Athletes of the Year

Carolyn Eddy

Division 1: Central Catholic, Senior, S
Eddy racked up 527 assists, 95 kills, and 78 aces to earn her Merrimack Valley Conference MVP award. The setter helped launch an 18-0 regular season for Central Catholic after being bumped up from Division 2. The team advanced to the Division 1 State semifinals.

Hannah Brickley

Division 2: Melrose, Senior, MH
Brickley, a two-time Globe All-Scholastic, was named Middlesex League MVP. The National Honor Society member won a Harvard Book Award. She is looking at NESCAC schools at which she can continue her volleyball career.

Kristen Robillard

Division 3: Case, Senior, S
Robillard has left her mark at Case: She is second in career assists (1,566), second season assists (578), second in aces in a season (89), and first in aces in a match (14). She is looking to study physical therapy at MCLA or the University of New England.


Bethany Ashworth

Bourne, Senior, S/OH
Ashworth was 10th in the state with 121 kills, adding to her 338 career kills. The two-time South Coast Conference All-Star has received the AVCA National Volleyball Academic Award. She is looking to pursue pre-medical courses in college.

Ellie Brennan

Medway, Senior, RH
Brennan excelled as a Tri-Valley League All-Star and played on the USA High Performance Continental Team. She has received the Bay State Games Gold Medal the past two years and was nominated as the Hall of Fame Showcase of Champions Outstanding Player.

Kristine Bunker

Falmouth, Senior, MH
Bunker was nominated for ACL Outstanding Player, collecting the most kills and digs in the state. The National Coaches Association named her a Player of the Week. The AP Scholar has a 3.9 GPA and is looking to attend MIT where she will pursue volleyball and track.

Audrey Cubellis

Sacred Heart, Senior, MH
Cubellis had more than 300 kills and was second in hitting percentages in the state. The honor roll student (4.0 GPA) has participated in the Cape Cod Junior Olympics. She is looking to pursue business at Boston University or Stonehill.

Kylie Kozlowski

Quincy, Senior, MH
A Patriot League All-Star, Kozlowski helped lead Quincy to an undefeated season and the league title. The four-year varsity starter was part of the Mass. Patriots Volleyball Club since 2007 and plays basketball and softball. She also is a member of the Science and National Honor Society.

Allyson Le-Bruno

Medfield, Senior, L
Le-Bruno, a Tri-Valley League MVP title, helped fuel the Warriors to the Division 2 State title. She wants to continue her volleyball career in college and pursue a psychology degree.

Carolynn Loyo-Torres

Boston English, Junior, OH
Loyo-Torres averaged 12 kills and five aces per match this season. She was nominated for MVP in track and basketball and won the Sportsmanship Award in softball. The honor roll student is looking to pursue sports medicine in college.

Maura Manley

New Bedford, Junior, OH
Manley broke her school record for most kills (36) in a match and in a season (408). The MGVCA All-Star was a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee and the Standard Times Player of the Year. She is ranked fourth academically in her class.

Maribeth Martin

Barnstable, Senior, S
Martin contributed 566 of her 1,256 career assists this season. She also plays basketball and is part of the National Junior Classical League, the Bentley All-Star Camp, and the Cape Cod Juniors. She is looking to major in psychology in college.

Felicia Patel

Lincoln-Sudbury, Senior, S
Patel was the Dual County League MVP this season thanks to her precise setting that helped lead the Warriors to the Division 2 semifinals. She is also a DCL All-Star in softball. Patel is planning on playing volleyball at college.

Andrea Rigby

Notre Dame (Tyngsborough), Senior, OH
Rigby helped Notre Dame reach the Division 3 state finals. The Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star takes part in student government and the National Honor Society and plays for the Pumas Volleyball Club.

Morgan Thatcher

Brockton, Senior, RH/MB
Thatcher led the Boxers to the Division 1 South semifinals and had 320 kills, 291 digs, 73 aces, and 59 block kills this season. She finished here career with 650 kills, 549 digs, 153 block kills, and 137 aces. The honor roll student also plays basketball.

