Cassidy Davis, River Hill senior. A captain and three-year varsity starter, Davis came into her own this year after playing under her older sisters, twins Kelly and Caitlin, the last two seasons.

She moved from middle hitter to outside hitter this year and finished with career highs in kills (184, second behind only Mockapetris), aces (28) and digs (139).

"Cassidy leads by example on the court and has been key to our offense and defense over the last two years," coach Lynn Paynter said.

An excellent server, Davis finished with a career serving percentage of well over 90 percent and led the Hawks to the Gator Invitational finals and 12 wins.

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Morgan Perry, Glenelg junior. A repeat all-county first team selection, Perry had another remarkable season, and is still only a junior.

"This is her third year on varsity and she has improved every year," Beall said. "This year she was again one of the dominant outside hitters and one of the best all-round players in the county."

Despite battling a midseason injury, Perry finished with 148 kills in 312 attempts with less than 40 errors for an excellent .349 hitting percentage.

Also her team's top all-around defensive player, Perry recorded 243 digs and 28 blocks.

In a five-set win over River Hill, Perry finished with a season-high 19 kills.

Middle hitter

Jessie Link, Centennial junior. Link complemented Mockapetris as a dominant presence up front. Although only 5-foot-9, she used her speed and leaping ability to control the net (22 blocks).

She's "easily the quickest (middle hitter) in the state," Schofield said. "She'll step up next year and be a leader."

Link made the most of her opportunities, collecting 112 kills in only 231 attempts with 16 errors, for an incredible .416 hitting percentage. She was also an extremely accurate server, missing only seven times in well over 200 attempts (97%).

Opposite hitter

Kristen Flint, Howard senior. As the Lions only senior starter, Flint played a vital role in leading Howard to the regional finals and its finest season in years.

"I believe that Kristen is one of a few true opposites in the county. She was my floor captain," Scott said. "Kristen was integral in the offense as a player who would get the key kill when we needed it from the right side and as a team leader."

Flint played every set at opposite this season and collected 96 kills in only 247 attempts. She also chipped in 19 assists, 12 aces, 69 digs and 14 blocks.


Allie Cable, Oakland Mills senior. For the past four seasons, Cable has been a steady force on an inexperienced Scorpions team.

A veteran of elite club volleyball, Cable was capable of playing any position on the court — and occasionally did — but thrived as a defensive specialist.