Every Wednesday during high school season, VolleyballMag.com will recognize a dream team of volleyball players who stood out the previous weekend.
Most weeks, the eight-girl Dream Team will consist of the following:
Setter, S/RS or RS
Players will be considered for the Dream Team ONLY if nominated by their high school coaches using this link: https://volleyballmag.com/hs-player-of-the-week-submissions/
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THIS WEEK ONLY, because it’s the first week and we only received 17 nominations, EVERY PLAYER NOMINATED is part of the Dream Team!!
Note to coaches and managers: although there is no science in how we choose our Dream Team members, performing on larger stages will give players an advantage, as will nomination forms that accurately describe a player the previous weekend.
VolleyballMag.com HS DREAM TEAM September 7, 2022
S: Raegan Richardson5-11 Jr., Jensen Beach, Fla. — Richardson led the Falcons to the Premier Division title at the Nike Tournament of Champions Southeast in Tampa on Saturday.
The reigning Treasure Coast player of the year helped Jensen Beach go 6-0, compiling 146 assists, 21 aces, 22 kills, 19 digs and 67 service points in the process.
S: Silina Damuni5-9 Sr., Timpview (Provo, Utah) – The Thunderbirds improved to 4-0 on the year with sweeps of High and Jordan Last week. Damuni, a BYU clerk, recorded 11 assists, 10 digs and five aces in Alta’s victory. The three-time All-State first-team pick is averaging nine assists per set this season and is closing in on 3,000 career assists.
S: Dylan Sulcer, 6-0 Sr., Brentwood, Tenn. — A committed big-time leader at Dallas Baptist University, Sulcer tallied 57 assists and four aces in splitting two district games last week. She also helped the Bruins finish third out of more than 30 teams at the Tournament of Champions in Guntersville, Alabama.
S: Maci Nolie, 5-1 Sr., Sullivan (Missouri) – Nolie was outstanding in leading the Eagles to a 1-1 mark in two games to start the season. In seven sets, the senior compiled 46 assists, 30 digs and 10 aces. She scored 23 points on her serve, including a 17-0 run to start the third set against Salem.
S/RS: Micah McMillan, 5-8 Sr., Valley View (Jonesboro, Arkansas) — McMillan started his senior season well, helping the Blazers go 5-1-1 in their first year in 5A. The week included big conference wins marion and Batesville. McMillan finished the week with 62 kills, 60 assists, 43 digs, five blocks and seven aces as part of Valley View’s 6-2 offense. She recorded 21 kills against Marion in just three offensive rotations. Valley View has won seven straight state titles, including last year in 4A.
RS: Kamryn Lee-Caracci, 6-0 Sr., Lyons Township (La Grange, Ill.) — They’re still playing best-of-three in Illinois. Lyon are unbeaten at 8-0. Lee-Caracci, a rookie from Georgetown, had a season-high 19 kills in one of four games last week and had 51 kills, with five blocks and a .282 hit percentage.
S/RS: Katelyn Cochran, 6-0 Sr., Whitney (Rocklin, Calif.) — Cochran, an Oregon State rookie, led the Wildcats to the title at the High Sierra tournament in Reno on Saturday. She currently leads her team with 88 kills, 171 assists and 24 aces. “She is a team captain and without her on our pitch we are weak in skills and leadership,” the coach noted. Kami Kazel.
OH: London Wijay5-10 Jr., Alemany (Mission Hills, Calif.) — Wijay delivered a commanding performance Friday against Campbell Hall to help the Warriors stay undefeated. She managed 34 eliminations and 22 digs in the four-set victory, including 12 eliminations from 12 swings in the first set!
OH: Emily Vickers, 5-8 Sr., Escalon, Calif. — A six-rotation outsider and team captain for the 12-0 Cougars, Vickers hit the numbers in three wins last week. In 10 sets, Vickers amassed 52 kills, 49 digs and 12 aces. She was on point in a four-set victory over Christian Ripon, with 19 wins and 20 recoveries. “Our biggest game so far was against Ripon Christian and Emily was a real contender and leader on the pitch that night,” noted the coach. Therese Williamson. “It was a tough game mentally and physically and she never skipped a beat. She pushes herself and her teammates to the limit and plays with so much passion and heart.
