GHS puts two on 1st team


Published: Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 10:37 p.m.
After leading their team to the Class 4A state championship game, two Gainesville High School volleyball players were named first-team all-state by the Florida Sports Writers Association.
Sophomore middle blocker Kelsey Bowers and junior outside hitter Bailey Williams were given first team nods, while teammate Michelle Stalbaum, a junior outside hitter, was a third-team selection and sophomore setter Rose Burke was chosen for honorable mention.
In 3A, Keystone Heights' Ashley Gibbs was a third-team selection, and the Bradford duo of Kiley Alvarez and Christina Lopez joined Santa Fe's Erin Thomas on honorable mention.
CLASS 3A ALL-STATE

FIRST TEAM

  • Sam Carter, Sr., OH, Orlando Bishop Moore; Jessica Furlong, Jr., MB, St. Augustine Pedro Menendez; Brittany Ross, Jr., OH, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest; Julie Calareso, Sr., OH, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest; Cara Ziegler, Sr., MB, Fort Myers Bishop Verot; Megan Tunstill, Jr., OH, Jacksonville Bolles.

    SECOND TEAM

  • Shelly Jencik, Sr., OH, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons; Alessandro Dominguez, Sr., OH, Miami St. Brendan; Heather Friend, So, OH, Pope; Kristin Allain, Jr., MB, Orlando Bishop Moore; Laura Golden, Jr., S, Pine Crest; Whitney Hendry, Jr., DS, Fort Myers Bishop Verot.

    THIRD TEAM

  • Mandy Gerrell, Sr., MB/DS, Wakulla; Nakisha Arrington, Jr., OH, DeSoto County; Kelzey Betancourt, Fr., S, Fort Myers Bishop Verot; Annie Mokris, So., S/OH, Orlando Bishop Moore; Ashley Gibbs, Sr., OH, Keystone Heights; Kalyn Hundley, Sr., OH, Gulf Breeze.

    HONORABLE MENTION

  • Jennifer Allen, Jr., OH, DeSoto; Kiley Alvarez, Sr., MB, Bradford; Dominique deLedebur, Sr., OH, Gulliver; Eden Ehart, Sr., OH, Navarre; Lauren Elcess, So., OH, St. Augustine Nease; Danielle Frederici, Sr., S, DeSoto County; Betsy Jones, So., OH, Wakulla; Christina Lopez, Jr., S, Bradford; Angela Medvid Sr., S/OH, Wesley Chapel; Cassi Ociessa, Sr., MH, Lemon Bay; Joanna Pappas, So, S, St. Augustine Pedro Menendez; Emma Racila, Fr., OH, Fort Myers Bishop Verot; Jamie Richie, Sr., OH, Bartram Trail; Erin Spake, So., OH, Fort Myers Bishop Verot; Christy Taylor, Sr., MB, St. Augustine; Erin Thomas, Sr., S, Santa Fe.
    CLASS 4A ALL-STATE

    FIRST TEAM

  • Sarah Kirkwood, Jr., OH, Plant; Erica Moore, Sr., OH, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny; Bailey Williams, Jr., OH, Gainesville; Foluke Akinradewo, So., OH, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas; Kelsey Bowers, So. MB, Gainesville; Emily Kirkwood, So. S, Plant.

    SECOND TEAM

  • Jessica Smith, Sr., OH, Plant; Shawn Goff, So., MH, Tallahassee Leon; Chantelle Jordan, Sr., OH, Merritt Island; Katelen Dixon, Jr., OH, Mitchell; Sara Duncan, Sr., OH, Naples Barron Collier; Lindsey Meleski, S, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.

    THIRD TEAM

  • Meagan Houser, Sr., MB, Jacksonville Bishop Kenny; Celeste Bickford, Sr., OH, Tallahassee Leon; Michelle Stalbaum, Jr., OH, Gainesville; Melissa Trippany, Jr., OH, Estero; Rachel Reichert, Jr., MH, Sebastian River; Dawn Conner, Sr., S/OH, New Port Richey River Ridge.

    HONORABLE MENTION

  • Billie Andrews, Jr., S, Sebastian River; Rose Burke, So., S, Gainesville; Sarah Coffman, Sr., OH, Lake Gibson; Lady Comfort, Jr., MB, Pensacola; Kaitlin DiLuzio, Jr., OH/S, Chiles; Hanna Ernest, Jr., OH, Sebastian River; Aimee Gunn, Jr., OH, Jupiter; Melissa Hedberg, Sr., MB, Naples Barron Collier; Danielle Higginbotham, So., MB, Chiles; Tameka Kelly, Sr., MH, Pensacola Pine Forest; Tarah Marinelli, Sr., OH, Hudson; Jordan McAfee, Sr., S, George Jenkins; Courtney Peaden, Sr., OH, Crestview; Allison Revell, Jr., S, Tallahassee Leon; Kelly Sands, Sr., OH, Pensacola Pine Forest; Katie Silivos, Sr., S, Pensacola Washington; Marilee Walker, Jr., OH, Auburndale; Katie Wilhelm, Sr., MH/S, Crestview; Brooke Wivholm, Sr., OH, Merritt Island.
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