Rosters Announced for AHSAA North-South All-Star Volleyball Game
Six stars from last season’s state champions will compete as members of the 15-member up-and-coming senior teams scheduled for the 26th annual AHSAA North-South All-Star Volleyball Game this summer. The teams, announced Saturday by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association, will play as part of All-Star Week in Montgomery July 17-22.
All-Star Week will also include All-Star games for baseball, softball, soccer, basketball, cross country, tennis and golf. The 63rd Annual North-South All-Star Football Game – AHSAAA’s oldest all-star game – was held in December in Mobile.
Libero Brooklyn Allison and outside striker Emily Breazeale of Class 7A State Champion Spain Park will be joined in the North team by 6A champions Virginia Kilgore of Mountain Brook, 4A champion Meg Paparella of Westminster Christian and 2A Gracie Addison’s Manley.
Among the stars of the South team are setter Addison Cherry of 2021 Class 3A champion Trinity, center tackle Riley Carter and outside hitter Anna Grace Sparks of McGill-Toolen and outside hitter Lennon McAnnally of Montgomery Catholic.
The team coaches, who are selected by AHSADCA committees, are Nicole Eslick of East Limestone and James Clendenin of Donoho for the North, assisted by administrative coach Sue Marshall of Randolph. Craig Long of GW Long and Sarah Dubberley of Trinity are the coaches for the South, with administrative coach Virginia Franklin of Carver-Montgomery.
The North All-Stars hold a 14-9 advantage in the series, which began in 1997.
Here are the lists, with school, position and size:
Brooklyn Allison, Spain Park, DS/L, 5-0
Emily Breazeale, Spain Park, Ohio, 5-10
Caitlin Clark, Jacksonville, DS, 5-6
Rachel Clarke, Huntsville, M, 6-0
Jorda Crook, Ohatchee, M, 5-11
Ariel Fuqua, Sparkman, S, 5-7
Ashlee Gann, Alliance Christian, OH/M, 5-8
Savannah Gann, Vestavia Hills, OH/RS, 6-0
Sydney Humes, Homewood, L/DS, 5-5
Chloe Jackson, Athens, OH/DS, 5-9
Virginia Kilgore, Mountain Brook, RS, 6-1
Gracie Manley, Addison, S, 5-8
Meg Paparella, Westminster Christian, MB, 5-5
Faith Parker, Danville, Ohio, 5-11
Emma Pohlmann, Chelsea, Ohio, 5-10
Ashlyn Power, Jasper, S/RS, 5-8
Riley Carter, Catholic McGill-Toolen, MB, 5-0
Addison Cherry, Trinity Presbyterian, S, 5-9
Faith Faucher, Strong Spanish, L, 5-5
Katilyn Grant, Thompson, MB, 5-9
Hannah Jones, Prattville Christian, MB/OH, 6-1
Janiyah King, Daphne, MB/OH, 5-9
Emma Claire Long, GW Long, Ohio, 5-11
Kinsley Martin, Jemison, U, 5-8
Lennon McAnnally, Catholic from Montgomery, OH, 5-7
Katherine Parker, Faith Academy, S/HR, 5-10
Ellie Pate, Auburn, Ohio, 5-10
Haley Patterson, St. Luke’s Episcopal, OH/MH, 6-1
Anna Grace Sparks, Catholic McGill-Toolen, Ohio, 5-0
Caleigh Turpin, Satsuma, MB, 5-10
Ella Vallas, St. Paul-s Episcopal, RS, 6-1
Ashlyn Whiteside, Bayshore Christian, U, 5-5
ANNOUNCING CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STAR TEAMS
Also this week, AHSADCA released the North-South All-Star Cross Country Teams.
The North team coaches are Trent Dean from Cullman for the girls and Chris Schmidt from Hoover for the boys. Mountain Brook’s Michael McGovern will serve as the administrative coach for the two northern teams. The Southern coaches are Courtney Page of McGill-Toolen for the girls and Jonathan Fischer of Opelika for the boys. Ron Peters of Smiths Station will be the administrative coach.
Here are the lists:
GIRLS OF THE NORTH ALL-STARS
Brenda Aranda, Hatton; Anahi Barboza, Fort Payne; Katie Giles, Glencoe; Sophia Knox, Hewitt-Trussville; Olivia Marsh; Lawrence County; Elise Picard, Indian Springs; Reagan Riley, Mountain Brook; Clark Stewart, Mountain Creek; Savannah Williams, Lawrence County; Taylor Williams, Lawrence County.
SOUTH GIRLS ALL-STARS
Adley Burkes, Central-Phenix City; Abby Ferlise, McGill-Toolen; Abigail Garner, Central-Phenix City; Kathy Hacker, Faith Academy; Aubrey Hallam, Station Smiths; Elizabeth Porr, McGill-Toolen; Hannah Richardson, St. James; Abigail Selder, St. Luke’s; Ellie Salter, Christian Providence; Olivia Tole, Auburn.
BOYS OF THE NORTH ALL-STARS
Jack Bradford, Athens Bible; Michael Clark, Mountain Brook; Clayton Collins, Mountain Creek; Carson Godwin, Lawrence County; Jackson Griggs, Southside-Gadsden; Jackson Howse, Randolph School; Will Jordan, Vestavia Hills; Cayden Nelson, Pleasant Valley; Joe Stevens, Ashville; Tristan Teer, Hewitt-Trussville.
SOUTH BOYS ALL-STARS
Chas Brewer, Opelika; Michael “Mac” Conwell, Episcopal of St. Paul; Bayshore Christian Boaz Dernlan; Max Hardin, Auburn; Joshua Holston, UMS-Wright; Thomas Parnell, Auburn; John “JC” Peacock, Houston Academy; Landon Perdue, LAMP; Tyler Postle, Bayside Academy; Stone Smith, Episcopal of St. Paul.