Quartz Hill se­nior named top player

3 other Quartz Hill play­ers on first team

Antelope Valley Press - - FRONT PAGE - Val­ley Press

Quartz Hill se­nior Bri­anna Kelpis was named the Golden League girls volleyball Player of the Year.

Kelpis, the Rebels’ No. 1 mid­dle blocker, helped lead Quartz Hill to its fourth con­sec­u­tive un­de­feated sea­son in the Golden League.

Quartz Hill had a to­tal of four play­ers named to the all-Golden League First

Team: ju­niors Ay­jah Lan­ders, Madi­son Novak and Rachel Spravka, along with Kelpis.

Knight, which fin­ished sec­ond in league, had three play­ers named to the first team: se­niors Jazmyn Hunt, Paola Sanchez and Danielle Gar­cia.

High­land had two play­ers named to the first team af­ter plac­ing third in league: se­niors April Gon­za­lez and Roze­lyn Car­rillo.

East­side also had two play­ers hon­ored af­ter the Lions fin­ished fourth in the Golden League: se­niors Alexis Drake and Este­fany Jimenez.

Lan­caster also had two play­ers hon­ored: ju­niors

Emma Me­len­dez and Vanessa Fletes.

Palm­dale se­nior Natalie Sala­manca was also named to the all-Golden League first team, as was Littlerock se­nior Jalena Mal­don­ado and An­te­lope Val­ley se­nior Aaliyah Jackson.

Eight play­ers re­ceived an hon­or­able men­tion: An­te­lope Val­ley se­nior Kierra Reed, East­side se­nior Cassandra Story, High­land ju­nior In­diah Lewis, Knight sopho­more Sophia Parker, Lan­caster ju­nior Vanessa Fletes, Littlerock se­nior Sofia Perez, Palm­dale ju­nior Ash­ley Car­son and

Quartz Hill ju­nior Jor­dan Gu­tier­rez.

No play­ers from the Golden League re­ceived all-CIF-South­ern Sec­tion hon­ors, but two lo­cal play­ers from the Her­itage League did.

Palm­dale Aero­space Academy se­nior mid­dle blocker Liz­a­beth Gon­za­lez was named to the all-CIFSouth­ern Sec­tion Di­vi­sion 8 team, af­ter help­ing the Griffins to a sec­ond-place fin­ish in league and to the quar­ter­fi­nals of the play­offs.

Vasquez se­nior mid­dle blocker Cora Machado was named to the all-CIFSouth­ern Sec­tion Di­vi­sion 9 team.

ME­GAN WIDICK Spe­cial to the Val­ley Press

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Quartz Hill se­nior Bri­anna Kelpis blocks a shot against Palm­dale dur­ing a Golden League game on Oct. 15. Kelpis was named the Golden League girls volleyball Player of the Year af­ter help­ing the Rebels to their fourth con­sec­u­tive un­de­feated league ti­tle.

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