The Main Line high school girls’ volleyball scene featured some powerful teams this past fall.
Academy of Notre Dame won its ninth consecutive PAISAA championship.
Lower Merion (22-5) finished third in the District 1 4A tournament, and advanced to the PIAA 4A state quarterfinals.
Villa Maria Academy (17-5) was District 1 3A finalists, and Sacred Heart Academy (19-8) was District 1 A champions once again and advanced to the PIAA Class A state semifinal.
The All-Main Line high school girls’ volleyball teams are selected by the coaches. 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 the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2022 All-Main Line high school girls’ volleyball teams:
Margo Kemp, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior middle blocker and co-captain was unanimously selected Inter-Ac MVP by the league’s coaches. Recorded a team-leading 289 kills, 158 blocks, .463 kill percentage and 68 aces. Has committed to play volleyball for Xavier University.
Megan Dougherty, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior 6-foot-4 middle attacker and blocker, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was co-captain of the PAISAA state champions, recording 217 kills, 143 blocks and a .316 kill percentage.
Anahla Thomas, Agnes Irwin – Senior outside/right side hitter and co-captain was a first team All-Inter-Ac selection for the second consecutive year.
Molly Kelly, Archbishop Carroll – Junior middle blocker, a first team All-Catholic League selection (and voted runnerup for the league’s Most Valuable Player), was the Patriots’ leader in both kills (122) and blocks (36)..
Joelle Pearlstein, Baldwin School – Junior outside hitter, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was the Polar Bears’ MVP, producing a team-high 112 kills, 25 aces, 131 digs and 18 blocks.
Sara Walheim, Conestoga – Senior setter, a first team All-Central League selection and a third team All-District 1 pick, dished out 481 assists (becoming second on the school’s all-time career list with 1,451), and was second on the Pioneers in kills, aces and digs.
Claire Hamilton, Lower Merion – Senior outside hitter, and all-state selection for the second time, was a first team all-district and All-Central League pick as well. Led Lower Merion in kills with 374, and aces with a school-record 89, and recorded 237 digs and 19 blocks. Will play volleyball for Denison University.
Zoe Brown, Lower Merion – Junior libero was an all-state and first team All-District 1 4A and All-Central League selection. Led the Aces in digs with a school-record 439, and recorded 541 service receptions and one of the highest passer ratings in the state, as well as 37 aces and 83 assists.
Brooke Johnson, Lower Merion – Junior outside hitter was a PIAA 4A all-state selection and a second team All-District 1 4A and All-Central League pick. Led the Aces in kill percentage (.424) and recorded 330 kills, .267 hitting percentage, 35 aces, 215 digs, 30 blocks and 409 service receptions.
Emily McKenna, Sacred Heart Academy – Senior outside hitter, a two-time PVCA all-state pick and a three-time All-District 1 and AACA all-star selection, led the Lions with 261 kills, 292 digs and 59 aces. Finished career third in school history in kills, fourth in aces, and fifth in digs.
Elizabeth Cuskey, Sacred Heart Academy – Senior middle blocker, a three-time PVCA Class A all-state selection as well as a three-time All-District 1 A and AACA all-star pick, produced 202 kills, 55 aces and 44 blocks. Finished her Lion career third in school history in aces and had more than 500 kills in her Sacred Heart career.
Gabby Konrad, Villa Maria Academy – Senior setter and captain, the co-Most Valuable Player of the AACA, led the Hurricanes in serving percentage (.930 for 418 attempts), aces (70) and assists and was third on the team in digs. Was first team all-state for PVCA Class AAA. Noted for her extraordinary leadership, she has committed to play volleyball at Montclair State University.
Alana Whitwell, Villa Maria Academy – Junior outside hitter was co-Most Valuable Player in the AACA, along with teammate Gabby Konrad. Led the Hurricanes in kills (275) and was second in aces (45), digs (250) and passing efficiency rating. Was first team all-state for PVCA Class AAA.
Academy of Notre Dame – Allison Czachor, sophomore setter; Katia Hemphill, senior libero.
Agnes Irwin – Ella Zwilling, junior libero; Priya Johnson, sophomore setter/right side; Sydney Chen, senior outside/right side hitter.
Archbishop Carroll – Lola Mortelliti, junior libero.
Baldwin School – Cynthia Huang, junior setter/opposite hitter; Ryan Shelton, senior opposite hitter/setter.
Conestoga – Cheyenne Bird, sophomore right side.
Harriton – Lucy Klein, senior libero; Isabel Telfer, senior outside hitter; Jemma Klein, senior setter.
Lower Merion – Tianna Stavrianos, senior setter; Norah Cotter, junior middle.
Merion Mercy Academy – Molly Mishinkash, junior outside hitter.
Radnor – Bryan Carrigan, senior pin hitter.
Sacred Heart Academy – Annie Corcoran, junior setter; Aly Albanese, senior libero; Lilly Hornickle, junior middle blocker.
Villa Maria Academy – Ava Goryl, senior libero; Gillian Keaveny, junior outside hitter/right side; Ciara Bradley, senior middle hitter.
Academy of Notre Dame – Maddi Brown, junior outside hitter; Lauren Dougherty, sophomore right side attacker.
Agnes Irwin – Reagan Pagano, senior setter/defensive specialist.
Archbishop Carroll – Maggie Quinn, senior setter.
Baldwin School – Bella Gillis, junior outside hitter; Anya Berlanska, sophomore libero.
Harriton – Claire Zangerle, sophomore pin hitter; Sara Ramirez, freshman pin hitter.
Lower Merion – Jenna DeTemple, junior middle; Camille Heaton, junior right side.
Radnor – Samantha Gasink, junior pin hitter; Delaney Flynn, senior middle.
Sacred Heart Academy – Macie Moresco, senior outside hitter.
Villa Maria Academy – Maddie Bush, freshman middle hitter.
Note: Haverford High School and Shipley did not file All-Main Line girls volleyball nomination ballots.
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