All-State Girls Volleyball 2019 (Part 2)

Headliners for the first-ever expanded all-state girls volleyball teams for small & medium schools categories are players of the year Paola Jacobs of Mt. Madonna (Watsonville) & Jenna Holmes of Ontario Christian. Photos: &

After announcing first-ever expanded Cal-Hi Sports All-State Teams for freshmen (Class of 2023), sophomores (Class of 2022) and juniors (Class of 2021), the second post for these teams focuses on those from medium schools and small schools. There will be girls from schools with small enrollments (example: Sierra Canyon) in the large school/open category listed later. These are more based on which CIF state and section playoff divisions each school was placed. Check back over the weekend for Part 3 of these all-state teams (which 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 listed alphabetically; 11 players first team, 11 players second team, 11 players third team, 33 total)
(Based on section & state playoff divisions with the addendum that no large public school is ever going to be considered “small schools”)

Lola Foord already has been named Player of the Year by the Pasadena Star-News. The junior outside hitter also has committed to Rice. Photo:

First Team
OH Abby Castillon (Central Catholic, Modesto) 6-0 Soph.
L Peyton Dueck (Aptos) 5-5 Jr.
OH Lola Foord (South Pasadena) 6-0 Jr.
OH Jenna Holmes (Ontario Christian) 5-9 Sr.
OH Allison Jacobs (West Ranch, Valencia) 5-11 Sr.
OH/DS Makenna Joyce
(Pleasant Valley, Chico) 5-7 Sr.
MB Dakota Quinlan
(Valley Christian, Cerritos) 5-11 Jr.
OH Hannah Slover (Los Gatos) 6-1 Fr.
OH Sophie Swett (Branson, Ross) 5-10 Sr.
OH/MB Mariko Tanaka
(Lowell, San Francisco) 5-11 Sr.
S Lucy Walsh (Redwood, Larkspur) 5-9 Sr.

Second Team
S Mia Adkins (Hemet) 5-7 Sr.
OH Kyra Allen (Righetti, Santa Maria) 6-0 Jr.
OH Sydney Amiatu (El Camino, Oceanside) 5-10 Jr.
MB Kristen Erland (Notre Dame Academy, Los Angeles) 6-2 Jr.
OH Lizzy Markovska (Paloma Valley, Menifee) 5-11 Sr.
OH Faith Menary (Nevada Union, Grass Valley) 5-10 Sr.
MB Kylie Pries (Saddleback Valley Christian, SJ Capistrano) 6-2 Sr.
OH Emma Sharp (Burlingame) 6-1 Sr.
OH Maya Tabron (Christopher, Gilroy) 6-0 Sr.
MB Peyton Tazelaar (Ontario Christian) 5-11 Sr.
OH Madison Tamayo (Redwood, Visalia) 5-11 Sr.

Third Team
L Serena Balderas (Ontario Christian) 5-6 Sr.
L Rein Bocage (Kimball, Tracy) 5-4 Jr.
MB Ella Green (Redwood, Larkspur) 6-2 Sr.
OH Ashley Herman (Bakersfield Christian) 5-10 Soph.
MB Lydia Manu (Aragon, San Mateo) 5-11 Sr.
OH Ava McInnes (Tustin) 6-2 Sr.
OH Sydney McNeill (Norco) 6-0 Sr.
OH Odeya Russo (Gunn, Palo Alto) 5-10 Sr.
OH Olivia Smith (Tamalpais, Mill Valley) 5-8 Jr.
MB Ella Weider (Los Gatos) 6-1 Sr.
S Aubrey Woods (Valhalla, El Cajon) 5-6 Jr.

State Medium Schools Player of the Year: Jenna Holmes
Already announced as the State Coach of the Year is Ontario Christian’s Paige Liebhardt so now it’s time for the Knights to collect a player of the year honor. Holmes was the leading player for team that won CIF Division II state title after winning state in D3 in 2018. She’s already been named the CIF Southern Section Division 3 Player of the Year and Player of the Year by the Sun-Bulletin (which also could have gone to a large school player). Holmes led Ontario Christian with 19 kills in state championship match against Los Gatos. For the season, she put the hammer down for 438 kills (actually just behind fellow all-state teammate Peyton Tazelaar) and was first on the team in aces plus second on the team in digs. Holmes transferred to Ontario Christian after her sophomore season at United Christian Academy of Rancho Cucamonga.

(All listed alphabetically; 11 players first team, 11 players second team, 22 total)
(Based on section & state playoff divisions with the addendum that no large public school is ever going to be considered “small schools”)

First Team
OH Grace Bliss (Colfax) 5-10 Sr.
S Savannah Cambell (Mt. Madonna, Watsonville) 5-9 Jr.
S Andrea Campos (Archer School, Los Angeles) 5-7 Sr.
OH/S Emma Galloway (Tri-City Christian, Vista) 5-8 Sr.
OH Paola Jacobs (Mt. Madonna, Watsonville) 5-9 Sr.
L Ashley Johnson (Nordhoff, Ojai) 5-7 Jr.
OH Mikela Labno (Hilmar) 6-0 Sr.
OH Amanda Murphy (Escalon) 5-11 Soph.
OH Elena Radeff (Sacred Heart Prep, Atherton) 5-10 Sr.
MB Paige Williams (Linfield Christian, Temecula) 6-0 Sr.
OH Brianna Young (Maranatha Christian, San Diego) 5-9 Jr.

Second Team
OH Alexis Baloyo (St. Bonaventure, Ventura) 5-4 Sr.
L Grace Blankenhorn (Cate, Carpinteria) 5-7 Sr.
S Alysha Buffini (Maranatha Christian, San Diego) 5-6 Sr.
OH Amy Buffini (Maranatha Christian, San Diego) 5-7 Sr.
MB Ally Cotton (Kingsburg) 6-1 Sr.
OH/MB Ramoa DeWane (Marin Academy, San Rafael) 6-1 Sr.
S Madi Friebel (University Prep, Redding) 5-10 Sr.
S Virginia Soto (Avalon) 5-3 Soph.
OH Willow Chiang Yang (Nueva School, San Mateo) 5-8 Jr.
OH Luciana Villafana (Cornerstone Christian, Wildomar) 5-9 Sr.
MB Megan Weinrich (Willows) 5-11 Sr.

State Small Schools Player of Year: Paola Jacobs
Coming from a school of just 63 students, Paola and her teammates from Mt. Madonna of Watsonville are used to playing much larger schools and they’re now doing that all the way through the CIF state playoffs (due to competitive equity seeding). Jacobs not only led Mt. Madonna to the CIF Division 5 state title this season, but had a series of eye-opening performances. That’s why she’s now been selected as the state small schools player of the year. The 5-foot-9 senior had 25 kills and 17 digs in the team’s win against Nueva School of San Mateo for the NorCal crown and then in the state final against University of Los Angeles (enrollment more than 1,500) she racked up 24 kills and had seven digs as the Hawks won in four sets. It was the school’s second-ever CIF state title. Earlier in the season, Jacobs had 43 kills over four games in leading the team to a 4-0 record at the Alvarez Varsity Tournament. She’s been all-league the past three seasons in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic Conference (which usually is good in volleyball) and for the season she had 446 kills, 403 digs and 63 aces.

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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