Arlington’s Chloe Fochesato, left, and Arlington’s Emily Mekelburg celebrate a time out by Snohomish Wednesday night at Arlington High School on September 29, 2021. The Eagles won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Arlington’s Chloe Fochesato, left, and Arlington’s Emily Mekelburg celebrate a time out by Snohomish Wednesday night at Arlington High School on September 29, 2021. The Eagles won in straight sets. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

4 local volleyball players receive all-state honors

Standouts from Lake Stevens, Arlington and Darrington were named to the WSVCA all-state teams.

Four Snohomish County high school volleyball players were named to the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association’s all-state teams, which were released Monday.

Lake Stevens junior middle hitter Hayli Tri was a Class 4A first-team selection. She averaged 1.8 kills and 1.1 blocks per set this season while helping lead the Vikings to a seventh-place trophy at the 4A state tournament. She also averaged 0.4 aces and 0.3 digs per frame and posted a .308 hitting percentage.

A pair of Arlington seniors — outside hitter Emily Mekelburg and setter Taylor Pederson — received 3A second-team honors after leading the Eagles to a sixth-place trophy at the 3A state tournament. Mekelburg averaged 4.6 kills, 0.9 aces and 1.3 digs per set, while posting a .379 hitting percentage. Pederson averaged 4.7 assists, 1.7 kills, 0.7 aces and 1.8 digs per frame.

Darrington senior setter Alyvia Wright was a 1B first-team selection. She averaged 7.1 assists, 1.0 kills, 1.5 aces, 0.3 blocks and 1.6 digs per set while leading the Loggers to the 1B state tournament. She posted a .500 hitting percentage.

There also were eight area players who received all-state honorable mention: Lake Stevens senior outside hitter Anna Schroedl (4A); Lake Stevens sophomore libero Alyss Kelly (4A); Jackson senior setter/opposite hitter Ellina Powell (4A); Jackson junior setter Aaliyah Lutali (4A); Glacier Peak senior setter Lilly McCauley (4A); Snohomish senior outside hitter/middle blocker Anneke Hanson (3A); Arlington junior libero Chloe Lewis (3A); and Darrington senior outside hitter Rainee Nations (1B).



Player of the year: Jenna Legault, OH, Bothell

Coach of the year: Taylor Buell, Curtis

First team

Outside and right-side hitters: Jenna Legault, Bothell; Hailey Brockway, Graham-Kapowsin; Bailey Showalter, Mount Si; Ella Ensign, Curtis.

Middle blockers: Danielle Brown, Puyallup; Hayli Tri, Lake Stevens.

Setters: Peyton Ensign, Curtis; Kendall Mairs, Camas; Lexi Barbee, West Valley (Yakima).

Libero: Bella Moon, North Creek.

Second team

Outside and right-side hitters: Delaney Speer, Tahoma; Emmy Hansen, Camas; Tyra Schaub, Skyview; Taryn Vrieling, Kamiakin.

Middle blockers: Rudi Reyes, Curtis; Chloe Asciutto, Camas.

Setters: Alyna Brown, Mount Rainier; Annie Lorenz, Issaquah; Reese Sheppard, Puyallup.

Libero: Tatyana Tauese, Curtis.


Player of the year: Madi Zorn, S, Mead

Coach of the year: Katrina Cardinal, Peninsula

First team

Outside and right-side hitters: Teila Allen, Mount Spokane; Langley Griffin, Peninsula; Mia Tunison, Mead; Bella Hadaller, Kelso.

Middle blockers: Emily Hutchinson, Mead; Yazzy Muhammad, Lakeside.

Setters: Madi Zorn, Mead; Lauren Wittmers, Peninsula.

Libero: Hannah Couch, Auburn Riverside.

Second team

Outside and right-side hitters: Cassie Moeller, Mead; Rebecca DePencier Pinero, Lakeside; Alisia Silverthorn, Auburn Riverside; Emily Mekelburg, Arlington.

Middle blockers: Kadence Stoddard, Peninsula; Danikah Johnson, Mead.

Setters: Emily Dean, Lakeside; Taylor Pederson, Arlington.

Libero: Kyla Randall, Mount Spokane.


