The 6-foot-1 senior averaged 2.2 kills a game for last year's Class 2A state champion. She is expected to dominate in the middle.
A fierce competitor who will rarely come off the court, the 5-9 senior is a strong hitter and superb defensive player.
The All-Metro player returns for her fourth varsity season as the catalyst of the defending 4A state champion.
Hernandez set a school record for assists (507) as an All-County junior last season. She makes the Wildcats a 4A contender.
Baltimore County's premier hitter, she led Towson to its first state title in her third varsity season.
River Hill, hitter
This 6-foot senior can take over a match with her strength in hitting and serving and precision passing.
The senior, who paced the Lions to the 3A state semifinals a year ago, is Carroll County's top setter.
The only junior in this group, Stradling led the 2A state finalists last season in assists (6.6). She also had 155 digs and hit 91 percent of her serves.
Strong, athletic and versatile, the senior was a second-team All-Metro choice last fall after leading Howard County in blocks.
The middle hitter looks to rebound from an injury-filled junior season to lead the Lions to their fifth straight state final four.
Other notable players
Jessica Allen, C. Milton Wright; Stacey Carroll, Mount Hebron; Lynn Cipollone, Severna Park; Amber Demme, Long Reach; Bruna Fonseca, Dulaney; Stephanie Heard, Towson; Jerrie Hicks, Western; Kelly Hollrah, Glenelg; Amanda Ingle, Severna Park; Stephanie Jacobson, River Hill; Allison Kelly, Fallston; Grace Lyon, CHEN; Meghan McConville, Liberty; Adrienne McGill, Glenelg; Alex McGuire, Arundel; Molly Miller, River Hill; Jessy Morgan, McDonogh; Dana Mullenhard, Broadneck; Elise Rosen, Fallston; Kristin Sann, Arundel; Katie Seibel, Westminster; Erika Swan, Centennial; Erika Swanson, South Carroll; Cristin Van Dyke, Broadneck; Stacey Wasserman, Owings Mills; Brooks Webster, IND; Amanda Willey, Bel Air