Girls Volleyball: Esquivel leads the way

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Player of the year: Jade Esquivel, Los Altos
School: Los Altos
Grade: Senior
Position: Outside hitter
Notable: Esquivel helped the Conquerors enjoy one of their strongest campaigns in recent years. Los Altos earned a share of the Miramonte League title with Bonita and advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs, finishing with a 22-10 record. Esquivel, the focal point of most opponents’ game plans, averaged nearly four kills per game. She also had the incredible knack of finding open space on the opposition’s side of the net, often when the defense appeared to be in perfect position. She also earned co-league MVP honors with Bonita’s Katy McCreery. She has yet to finalize her collegiate plans, but said she is leaning toward attending Cal State Los Angeles, where her mother was a volleyball standout.
Quotable: “It feels awesome (to be player of the year). I’ve been playing so long, so to finally be honored like this, it’s something I deserve.”

Coach of the year: Morgan Coberly, Bonita

First Team
Melissa Cole, Outside Hitter, Walnut, Sr.
Katy McCreery, Outside Hitter, Bonita, Sr.
Amanda Remy, Outside Hitter, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
Torrie Brown, Middle Blocker, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Melinda Gomez, Middle Blocker, South Hills, So.
Daniela Macias, Setter, Gladstone, Sr.

Second Team
Courtney Donaldson, Outside Hitter, Bonita, Jr.
Madison Horsely, Outside Hitter, San Dimas, Sr.
Cursty Jackson, Outside Hitter, Rowland, Sr.
Jazmen Russell, Middle Blocker, Los Altos, Fr.
Kelly Mort, Middle Blocker, South Hills, Sr.
Monique Sena, Setter, Bishop Amat, Sr.

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