All-Metro Volleyball Player of the Year: Savannah Siegrist, South River

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Savannah Siegrist is The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Volleyball Player of the Year.

If you ask South River coach Maureen Carter about Savannah Siegrist, she'll tell you what makes the senior special is her volleyball IQ.

"She really knows the game," Carter said. "It's like having another coach on the court. She reads the defense extremely well and has great shot placement."

Siegrist, an outside hitter, led the Seahawks to a 17-1 record, with a loss to Arundel in the regional final ending their season. She contributed 171 kills and 33 aces on offense, but her real value was on the defensive side of the ball, where she pitched in with 186 digs.

Unlike most traditional players, Siegrist learned many of her volleyball skills playing beach volleyball. In fact, she will attend Jacksonville next year, where she will play beach volleyball.

"When you play beach volleyball, it's only two-on-two, so you learn to read the hitters," Carter said. "It also helped her to cover more of the court than an average player. I will miss her and her passion for the game."

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