Quartz Hill senior named top player
3 other Quartz Hill players on first team
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.
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.