senior outside hitter Emmy Schrom.

WPIAL Class 2A champion and PIAA semifinalist Beaver features all-state selections in senior outside hitter Chloe List and sophomore middle hitter Kailyn Connelly.

Schrom now is a three-time all-state honoree, while List, Seneca Valley senior middle hitter Olivia Congdon, Pine-Richland sophomore setter Isabelle Hoppe, Oakland Catholic senior middle hitter Riley Samuel, Freeport senior middle hitter Josie Russo and Quaker Valley senior right side hitter Annica Kagle are recognized for the second time.

Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association

All-State Girls Volleyball Teams

WPIAL selections

Class 4A

Avery Butcher, senior, libero, North Allegheny

Natalie Carr, sophomore, outside hitter, Canon-McMillan

*Olivia Congdon, senior, middle hitter, Seneca Valley

Ella Dindak, senior, setter, Penn-Trafford

Marin Dunaway, senior, outside hitter, North Allegheny

Jamie Frisco senior, right side, North Allegheny

Kali Holmes, sophomore, outside hitter, Peters Township

*Isabelle Hoppe, sophomore, setter, Pine-Richland

Kyra Schmidt, senior, outside hitter, North Allegheny

Bria Stepp, senior, setter, Seneca Valley

Grace Triebsch, senior, middle hitter, Upper St. Clair

Abby Tucker, junior, middle hitter, Canon-McMillan

Class 3A

Lali Allensworth, senior, middle hitter, Armstrong

Elena Esquivel, senior, setter, Oakland Catholic

Mia Fox, senior, outside hitter, Thomas Jefferson

Avery Koontz, senior, libero, Hampton

Ella Koziara, junior, outside hitter, North Catholic

Juliette Leroux, sophomore, middle hitter, South Fayette

Kennady Martindale, junior, middle hitter, Montour

Lilly Muczinski, sophomore, setter, Hampton

*Riley Samuel, senior, middle hitter, Oakland Catholic

**Emmy Schrom, senior, outside hitter, Hampton

Alex Sepcic, senior, libero, North Catholic

Class 2A

Nora Kate Gavin, senior, outside hitter, Avonworth

*Chloe List, senior, outside hitter, Beaver

Kaitlyn Connelly, sophomore, middle hitter, Beaver

Claire Noble, senior, outside hitter, Ellwood City

*Josie Russo, senior, middle hitter, Freeport

Alaina Whitlinger, junior, outside hitter, Freeport

*Annica Kagle, senior, right side, Quaker Valley

Vanessa Pickett, junior, setter, Quaker Valley

Morgan O’Brien, senior, setter, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Elyse Lenhart, senior, setter, Shenango

Class A

Ashlyn Black, sophomore, right side, Greensburg Central Catholic

Cassidy Trahan, junior, libero, Serra Catholic

Clare Ruffing, junior, middle hitter, Bishop Canevin

Emerson Trahan, senior, setter, Serra Catholic

Gracen Hartman, junior, outside hitter/setter, Frazier

Jade Bailey, senior, setter, Bishop Canevin

Jordynn Carter, junior, setter/right side, Carlynton

Kasie Meek, senior, outside hitter, West Greene

*Two-time honoree

**Three-time honoree

Michael Love is a TribLive reporter covering sports in the Alle-Kiski Valley and the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh. A Clearfield native and a graduate of Westminster (Pa.), he joined the Trib in 2002 after spending five years at the Clearfield Progress. He can be reached at mlove@triblive.com.

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