Meet the AL.com Super All-State Volleyball Team

Spain Park won its first state volleyball championship and topped the state’s top ranking in 2021.

Class 7A champions have won 113 of 131 sets played with a 47-4 record this season. Two of the Jags’ four losses were suffered by out-of-state teams and they compiled a 7-2 record against both incumbent teams to defeat the Jags.

Spain Park has beaten McGill-Tool in four of five games, including the state championship game, and has beaten Thompson three in a row following a loss to the Warriors.

The Jags have also beaten Class 6A Champion Mountain Brook and Class 5A Bayside Academy Champion twice each.

Spain Park have swept 11 of their last 12 games and haven’t lost a set in the Championship tournament.

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Mountain Brook won their third straight title – second in Class 6A as the Spartans have won six championships in the past eight seasons.

Coach Ann Schilling guided Bayside Academy to a 20th consecutive title, an AHSAA record.

Class 4A Westminster Christian won their first championship, Class 3A Trinity won their second consecutive title, Class 2A Addison won their third title in four years and their 13th overall, Class 1A Donoho won their 12th title and the AISA winners were Heritage Christian in Class A, Edgewood in Class AA and Glenwood in Class AAA.

Spain Park and Bayside each placed three players on the Super All-State squad, compiled by AL.com high school athletic staff with input from coaches.

Below is the 2021 Super All-State Volleyball Team.