OH: Carlie Cisneros6-0 Jr., Liberty North (Liberty, Mo.) — A junior considered one of the top hitters nationally in her class, Cisneros helped the Eagles to two wins to kick off the 2022 season. Arizona had 32 kills in the two sweeps, including 20 in the win over Kansas City. Saint Pius Xin which she hit .545 and also passed a 2.45.
OH: Taliah Lee, 6-0 Sr., Timpview (Provo, Utah) – Lee, a rookie from Long Beach State, led the undefeated Thunderbirds to two dominant 3-0 wins last week. Averaging 4.4 kills per set while hitting .429, Lee is eight kills from 1,000 for his high school career.
OH: reagan anderson5-10 Sr., Horizon Christian (Tualatin, Oregon) – The 3A Hawks have won a bevy of title contenders Santiam Christian and Catlin Gabel last week, Anderson compiling 23 kills in the two wins. “As a team captain, Reagan is a true leader,” the coach noted. Jay Lazaro. “His hard shots inspire the whole team to be at their best.”
OH: Anna Grace Sparks, 5-11 Sr., McGill-Toolen (Mobile, Alabama) — A recent commitment to Queen’s University in Charlotte, Sparks contributed 65 kills and 40 digs as the Dirty Dozen went 2-4 to rank 20th to the National Division at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Tampa. Sparks also hit a terrific .352 for the event.
OH: Charley Goberville6-0 Soph., Venice (Florida) – Goberville stood out last week, especially in wins against Tampa preparation and Buford from Georgia.
She had a total of 25 kills in six sets over the two matches. Venice went 3-3 to place 8th at the Nike ToC in the Platinum Division.
OH: Kendall Barnes6-0 Sr., Briarcrest Christian (Eads, TN) — Barnes was a force for the 20-2 Saints in a key win over Mississippi Northpoint Christian. The senior had 21 kills to just two errors in the three-set victory and was a ‘true force that couldn’t be stopped’, the coach noted. April Jauregui.
OH: Reese Naeve, 5-8 Fr., Regina Catholic (Iowa City, Iowa) — Six rotations away, Naeve made his auspicious college debut, totaling 40 kils, 35 digs, six blocks and three aces in two games. said coach Lauren Hansen“Not only do his stats speak for themselves, but his leadership and maturity at age 15 is incredible. She is a first team athlete and gives her all for every ball. The work ethic is what will continue to set her apart from the crowd.
MB: Mia Fedota6-3 Sr., St. Mary’s Academy (Portland, Ore.) — Fedota was a force at net in the Blues’ season-opening doubleheader against Wilsonville and Clackamas. Over the two nine-set matches, the University of Puget Sound rookie had 24 kills. She hit .588 in the Clackamas victory and had three blocks in the loss to Wilsonville, the 2021 5A finalist. one of our team captains for her positive leadership on and off the field,” noted the freshman head coach. Wendy stutter.
L : Kambree Rodriguez, 5-9 Sr., Syracuse, Utah — Rodriguez was instrumental in leading the Titans to the Border Wars title over the weekend in Evanston, Wyoming. In eight games, the Utah State commitment amassed 75 digs, 16 aces, 19 assists and passed a 2.4. “She is a constant factor, night after night, which elevates our game,” the coach noted. Vigil Corrie. “She sees the ground well and has great instincts.”
L : Brooke Beebe5-4 Sr., St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC) – Beebe replaced the Cadets’ injured starting Libero in the season opener Sept. 1 and recorded 24 digs and two aces in a 3-sweep -0 from Mont-De-Sales.
L : Cierra Pesak5-8 Sr., Friendswood, Texas – Coach Sarah Paul described Pesak as the rock of the team and she certainly has been in 2022. Pesak had 32 digs, three aces and eight assists in a five-set victory over Foster Last week. She also contributed 14 digs and seven assists in a four-set win over Fulshear. For the week, she passed a 2.5. “She leads our team on and off the pitch and she’s a real competitor,” Paulk said.