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MaxPreps All State Volleyball Team includes three local girls

ALL STATE VOLLEYBALL — MaxPreps All State honors awarded recently included two El Dorado County girls among several from the Sacramento area. From left are Kaitlyn Christner, Golden Sierra; Caroline Sipiora, Vista del Lago; Natalie Riddering, El Camino; and Lianna Sybeldon, Ponderosa. Courtesy photo

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From page B3 | February 7, 2011 | Leave Comment

You may have missed it.

There was no fanfare, no announcement, no press conference — just a quiet posting on the MaxPreps Website of the 2010 California All-State High School Volleyball Teams.

The recognition, based on the individuals’ performances and contributions to their teams, is the highest award high school athletes can attain in their state.

In a sport dominated by the girls from Southern California, eight girls from the Sacramento region made the list, including three local girls — Lianna Sybeldon, Ponderosa, Kaitlyn Christner, Golden Sierra, and Caroline Sipiora from Vista del Lago. All three are underclassmen.

Sybeldon is a Second Team All-State middle selection for Division I. She led the Delta River League in hitting (41.7 percent) and was third in kills per game (2.9).

The junior from Rescue was also First Team Delta River League, First Team All Metro, and has verbally committed to play for the University of Washington. She helped her team reach the D-I semifinals where Ponderosa lost to eventual champion and perennial powerhouse St. Mary’s of Stockton.

“Lianna is the most athletic volleyball player to ever play at Ponderosa. Spectators say she hits the ball so hard the gym floor shakes,” Ponderosa coach Sheri Millhollin said. “Her dedication and positive attitude is fantastic. She is a great teammate and easy to coach.”

Christner is a First Team outside selection for Division IV who led Golden Sierra to an 11-1 Sierra Delta League record, and anchored the Grizzlies’ run to the Sac-Joaquin Section D-IV title match. She logged 10 double-doubles (kills-digs) during the season and hit an eye popping 63.6 percent (28 kills, 11 digs) in a 3-0 win over Summerville in the second round of the playoffs.

“Katie is a great individual and as a junior this past year, she developed into a more complete volleyball player and elevated her game to a much higher level,” Grizzly coach Justin Cox said.

“Her love for the game has driven her to be a better player and a leader on the court. She dominates in our league and division, and will definitely be a top player in our region next year.”

Christner led the Sierra Delta League in hitting (27.4 percent), kills per game (4.5), and was second in digs per game (3.4). The junior from Cool led Golden Sierra back to the D-IV section title match for the first time in four years. She was team MVP, Sierra Delta League CO-MVP and a First Team All Metro selection.

Sipiora is an All State Second Team selection for Division III. She and the Eagles compiled a 35–8 record on their way to the Sierra Valley Conference co-share of the championship with Union Mine. The sophomore outside hitter then led her team to the Division-III section title where she put down 21 kills on 44 attempts (5.25 kills per game) in the four-set championship match against Union Mine.

She also plays pretty good defense, logging 22 digs in the championship match to complete the double-double. That’s a pretty gusty performance for a sophomore, who also landed All Metro Honors and was Vista del Lago’s MVP for the second year in a row.

“Caroline was the heart and soul of our team.  Her presence on the court was a large reason for our success this year” Vista del Lago coach Patrick Sanders said. “Despite her individual success, she remains grounded and continues to be the hardest worker in our program.”  She also sports a 3.9 GPA.

All three honorees play together on the NCVC 17-1 Moxie team for coach Jeff Deter, which is off to a strong start with a second-place finish at the Cal Kickoff and a third-place finish at last weekend’s NCVA League Qualifier.

Joining them on the NCVC Moxie team is another First Team All-State Selection for Division II, Natalie Riddering from El Camino.

The junior outside hitter had the best hitting percentage (57.9) and highest kills-per-game (6.5) in the Sacramento area. She is the Capital Athletic League MVP and helped lead El Camino to the prestigious Super-8 Tournament title where she earned MVP honors.

She also led the Eagles to the CAL title (14 -1) and the D-II section finals after grinding out an epic 3-2, come-from-behind win over Del Oro in the semifinals.

Other Sacramento area players receiving All State honors include:

Lauren Orozco: The Rocklin senior is a libero, who is an All-State First Team Division II selection, First Team All-Metro, and the Sierra Foothill League Co-MVP. She helped lead Rocklin to the section D-II championship.

Zoe Nightingale: The St. Francis middle is a senior. She is an All-State First Team Division I selection, All-Metro Player of the Year and the Delta River League MVP.

Patti Orozco: Bradshaw Christian’s senior outside hitter is an All-State Second Team Division IV pick,  All-Metro second team selection and the Sierra Delta League Co-MVP who helped lead the Pride to the Division V section title match.

Belle Obert: The Del Oro senior is an All-State Second Team Division II selection, was First Team All-Metro, and is the Sierra Foothill League Co-MVP.

Bill Christner

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