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High school athletes head to Montgomery for Volleyball All-Star Week

ALABAMA (WHNT) — Student-athletes from across Alabama will soon compete in the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s North-South All-Star Volleyball Game.

The rosters for the 26th annual game were released Saturday and include several student-athletes from northern Alabama. The game will take place during AHSAA All-Star Week, July 17-22, in Montgomery.

Competing for the North team:

  • Brooklyn Allison, a 5′ defensive/libero specialist from Spain Park High School
  • Emily Breazeale, a 5′ 10″ left side hitter from Spain Park High School
  • Caitlin Clark, a 5′ 6″ defensive specialist from Jacksonville High School
  • Rachel Clarke, a 6′ middle hitter from Huntsville High School
  • Jorda Crook, a 5′ 11″ middle hitter from Ohatchee High School
  • Ariel Fuqua, a 5′ 7″ passer from Sparkman High School
  • Ashlee Gann, a 5′ 8″ left side hitter/hitter from Covenant Christian Academy (Huntsville)
  • Savannah Gann, a 6′ left/right side hitter from Vestavia Hills High School
  • Sydney Humes, a 5′ 5″ libero/defensive specialist from Homewood High School
  • Chloe Jackson, a 5′ 9″ left side hitter/defensive specialist from Athens High School
  • Virginia Kilgore, a 6′ 1″ right sideline hitter from Mountain Brook High School
  • Gracie Manley, 5′ 8″ setter from Addison High School
  • Meg Paparella, a 5′ 5″ center blocker from Westminster Christian Academy (Huntsville)
  • Faith Parker, a 5′ 11″ left side hitter from Danville High School
  • Ashlyn Power, a 5′ 8″ setter/right hitter from Jasper High School

The three North team coaches include two from North Alabama:

  • Nicole Eslick of East Limestone High School
  • Donoho School’s James Clendenin (Anniston)
  • Sue Marshall of Randolph School (Huntsville), team administrative coach

Competing for the South team:

  • Riley Carter, a 5′ 0″ middle tackle from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School (Mobile)
  • Addison Cherry, a 5′ 9″ setter from Trinity Presbyterian School (Montgomery)
  • Faith Faucher, a 5′ 5″ libero from Spanish Fort High School
  • Katilyn Grant, a 5′ 9″ middle tackle from Thompson High School (Alabaster)
  • Hannah Jones, a 6′ 1″ center blocker/left side hitter from Prattville Christian Academy
  • Janiyah King, a 5′ 9″ center blocker/left side hitter from Daphne High School
  • Emma Claire Long, a 5′ 11″ left side hitter from GW Long High School (Skipperville)
  • Kinsley Martin, a 5′ 8″ student-athlete from Jemison High School (Jemison) – AHSAA had her position unlisted
  • Lennon McAnnally, a 5′ 7″ left hitter from Montgomery Catholic High School
  • Katherine Parker, 5′ 10″ setter / Faith Academy right side hitter (Mobile)
  • Ellie Pate, a 5′ 10″ left side hitter from Auburn High School
  • Haley Patterson, a 6′ 1″ left side hitter/center side hitter from St. Luke’s Episcopal School (Mobile)
  • Anna Grace Sparks, a 5′ 0″ left side hitter from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School (Mobile)
  • Caleigh Turpin, a 5′ 10″ center blocker from Satsuma High School
  • Ella Vallas, a 6′ 1″ right sideline hitter from St. Paul’s Episcopal School (mobile)
  • Ashlyn Whiteside, a 5′ 5″ student-athlete from Bayshore Christian School (Fairhope) – AHSAA had her position unlisted

The coaches of the South team are:

  • Craig Long of GW Long High School (Skipperville)
  • Sarah Dubberley of Trinity Presbyterian School (Montgomery)
  • Virginia Franklin of George Washington Carvery High School (Montgomery), team administrative coach

Since the first game in 1997, the North side have been the all-time winners, going 14-9 against the South, but the 2021 competition has proven every game to be a clean slate. The South shut out the North 3-0, with 25-22 wins in the first three sets.


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