Manteca High senior outside hitter Morgan Miramontes is one of six area volleyball players to be selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
A four-year varsity player, Miramontes makes her first appearance on the all-league team after helping lead the Buffaloes (11-3 VOL, 15-9 overall) to a runner-up finish and their first postseason berth in four years. She finished league play with 85 kills, 118 digs and 20 aces.
Joining her are freshman outside hitter Payton Reis and freshman setter Kaitlyn Morenzone. Reis paced the Buffaloes with 155 kills and 13 blocks, while Morenzone had 210 assists, 106 digs, 54 kills and 27 aces.
Third-place East Union (9-5, 17-9) has two first-team representatives in senior outside hitters Haley England and Melissa King. King was the Lancers’ kill leader with 165 to go with 114 digs and 225 assists. England accumulated 120 kills, 109 digs and 36 aces.
“Both players put a lot of extra time into the gym during the offseason and their hard work paid off during the season,” East Union coach Rich Posz said.
The Lancers have two more seniors make the All-VOL second team. Setter Jordyn Posz (246 assists, 24 aces) and defensive specialist Alissa Burrola (85 kills, 82 digs, 36 aces) were also instrumental in getting the Lancers to their first playoff appearance since 2011.
Outside hitter Amaya Finley was named to the first team after an impressive sophomore campaign for Weston Ranch (6-8, 12-13). Senior libero Iris Murphy is on the second-team list.
Joy Bautista (Lathrop setter), Kacy Bolding (Manteca setter/outside hitter), Tawny Deerinck (Manteca defensive specialist), Lindsey Walljasper (Sierra middle blocker) and Janis Sanchez (Weston Ranch middle blocker) earned honorable mention.
Lauren Ott of VOL champion Oakdale (14-0, 23-11) was voted Most Valuable Player.