Coach of the Year

Jacqui Niosi

Quincy, , Division 1
Niosi led her East/Central Division 1 champions (20-1) to the State semifinals. The Emmanuel graduate has been coaching the Presidents for four years and likes her team's intensity. "[They are] a true team with a passion for competing," said Niosi.

Scott Celli

Melrose, , Division 2
Celli has compiled a 257-63 career record over 14 years and directed the Division 2 North Sectional finalists to a 22-2 season. The four-time Middlesex League Coach of the Year had a "great senior class who never gave up, who believe in team first," said Celli.

Robert Mahoney

Notre Dame (Tyngsborough), , Division 3
Mahoney led Notre Dame to the Division 3 State finals for the first time in school history, only the second girls' school to do so. The three-time MVC Sportsmanship Award recipient believes that the "coach is only as good as the people he surrounds himself with."

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic girls' volleyball team was selected by the Boston Globe's school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Liz Torres.


Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Casey White, Amanda Woollacott. Falmouth: Kristine Bunker, Chelsea Correia, Grace Knox. Marshfield: Ashley Ahearn, Chelsea Kovitz, Shannon Nagle. Nauset: Megan Leyton. Plymouth North: Chelsea Small. Plymouth South: Audrey Medeiros, Kelly Noonan.

Bay State
Braintree: Ann Donahue, Courtney McKinney. Brookline: Maya Midzik. Dedham: Julia Berkey. Framingham: Kara Babineau. Milton: Samantha Curley. Natick: Nafeesa Connolly, Livja Jaho, Emily Lurier. Needham: Kara-Jane Walker. Newton North: Kate Bellarose, Melissa Jewitt, Zoe Pepper-Cunningham. Norwood: Stephanie Perry. Walpole: Caroline Crimmins, Erin Nee. Wellesley: Lydia Bolton. Weymouth: Erica Hicks.

Big Three
Brockton: Megan Mills, Morgan Thatcher, Jessy Touron. Durfee: Katelyn Almeida. New Bedford: Cheyenne Howard, Maura Manley, Kristina Thompson.

Boston City
Boston English: Carolynn Loyo-Torres, Karen Pagen. Boston International: Maciel Carvajal, Paula Hernandez. Brighton: Samantha Penn, Keyla Pimentel. Burke: Michelle Dyette, Adrienne Martin. Charlestown: Maria Coleman, Denise Garcia. Dorchester: Nancy Penaloza, Shanira Vidal. East Boston: Fatima Guevara, Mariana Romero. Latin Academy: Christina Joseph, Jenny Tran. Madison Park: Wilidia Capre, Christalis Oller. O'Bryant: Ve Truong, Lilli Wondwossen. Snowden: Ivabeth Kirnon, Bianca Rosado. South Boston: Lorina Gjino. West Roxbury: Janine Coleman, Prisca Valjean.

Cape Ann
Lynnfield: Christina Moccia. North Andover: Angela Brunette, Emily Cox, Suzanne Morin. North Reading: Nicole Cecchini, Taylor Dyer, Kirsten Morrison. Peabody: Janelle Rodriguez. Revere: Priscilla Farnese.

Catholic Central
Archbishop Williams: Taylor Cains, Erica Knowles. Arlington Catholic: David Amicangioli, Jenny Warren. Austin Prep: Olivia Foley, Meghan McGrath. Bishop Fenwick: Cara McLaughlin, Kaela Murohy, Dianna Tauro. Cardinal Spellman: Sam Curran, Meggie Gildea, Cat O'Laughlin, Shaylyn Roach. Cathedral: Tonila Nyack. Lowell Catholic: Mary Webster, Taylor Young. Marian: Cheryl Singleton, Nicole Supple. Matignon: Katie Clark. North Cambridge Catholic: Jade Greene. Pope John: Michelle Atkins, Theresa Bui, Lauren Greski, Krista Ippolito. St. Clement: Allison Caloggero, Megan Collins. St. Mary's: Tori Faieta. Trinity Catholic: Macda Gerard, Hannah McCaffrey.

