The 2013 All-Courant high school girls volleyball team package:
Jen Dawson, Morgan-Clinton, Jr.
Casey Hunt, Granby, Jr.
Krista Iacobucci, Rocky Hill, Sr.
Cheyenne Orsi, Bristol Eastern, Sr.
Jenna Rodjenski, Bristol Eastern, Sr.
Caryn Sibiskie, Coginchaug-Durham, Sr.
Sarah Veilleux, RHAM-Hebron, Sr.
Sophie Borg, Farmington, Jr.
Lily Dawson, Morgan-Clinton, Sr.
Kaylee Jerman, Granby, Jr.
Dakota Reed, East Hampton, Sr.
Brianna Root, Bristol Eastern, Sr.
Emma Rose, Coventry, Jr.
Maria Buzzelli, Cheshire, Jr.
Allison McCormick, Southington, Sr.
Devon Michaelis, Farmington, Jr.
Hannah Schmidt, RHAM-Hebron, Sr.
Hitters: Paula Alacron, East Hartford, Sr.; Kaitie Anderson, Morgan-Clinton, Jr.; Kayley Crooke, E.O. Smith, Sr.; Chelsea Domian, Tolland, Sr.; Leah Franzluebbers, East Catholic-Manchster, Sr.; Stasha Greenalch, Newington, Sr.; Cali Holt, Granby, Jr.; Katie Hurlock, Lewis Mills-Burlington, Sr.; Briana Kerr, Bolton, Sr.; Abby Laszewski, Avon, So.; Sarah Lipinski, Farmington, Jr.; Lindsey Massicotte, Maloney, Sr.; Olivia Parmelee, Haddam-Killingworth, Jr.; Corrine Williams, Bloomfield, Sr.; Lauren Vallee, Bristol Central, Sr.
Setters: Carly Church, Haddam-Killingworth, Jr.; Dahlia Duncan, Hall, Sr.: McKenzie Maneggia, RHAM-Hebron, So.; Alicia Maule, Berlin, Sr.; Morgan McCarthy, Southington, Jr.; Mya Rios, Maloney-Meriden, Sr.; Emma Skultety, Rocky Hill, Sr.; Carly Wanner-Hyde, Newington, So.
Liberos: Alicia Greenalch, Newington, Sr.; Victoria Kryzwick, Lewis Mills, Sr.; Kelsey Ott, Rocky Hill, Sr.; Eileen Zadrozny, Coventry, Sr.
STORY LINES OF THE SEASON
Coventry's run of seven straight Class S titles and its 76-match winning streak came to an end. The Patriots lost their first match of the season to Granby before making a run to the state semifinals where they lost to Morgan-Clinton.
Morgan coach Joe Grippo entered the Connecticut Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame after 30 seasons on the Huskies' sidelines. Morgan rewarded Grippo with an undefeated season and the 12th state title in school history.
A year after losing in the LL final last season, Cheshire returned to finish the job. The Rams were 27-0 after defeating Staples-Westport in the final. The title was the school's sixth.
RHAM-Hebron was the last of the CCC's big three to be left standing. After Farmington and RHAM both went undefeated in the regular season, each was upset by Bristol Eastern in the CCC tournament. RHAM would eventually beat Farmington in the Class L final after enacting revenge against the Lancers in the semis.
CIAC CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS
Division LL: Cheshire 3, Staples-Westport 1 ((24-26, 25-17, 25-15, 25-17)
Division L: RHAM-Hebron 3, Farmington 2 (25-19, 23-25, 26-24, 22-25, 15-13)
Division M: Woodland-Beacon Falls 3, Foran-Milford 1 (25-15, 25-23, 23-25, 25-15)
Division S: Morgan-Clinton 3, Lyman Memorial 0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-14)
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