Player of the year: Rylie Reeves, OH, Columbia River

Coach of the year: Breanne Smedley, Columbia River

First team

Outside and right-side hitters: Rylie Reeves, Columbia River; Abby Harrell, Ellensburg; Lauren Dreves, Columbia River; Margot Keane, Pullman.

Middle blockers: Sydney Dreves, Columbia River; Emily Vossenkuhl, Ridgefield.

Setters: Amey Rainaud, Burlington-Edison; Morgan Harter, Ridgefield.

Libero: Emily Paul, Ridgefield.

Second team

Outside and right-side hitters: Gabrielle Faa’mausili, Steilacoom; Charmayne Faa’mausili, Washington; Lexie Mason, Burlington-Edison; Ashley Shumate, Lynden.

Middle blockers: Naiatea Kaleopa, Steilacoom; Lenora Fuaga, Highline.

Setters: Carolina Hensen, Columbia River; Danielle Faamausili, Steilacoom.

Libero: Kelli Kaelin, White River.


Co-players of the year: Diya Mishra, OH, Overlake, and Olivia Strandberg, OH, Chelan.

Coach of the year: Abbigail Phelps, Chelan

First team

Outside and right-side hitters: Diya Mishra, Overlake; Olivia Strandberg, Chelan; Finnley Claeys, Meridian; Brooke Wirkkala, Castle Rock.

Middle blockers: Ashley Boswell, Freeman; Rae Wartelle, Annie Wright.

Setters: Juliana Perez, Chelan; McKynnlie Dalan, Montesano.

Libero: Morgyn Harrison, Chelan.

Second team

Outside and right-side hitters: Ella Schoene, La Center; Kim Tercero, Cascade Christian; Brynn Widner, Zillah; Kira Sandoval, Chelan; Tara Hutchinson, Annie Wright; Zoe Hardy, College Place.

Middle blockers: Chloe Kennedy, Hoquiam; Bridge Young, King’s Way Christian.

Setters: Elena Kong, Eastside Prep; Kamalani Enomoto, Annie Wright; Malaysia Smith, Meridian.

Libero: Sunshine Watkins, Castle Rock.


Player of the year: Ellie Marble, OH, La Conner

Coach of the year: Suzanne Marble, La Conner

First team

Outside and right-side hitters: Ellie Marble, La Conner; Sahara Browning, Walla Walla Valley Academy; Sarah Cook, La Conner; Maycee Ward, Manson.

Middle blockers: Makayla Herrera, La Conner; Sara Hiebert, Goldendale.

Setters: Josephine Thompson, Manson; Emma Keller, La Conner.

Libero: Rachel Cram, La Conner.

Second team

Outside and right-side hitters: Kyra Gardner, Raymond; Paige Chinchen, Kalama; Aleena Lafferty, Okanogan; Sydney Kinch, Lind-Ritzville.

Middle blockers: Asher Cai, Colfax; Kendal Collins, Kalama.

Setters: Rachel Gallagher, Goldendale; Justice Brown, Colfax.

Libero: Kennedy Berry, Goldendale.


Co-players of the year: Ashlynn Archer, MB, St. John-Endicott/Lacrosse, and Gianna Anderson, OH, Oakesdale

Coach of the year: McKinzie Turner, Oakesdale

First team

Outside and right-side hitters: Gianna Anderson, Oakesdale; Peyton Torrey, Mossyrock; Vanessa Ceniceros, Pateros; Audrey Wellhausen, Mary Walker.

Middle blockers: Ashlynn Archer, St. John-Endicott/Lacrosse; Belle Stark, Northport.

Setters: Alyvia Wright, Darrington; Melloney Deife, Odessa.

Libero: Cami Larsen, St. John-Endicott/Lacrosse.

Second team

Outside and right-side hitters: Oceana Aguirre, Neah Bay; Emily Scrupps, Odessa; Kaylin Shrives, Naselle; Hailey Brooks, Mossyrock.

Middle blockers: Paige Houghtelling, Mossyrock; Koren Cumming, Neah Bay; Maci Brantner, Garfield-Palouse.

Setters: Macey Gines, Mary Walker; Peyton Dalton, Naselle.

Libero: Brynn Tarabochia, Naselle.

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