Front row (left to right): Samantha Ingersoll (Stone Bridge), Margot Phelan (Centennial), Lexie Wood (Centreville), Kanishia Sheppard (Broadneck). Back row (left to right): Blair Brown (Loudoun Valley), Tiffany Johnson (Arundel), Coach Michael Bossom (Centennial), Whitney Johnson (Calvert), Allison Miller (Huntingtown). (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)

Player of the Year   Coach of the Year   First Team   Second Team   Honorable Mention
Final Rankings

Player of the Year

MH Blair Brown, Loudoun Valley, Jr.
Powerful 6-foot-4 hitter led co-No.1 Loudoun Valley to a 29-0 record and its third Virginia AA championship in five seasons. Totaled 512 kills, 116 solo blocks, 49 block assists, 61 aces and 144 digs this year. Has already surpassed 1,000 kills for her career. Orally committed to Penn State.

Coach of the Year

Michael Bossom, Centennial
Led the Eagles to Maryland 3A championship, his record-tying seventh state title in 11 years at the Ellicott City school. Team finished 20-0, boosting his career mark to 195-11, and shared The Post's No. 1 ranking with Loudoun Valley.

First Team

MH Tiffany Johnson, Arundel, Sr.
Powerful striker and explosive jumper had 180 kills, 92 blocks, 115 digs and a 93 percent serving percentage for county champions. Signed to play at Kansas State.

MH Whitney Johnson, Calvert, Jr.
At 6 feet 2, the most dominant player in Southern Maryland became a more complete player by adding strong defense to her repertoire. Had 250 kills, 61 aces and 44 solo blocks.

OH Samantha Ingersoll, Stone Bridge, Jr.
Totaled 332 kills, 269 digs, 50 aces, 28 solo blocks and 49 block assists for a Bulldogs team that made its second straight appearance in the Virginia AA Region II playoffs.

OH Allison Miller, Huntingtown, Sr.
Calvert transfer helped the first-year school reach the Maryland 3A semifinals and was named SMAC player of the year. Had 223 kills, 84 digs, 42 aces and served at 88 percent.

OH Margot Phelan, Centennial, Sr.
Posted a team-high 185 kills and 243 digs to lead the Eagles (20-0) to the Maryland 3A championship and a share of The Post's No. 1 ranking. Had 13 kills, 22 digs in state final.

OH Kanishia Sheppard, Broadneck, Jr.
Anne Arundel County player of the year had 225 kills, 88 blocks and 66 serving aces, including 14 kills in Maryland 4A championship victory, the Bruins' third title in four years.

S Lexie Wood, Centreville, Sr.
Northern Region player of the year had 350 assists, 59 kills, 60 aces, 88 digs and served at 90 percent as Wildcats advanced to state tournament for the sixth straight season.

Second Team
OH Kathleen Crosby, Fauquier, Sr.
OH Emily Mims, Potomac Falls, Sr.
OH Rebecca Tursell, Glenelg, Sr.
MH Meredith Doyle, Langley, Sr.
S Maureen Duvall, Poolesville, Sr.
S Jennifer Feldmann, Centennial, Jr.
S Allison Way, St. John's, Sr.
S Kristen Wolf, Osbourn Park, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Hitters: Ashlee Allen, Severna Park, Jr.; Amanda Biskupiak, Model, Jr.; Kristin Butler, Bowie, Sr.; Nikki Denue, Courtland, Sr.; Jourdan Dozier, St. John's, Sr.; Alana Eller, Centennial, Sr.; Krista Eschelman, Seneca Valley, Sr.; Stacy Filocco, Good Counsel, Sr.; Sarah Floyd, Forest Park, Sr.; Julie Gassert, Seneca Valley, Jr.; Kamisha Kellam, Bishop McNamara, Sr.; Sherri Liang, Magruder, Sr.; Lauren Mellott, Heritage, Sr.; Erin Nuckols, Evangel Christian, Jr.; Sarah Padgett, Northern, Sr.; Caroline Patten, Langley, Sr.; Megan Philbrick, Elizabeth Seton, Sr.; Connie Pikounis, Mount Hebron, Sr.; Sarah Sears, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Stephanie Sharp, Atholton, Jr.; Cassie Smith, Massaponax, Sr.; Jamie Thomas, Reservoir, Soph.; Hilary Tutman, Holy Cross, Jr; Brittney Wittmer, Lee, Sr.; Adrienne Young, Jefferson, Sr.

Setters: Stephanie Carey, Broadneck, Jr.; Cassie Herrington, Chantilly, Sr.; Savanna Love, Robinson, Sr.; Christie Redgate, Patuxent, Jr.; Katie Speaks, Stonewall Jackson, Sr.; Jen Todd, Loudoun Valley, Sr.; Kelly Withers, Quince Orchard, Sr.

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