Shannon Albright, jr., Altoona: Libero Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-district Class AAA first-team all-star Led Altoona in digs (530). Also recorded 124 service points and passed a 2.212 on 597 attempts Independent Volleyball League All-Conference selection.
Baylee Beegle, jr., Everett: Setter/outside hitter PVCA Class A first-team all-district selection for District 5 Led Everett in assists (386), points (188) and aces (49) Inter-County Conference and Sideling Hill League all-star Career totals as a three-year starter: assists (852), service points (427), aces (103), kills (171) and blocks (70).
Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich
2012 Altoona Mirror girls volleyball all-stars include (from left): First row—Penn Cambria’s Tori Shingler and Taylor Freeman, Altoona’s Amanda Parrish, Hannah Moore and Shannon Albright, Bellwood-Antis’ Katy Leamer and Emily Nagle, Bishop Carroll’s Sarah Gomish and Ellie Yahner. Second row—Chestnut Ridge’s Taylor Clingerman, Huntingdon’s Haleigh Heaton, Bishop Guilfoyle’s Logan McIntosh and Annie Dombrowski, Hollidaysburg’s Alex Scheel and Katie Reed, Philipsburg-Osceola’s McKenzie Burge, Everett’s Baylee Beegle, Central Cambria’s Samantha Elkin.
McKenzie Burge, soph., Philipsburg-Osceola: Setter PVCA all-district Class AA first-team all-star Mountain League first-team all-star as a freshman Mountain League MVP as sophomore Career: 1,174 assists and 438 service points Also starts for varsity basketball and softball teams.
Taylor Clingerman, sr., Chestnut Ridge: Setter/outside hitter PVCA Class A first-team all-district selection for District 5 for past two years Four-year starter for Chestnut Ridge Sideling Hill League all-star Career stats: 152 aces, 969 assists and 212 kills.
Annie Dombrowski, jr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Middle hitter Named to Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-state team Two-time Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-district selection Bishop Guilfoyle Tournament all-tournament team selection Led BG with 290 kills and added 152 service points and 240 digs Plays club volleyball with Horseshoe Volleyball Club Helped BG to a Top 10 state ranking for majority of the season.
Samantha Elkin, sr., Central Cambria: Setter/middle hitter PVCA all-district Class AA first-team all-star in 2012 and 2011 and second team in 2010 LHAC all-conference player in 2011 and 2012 Four-year varsity letterwinner Led CC in assists (245), kills (201), blocks (88) and aces (49) Career stats: 1,129 assists, 805 digs and 429 kills Also a standout track and field runner.
Taylor Freeman, sr., Penn Cambria: Outside hitter PVCA Class AA all-state selection PVCA all-district Class AA first-team all-star . Single-season school record for kills (505) Added 332 digs Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference and team MVP Also a standout softball player Ranked No. 1 in her graduating class.
Sarah Gomish, jr., Bishop Carroll: Middle hitter PVCA Class A first-team all-district selection Named to Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-state team Surpassed the 1,000 kill mark this season as a junior Had 826 kills this season Named an American Volleyball Coaches Association and MaxPreps player of the week twice this season Led BC to the District 6 final for the first time ever in school history Named LHAC all-conference player.
Haleigh Heaton, sr., Huntingdon: Libero PVCA all-district Class AA and Mountain League first-team all-star. Was second-team all-star last year Co-captain of the team in junior and senior years Season stats: 332 digs, 302 service points and 283 successful receptions Huntingdon swim team letterwinner her junior year Member of Revolution Volleyball Club (2008-11).
Katy Leamer, sr., Bellwood-Antis: Middle hitter PVCA Class A first-team all-district selection. Second-team all-district selection last year Inter-County Conference MVP Co-captain of undefeated B-A volleyball team that won ICC title Three-time ICC all-star Also a standout basketball and track and field athlete at B-A.
Logan McIntosh, jr., Bishop Guilfoyle: Libero Named to Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-state team Two-time Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association all-district selection Bishop Guilfoyle Tournament all-tournament team selection Led BG in service points (190) and digs (503) Plays club volleyball with Horseshoe Volleyball Club Helped BG to a 15-5 record.
Hannah Moore, sr., Altoona: Outside hitter PVCA all-state selection PVCA all-district Class AAA first-team all-star in 2011 and 2012 State College Invitational all-tournament team Four-year starter Independent Volleyball League all-conference team in 2011 and 2012 Led Altoona in kills (291), service points (171) and passing (2.27 on 652 attempts) Recorded her 1,000th dig this season.
Emily Nagle, jr., Bellwood-Antis: Middle hitter PVCA Class A first-team all-district selection. Second-team all-district selection last year Three-time Inter-County Conference all-star Second in state for Class A blocking leaders for 2012, according to MaxPreps Also a standout softball player Plays club volleyball for Horseshoe Volleyball Club.
Amanda Parrish, jr., Altoona: Right side hitter PVCA all-district Class AAA first-team all-star Independent Volleyball League all-conference team in 2011 and 2012 Led Altoona in aces (51); also recorded 165 kills, 164 service points and 196 digs Two-year varsity starter.
Katie Reed, sr., Hollidaysburg: Setter PVCA all-district Class AAA first-team all-star Four-year letterwinner, captain and team MVP her senior year 2012 stats: 480 assists, 191 service points, 34 aces Career stats: 872 assists, 606 service points, 111 aces Played two seasons with Horseshoe Volleyball Club and one with Phoenix VBC.
Alex Scheel, soph., Hollidaysburg: Middle hitter PVCA all-district Class AAA first-team all-star Two-year varsity starter 2012 stats: Led team with 187 kills and .369 hitting percentage and 69 blocks Earned team newcomer of the year award in 2011 Played one season with Horseshoe Volleyball Club Also plays on HAHS basketball team.
Tori Shingler, jr., Penn Cambria: Middle hitter PVCA all-state selection PVCA all-district Class AA first-team all-star Recorded 147 blocks and second on team in kills with 320 Also a standout basketball player Helped Penn Cambria to undefeated regular season, LHAC title and a District 6 Class AA championship.
Ellie Yahner, fr., Bishop Carroll: Middle hitter PVCA Class A first-team all-district selection Team leader in serves with a service percentage of 97 percent 256 service points and 26 aces 432 kills as a freshman starter Plays basketball at Bishop Carroll.
Kristi Batzel, sr., Chestnut Ridge; Casey Bowley, jr., Juniata Valley; Mackenzie Garner, soph., Huntingdon; Samantha Knisely, sr., Chestnut Ridge; Kelly Lieb, sr., Northern Cambria; Rachel Potopa, sr., Bishop Guilfoyle; Kylie Scovern, jr., Philipsburg-Osceola; Ashley Smith, jr., Central; Jamie Snedden, sr., Cambria Heights; Kelly Yusko, jr., Penn Cambria