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Shannon led Cave Spring to the VHSL Group AA championship including a semifinal victory over four- time defending champion Loudoun County. She finished the season with 434 kills including 19 in a 3-0 win over Jamestown in the state final. Shannon had a 41.4 hitting percentage, 406 digs, 48 aces and 42 blocks. She set Cave Spring’s career record for kills with 1,434 and was named River Ridge District and Region IV player of the year for the second straight season. Shannon has signed with Davidson.

What stands out about the 2011 season: “I will never forget the teamwork and camaraderie that resulted in a state championship. We all put in so much hard work this year and in years past working towards the goal of winning states. I think it gave us confidence in our abilities and allowed each and every player to step up at the right time to make us successful.”

to step up at the right time to make us successful.” COACH OF THE YEAR AARON

COACH OF THE YEAR

AARON KING

Roanoke Catholic

King led Roanoke Catholic to the VIS Division III championship in his first year with the Celtics following six years as a varsity assistant and JV coach at Hidden Valley. Catholic finished 19-4 after starting the season 0-2. The state title was the first for the school since 1970.

The state title was the first for the school since 1970. STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke

STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times

Morgan Shannon serves during the Group AA championship game against Jamestown. Cave Spring won the title with a 3-0 victory.

COMING SATURDAY: All-Timesland Cross Country

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COMING SUNDAY: All-Timesland Football

FIRST TEAM

CAROLINE BOONE HIDDEN VALLEY

Middle hitter, Junior

Named first-team All-Region IV and first-team All-River Ridge District after powering Hidden Valley to the Group AA semifinals. … Led the Titans

with a 52 percent hitting percentage.

Served at 94 percent. … Finished

the season with 367 kills, 77 aces, 74

digs. … Had 49 kills in

Hidden Valley’s final three postseason

matches.

CAROLINE BRAILSFORD PATRICK HENRY

Setter, Junior

Named co-player of the year in the Western Valley District and first-team All-Northwest Region. … Led Patrick Henry to a 21-7 record and a berth against eventual state champion

in the VHSL Group AAA

quarterfinals. … Finished season with

678 assists, 161 kills, 132 digs, 56 blocks and 81 aces.

SHANNON CRAIGHEAD CAVE SPRING

Setter, Senior

Finished the season three assists shy of 1,000 with 997 as the Knights went 29-3 and won the Group AA championship. …

138 kills, 53 blocks, 232

digs and 64 aces. … Named to the first-team on the Region

River Ridge District all-

star teams. … Ranks second in Cave Spring history with

2,031 career assists.

SARAH PATTERSON HIDDEN VALLEY

Setter, Senior

Led Hidden Valley to the VHSL Group AA semifinals with a victory over Cave Spring in the River Ridge District tournament final along the way. … Named first-team All-Region IV. … Finished the season with 837 assists, 71 aces, 86 digs and 55 blocked shots. … Served at 95 percent. … Signed scholarship with James Madison.

AMANDA SHIFFLETT BATH COUNTY

Outside hitter, Senior

Led Bath County to the VHSL Group A Division 1 championship after the Chargers lost to James River in a Pioneer District regular-season playoff and the Pioneer tournament final. … Region C and Pioneer District player of the year. … Finished season with 336 kills and 418 digs including 18 kills and 15 digs in the state semifinals.

JORDAN WATSON AUBURN

Middle hitter/Outside hitter, Junior

Region C and Three Rivers District player of the year. … Led Auburn to the Region C Division 2 championship and a

berth in the Division 2 state semifinals where the Eagles lost to Mathews.

… Finished with 396 kills, 355 digs,

46 aces and 71 blocks. … Recorded her 1,000th career kill in the state semifinals.

SECOND TEAM

BROOKE FURHEY

LORD BOTETOURT, Junior

JACKIE GREENBERG

BLACKSBURG, Junior

MAIRIN GUILFOYLE

ROANOKE CATHOLIC, Junior

MARIBETH KERN

JAMES RIVER, Senior

SARAH MILLER

PATRICK HENRY, Junior

LAUREN SLEDD

CAVE SPRING, Senior

ALLISON WHITE

GALAX, Senior