Prep Sports: Gilroy, Christopher earn 19 MBL honors in water polo, 7 in volleyball

Gilroy Mustangs

Gilroy-area water polo teams made a splash in the Monterey Bay All-League awards.
Gilroy and Christopher High had a combined 19 players earning postseason honors which were announced Friday.
Ten awards were given to the boys in the MBL Pacific Division. Gordy Papalias (junior 2-meter defender), Connor McConkie (senior goalkeeper) and Matthew Higgenbotham (senior driver) were all named First Team All-League for Christopher. Brendan Reimer (junior 2-meter defender) and Sam Mandel (junior driver) were named to the First Team for Gilroy. Christopher’s James Walling (senior 2-meter offense) and Max Deliz (sophomore driver) as well as Gilroy’s Richie Bermea (sophomore goalie) were named Second Team All-League. Gilroy’s Christian Marquez (senior utility) and Christopher’s Walling were given the Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Award.
Gilroy-area teams racked up nine honors in girls water polo. Senior goalie Bella Marquez and 2-mete defender Shannon McAvoy were given First Team All-League honors for Christopher and Abby Kienle, senior driver, earned the honor for the Mustangs. Earning Second Team All-League honors are Sabrina Seery (junior driver, CHS), Ashley Shuster (senior 2-meter defender, CHS) and Katie Clark (senior driver, GHS). Christopher’s Cristina Mendoza and Kienle were given to the Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Award and Christopher’s Malaya Santos, freshman driver, was named the Freshman of the Year.
Christopher had four players earning volleyball league honors in the Gabilan Division. Senior setter Cheyenne Dela Merced, senior libero Michelle Toves and junior opposite hitter Olivia Tabron were named second team All-League. Senior Emily Buchner was named to the “Pursuing victory with honor” sportsmanship team for the Cougars. In the Pacific Division, three Mustangs earned honors. Nicole Green and Clarrisa Quezada were named Second Team All-League, while Bailie Erickson was named to the sportsmanship team.
A complete list of the Monterey Bay All-League teams is below:

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL — GABILAN DIVISION
First Team All-League
MVP — Erin Reineking, senior setter, Salinas
Maddy Mandon, senior opposite hitter, Salinas
Emily Cook, junior outside hitter, Salinas
Alexis Froistad, junior middle blocker, Salinas
Erin DeSerpa, senior setter, Notre Dame
Emily Cunanan, sophomore outside hitter, Notre Dame
Nikki DeSerpa, sophomore outside hitter, Notre Dame
Erica Chapa, senior setter, San Benito
Marisa Villegas, freshman outside hitter, San Benito
Allee Smallwood, senior outside hitter, San Benito
Anela Visesio, senior outside hitter, Seaside
Second Team All-League
Madi Griffin, senior libero, Salinas
Anneke Banda, senior middle blocker, Notre Dame
Aireal Rivera, senior libero, Notre Dame
Ally Murphy, junior libero, San Benito
Bailee Nelson, junior middle blocker, San Benito
Cheyenne Dela Merced, senior setter, Christopher
Olivia Tabron, junior opposite hitter, Christopher
Michelle Toves, senior libero, Christopher
Maura White, sophomore setter, Seaside
Kaitlyn Siaz, senior middle blocker, North Salinas
Alexa Carrillo, senior middle blocker, Watsonville
“Pursuing victory with honor” sportsmanship team
Abby Mendoza, Salinas
Ashely Morales, Notre Dame
Allie Murphy, San Benito
Emily Buchner, Christopher
Leie Hernandez, Seaside
Zoe Rector, Watsonville
Elizabeth Avila, North Salinas
Coach of the Year: Dean Askanas, San Benito; Team Sportmanship Award: North Salinas

PACIFIC DIVISION
First Team All-League
MVP — Crissy Almorade, senior libero, Everett Alvarez
Cynthia Huerta, junior outside hitter, Alisal
Geneve Hernandez, junior setter, Alvarez
Carina Welch, junior outside hitter, Alvarez
Hillary Guerrero, junior outside hitter, Monte Vista Christian
Ashley Moore, senior outside hitter, MVC
Madison Fisher, senior libero, MVC
Sasha Krnic, junior opposite hitter, Monterey
Neeli Tummala, senior setter, Monterey
Tori Teraji, senior outside hitter, North Monterey County
Jasmine Flores, senior opposite hitter, Pajaro Valley
Second Team All-League
Genesis Politron, senior setter, Alisal
Justine Lee, sophomore middle blocker, Alvarez
Genevieve Leonard, senior middle blocker, Alvarez
Nicole Green, junior setter, Gilroy
Clarrisa Quezada, senior libero, Gilroy
Avery Keathely, sophomore middle blocker, MVC
Cydney Parker, junior middle blocker, MVC
Alyssa Zoppi, senior setter, MVC
Anastasia Radko, junior libero, Monterey
Hannah Ahearn, junior outside hitter, NMC
Alyssa Rivera, junior outside hitter, Pajaro Valley
“Pursuing victory with honor” sportsmanship team
Vanessa Guzman, Alisal
Celeste Valdez, Alvarez
Bailie Erickson, Gilroy
Myckenzie Toler, MVC
Jordyn Kamitono, Monterey
Karli Grajek, NMC
Jasmine Flores, Pajaro Valley
Coach of the Year: Marc Tejeda, Alvarez; Sportsmanship School: Alvarez

