GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL ALL-STARS: Three outside hitters win York-Adams player-of-year honors

Hailey Wolfe of Spring Grove drives the ball past Central York blocker Elena Velez, Thursday, October 22, 2020.
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Three outside hitters known for their powerful kills and all-around skills have earned the top individual girls' volleyball honors from the York-Adams League coaches for the 2020 season.

Spring Grove junior Hailey Wolfe has been named the Division I Player of the Year, while York Suburban junior Eliana Rodgers took that same honor in Division II. York Catholic's Hope Leavy-Gaskins was named D-III's top player.

All three of those girls helped their teams to standout 2020 seasons. In the latest Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings, Spring Grove (No. 7 in 3-A), York Suburban (No. 4 in 3-A) and York Catholic (No. 3 in 2-A) each had top-10 state rankings.

York Suburban's Eliana Rodgers crushes the ball past Sammy McQuaid of Susquehannock, Thursday, October 15, 2020.
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Wolfe also powered the Rockets (11-3) to a share the York-Adams Division I crown with South Western.

Rodgers led the Trojans (17-0) to the outright D-II title and the District 3 Class 3-A championship. It was the Trojans' first district girls' volleyball since the mid-1970s. Suburban will compete in the state quarterfinals on Saturday.

Leavy-Gaskins powered the Irish (13-1) to the outright D-III crown and a District 3 2-A runner-up finish.

In 42 sets played, Wolfe posted 195 kills, 40 aces, 130 digs and 14 blocks.

York Catholic's Hope Leavy-Gaskins hits the ball during PIAA District 3, Class 2-A girls' volleyball semifinal action against Delone Catholic at York Catholic High School in York City, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. York Catholic would win the match 3-1. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Also in 42 sets player, Rodgers had 150 kills and 145 digs. Rodgers has already verbally committed to play NCAA Division I volleyball for Sacred Heart in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Leavy-Gaskins, who is headed to play NCAA Division II volleyball for Shippensburg University, had 113 kills, 13 aces and 73 digs in 34 sets played in the final season of a standout career.

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Player of the Year: Hailey Wolfe  Jr, OH, Spring Grove

First Team

Tehya Shaw, Jr, MH, Central York

Alexis Southivong, Sr, L, Central York

Lexy Bloss, Sr, MH, Dallastown

Syd Ohl, Sr, OH, Dallastown

Emma Filipovits, Sr, OH, Southwestern

Neveah Wolfe, Sr, OH, Spring Grove

Second Team

Abby Stifler, Jr, S, Central York

Izzy Ream, Sr, S, Dallastown

Riley Good, Jr, S, Red Lion

Makayla Dyson, Sr, S, Southwestern

Maddie Ruhland, Jr, S, Spring Grove

Angalyn Strouse, Sr, MH, Spring Grove

Honorable Mention

Kara Davies, Jr, MH, Central York

Jade Shellenberger, Sr, S, Northeastern

Sarah Nicholl, Jr, MH, Southwestern


Player of the Year: Eliana Rodgers, Jr, OH, York Suburban

First Team

Sarah Moore, Sr, OH, Eastern York

Maddie Yingling, Sr, L, Gettysburg

Savannah Lesley, Sr, OH, Susquehannock

Zoe Haines, Jr, MH, York Suburban

Peyton Lando, Sr, L, York Suburban

Maddison Perring, Sr, MH, York Suburban

Second Team

Alex Somerville, Sr, S, Susquehannock

Emily Sweitzer, Sr, L, Susquehannock

Natalie Hirn, Sr, L, West York

Amya Jones, Jr, MH, West York

Mattie Rupp, Sr, OH, West York

Caitlin Springer, Sr, S, York Suburban

Honorable Mention

Brooklyn Camara, Soph, MH Eastern York

Kendell Grossman, Sr, OH, Gettysburg

Whitney Smith, Sr, OH, Gettysburg

Devyn Kelly, Jr, OH, New Oxford

Maddy Reck, Sr, OH, New Oxford

Mallory Topper, Jr, L,  New Oxford

Brooke Fitzgerald, Sr, MH, Susquehannock

Emily Wright, Soph, OH, Susquehannock

MJ Rupp, Soph, S, West York

Mackenzie Corsa, Sr, OH, York Suburban


Player of the Year: Hope Leavy-Gaskins, Sr, OH, York Catholic

First Team

Shalee Clabaugh, Sr, L, Delone Catholic

Holly Neiderer, Jr, OH, Delone Catholic

Olivia Snyder, Jr, S, Delone Catholic

Mikayla Orwig, Jr, MH, Littlestown

Hailey Riley, Sr, S, Littlestown

Madeline Walker, Sr, L, York Catholic

Second Team

Aida Sponseller, Jr, MH Bermudian Springs

Jewel Tallman, Sr, S Bermudian Springs

Meredith Wilson, Jr, MH, Delone Catholic

Lindsey Beck, Jr, S, York Catholic

Mia Citrone, Jr, L/DS, York Catholic

Shannon Toomey, Sr, MH, York Catholic

Honorable Mention

Jaeda Kuhn, Jr, MH, Hanover

Maddie Dunbar, Jr, MH, Littlestown

Carly Thayer, Jr, S, Littlestown

Katrina Richardson, Sr, S, York Tech

Veronica Smith, Jr, OH, York Tech