Catholic Conference
Fontbonne: Kathleen Gorman, Ann Marie Keane, Taylor Shepard. Mt. Alvernia: Andy Conroy, Katie Duggan, Jillian Hathaway. Mt. St. Joseph: Carla Prophete, Brianna Rizzo. Notre Dame (Hingham): Kristen Kennedy, Meghan Lee, Sara Weber, Sarah Whitman. Ursuline: Katherine Connors, Jill Lawlor, Dana Weston.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Erin Fry. Arlington: Erin McKissick. Bedford: Katie Coe, Emily Pietrasik. Boston Latin: Claire Zimmerman. Concord-Carlisle: Haley Cordeau, Eliza Novik, Jenn Perugini. Lincoln-Sudbury: Lindsey Jones, Amanda Nash, Felicia Patel. Newton South: Celina Chan, Vanessa Gailius. Waltham: Jessica Poirier. Wayland: Brianna Ramsey, Lauren Vachon. Westford: Callie Dolan, Charlotte Parish. Weston: Jennifer Sieber.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Feehan: Rossi Fish, Elizabeth Gingras, Kaitlin Hill, Morgan Lindberg. Bishop Stang: Kendall Bukuras, Caroline McArdle, Bethany Reed. Somerset: Amy Entel, Courtney Medeiros, Arielle Rogers.

Canton: Colleen Healey, Christen Ivanoski, Allie Jones. Foxborough: Nicki Comeau. Franklin: Charlotte Pechtl. King Philip: Brianna Souza. Mansfield: Chelsea Almeida. North Attleborough: Kate Boisseau, Kelsey Weymouth. Oliver Ames: Lauren Battista, Rebecca Raymo. Sharon: Brittany Whiting. Stoughton: Andrea Chica.

Bishop Connolly: Casey Levesque, Erin Sullivan. Bristol-Plymouth: Alanna Perry. Diman: Katrina Hadad. Holbrook: Elise Morgan. Norfolk Aggie: Samantha Edwards, Ashley Hatch. Sacred Heart: Audrey Cubellis, Danielle Hartmann, Taryn Shannon. Tri-County: Ashley Goode. Westport: Bianca Silvestro.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Kirsten Arvidson, Sarah Arvidson, Annie Ye. Billerica: Michelle Muise. Central Catholic: Carolyn Eddy, Maggie Hillman, Lindsay Phenix, Kate Zenevitch. Chelmsford: Allison Cote. Dracut: Jessica Morales, Olivia Parkins. Methuen: Rashidat Agboola, Courtney Murach. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Andrea Rigby.

Lexington: Domenique Serio. Melrose: Hannah Brickley, Jessica Farr, Colleen Hanscom, Laura Irwin. Reading: Naida Colakhodzic, Melissa Dalpozzo.

Old Colony
Attleboro: Rachel Daley, Alison Hochler. Barnstable: Melanie Appleman, Kaylee Deluga, Nicole Horvath, Maribeth Martin, Ashley Weik. Dartmouth: Megan Brown, Molly Brown, Bianca Cabral. Taunton: Lauren Taunton.

Hanover: Sarah Coffey, Becky Hayes. Middleborough: McKayle Craig, Lauren Endicott. North Quincy: Jessica Ainsley, April Kwong, Olivia Umogren. Pembroke: Berkeley Hall. Quincy: Kylie Kozlowski, Nicole Parry, Kori Sorenson, Julia Yee. Rockland: Barbara Henneberry, Alyssa Jasper. Silver Lake: Kaitlin Burgess.

South Coast
Apponequet: Erin Connolly. Bourne: Bethany Ashworth, Hannah Gasper, Taylor Slesinski. Case: Kristen Robillard, Caitlin Vandenburgh. Dighton-Rehoboth: Nikki Hanson. Fairhaven: Kara Charette, Lauren Lopes. Old Rochester: Taylor Beck. Seekonk: Katie Halpin.

Ashland: Marissa Bylsma, Caitlin Meeks. Hopkinton: Cecily Boyce, Nicole Cooprider, Maggie Grabmeier. Medfield: Morganne Gagne, Allyson Le-Bruno, Jess McLeod, Georgia Naumann. Medway: Ellana Benabou, Ellie Brennan, Colleen McGoldrick. Millis: Stephanie Gove, Shannon Heffernan.