Volleyball players to watch

Jordyn Beans

Old Mill, setter, senior

After sitting out last year when she transferred from Broadneck, Beans will be a force for the Patriots. A versatile player who can play any position, the Patriots will need her leadership if they are to do well.

Rachael Girard

Glenelg, setter, senior

The quarterback of the Gladiators' offense, Girard played a supporting role last year to her sister Sarah, who graduated. How well she adjusts to being the team leader will tell a lot about how well Glenelg will do this season.

Jessica Kelly

Notre Dame Prep, libero, senior

Maybe the best defensive player in the area, Kelly will lead a team that won the IAAM A Conference last year. Her court smarts will be a key factor in leading this experienced and deep team.

Morgan Kline

Severna Park, setter, senior

Kline shined for the Falcons last year as the spark plug that made their high-powered offense go en route to the state title. She will play volleyball at Eastern University next season.

Molly Meininger

Marriotts Ridge, hitter, senior

This outside hitter became a major factor down the stretch last season while leading the Mustangs to the Class 2A state semifinals. Her play will help determine whether Marriotts Ridge returns this season.

Isabel Paci

River Hill, hitter, senior

Her coach described Paci as a steadying influence on the team, and said she gives her heart and soul to volleyball. In addition to her great serve, she can play anywhere on the court and contribute.

Victoria Prokic

Century, hitter, senior

The 6-foot-2 hitter will lead the Lions' offense this season. Her height and the style she plays make her hard to block. She is being heavily recruited by several schools, mostly in Division II and Division III.

Tara Register

Severna Park, hitter, senior

Register was a key part of a team that won the Class 4A state title last season. A powerful player with tons of experience, she will lead the offense for the area's best team. She will play volleyball at Muhlenberg next season.

Elle Shatto

Liberty, hitter, senior

Shatto is the unquestioned leader of the Lions, and she never comes off the court. She has a tremendous vertical leap, and can score points from any position. Her coach says she leads by example.

Jala Tucker

St. Paul's, hitter, senior

A leader by example on and off the court, Tucker will provide much of the offense for the Gators. Her competitive nature and powerful kills will be key this season if the Gators are to do well in the tough A Conference.


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Meghan Crouse, Winters Mill

Caroline Dangel, Liberty

Cameron Dibaud, Hereford

Olivia Finckel, Dulaney

Valerie Greisman, Howard

Adrianna Hadlock, Arundel

Jessica Karz, Westminster

Hannah Lyons, Liberty

McKenzie Mensch, Archbishop Spalding

Meghan Morales, Wilde Lake

Hailey O'Mara, Severna Park

Brooke Newell, Notre Dame Prep

Madison Paige, Long Reach

Rachael Pendleton, South River

Emily Przybyla, Centennial

Ariana Rodriguez, Roland Park

Sophia Shepard, Broadneck

Hannah Siaurusaitis, River Hill

Mary Snow, Bel Air

Mallory Svoboda, Dulaney

Kristina Whitaker, McDonogh

Elayna Williams, Mount Hebron

Jordan Ziemann, Fallston

Francesca Zink, Notre Dame Prep