Padua’s Emily Jarome was named Player of the Year and leads the All-State girls volleyball team, announced Tuesday by the Delaware Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association.
Jarome, a junior, was a fierce offensive force for a Padua team that went 14-3 and reached the quarterfinals of the DIAA Volleyball Tournament.
Senior Sydney Fulton of DIAA champion Delaware Military Academy also made the first team. The Seahawks earned their second consecutive state title with a thrilling, five-set victory over Ursuline in front of 1,957 fans at the Bob Carpenter Center on Monday night.
The other first-team members are sisters Alyssa and Danielle Nathan of Wilmington Friends, Maddie Sachs of Tower Hill, Madeline Matheny of Charter of Wilmington and Sydney MacDonald of A.I. du Pont.
Danny Wandless of Smyrna was named the Coach of the Year after guiding the Eagles to the Henlopen North and Henlopen Conference overall titles. Wilmington Christian earned the team sportsmanship award.
DIVCA ALL-STATE TEAM
Emily Jarome, jr., Padua; Maddie Sachs, so., Tower Hill; Alyssa Nathan, sr., Wilmington Friends; Danielle Nathan, so., Wilmington Friends; Sydney Fulton, sr., DMA; Madeline Matheny, so., Charter of Wilmington; Sydney MacDonald, sr., A.I. du Pont
Jules Campbell, jr., Tatnall; Samantha Davis, jr., Ursuline; Maddie Judge, sr., Padua; Emma Lucey, jr., Padua; Taylor Wright, jr., Ursuline; Lexi Kelly, jr., Archmere; Victoria Taylor, sr., DMA; Kylie McCusker, sr., Smyrna
Alex Thomson, jr., Tower Hill; Erin Derick, jr., St. Mark’s; Kaylie Leclerc, sr., Archmere; Alyssa Faville, fr., Conrad; Kirsten Longueira, sr., DMA; Abigail Cannon, sr., Newark Charter; Logan Shuttleworth, jr., Cape Henlopen
Player of the Year: Emily Jarome, Padua
Coach of the Year: Danny Wandless, Smyrna
Team sportsmanship award: Wilmington Christian
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