Montgomery County Girls Volleyball Awards

The Montgomery County Varsity Volleyball Coaches have decided on their 2021 All-County teams.  Each varsity coach gets one vote in determining the County Player of the Year, 1st Team-All County, 2nd Team All-County and Honorable Mention.  Congratulations to all the girls selected this year!

Below are the selections:

Player of the Year:  Samantha Bolze / Sr / Setter-OH / Wootton
1st Team (listed alphabetically)
Ema Djordjevic / Fr / Opp / Richard Montgomery
Emily Genau / Sr / Opp / Damascus
Gwen Eustace / Sr / MH / Sherwood
Kristen Jennings / Jr / OH / Magruder
Lauren Smith / So / OH / Wootton
Maria Filippova / Jr / OH / Northwest
Pelin Altintas / Sr / Setter / Quince Orchard
Sophia Kluska / Sr /  OH / Sherwood
Vivi Liquorie / Jr / Setter / Churchill
Second Team
Bella Fenton / Sr / OH-L / Churchill
Bianca Gutierrez / Sr / OH / Quince Orchard
Giselle Kleinbussink / Sr / OH / Wootton
Isabella Neumann / Sr / OH / Northwest
Kaija Frassrand / Sr / Setter / Einstein
Madeline Schamaun / Jr / OH / Wheaton
Morgan Conner / Sr / MH / Sherwood
Wendy Liu / Jr / Opp-MH / Walter Johnson
Honorable Mention
Alexa Chambergo / Sr / L-OH / Kennedy
Camilla Galeano / Jr / Setter / Damascus
Celine Wu / Jr / Setter / Blair
Ela Karamete / Jr / Libero / Quince Orchard
Emma Weinstein / Sr / OH – MH / Blair
Grace Wu / Jr / Libero / Churchill
Hannah Ankerbrand-Ochoa / Sr / Setter / Clarksburg
Jessica Chen / So / Libero / Wootton
Joie Allen / Sr / OH / Magruder
Kelsey Alfaro/ Sr/  Libero / Poolesville
Landis Bernota / Sr /  OH / Damascus
Neve Norris / So / OH / Gaithersburg
Sage Barnedo / Sr / Setter/ Springbrook
Samanta Rodriguez / Sr / OH-L / Blair
Sammy Silins / Sr / Setter / Northwest
Sierra Evans / Jr / MH / Kennedy

Tiffany Moore / So / MH /  Seneca Valley


Featured Photo, courtesy of Scott Zanni, shows Player of the Year Samantha Bolze (Wootton)

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