Star Times all-area volleyball team
Star Times all-area volleyball players are selected by The Seattle Times staff and freelancers from schools in King and Snohomish counties, or in Metro and WesCo.
How the Star Times teams are selectedSTAR TIMES all-area teams are chosen after the regular season by Seattle Times reporters, freelancers and editors. Selections must be from schools in King and Snohomish counties, or in Metro and WesCo.
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Jackson, S, Sr.
The 6-foot left-hander is among the state's most accurate setters, making just 10 errors while amassing 666 assists. Was a key part of Jackson of Mill Creek's three-year reign in the top four at state, earning all-tournament honors all three years. Honorable mention All-American has signed with WSU.
Juanita, S, Sr.
Finau was the unanimous MVP in the KingCo 3A/2A Conference despite a sixth-place finish by the Rebels from Kirkland. She contributed with impressive stats in all phases, including nearly 500 assists. Considered a rare "program player," she is headed to Washington.
Jackson, OH, Sr.
Allen is one of just 24 seniors, and the only Washington player, named to the Under Armour All-America first team. A dynamic, 6-foot-1 hitter who also passes well, she helped lead her teams to three consecutive top-four finishes at state, including a 4A title in 2010. Will play at WSU.
Mount Si, OH, Jr.
After setting a school record for kills as a sophomore, the 6-foot-2 Carr broke it twice this season, ultimately smashing 37 in one Sea-King 3A District match and finishing with 562 this season. Also a tough server (51 aces), she helped the Wildcats from Snoqualmie rise as high as No. 2 in the 3A state rankings.
Newport, OH, Jr.
At 6 feet 3, Schoenlein has the ability to dominate at the net and often did in leading the Knights from Bellevue to a second straight KingCo 4A championship and return trip to state. She averaged more than 12 kills per match and is a three-sport athlete, playing basketball and water polo.
Snohomish, OH, Jr.
She stands just 5 feet 9, but plays like a giant with a jump reach of 10 feet, 1 inch. Reagan earned All-WesCo first-team honors for a third straight year with more than 450 kills, 250 digs, 40 blocks and 40 aces, all team bests. Committed to Oregon State as a sophomore.
Bainbridge, L, Jr.
It's rare a libero is chosen MVP, especially in the talent-rich Metro Mountain Division, but that's the kind of season Burgess had in leading the Spartans to the title. She amassed 449 digs (serving up 46 aces as well) and nearly carried her banged-up team to the 3A state tournament.
Coach of the year
McKay, in her fourth season as head coach, guided the top-ranked Islanders to a near-perfect season. They went 21-0 before losing 3-2 to eventual champion Prairie in the first round of the Class 3A state tournament. Mercer Island bounced back to win its final three matches and finish 24-1.Player capsules by Seattle Times staff reporter Sandy Ringer and freelancer Matt Massey