SUPER VOLLEYBALL TEAM FROM ALL STATES

Rya McKinnon, Hoover

5-6, Sr., outside batter

696 eliminations, 395 recoveries, 63 aces

Olivia Brown, Homewood

6-0, senior, outside batter

679 kills, 320 digs, 53 block, 38 ace

Aleah Stogner, Sparkman

5-9, Sr., outside batter

786 eliminations, 528 recoveries, 49 blocks, 45 aces

Haley Patterson, Saint-Luc

6-1, senior, outside batter

663 eliminations, 555 recoveries, 40 blocks, 66 aces

Bri Wilson, Thompson

5-6, Sr., outside batter

355 kills, 407 digs, 42 aces

Elizabeth Hayhurst, Pelham

5-11, Sr., outside batter

475 kills, 119 digs, 32 aces

Jillian Vickers, Athens

6-0, senior, outside batter

619 eliminations, 284 recoveries, 62 aces, 54 blocks

Emily Breazeale, Parc d’Espagne

5-10, Jr., outside batter

484 eliminations, 258 recoveries, 61 aces

Vines of Angelica, Hills of Vestavia

5-9, Sr., outside batter

367 eliminations, 194 recoveries, 35 aces

Anna Grace Sparks, McGill-Toolen

5-10, Jr., outside batter

377 eliminations, 163 searches, 45 blocks

Rachel Bell, St. Paul’s

5-8, senior, outside batter

400 kills, 352 digs, 76 aces

Faith Parker, Danville

5-11, Jr., outside batter

741 killed, 368 searches

Lucy Redden, Mountain Brook

5-10, senior, outside batter

432 eliminations, 247 recoveries, 21 aces

Ashlyn Whiteside, Bayshore Christian

5-7, Jr., outside batter

589 eliminations, 445 recoveries, 47 blocks, 132 aces

Lennon McAnnally, Catholic of Montgomery

5-8, Jr., outside batter

486 eliminations, 352 recoveries, 68 aces

Emma Claire Long, GW Long

5-10, senior, outside batter

487 eliminations, 215 recoveries, 53 aces

Lilly Rowell, Geraldine

5-7, Sr., outside batter

621 eliminations, 589 recoveries, 72 aces

Kallie Burden, Deshler

6-0, senior, outside batter

511 eliminations, 154 recoveries, 132 blocks, 36 aces

Greer Golden, Mountain Brook

6-2, Sr., Midfielder

388 eliminations, 109 blocks, 25 aces

Ella Broadhead, Bayside Academy

6-0, Sr., Midfielder

594 eliminations, 59 blocks, 157 recoveries, 75 aces

Dayion Johnson, Jasper

6-0, Sr., Midfielder

427 eliminations, 137 blocks

Meg Paparella, Westminster Christian

5-7, Jr., Midfielder

544 kills, 345 digs, 126 aces, 95 blocks, 36 assists

Riley Carwile, Eastern Limestone

5-9, Sr., Midfielder

636 kills, 125 blocks, 411 digs, 58 aces

Lexi Weber, Alexandria

6-1, Sr., Midfielder

533 eliminations, 142 blocks, 65 aces

Hannah Jones, Prattville Christian

6-0, Jr., Midfielder

378 eliminations, 87 blocks, 204 recoveries, 32 aces

Hannah Parant, Mountain Brook

6-1, therefore, passer

1,173 assists, 365 digs, 85 aces, 170 kills

Blakeley Robbins, Bayside Academy

6-0, therefore, passer

1,658 assists, 366 digs, 112 aces, 65 kills, 50 blocks

Kathryn Smith, Oak Mountain

5-8, Sr., Ferryman

702 assists, 158 digs, 63 aces, 65 kills

Mandi Hart, Saraland

5-7, Sr., Ferryman

1,326 assists, 330 digs, 76 kills, 62 aces, 42 blocks

Ariel Fuqua, Sparkman

5-6, Jr., passer

1,356 assists, 308 digs, 64 eliminations, 32 aces

Shay Walsh, Pelham

5-6, Sr., Ferryman

1,244 assists, 249 digs, 53 aces

Ali Adcock, hazelnut green

5-7, Sr., Ferryman

967 assists, 204 digs, 60 aces, 63 kills

Anna Clare Hutto, Lawrence County

5-8, Sr., Ferryman

1,229 assists, 348 digs, 126 aces, 255 kills, 84 blocks

Addison’s Cherry, Trinidad

5-9, Jr., passer

1,346 assists, 286 digs, 43 aces, 156 kills, 54 blocks

Adeline Barnes, Bob Jones

5-10, father, ferryman

803 assists, 229 digs, 58 aces, 93 kills

Madison Touhey, Thompson

5-9, Jr., passer

889 assists, 221 digs, 59 kills, 61 aces

McKenna Ballenger, Sandy Rock

5-4, Sr., Ferryman

1,532 assists, 384 digs, 56 aces

Gracie Manley, Addison

5-8, Jr., passer

1,343 assists, 219 digs, 52 aces, 183 kills, 89 blocks

Makenna Long, GW Long

5-6, Sr., Ferryman

1,319 assists, 239 digs, 80 assists

Briana Smith, James Clemens

5-10, Jr., passer

1,015 assists, 273 digs, 37 aces, 109 kills

Luci Wilkinson, Bayside Academy

5-7, Sr., Libero

967 digs (AHSAA career record with 3,122 digs), 133 aces, 113 assists

Bri Wigley, Spanish Fort

5-4, Sr., Libero

996 digs, 102 assists, 38 aces

Caley Garrett, Sand Rock

5-3, Sr., Libero

1,175 recoveries (new AHSAA record in one season), 42 aces

Anna Grace Davis, Buckhorn

5-3, Sr., Libero

695 digs, 46 aces

Ella Bryant, Saint-Luc

5-4, Sr., Libero

820 picks, 56 aces

Brooklyn Allison, Spanish Park

5-6, Jr., Libero

386 digs, 31 aces, 75 assists

Leyni Young, Gulf Shores

5-4, Jr., Libero

807 digs, 64 aces

Rylee Haynes, Pleasant Valley

5-5, Sr., Athlete

459 kills, 457 assists, 360 digs, 42 aces

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Spain Park’s Audrey Rothman was named MVP of the AHSAA Class 7A Volleyball State Championship at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday, October 28, 2021 (Dennis Victory | preps@al.com)

Audrey Rothman, Parc d’Espagne

6-4, Jr., outside batter

709 eliminations, 249 recoveries, 69 aces

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kellye Bowen, Parc d’Espagne

AHSAA State Volleyball Championship

Spain Park coach Kellye Bowen celebrates a point against McGill-Toolen in the AHSAA Class 7A Volleyball State Championship at Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala on Thursday, October 28, 2021. (Mark Almond | preps @ al.com)

Edward K. Thompson