BOYS WATER POLO — PACIFIC DIVISION
Co-MVP — Andrew Wooler, junior 2-meter defense, Palma
Co-MVP — Blake Martella, junior driver, Palma
Co-Senior of the Year —  Gabriel Santos, senior 2-meter defense, Harbor
Co-Senior of the Year — Logan Fannin, senior utility, Stevenson
Sophomore of the Year — Eren Yagmurlu, sophomore 2-meter defense, Stevenson
Freshman of the Year — Samuel Given, freshman driver, Palma
First Team All-League
Dalton Trotter, junior utility, Alvarez
Gordy Papalias, junior 2-meter defense, Christopher
Connor McConkie, senior goal keeper, Christopher
Matthew Higgenbotham, senior driver, Christopher
Brendan Reimer, junior 2-meter defense, Gilroy
Sam Mandel, junior driver, Gilroy
Buzz Craig, junior utility, Harbor
Gabriel Santos, senior utility, Harbor
Sam Given, freshman driver, Palma
Andrew Wooler, junior 2-meter offense, Palma
Blake Martella, junior driver, Palma
Chad Stevens, junior goal keeper, Palma
Aidan Franscioni, junior goal keeper, Stevenson
Logan Fannin, senior utility, Stevenson
Eren Yagmurlu, sophomore 2-meter defense, Stevenson
Second Team All-League
Stanley Gable, junior driver, Alvarez
Antonio Vega, sophomore goal keeper, Alvarez
James Walling, senior 2-meter offense, Christopher
Max Deliz, sophomore driver, Christopher
Richie Bermea, sophomore goal keeper, Gilroy
Danny Bishop, senior goal keeper, Harbor
Jerry Walker, senior 2-meter defense, Harbor
Parker Fisher, freshman driver, Palma
Jeremy Dicks, senior driver, Palma
Nicholas Kimes, sophomore 2-meter defense, Palma
Mateo Rocamora, junior driver, San Lorenzo Valley
Kurt Fulkerson, junior 2-meter defense, SLV
Tivon Sadowsky, junior utility, Stevenson
Bay Fannin, junior utility, Steveson
Galen Manhard, senior driver, Stevenson
Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Award
Jacob Palsma, senior utility, Alvarez
James Walling, senior 2-meter offense, Christopher
Christian Marquez, senior utility, Gilroy
Bobby Huckaby, senior utility, Harbor
Jeremy Dicks, senior driver, Palma
Neal Lynberg, senior goal keeper, SLV
Jack Margolis, senior utility, Stevenson
Coach of the Year: Scott Corner, Palma; Richard Chamberlin Team Sportsmanship Award: San Lorenzo Valley

GIRLS WATER POLO — PACIFIC DIVISION
Co-MVP — Sydney Clark, senior driver, Salinas
Co-MVP — Colleen Mayone, senior driver, Monterey
Junior of the Year — Lindsay Trayford, junior 2-meter defense, Salinas
Sophomore of the Year — Corinn Canfield, sophomore goal keeper, Stevenson
Freshman of the Year — Malaya Santos, freshman driver, Christopher
First Team All-League
Destinee Compagno, junior 2-meter defense, Alvarez
Bella Marquez, senior goal keeper, Christopher
Shannon McAvoy, senior 2-meter defense, Christopher
Abby Kienle, senior driver, Gilroy
Jazmin Bale, sophomore utility, Harbor
Colleen Mayone, senior driver, Monterey
Shannon Cry, senior driver, Monterey
Kody Howard, senior goal keeper, Monterey
Lindsay Trayford, junior utility, Salinas
Sydney Clark, senior driver, Salinas
Emily Rindermann, senior driver, Salinas
Jordann White, senior 2-meter offense, Salinas
Meredith Barton, senior 2-meter defense, Scott’s Valley
Jessie Jones, senior utility, Stevenson
Becca Corner, senior 2-meter offense, Stevenson
Second Team All-League
Mercedez Ganoa, junior utility, Alvarez
Sabrina Seery, junior driver, Christopher
Ashley Shuster, senior 2-meter defense, Christopher
Katie Clark, senior driver, Gilroy
Dusty Greer, junior driver, Harbor
Tyler Daas, junior 2-meter offense, Monterey
Marina Panzetta, sophomore utility, Monterey
Maire Sweeney, junior utility, Monterey
Jen Griffin, junior driver, Salinas
Devon Cooper, junior goal keeper, Salinas
Janice An, junior utility, Salinas
Hannah Freeman, senior goal keeper, Scott’s Valley
Grace Ransler, senior 2-meter defense, Scott’s Valley
Corinn Canfield, sophomore goal keeper, Stevenson
Jensen Main, sophomore utility, Stevenson
Richard Chamberlin Sportsmanship Award
Rachel Finkelstein, sophomore utility, Alvarez
Cristina Mendoz, senior driver, Christopher
Abby Kienle, senior driver, Gilroy
Jde Lau, junior goal keeper, Harbor
Marina Panzetta, sophomore utility, Monterey
Rebecca Conner, sophomore driver, Salinas
Noelle Downing, senior driver, Scott’s Valley
Emma Morgan, sophomore utility, Stevenson
Coach of the Year: Sarah Lowes, Salinas; Richard Chamblerlin Team Sportsmanship Award: Monterey

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