MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Ansley Tullis, Pope John Paul II

Helping her squad capture its fourth consecutive Division IV state title, Tullis cemented her position as best all-around volleyball player in the parish. Tullis, who verbally committed to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, led the Jaguars in kills (411), was second in digs (228) and added 33 assists, 10 blocks and 39 aces.


Camille Dedeaux, Pope John Paul II

One of the most feared hitters in the parish, Dedeaux had an outstanding final season in a Pope John Paul II uniform. Notching 231 kills and 133 digs, she also added seven assists, 18 blocks and a team-high 60 aces to help the Jaguars win yet another Division IV state championship. Dedeaux is now headed to St. Edward’s University to continue her volleyball career.

Tyler Sanderson, Pope John Paul II

Much like Tullis, Sanderson had a well-balanced year for the Jaguars, recording 291 kills and 231 digs to help Pope John Paul II win another state championship. The Trinity University signee also added a pair of assists, 28 blocks and 35 aces in 2017.

Amanda Giardina, Northshore

The one true setter on the All-Parish squad, the Tulane signee had 867 assists this season for the Panthers. Helping Northshore reach the Division I state semifinals, Giardina also had 318 digs, 166 kills, 46 aces and contributed 30 blocks.

Carly Merry, Northshore

With the help of Giardina’s assists, Merry had an outstanding season for the Panthers, with 349 kills, 301 digs, 45 blocks and 21 aces to help Northshore return to the Pontchartrain Center yet again this season.

Mia Migliore, Archbishop Hannan

One of the top defensive volleyball players in the parish, Migliore had a phenomenal season for the Hawks, helping them reach the state semifinals in Division IV. Migliore led the Hawks in digs with 397. She also contributed on the offensive side of the court, adding 52 assists and 49 service aces.

Allee Morris, Archbishop Hannan

Arguably the most dominant force in the parish, the 6-foot-4 Morris did everything she could to help the Hawks try to capture the school’s first state volleyball championship. Morris, who has verbally committed to LSU, posted some monster numbers throughout the season, finishing with a team-high 634 kills and 138 blocks, 29 service aces and 36 blocks.

Victoria Songe, Mandeville High

One of two seniors on one of the youngest teams in the area, Songe helped the Skippers grow up quickly, leading them to the second round of the playoffs despite an overall losing record. The quarterback of the Mandeville offensive, she finished with 731 assists, 72 kills, 50 aces, 28 blocks and 188 digs.

Mia Chiota, Northlake Christian

Northlake Christian played in the state volleyball tournament in the Pontchartrain Center this year for the first time in a long while, and that success was due in large part to Chiota. The junior finished with 301 kills, 235 digs, 89 blocks and 67 aces to help the Wolverines reach the state quarterfinals.

Alessia Reeves, St. Scholastica

In only took one season back at the helm for coach Pete Bertucci to lead the Doves to the state semifinals. Reeves led a team full of fantastic players, and at times was one of the more dominant players in the entire area. She finished with 320 kills and 80 blocks this season for St. Scholastica.

Lauren Larzelere, Fontainebleau

In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Bulldogs, Fontainebleau had an outstanding season, earning a top-10 seed in Division I. Larzelere was a big reason why, as she finished with over 500 digs on the season to help Fontainebleau reach the second round of the state playoffs.

McKenzie Fugate, Slidell

Making what coach Michelle Anderson called the “ultimate sacrifice for her team” by moving from left outside hitter to setter and right side hitter, Fugate helped the Tigers reach the second round of the Division I playoffs by averaging eight assists per set in addition to putting down seven kills per set on the season.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Danny Tullis, Pope John Paul II

In his first year as the official head coach of the Pope John Paul II Jaguars, Tullis led his squad to their fourth consecutive state championship. Going 39-6 on the season, the Jaguars lost only two matches to teams from Louisiana, and all indications point to a fifth state crown in 2018.

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