Tioga Publishing is proud to announce their 2021 First, Second and Honorable Mention All-Star team for the volleyball season.
Players were selected based on stats and team performance during the 2021 season between the area schools.
The full list of All-Stars and Top Award Winners are listed below:
Player of the Year
Junior Alli Macenksy led her team to an 18-4 record, an appearence in the District 4 Class A Finals while compiling 249 kills (team-high), 67 aces (team-high), 49 blocks (team-high), 136 digs while capturing the Galeton school record in kills as just a junior.
Utillity Player of the Year
Junior Darby Stetter was one of the most diversely skilled players in the District 4 this season as she helped her team to a 17-5-1 record while recording 206 kills (team-high), 32 aces, two blocks, 267 digs (team-high) and 13 assists.
Defensive Player of the Year
Sophomore Adelaide Schmitt was one of the top liberos in District 4 this season and even despite injury late in the year was able to compile a team-high 362 digs (in only 51 sets), 22 kills, seven aces and three aces.
First Team All-Stars
Junior Olivia Rohrbaugh helped lead her team to an 18-4 record and a spot in the District 4 Class A Finals while compiling 255 digs (team-high), 195 kills, 65 aces and 22 blocks.
Senior Emma Owlett led a young team to a 10-12 record and was the steady hand for Wellsboro all season as the outside hitter racked up a team-high 219 kills, 20 aces, two blocks, 34 digs and 45 assists on the season.
Sophomore Saige Lehman put together a strong season for Liberty as they ended their season 17-5-1 and made it all the way to the District 4 Class AA Title game and recorded 117 kills, a team-high 54 aces, four blocks, 161 digs and 10 assists.
Junior Aubrey Pequignot put together a strong season for the NP-Liberty Lady Mounties who ended their season 17-5-1 and made it all the way to the District 4 Class AA Title game and recorded four kills, a team-high 297 assists, 156 digs ,12 blocks and 39 aces.
Taylor Rae Jones
Sophmore middle hitter Taylor Rae Jones was a key part in the Lady Warriors turnaround this season and helped lead her team to a 12-7 record and a spot in the District 4 Class AA Playoffs while contributing 161 kills (team-high), 15 aces, 29 blocks, 318 digs and nine assists.
Senior outside hitter Riley Sargent was one of the few seniors on the roster for Williamson who went an impressive 12-7 and a spot in the District 4 Class AA Playoffs. Sargent racked up 146 kills, 31 aces, a team-high 89 blocks, 68 digs and four assists.
Junior Johanna Dickerson helped lead her team to an 18-4 record and an appearence in the District 4 Class A Finals while compiling 243 assists, 156 digs, 22 blocks, 50 aces and 118 kills.
Second Team All-Stars
Sophomore Payton Chapel was a huge part of the success Liberty enjoyed this season as they finished with a 17-5-1 record and a spot in the District 4 Class AA Playoffs. Chapel recorded 113 kills, 34 aces, a team-high 45 blocks, 44 digs and nine assists on the year.
Senior Mikayla Schott had an outstanding seaosn for the Galeton team who finished 17-4 with an appearence in the District 4 Class A Finals. The senior compiled 163 digs, a team-high 264 assists, one block, 31 aces and 26 kills.
Senior Lauren Sauley helped lead her team to an 18-4 record and was key in setting up her dynamic attackers while also helping them to an appearence in the District 4 Class A Finals while compiling a team-high 264 assists, 227 digs, 38 aces and 46 kills.
Senior Emerald Walker was a force at the net for the Lady Mounties who ended their season 17-5-1 and made it all the way to the District 4 Class AA Title game and recorded 109 kills, 26 aces, 55 blocks, 37 digs and eight assists.
Freshman Paige Logsdon was a force at the net for the Wellsboro team who finished 10-12 this season as she had a team-high 92 blocks while also adding 12 digs, two assists, 30 aces and 125 kills.
Williamson junior setter Gracie Stephens was a key part to the successful 12-7 record the Lady Warriors enjoyed while making it to the District 4 Class AA Finals and racked up a team-high 355 assists, 247 digs, nine blocks, a team-high 49 aces and 27 kills.
One of only two seniors on the Williamson roster, Kaylee Sargeant was a big part of Williamson finishing 12-7 with a spot in the District 4 Class AA Playoffs. The senior recorded 62 kills, 12 aces, eight blocks, 155 digs and two assists in just 45 total sets played this season.
Junior Emily Starkweather was one of the top players for the Wellsboro volleyball team in 2021 who finished 10-12 on the year. The junior was able to rack up 71 kills, a team-high 30 aces, 11 blocks, a team-high 113 digs and 19 assists on the year.
Galeton Freshman Eve Cole helped lead her team to an 18-4 record and an appearence in the District 4 Class A Finals while compiling 15 kills, 42 aces, one block, 117 digs and five assists.
NPL Sophomore Mckenna Lightner was able to help her team to a 17-5-1 record and a spot in the District 4 Class AA Finals while contributing 10 assists, 156 digs and four kills.
Sophomore Bailee Smith was a key contributor for Williamson, especially with late season injuries, and helped her team to a 12-7 record and a spot in the District 4 Class AA Playoffs. Smith recorded 32 assists, 196 digs, two blocks, 14 aces and 32 kills.
Another Williamson player who stepped up in the late season due to injury, freshman Joelle Stephens was able to compile 52 kills, 16 aces, nine blocks, 196 digs and one assists for the 12-7 Lady Warriors who made it all the way to the District 4 Class AA Playoffs.