All-State Girls Volleyball 2019 (Part 1)

State Sophomore of the Year Elia Rubin isn’t the only 10th grader from Marymount of Los Angeles who is on the all-state team in that category. Photo:

The 2019 season is long concluded and it’s now 2020 on the calendar, but it took time to come up with our first-ever expanded Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams for girls volleyball. For the first time, we have all-state teams in the sport for each class plus small schools and medium schools. This first release is for freshmen (Class of 2023), sophomores (Class of 2022) and juniors (Class of 2021). On Friday night, it will be small schools and medium schools. We also have players of the year for each group. Part 3 of the all-state teams will be first team overall, second team overall plus large/open school seniors.


One way to show support for us to continue to do expanded all-state teams for girls volleyball is to order a commemorative all-state patch through our partners at (also the official merchandise partner with the CIF for many years). For more on these all-state patches (that also comes with a certificate), CLICK HERE.

(Note: All of these all-state accolades are based on accomplishments for high school teams, not club teams. College commitments and college signings were considered, however.)

ALL-STATE JUNIORS (Class of 2021)
(All listed alphabetically; 15 players first team, 15 second team, 15 third team, 45 total)

There’s nothing minor about the talent that Kami Miner brings onto the court. Photo:

First Team
L Lauren Bays (Foothill, Tustin) 5-8
S/OPP Amanda Burns (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) 6-1
OH/OPP Kennedy Crane (Rocklin) 6-2
S Rachel Fairbanks (Foothill, Tustin) 5-11
MB Samantha Francis (La Jolla Country Day) 6-6
OH Zaria Henderson (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 5-10
OH Molly Joyce (Corona del Mar, Newport Beach) 5-11
OH Olivia Keller (Gregori, Modesto) 6-1
MB Kirra Kellerman (St. Francis, Mountain View) 6-2
S Kami Miner (Redondo, Redondo Beach) 5-11
S Taylor Simpson (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 5-11
OH Jessica Smith (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo) 6-0
OH Nikki Underwood (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) 5-11
S Molly Wilson (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) 5-10

Second Team
L Ashlynne Davis (Clovis West, Fresno) 5-6
L Peyton Dueck (Aptos) 5-5
OH Noelle Elkington (Del Norte, San Diego) 5-10
OH Lola Foord (South Pasadena) 6-0
OH Brooklyn Frederick (Chaparral, Temecula) 6-0
OH Alexandria Gloria (James Logan, Union City) 5-8
MB Ellie Hamm (Merced) 6-2
L Amanda Leinbach (Marymount, Los Angeles) 5-7
L/DS Bella Lesage (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 5-9
MB Dakota Quinlan (Valley Christian, Cerritos) 5-11
OH Katelyn Smith (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo) 6-0
OH Elyse Stowell (Esperanza, Anaheim) 6-1
MB Erin Thomas (Campolindo, Moraga) 6-2
OH Emma Willingham (Flintridge Sacred Heart, La Canada) 5-9
OH Brianna Young (Maranatha Christian, San Diego) 5-9

Third Team
S Raquel Aguirre (Bishop’s, La Jolla) 6-0
OH Grace Chillingworth (Foothill, Tustin) 6-3
S Allison Eberhardt (St. Mary’s, Stockton) 5-8
S Ellie Eichhorn (St. Francis, Sacramento) 5-11
MB Kristen Erland (Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles) 6-2
OH Mia Gilcrest (Redwood, Visalia) 5-9
OH Sydney Hancock (Clovis North, Fresno) 5-9
MB Ella Jimenez (Del Oro, Loomis) 6-2
OH Abby Miller (Notre Dame, Belmont) 6-1
OH Kate Phillips (Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach) 5-8
OH TaKenya Stafford (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance) 5-10
MB Jesse Szymanski (Redondo, Redondo Beach) 6-3
RS/OH Alexandria Wright (Clovis West, Fresno) 5-11
S Michelle Zhao (La Salle, Pasadena) 5-10

State Junior of the Year: Kami Miner
Since Kami was almost the Ms. Volleyball State Player of the Year and the only junior being considered, her being listed for this honor was a simple decision. Redondo fell short of its ultimate goal of being CIF Open Division state champion (and No. 1 in the nation) but the Sea Hawks did win the CIF Southern Section Division I title and in the final match vs. Mater Dei it was Miner directing the attack with 42 assists. During early part of the season, Miner missed time for her high school team to play for the US Girls Youth National Team that won the FIVB U18 world championship for the first time. She traveled to Egypt for the event and has a good chance to be on more national teams. Kami is uncommitted for college and has a 4.0 GPA so her options are unlimited. Her father, former NBA player Harold Miner, also starred at USC. Miner was the co-Player of the Year for the CIFSS in D1 with senior teammate Nalani Iosia and already has been named the All-SoCal Varsity Player of the Year by the Southern California News Group.

