Large Schools Player of the Year 

Ellie Holzman, Mount Carmel Academy 

For the second straight season, Mount Carmel's Ellie Holzman is Player of the Year on The New Orleans Advocate's All-Metro Volleyball Team for Large Schools.

The junior, who has committed to the University of Illinois, finished the season with 744 kills, 440 digs, 128 blocks and 40 aces.

In the process, she helped Mount Carmel win the Division I state championship, the fourth consecutive one for the Cubs.

She recorded 37 kills in the championship match victory against rival St. Joseph's Academy.

Mount Carmel finished the season 39-7.

"She is truly the whole package," Mount Carmel coach April Hagadone said. "She is a leader on and off the court. She’s just got that IT factor that you just can’t teach. She just takes over in those high pressure situations. She thrives then. I’m lucky I have her another year to watch her grow into a better player and a young woman."

Large Schools All-Metro Volleyball Team

Tori Frught, Mount Carmel, So., Setter – She recorded 1,201 assists this season to help the Cubs clinch their fourth consecutive Division I state championship. She also had 47 blocks and 21 aces.

Amanda Giardina, Northshore, Sr., Setter – A Tulane signee, Giardina had 867 assists, 318 digs, 166 kills, 46 aces and 30 blocks.

Isabella Grisoli, Ben Franklin, Sr., Libero – This defensive specialist had 701 Digs and 39 aces for the Falcons.

Macie Grubbs, Ursuline, Sr., OH – A consistent force all season, she had finished with 391 digs and 221 kills to help the Lions get to the Division III semifinals.

Ellie Holzman, Mount Carmel, Jr., MH – Although only a junior, this University of Illinois commitment was the top player in Divisions I and II with 744 kills, 440 digs, 128 blocks and 40 aces.

A.J. Jells, Cabrini, Sr., MH – The Crescents returned to the finals behind the play of this standout, who finished with 368 kills, 203 digs and 96 blocks.

Lauren Larzelere, Fontainebleu, Sr., Libero -- She had more than 500 digs to help the Bulldogs to a solid season and a trip to the Division I regionals.

Carly Merry, Northshore, Sr., OH – She finished with 349 kills, 301 digs, 68 aces and 45 blocks for the semifinalist Panthers.

Alessia Reeves, St. Scholastica, Sr., MH – A solid leader all season, she recorded 320 kills and 80 blocks as the Doves reached the Division II semifinals.

Hannah Volpi, Chapelle, Jr., Setter – She led the Chipmunks with 402 assists, 256 kills, 43 aces and 14 blocks.

Sarah Wild, Dominican, Sr., Setter – She recorded 550 assists, 215 digs, 140 kills, 49 blocks and 29 aces to help Dominican reach the quarterfinals.

Kai Williams, Cabrini, So., MH – She had 386 digs, 102 blocks, 29 aces and 61 kills for the Division II state runners-up.

Coach of the Year – April Hagadone, Mount Carmel

Small Schools Player of the Year 

Ansley Tullis, Pope John Paul II 

At the rate she's going, Ansley Tullis could add plenty more accolades in her volleyball career.

Just a sophomore, the outside hitter for Pope John Paul II led her team to the Division IV state championship. She finished the season with 416 kills and 299 digs to earn Player of the Year honors on The New Orleans Advocate's All-Metro Volleyball Team for Small Schools.

The state title was the fourth consecutive one for the Jaguars, who finished the season 37-5.

"Ansley has played the game basically her whole life," said Pope John Paul II coach Danny Tullis. "She is a 6 rotation player that affects the game so many different ways. She scores as an attacker and from the service line, she is a primary serve receiver, and a great defender. Anytime we need a smart play we can always depend on her to come through. It has been a amazing watching her grow as a player."

Ansley Tullis, Pope John Paul, So., OH – Although only a sophomore, Tullis was a clear standout among the small schools players with 416 kills and 299 digs.

Small Schools All-Metro Volleyball Team

Aaliyah Burras, Newman, Sr., MH – Helped the Greenies reach the Division IV quarterfinals with 520 kills, 97 blocks and 43 aces.

Mia Chiota, Northlake Christian, Jr., OH – She recorded 301 kills, 235 digs, 89 blocks and 67 aces.

Lillian Doskey, St. Martin’s Sr., Setter – A three-time All-District selection, Doskey had 963 assists, 229 digs, 60 aces and 59 kills this season.

Naya Gros, McGehee, Sr., MH – A solid hitter on the Division I runner-up team, this Michigan State signee finished with 604 kills, 315 digs, 80 blocks, 72 block assists and 36 aces.

Sydney Joseph, Riverside, Sr., MH – The best player from the River Parishes recorded 495 kills, 261 digs, 74 aces and 56 blocks to help the Rebels reach the state tournament.

Leigh Maher, Country Day, Sr., Libero – A three-time all-state selection and the MVP of the Division V title match, she had 783 digs and 72 aces this season.

Claire Moreau, Sacred Heart, Sr., Setter/MH – She finished with 587 assists, 396 digs, 237 killsl, 68 blocks and 63 aces.

Allee Morris, Hannan, Jr., MH – The 6-foot-4 Morris, who has committed to LSU, had 627 kills and 138 blocks and 29 aces.

Tyler Sanderson, Pope John Paul, Sr., OH – A Trinity University signee, she recorded 404 kills, 275 digs and 85 aces to help Pope John Paul II win its fourth Division IV title in a row.

Alex Smith, Country Day, Jr., OH – This Cajun lady had 496 kills, 296 digs, 58 aces and 28 blocks to lead Country Day to its eighth Division I title in nine years.

Maddy Tillery, McGehee, Sr., Setter – A two-time all-state selection, Tillery had 1,409 assists, 402 digs, 20 blocks 37 block assists and 64 aces.

Ansley Tullis, Pope John Paul, So., OH – Although only a sophomore, Tullis was a clear standout among the small schools players with 416 kills and 299 digs.

Coach of the Year – Julie Ibieta, Country Day