The 2016 New Haven Register Girls Volleyball Team. Compiled by Derek Turner. Portraits by Catherine Avalone. Designed by Sean Patrick Bowley.
Stats: Helped the Spartans to a 22-2 overall record including their second straight SCC tournament championship. Recorded 353 kills, 201 digs and 28 aces. Had a season-high 26 kills against Shelton on Sept. 26.
Honors: All-SCC, SCC Player of the Year, SCC championship game MVP and First Team All-State.
Off the court: National Honor Society, National Thespian Society, Link Crew and Relay for Life.
Up next: Plans to play club volleyball in college.
Stats: Went 24-2 overall and 18-1 in Naugatuck Valley League play. The two losses came to Torrington, once in the regular season and the other in the NVL tournament final. The Wildcats got revenge when they swept the Red Raiders to win the school’s first ever girls volleyball state championship.
Honors: Third time being named Register Area Coach of the Year (2005 and 2011).
Off the court: Math team at alma mater Seymour. Played basketball and softball in high school before school had a volleyball team.
Stats: Led the team with 245 kills and 58 aces while also recording 14 blocks and 171 digs for the Tigers.
Honors: All-SCC, Class L First Team All-State coaches selection.
Off the court: National Honor Society member, Spanish National Honor Society, Mercy Ambassador board member, high honors student, member of outdoor track and field team.
Stats: Had 240 kills, 250 digs, 47 aces and 12 blocks for the co-SCC Housatonic Division champions. Led Shelton to the SCC tournament semifinals and the second round of the Class LL state tournament.
Honors: All-SCC, second team All-State, SCC Academic All Star Team, Senior All Star Game participant, Shelton High School Blanchette’s Sporting Goods SCC Scholar Athlete.
Off the court: National Honor Society, Italian National Honor Society, Executive Board of Student Council, Italian Club officer, Quill and Scroll Honor Society and honor roll student.
Stats: Led the Hornets to the SCC tournament semifinals. Averaged 12 kills and eight digs per match and averaged five aces before a fracture in her hitting hand slowed her slightly.
Honors: All-SCC, First Team All-State coaches selection, team captain.
Off the court: National Honor Society member, World Language Honor Society member, concert choir and honor roll student.
Stats: Led Hamden to its first Class LL state tournament win in over 10 years. Recorded 298 digs and 28 aces while serving at a 89.7 percent clip. Erazo had 32 digs and went 16-for-16 serving against Lauralton Hall.
Honors: SCC All-Academic Team, First All-Area selection.
Off the court: Volunteer for Breast Cancers walks, Suicide Awareness walks and MADD walks.
Up next: Considering Johnson and Wales and will try out for the volleyball team.
Stats: Surpassed 1,000 career assists with 724 this season alone to finish with 1,127. Also had 242 digs.
Honors: Second team All-SCC pick.
Off the court: Honor roll student, member of the gymnastics team, student-teacher at Polly’s Gymnastics, volunteer at the Milford Beth El Center, volunteer at Bridgeport Hospital.
Up next: Plans to study nursing.
Stats: Led the Tigers to the quarterfinals of both the Southern Connecticut Conference and Class L state tournaments. Recorded 229 kills, 76 blocks, 57 aces and 216 digs.
Honors: All-SCC and second team coaches all-state selection.
Off the court: Captain of the Hand lacrosse team, Student Council member, yearbook club and science olympiads.
Stats: Recorded 296 kills and 38 solo blocks along with 30 aces to help lead the Spartans to a 22-2 overall record and the Southern Connecticut Conference championship. Amity was also a Class LL state tournament semifinalist. Her career kill percentage is up to 43.4 after her second full season.
Honors: All-SCC selection.
Off the court: Member of the Amity Marine Biology Club and Relay for Life.
Stats: Led the Rams with 165 kills, 41 blocks and 50 aces en route to the SCC tournament final and Class LL state quarterfinals.
Honors: All-SCC, All-State second team selection.
Off the court: Member of the yearbook club and history club. Manager for the Cheshire boys volleyball team. Volunteers for Cheshire Relay for Life.
Up next: Plans to major in graphic design and minor in marketing in college.
Stats: Helped lead Seymour to its first ever Class M state title. Collected 274 digs and during the four state tournament games amassed 92 digs.
Honors: All-Naugatuck Valley League selection, 2016 First Team All-State coaches selection, two-time All-Area pick.
Off the court: National Honor Society member, Seymour/Oxford food drive volunteer, Spanish Club member, Student Council member and member of the indoor track and softball teams.
Stats: Recorded 241 kills, 133 digs and had a 93.5 serving percentage for the Indians. Finished her career with 503 kills, 90 aces and 46 blocks.
Honors: All-SCC Oronoque Division selection, team MVP.
Off the court: Concert choir member, acapella group member and musical theater group. Member of the lacrosse team and dance team. Peer minister.
Stats: Dished out 399 assists, had 226 digs, 109 kills and 48 aces as Foran won a game in both the SCC and Class M state tournaments.
Honors: All-SCC, Class M All-State Second team pick.
Off the court: Honors student, captain of the basketball team.
Up next: Considering playing volleyball in college.
Stats: Led the Cougars to the Shoreline Conference finals and a 21-3 overall record by compiling 207 kills, 191 digs and 77 aces.
Honors: All-Shoreline Conference, Second team All-State coaches selection.
Off the court: National Spanish Honor Society, Human Relations Club, honor roll.
Stats: Led the Yellow Jackets to SCC and Class M state tournament berths. Collected 265 kills, 51 aces, 207 digs and 230 serve receptions along the way.
Honors: All-SCC, Second Team Class M All-State selection, 2016 and 2017 team captain.
Off the court: Vice President of the Class of 2018, Vice President of National Honor Society, President of HOSA (Future Health Professionals) chapter.
Stats: Recorded 165 kills, 26 blocks and 15 aces as Seymour won its first girls volleyball state title in school history. In four games in the Class M tournament she had 74 kills and 10 blocks in being named the tournament MVP.
Honors: Two-time All-NVL Copper Division selection, MVP of Class M state tournament.
Off the court: Member of the basketball team.