(All listed alphabetically; 13 players first team, 13 players second team, 26 total)

Amanda Murphy of Escalon High and the Rage club program of Stockton will be on more than one of these expanded all-state teams. Escalon is considered small school. Photo:

First Team
OH Abby Castillon (Central Catholic, Modesto) 6-0
OH Peyton DeJardin (Flintridge Sacred Heart, La Canada) 6-0
OH Brynne Faltinsky (Bishop’s, La Jolla) 6-0
OH Adonia Faumina (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 6-1
OH Kerry Keefe (Marymount, Los Angeles) 6-2
S Leah LaBoy-Wilton
(Marin Catholic, Kentfield) 5-8
MB Rylie McGinest
(Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 6-0
S Millie Muir (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) 6-1
OH Amanda Murphy (Escalon) 5-10
OH Elia Rubin (Marymount, Los Angeles) 6-1
L Jordyn Schilling (Mater Dei, Santa Ana) 5-9
OH Gala Trubint (Scripps Ranch, San Diego) 5-9
OH/OPP Victoria Vanos (Hillsdale, San Mateo) 6-1

Second Team
OH Sydney Amiatu (El Camino, Oceanside) 5-10
S Kelly Belardi (Marymount, Los Angeles) 5-9
MB Morgan Colyer (Lincoln) 6-2
S/OH Hanna Hoffman (Menlo School, Atherton) 6-0
L Campbell Jensen (Village Christian, Sun Valley) 5-8
OH Kendra MacDonald (Archbishop Mitty, San Jose) 6-0
OH Sidney Montgomery (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 5-10
MB Madison Pietsch (St. Francis, Mountain View) 6-2
L Anna Pringle (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) 5-9
OH Sophia Reavis (Laguna Beach) 6-1
OH Rylee Schultz (Carlsbad) 5-11
OH Amelia Vugrincic (Palo Alto) 6-2
OH Laura Williams (Lakewood) 5-11
RS Grace Wuischpard (Monte Vista, Danville) 6-3

State Sophomore Player of the Year: Elia Rubin
Look for Elia and her teammates from Marymount to be at the top or near the top of all of the preseason national rankings to start next season. The Sunshine Volleyball Club standout began her high school season banging out 15, 18 and 20 kills in matches against top-notch foes Long Beach Poly, Mira Costa and Santa Margarita and went from there. She led the Sailors (who reached the CIFSS D1 semifinals and lost to national No. 1 Torrey Pines in the SoCal Open Division) with 420 kills and she also led them in aces (44) and digs (241). Rubin’s best match may have been the one with 29 kills in a win over Cathedral Catholic of San Diego in the first round of the SoCal Open Division.

ALL-STATE FRESHMEN (Class of 2023)
(All listed alphabetically; 10 players total)

OH Julia Blyashov (Cathedral Catholic, San Diego) 5-10
OH Mele Corral-Blagojevich (Redondo, Redondo Beach) 5-11
OPP/S Havannah Hoeft (Menlo School, Atherton) 5-8
OH Claire Little (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) 6-2
L Zoe Morales (Bishop Montgomery, Torrance) 5-6
OPP Bella Rittenberg (Chaparral, Temecula) 5-10
MB Eva Rohrbach (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad) 6-1
OH Hannah Slover (Los Gatos) 6-1
MB Jaida Sione (Sierra Canyon, Chatsworth) 6-2
OH Julia Waugh (Esperanza, Anaheim) 5-9

State Freshman Player of the Year: Claire Little
One of the top, well-known freshman players in the nation, Little was considered the No. 1 player for Vista Murrieta’s CIF Division I state championship team. She also was the Inland Empire Player of the Year and this week was named’s National Freshman of the Year. The BYU-committed banger ended the season with 461 kills, 247 digs and 35 blocks. Her dominance also was helpful so we didn’t have to choose between beach partners Mele Corral-Blagojevich and Julia Blyashov, who attend different high schools. Yikes, that’s certainly a dynamic we’ve never encountered before for any other all-state team we’ve ever had to do.

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of He can be reached at Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports

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  1. Barry S Smith
    Posted January 26, 2020 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Her name is Jody Smith, not Judy Smith. And she’s a senior, not a junior. A little fact checking would be nice.

    Barry Smith
    (Jody’s dad)

    • Posted January 27, 2020 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

      May want to talk to the coaches who submit these names. A little rational thinking would be nice.

      • Mark Tennis
        Posted January 27, 2020 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

        Coaches didn’t submit names. It was a simple honest mistake (which a lot of parents are pretty unforgiving about even though we cover 1,200 high schools and many different sports). We’ll just put Jody on a different list and take her off of the other one.

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