San Diego County
Top 25 Volleyball Players to Watch

By Nicole Vargas
September 4, 2007


Pos. Name School Yr. C

S Cristi Alvarez Bonita Vista Sr. All-Mesa League

S Mackenzie Aries San Dieguito Sr. Mustangs veteran

S Alyssa Bennett Ramona Sr. Key to Bulldogs' success

OH Hannah Benjamin Francis Parker Jr. Outstanding defensive skills

OH Kristi Bishop Mission Hills Sr. Four-year varsity player

S Aimee Bird Tri-City Christian Sr. Proven leader on the court

MB Ann Carroll-Ingersoll Torrey Pines Sr. First-team Division I

L Laurel Casey Bishop's Sr. 4.46 GPA for three-sporter

MB Ariana Covington Carlsbad Sr. LMU recruit

S Kaylynne De La Rosa Francis Parker Sr. Great volleyball genes

OH Nathalie Donche Grossmont Sr. Hillers won league in '06

OH Courtney Fleck Our Lady of Peace Sr. Top returner for the Pilots

OH Katie Fuller La Costa Canyon Jr. Already committed to USC

OH/L Amanda Gordon La Jolla Sr. Adds plenty to Vikings

OH Sarah Hall Escondido Sr. All-Valley League

MB Kelly Hansen Mt. Carmel Sr. At 6-3, a college prospect

OH Tabitha Henken Carlsbad Sr. Headed to PLNU

L Carolyn Hillgren Francis Parker Jr. Capable back-row player

OH Erin Lupfer Westview Sr. Carries a 4.03 GPA

MB Malia Marquardt Vista Sr. Will play for BYU

MB ShaDare McNeal Fallbrook So. Young and talented

OH Shelley Morton Fallbrook Sr. Height and athleticism

MB Alyssa Naylor Scripps Ranch Sr. Real court presence

OH Jasmine Rankins Vista Sr. Set to play at LMU

OH Kelly Reeves Cathedral Catholic So. All-Western League

OH Faith Steinwedell Santa Fe Christian Sr. Big on Eagles' front line

MB Amy Webster Scripps Ranch Sr. Arizona recruit has mended

OH Lexi Williamson Cathedral Catholic Jr. Offensive superstar

See the original top volleyball players to watch in San Diego County article at the San Diego Union Tribune web site.

Thank you to Nicole Vargas: (619) 293-1390

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