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Presenting 2018 All-Main Line girls volleyball teams

The Main Line high school girls’ volleyball scene this past fall featured a solid lineup of championship teams. Archbishop Carroll (20-4) captured the PIAA District 12 4A championship, and did not lose a set in Catholic League play, going 45-0; Villa Maria Academy (21-4) won the PIAA District 1 3A title; and Academy of Notre Dame (17-2) went 8-0 in the Inter-Ac for its fifth Inter-Ac title in six years, and won the PAISAA state championship for the sixth straight year.
Other strong teams last fall included Agnes Irwin (12-5), Baldwin School (12-5), Conestoga (16-7), Harriton (10-8) and Sacred Heart (15-10).
The All-Main Line high school girls’ volleyball teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of spots available to first team, second team and honorable mention — but follows the priority of coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2018 All-Main Line high school girls’ volleyball teams:
FIRST TEAM
Riley Shaak, Academy of Notre Dame – Junior was first team All-Inter-Ac for the third consecutive year; led Irish in kills (244), kill percentage (.356) and aces (93) and was second in blocks (55). The North Carolina State commit is a consistent all-around player who played outside hitter, middle blocker and defensive specialist.
Lex Shreiner, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior captain and outside hitter, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection for the second straight year, produced 186 kills as well as valuable leadership, intensity and versatility.
Mara Zwilling, Agnes Irwin – Junior outside hitter was Owls’ Most Valuable Player and a first team All-Inter-Ac selection. Produced 104 kills, 133 digs and 39 aces.
Paige Monastero, Archbishop Carroll – Junior outside hitter was Catholic League Most Valuable Player and was selected to the PCVA Class 4A all-state team as well as first team All-Delco. A versatile performer who produced 361 kills, 147 digs and 17 blocks.
Meghan McCann, Archbishop Carroll – Sophomore right side hitter, a first team PVCA Class 4A all-state selection, also played setter for the Patriots, and the versatile first team All-Catholic League and All-Delco pick produced 289 kills, 215 digs, 175 assists and 26 blocks.
Cartier Thomas, Baldwin School – Senior setter, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was the Polar Bears’ Most Valuable Player, recording 400 assists and 57 service aces.
Pasha Mottley, Conestoga – Senior middle hitter, the Central League Player of the Year and the Pioneers’ MVP, set a school record for blocks in a season (77), and produced 223 kills and a .343 hitting percentage.
Jaycee Webster, Sacred Heart – Senior outside hitter and second-year captain, a first team Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class A all-state pick, set the school career kill record (1,041) and season kill mark (407), and led Lions with 248 digs.
Kelsey Hoff, Villa Maria Academy – Senior setter, a first team Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class 3A all-state and All-AACA selection, made 648 assists, 40 aces and 47 kills and was the Hurricanes’ Player of the Year. Headed to Babson College.
Kara Scheik, Villa Maria Academy – Senior right side, a first team Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association Class 3A all-state pick, had a team-high 179 kills, as well as 27 blocks and 27 aces. Was an All-AACA selection.
SECOND TEAM
Academy of Notre Dame – Maddie Donaphon, junior libero; Christine Covello, sophomore setter.
Agnes Irwin – Dayna Thomas, junior setter; Lauren Karlson, senior setter.
Archbishop Carroll – Melanie Cotes, senior setter.
Baldwin School – Georgia Dahm, senior opposite hitter; Laura Pellicano, senior outside hitter.
Conestoga – Kat Chodaczek, senior setter.
Harriton – Anne-Sophie Bilello, senior right side hitter.
Haverford High – Cara Fredericks, sophomore libero; Abbey Capobianchi, senior setter/right side hitter.
Lower Merion – Talia Morris, senior middle hitter; Ellie O’Neill, senior libero.
Merion Mercy Academy – Annie Butler, senior outside hitter/middle blocker.
Radnor – Sammy Scannapieco, senior libero; Erica DiCarlo, senior setter.
Sacred Heart – Hannah Martinson, junior setter.
Villa Maria Academy – Lizzie Acchione, senior outside hitter; Alivia Orvietto, junior defensive specialist.

HONORABLE MENTION
Academy of Notre Dame – Grace Guerin, sophomore middle blocker; Samantha McGarvey, senior defensive specialist.
Agnes Irwin – Gianna Napoleon, senior middle blocker; Colby Yoh, junior middle blocker.
Baldwin School – Taylor Trapp, senior libero; Anajah Brown, sophomore middle hitter; Tessa Pearlstein, sophomore middle hitter.
Conestoga – Becky Larkin, senior outside hitter; Eleanor VanRheenen, junior libero.
Harriton – Yazmyn Stewart, junior outside hitter.
Haverford High – Sydney Clarke, senior middle blocker.
Lower Merion – Sara Beqiraj, sophomore setter; Sophia Shvayko, senior defensive specialist; Adi David, junior setter, Mika Zapf, senior outside/defensive specialist.
Merion Mercy Academy – Nicole Nowlan, senior outside hitter.
Radnor – Izzy Criscuolo, senior middle blocker; Grayce Henderson, senior outside hitter.
Sacred Heart – Gianna Anthony, senior libero; Erin Corcoran, sophomore outside hitter.
Villa Maria Academy – Kelly Thomas, senior libero; Millie Collins, junior middle; Katie Scaggs, junior middle.

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