Jackson’s Erin Ingram (right) spikes the ball with Arlington’s Paige Richards defending during a match on March 11, 2021, at Arlington High School. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jackson’s Erin Ingram (right) spikes the ball with Arlington’s Paige Richards defending during a match on March 11, 2021, at Arlington High School. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s All-Area high school volleyball teams

A look at the top prep volleyball players in the area during this abbreviated season.

Editor’s note: The Player of the Year and All-Area teams were chosen by The Herald sports staff based on coach recommendations, season statistics and first-hand observations.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mac Whyte, sr., OH, Snohomish

Click here for The Herald’s player of the year story on White.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Jean Kellogg, Mountlake Terrace

While serving as an interim head coach, Kellogg guided the Hawks to an undefeated 9-0 season that marked a massive turnaround from recent years. Mountlake Terrace had won just five matches combined over the previous two seasons, including a one-win campaign in 2018. Despite playing an abbreviated season this spring, the Hawks’ nine victories were their most since 2013.

FIRST TEAM

Mac Whyte, sr., OH, Snohomish

White delivered 5.3 kills per set on a .314 hitting percentage to help lead the Panthers to an 8-1 season. She also averaged 3.0 digs and 0.6 aces per frame.

Erin Ingram, sr., OH, Jackson

Ingram provided 4.2 kills per set on a .243 hitting percentage to lead the Timberwolves to a 6-3 campaign. She also averaged 2.9 digs and 0.3 aces per frame.

Marina Tukan, sr., OH, Kamiak

Turkan delivered 4.0 kills per set on a .266 hitting percentage to lead the Knights to a 7-1 season. She also averaged 3.1 digs and 0.9 aces per frame.

Karli Tri, sr., MB, Lake Stevens

Tri provided 2.6 kills per set on a .411 hitting percentage to help lead the Vikings to a perfect 9-0 campaign. She also averaged 0.4 blocks and 0.2 aces per frame.

Michelle Fast, sr., S, Lake Stevens

Fast supplied 11.8 assists per set to help lead the Vikings to a perfect 9-0 season. She also averaged 2.5 digs, 1.0 kills and 0.5 aces per frame and posted a .636 hitting percentage.

Surina Soumpholphakdy, sr., L, Lynnwood

Soumpholphakdy averaged 8.3 digs and 0.8 aces per set to lead the Royals.

SECOND TEAM

Kiana Hinckley, sr., OH, Mountlake Terrace

Hinckley delivered 3.5 kills and 3.0 digs per set to help lead the Hawks to a perfect 9-0 campaign that marked a massive turnaround from recent years.

Emily Mekelburg, jr., OH, Arlington

Mekelburg averaged 3.4 kills, 1.9 digs and 0.6 aces per set to help lead the Eagles to a 7-2 season.

Kathryn Grossenbacher, sr., OH, Archbishop Murphy

Grossenbacher provided 3.0 kills, 3.1 digs, 0.9 aces and 0.2 blocks per set to lead the Wildcats.

Sarah Campfield, sr., MB, Snohomish

Campfield delivered 1.1 blocks and 2.4 kills per set on a .383 hitting percentage to help lead the Panthers to an 8-1 campaign. She also averaged 0.3 aces and 0.3 digs per frame.

Maggie McGinness, sr., S, Edmonds-Woodway

McGinness supplied 7.4 assists and 1.14 aces per set to lead the Warriors to a 7-2 season.

Taylor Helle, sr., L, Arlington

Helle averaged 4.5 digs, 0.5 aces and 0.4 assists per set to help lead the Eagles to a 7-2 campaign.

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