Area players selected for all-Central Connecticut Conference girls volleyball team

Published on Monday, 6 December 2021 20:28
Written by TYLER HETU


The Central Connecticut Conference officially released its 2021 all-conference girls volleyball team on Monday with several area girls receiving recognition within the conference for their efforts this fall.

In the West Division, Southington’s Morgan Birdsey, Gabrielle Ferreira and Haley Weiner received recognition for all-conference.

Birdsey was the team leader for Southington in kills, racking up 234 kills this season on a percentage rate of 37.4. She had 46 aces and 121 digs this season to go with 15 blocks.

Ferreira was fourth on the team in kills with 150, totaling 42 aces from serve while also racking up 150 digs and 15 blocks on the defensive side of the net.

Weiner’s season with Southington ended with 136 digs, 49 kills on offense and 19 blocks at the net. She led the team in assists with 866, averaging 8.1 per set.

In the South Division, Berlin’s Julia Paul, Bristol Eastern’s Hannah Webber, Lauren Bender and Abby Jones, Bristol Central’s Sam Sklenka, Madison Lodovico, Olivia Clingan and Brooke Valentino all received honors.

Paul was second on Berlin in kills, finishing the fall with 98. She led the team in blocks with 47 (39 solo) and had 19 digs.

Eastern’s Webber led the team in kills with 562, with Bender finishing second on the team with 292. From serve, Webber tied for the team-high in aces with 84 with Jones and Bender finishing with 60 and 54 aces, respectfully.

Webber was the leader in blocks on defense with 30 and in assists with 796. Bender led the team in digs with 186.

Central’s Lodovico was the team leader in kills with 211, with Valentino (202) and Clingan (109) finishing in line behind her for the team’s leaders.

Clingan had the high for the Rams in blocks at 65 and Sklenka had 421 digs, leading the team. Lodovico (180) was second on the team in digs. Valentino had 106 digs and seven blocks.

Plainville’s Wiktoria Galazyn also received all-CCC honors from the fall season in the South Division. Galazyn’s stats from this season were unavailable at time of publication.

In the North Division, New Britain and Newington each had a handful of nominees. The Hurricanes had Kelly Alape, Wendely Garcia, Kasianna Denmark and Isamarys Rodriguez receive recognition. From Newington, Diana Sliwinski, Kayla Parker and Sophia Chrostowski received honors for all-conference.

For New Britain, Denmark led the club in kills with 112. Alape and Rodriguez tied for the team-high in aces with 56 while Garcia was third on the team with 52.

Denmark finished as the leader in blocks with 18. Garcia had the high in digs with 248, leading Torres (148) and Rodriguez (120). Alape also led in assists with 283.

Newington’s Sliwinski was the leader on the club in kills with an even 100. Chrostowski was third on the team in kills, totaling 87.

Kozlowski led Newington’s all-conference picks in aces, finishing with 37. Parker had 29 from serve. Kozlowski also led in blocks, with 30, leading Chrostowski’s second-best number of 26.

Parker led the team in digs with 152, averaging 2.2 per set.

No area player was represented in the East Division for all-CCC girls volleyball.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Southington on Monday, 6 December 2021 20:28. Updated: Monday, 6 December 2021 20:30.