The Boulder, Broomfield and Longmont areas had a combined 16 volleyball players listed on the fall CHSAA all-state teams across all classifications.
The area had one Class 4A second-teamer in Niwot’s Addison Engel, who was named the Longmont Times-Call player of the year. All other honorees made all-state honorable mention, including Daily Camera player of the year Kennedy Nelson of Broomfield.
Erie senior defensive specialist Jadyn Aragon dominated the back row defense for her Tigers with 494 digs and added 45 aces to her impressive totals. Legacy’s Gabriella Diederich, a senior setter, contributed 784 assists, 117 digs, 33 blocks and 96 kills. Senior outside hitter Alexandra Urbina joined her Lightning teammate, notching 259 kills, 36 aces and 241 digs.
Broomfield enjoyed two representatives in senior middle blocker Tayler Dye and Daily Camera player of the year libero/defensive specialist Nelson. Dye helped her team out with 186 kills, 46 aces and 46 blocks. Nelson, on the other hand, stuck to her back-row responsibilities with 290 digs and 39 aces. Nelson was named the Daily Camera player of the year for her defensive leadership for the Eagles.
Niwot junior standout Engel proved herself a reliable force for a stacked Cougars team, thus earning her second team all-state and the Times-Call player of the year. She contributed 203 kills, 25 aces and 66 blocks and helped lead the Cougars to a semifinal appearance in the state tournament after losing on the first night of the competition.
She was joined by teammate, senior outside hitter Paige Demosthenes, who earned honorable mention with 209 kills, 51 aces and 210 digs.
Frederick earned a couple of nods from senior setter Delaney Frank — who loaded her offense with 349 assists and added 142 kills, 90 aces and 209 digs — as well as senior outside hitter Katelin Sindelar, whose 221 kills, 52 aces and 155 blocks proved vital.
Mead senior defensive specialist Andrea Higgins paced the defense with 383 digs and was a ringer on the serve with 36 aces. Silver Creek’s senior libero/setter, Rachel Mau, excelled most on defense with 332 digs. Holy Family rounded out the 4A honors with junior middle blocker Delaney Watson, whose 54 blocks proved invaluable.
Prospect Ridge Academy enjoyed representation from senior setter Kenna DeKloe, who led the Miners with 143 assists and 25 aces, as well as senior libero Ella Young. Young paced the defense with 182 digs while adding 37 aces.
Peak to Peak senior setter Tatiana Anderson led with 328 digs and 31 aces, while Jefferson Academy senior defensive specialist/outside hitter Lili Foss dominated the back row with 389 digs.