By The Bakersfield Californian
2013 All-Area Volleyball Team
Player of the Year
Destiny Julye, Tehachapi
junior, outside hitter
The UCLA commit flashed prodigious power -- her 4.9 kills per set was third in the county, and she spiked 32 in a virtuoso perofrmance in the Division II section semifinals -- as part of an attacking game that included a .372 hitting percentage, 40 aces and 45 blocks.
Abby Campbell, Centennial
senior, outside hitter
Two-time first-team selection did whatever the SWYL champion Golden Hawks needed her to with a lethal all-around game: Campbell attacked (4.1 kills per set), blocked (32) and defended (3.7 digs per set).
Lauren Cline, Stockdale
junior, middle blocker
This 6-foot-2 presence in the middle was second in the county with 170 blocks. She also helped the Mustangs reached the Division I section semifinals with 3.4 kills per set and 53 aces.
Tatum Collatz, Stockdale
junior, defensive specialist
The Mustangs often left Collatz all alone in the back of the court to increase their attacking presence. That's a suicide mission in the SWYL, but Collatz responded with 8.4 digs per set, including six matches in which she eclipsed 40 digs.
Cassidy George, Centennial
senior, middle blocker
Savvy player in the middle found plenty of holes in the defense to the tune of 3.4 kills per set and 81 blocks. She played great floor defense for a middle blocker, too, averaging more than a dig per set.
Nikki Leonard, Liberty
senior, outside hitter/setter/DS
Perhaps the most versatile player in Kern County, Leonard is a setter for her club team who flashed offensive skills (5.0 kills per set, second in the county) and defensive skills (5.4 digs per set, sixth in the county) aplenty for the Patriots. She was co-MVP of the SWYL.
Breana Runnels, Independence
sophomore, outside hitter
The other SWYL co-MVP, Runnels has been nominated as one of the country's top sophomores. Her laser right arm was dangerous from anywhere on the court and produced a whopping 6.3 kills per set. That ranked No. 27 nationally on MaxPreps against a difficult schedule. Runnels also had 48 aces and 2.1 digs per set.
Tori Smith, Centennial
The catalyst for the Golden Hawks' multi-faceted attack, Smith was third locally with 9.4 assists per set with few errors. She also contributed 35 blocks and 3.1 digs per set for a team that reached the Division I section semifinals.
Isabella Bouma, fr, Bakersfield Christian
Jayann De Hoog, jr, Bakersfield Christian
Layne Dillingham, jr, Stockdale
Halle Harker, sr, Liberty
Hannah Henriksen, sr, Frontier
Emily Lopes, sr, Independence
Noelle Pardo, soph, Bakersfield
Kim Smith, sr, Tehachapi
Bakersfield: Mackenzie Hernandez, Makaye Jolley, Sydney Saguras
Centennial: Maddie Black, Addy Peters, Hannah Pope
East: Genesis Enriquez
Foothill: Jade Turner
Frazier Mountain: Heather Henderson, Rachel Rivette
Frontier: Hailee Earnest, Paige Gettman, Casey Hulsey
Garces: Rachel Hoover, Lyndsey Naworski
Golden Valley: Valentina Rodriguez
Highland: Baylee Brannan, Brea Lidgett, Irene Rodriguez
Independence: Honoria Aguilar, Mahalia Swink
Kern Valley: Rebecca Gallis
Liberty: Morginne DeMarco, Emma Reynolds, Bailey Slayton
Mira Monte: Amanda Reyes
Ridgeview: Zarreah Brown, Jacquelyn Johnson
Stockdale: Sophie Ralphs, Saveena Smith
Tehachapi: Brooklynn Cheney, Elayna Cramer, Kendall Kapitzke, Samantha Wallace
West: Ariane Lane