GIRLS VOLLEYBALL ALL-AREA TEAM
Player of the year: FABIANA ROSAS, Los Altos, Sr.
Los Altos’ Fabiana Rosas soared through the air with stunning athleticism, a reminder that the Conquerors’ determined outsidehitter is only 5-foot-7.
Rosas, of course, plays much bigger than that and was a huge reason why Los Altos rebounded from a 17-15 overall mark and third-place Hacienda League finish in 2011 to go unbeaten in league (12-0) in
2012 and finish 22-9-1 overall.
Rosas, who finished with a team-high 284 kills to go with 215 digs, 28 blocks and 33 service aces, was named Hacienda League Player of the Year.
There were plenty of big contributors on the Conquerors’ league championship team, but Rosas arguably was the difference-maker. For her efforts, she was named the San Gabriel Valley Tribune’s 2012 girls volleyball Player of the Year.
Rosas had 10 or more kills on 13 occasions and twice had a season-high 17 kills in four-set victories over Diamond Bar and West Covina.
Rosas finished with a team-high 10 kills in Los Altos’ season-ending loss to Los Osos in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA quarterfinals. The defeat didn’t spoil a fine season for the
Conquerors, who took a major step forward to restoring their championship tradition.
Emily Pincin, San Dimas, Sr.
The senior captain led the Saints to the Valle Vista League title and was named the league’s most valuable player. She also helped San Dimas to a CIF-Southern Section first-round playoff victory over
Ramona as the Saints advanced to the second round.
Arden Davis, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
The Regents’ libero was named to the All-CIF-Southern Section Division 1A first team after helping her team reach the division quarterfinals. Davis, who is headed to UC Irvine, also was named to the All-Sierra League first team after helping her school earn a third consecutive league championship.
Erin Clark, Ayala, Jr.
The Bulldogs’ junior setter helped her team go 16-9 and finish second in the Sierra League. Clark had a sensational season in which she earned league MVP honors in arguably the area’s toughest league and
had 149 kills. The highlight of the season was Ayala’s two five-set victories over Chino Hills.
Vanessa Caustrita, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
the senior was a big part of the Regents’ back-to-back CIF-SS division title teams in 2010 and ‘11 and was one of their heavy hitters on a third consecutive Sierra League championship team. Caustrita finished with 152 kills and was named to the all-league first team for a second consecutive season.
Veronica La Pierre, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
The junior arguably was the Regents’ most valuable player. She led the three-time Sierra League champions in kills with 179 while also finishing with 124 digs. La Pierre was named to the all-league first team while helping her team finish 24-7 overall.
Elisa Valenzuela, La Puente, Sr.
The senior was named the Montview League’s most valuable player for a second season in a row while helping the Warriors to a fourth consecutive league championship, fending off rival Gladstone. The Warriors also finished one of their best seasons ever in advancing to the CIF-SS Division 4AA quarterfinals.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Daniel Krawiec, La Puente The Warriors coach put together another impressive season and led his team to a fourth consecutive Montview League championship. He also guided the Warriors to their best-ever finish, the quarterfinals, in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA playoffs. La Puente finished
20-7 overall and 13-1 in league.
Sydney Bast, St. Lucy’s, Jr.
Megan Buzzerio, Chino Hills, So.
Shelly Anderson, Chino Hills, Sr.
Marisa Rojo, Los Altos, Jr.
Tatum Locket, Diamond Bar, Sr.
Jene Lee, San Dimas, Sr.
Jeannette Mojica, Los Altos, Jr.
Ariana Chavira, Walnut, Sr.
Megan Ward, Northview, Sr.
Marissa Hagmon, St. Lucy’s, Sr.
Maddison Shapirro, Claremont, Sr.
Reina Ono, South Hills, Sr.