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All-Delco Volleyball: Garnet Valley dominates first team

Garnet Valley's Rachel Cain, left, and Ally Hartney both landed on the All-Delco team after leading the Jaguars to the PIAA Class 4A semifinals. (Digital First Media/Pete Bannan)
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In addition to Player of the Year Rachel Cain, the All-Delco team includes:

Maeve Boylan, Cardinal O’Hara: The senior setter/right side hitter did it all for the Lions. She finished her career as the program leader in aces (254) and had the top two seasons in that category in program history. She also is in the top-five all time in digs and sets played for a career. A six-rotation player, Boylan guided the Lions to a 24-3 record and their sixth District 12 Class 3A title in the last seven years. O’Hara’s only losses were to Archbishop Carroll (twice) and Pope John Paul II in the first round of the PIAA Class 3A tournament. She earned All-Catholic honors for the second year in a row and was named to the PCVA Class 3A All-State team.

Archbishop Carroll’s Paige Monastero, left, hits a ball into the block of Garnet Valley’s Rachel Cain, center, and Ally Hartney Wednesday. The Jaguars picked up a 3-1 nonleague win. (Pete Bannan/Digital First Media)

Ally Hartney, Garnet Valley: Hartney and Samantha Mann wreaked havoc in the middle for the Jaguars. Hartney’s ability to put balls away and block on the defensive end made Garnet Valley a tough out in tournament play. The senior middle blocker finished second on the team in kills (216) and blocks (77) while also recording 46 aces and 47 digs. She also turned in a whopping .413 hitting percentage. Hartney joined Cain and Emma Rokosky on the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class 4A All-State and All-District 1 teams.

Meghan McCann, Archbishop Carroll: To play for the Patriots, versatility was a key skill and McCann’s ability to play several positions made her valuable to Carroll’s run to a third straight Catholic League and District 12 Class 4A title, and berth in the PIAA quarterfinals. The sophomore played mostly as a right side hitter, but also was a setter on occasion. She had 289 kills, 215 digs, 175 assists and 26 blocks to earn first-team All-Catholic and first team All-State Class 4A honors from the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association.

READ: The full list of All-Delco honorees

Paige Monastero, Archbishop Carroll: The Patriots did not lose a set in Catholic League play, going 45-0, and Monastero was a big reason for that success. On a team with many interchangeable parts, Monastero’s versatility was her greatest attribute. Most likely a defensive specialist in college, the two-time All-Delco selection played outside hitter for Carroll and led the team in kills (361) to earn PCL MVP honors, and lead the Patriots to their third straight league and District 12 Class 4A championships and a spot in the PIAA Class 4A quarterfinals. The junior also had 147 digs and 17 blocks to earn a place on the PCVA Class 4A All-State team.

Emma Rokosky, Garnet Valley: Rokosky’s all-around skills was one of the keys to Garnet Valley’s run to the PIAA Class 4A semifinals for the third year in a row. She was the perfect complement on the outside to Hartney and Mann in the middle and gave the Jaguars several options in the attack. A first-team Class 4A All-State and All-District 1 selection by the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association, the senior outside hitter racked up 180 kills, 215 digs, 37 aces, 10 blocks and had a .255 hitting percentage.

Riley Shaak, Notre Dame: The Irish rolled to their sixth straight Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association title and fourth Inter-Ac crown in the last five seasons with Shaak leading the attack. The junior middle hitter led Notre Dame in kills (244), kill percentage (.356) and aces (93). She also was second in the team in blocks (55). She averaged 4.2 kills per set and upped that to 4.3 in the semifinals and final of the PAISAA tournament. Shaak also had a .406 kill percentage in those two matches and will continue her career at North Carolina State.

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