Daily Press All-Stars team: Girls volleyball

Baileigh Edmonds | Peninsula Catholic | junior. Edmonds led the Knights to the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Division II championship, as well as their third straight Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championship. The VISAA Division II Player of the Year notched a team-high 382 kills, and she finished in the top 10 in the division in kills, kill percentage and hitting percentage.

Jada Evans | New Kent | senior. A four-year starter for the Trojans, Evans played libero for her first three seasons but transitioned to outside hitter this season. She handled the switch with aplomb, leading the team with 220 kills, 230 digs, 86 aces and 177 service points en route to Class 3 second-team all-state honors.

Becca Hallingstad | Grafton | junior. The outside hitter and leading attacker for the Clippers, Hallingstad ended the season with 297 kills, the third-most in Class 4. She was named to the all-state Class 4 first team after her team’s run to the state final.

Stella Johnson | Warwick | senior. A Class 5 second-team all-state selection, Johnson ended her career fifth in the VHSL record book with 1,723 digs. The libero was tabbed as the Peninsula District Player of the Year.

Belle Massimino | Mathews | senior. Massimino proved a jack of all trades for the Blue Devils. The natural outside hitter played every position, from setter to middle blocker to libero, and that versatility helped win her the VHSL Class 1 Player of the Year award.

Emma Schriner | Jamestown | senior. The VHSL Class 4 Player of the Year finished this season first in the classification in kills with 484. For her career, she compiled 1,203 kills, a school record and the 11th-highest total in VHSL history.

Anne Stewart | Mathews | senior. Stewart combined with Massimino for 46 of the Blue Devils’ 55 kills in their 3-1 win against Narrows for the Class 1 state championship. While Massimino took state Player of the Year honors, Stewart nabbed the tile of Region 1A Player of the Year.

Haley Sutton | Grafton | junior. In just two seasons as a starting setter, Sutton has racked up 1,580 assists, 500 digs and 188 aces. A team captain alongside Hallingstad, Sutton too was named to the Class 4 all-state first team.

— Kate Yanchulis

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