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BEE'S 2007 ALL-DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL TEAM

Andrea Terpstra, Ripon Christian, Volleyball
Andrea Terpstra, Ripon Christian, Volleyball Unknown

FIRST TEAM

CAITLIN BENNING

Hilmar junior

The 5-10 middle blocker used a rugged summer schedule to improve her hitting. She had 307 kills and 71 blocks, while serving at a 95 percent rate. She had a career-high 24 kills in a playoff win over Escalon.

ALI CHABOT

Sonora senior

The runner-up for The Bee's Player of the Year, the 5-9 setter was the VOL MVP. She had 4.7 assists, two digs and 0.8 kills per VOL game, with 20 assists and 15-for-15 serving in a title-clinching win over Oakdale.

BECCA OSMER

Buhach Colony senior

The CCC Player of the Year, the 5-3 Osmer was one of the district's top outside hitters. She ruptured her ACL and tore her meniscus prior to the season, yet led the Thunder to a 23-10 record and the CCC crown.

JACI POWELL

Oakdale sophomore

The 5-10 leaper was selected as the VOL's Outstanding Hitter. She had a 90 percent serving average with 53 aces. She had 694 attacks and 246 kills, while providing 296 digs for the 26-9 Mustangs.

ERIKA MARMOLEJO

Merced senior

The 5-11 middle blocker averaged 2.4 kills, 0.8 blocks and 3.4 digs per game, as Merced made the Division I semifinal. Marmolejo's versatility let her roam the floor, keeping Merced's foes off balance.

ANDREA TERPSTRA

Ripon Christian junior

The 6-1 middle front-row player had 298 kills, 97 blocks and 49 aces as RC (20-7) reached the NorCal Division V semifinals. She led RC to a second-place TVL finish and a 10-2 run to close the season.

SECOND TEAM

CANDICE ADEMA

Ripon Christian junior

The Knights' 5-10 setter averaged 8.6 per game, while finishing the season with 99 kills, 66 aces and 200 digs. With Terpstra also returning to the court next season, RC has high expectations.

CORRIE DOLLARHIDE

Escalon senior

The 5-6 libero was one of the district's best defensive specialists, averaging 4.4 digs and posting a 95 percent average on serve receptions. She had a 29 digs in a four-game upset of Ripon Christian.

EMILY MYERS

Johansen senior

She led the Vikings with two kills, 1.3 aces, two blocks and 8.2 assists per game. In a five-game loss to Enochs, Myers' coach credited her with 17 kills, 46 assists, four blocks and five aces.

MEREDITH PERKINS

Ripon junior

The 5-3 setter and libero averaged 8.4 digs and an ace per game, leading the Indians to the NorCal Division IV quarterfinals. She received 833 serves and averaged 11 digs a game in five playoff matches.

ASHLEY NICKELL

Modesto senior

The 6-foot outside hitter averaged 2.7 kills 1.4 aces and a dig per game for the MMC champion Panthers (22-4). Nickell, the MMC MVP, had 18 kills and four aces in a five-game victory over Downey.

COURTNEY VYFHUIZEN

Golden Valley senior

The CCC Setter of the Year, Vyfhuizen had 852 assists and a 96 percent success rate on serves. Her ability to set up teammates on the front row helped the Cougars (26-14) to second place in the CCC.

MIKE ALVERNAZ

Hilmar coach

His Yellowjackets opened with 13 consecutive wins to establish themselves as a small-school power, then won the WAC title. Hilmar reached the Division IV semifinal, losing to eventual champ Christian Brothers.

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