Only three players from Manteca-area schools were selected to the All-Valley Oak League first team.
Manteca High sophomore setter Kacy Bolding, Weston Ranch junior outside hitter Amaya Finley and Lathrop senior libero Ayzher Ocsona are part of the short list otherwise dominated by the league’s top three squads.
Defensive specialist Marisella Nichols of league champion Oakdale (13-1 VOL, 15-7 overall) was named MVP. Kimball libero Brittney Hudson and Central Catholic outside hitter Ambria Schneringer are Co-Most Outstanding Players. Kimball (12-2, 16-14) finished as league runner-up, while Central Catholic (10-4, 17-8) took third. No area team in the VOL qualified for the Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs.
Rounding out the all-league first team are Oakdale teammates Samantha Nickerson and Camryn Salas, Kimball’s Madison Howard and Yasmin Nijjar, and Central Catholic’s Lourdes Herrera.
Kaitlyn Morenzone, also a sophomore setter for Manteca, is one of four local players selected to the all-VOL second team. Joining her is East Union senior setter Vanessa Cuellar, Sierra middle blocker Vanessa Benham and Lathrop outside hitter Joy Bautista.
Manteca (8-6, 14-8) and East Union (6-8, 7-19) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, after both reached the postseason a year ago. Lathrop (5-9, 7-16) finished sixth but set a program record for most league wins in a season under first-year head coach Heather Anderson.
Earning honorable mention are: Malia Akers (Lathrop), Destanie Elliot (Manteca), Nicka Mallari (Weston Ranch) and Senecia Patten (Weston Ranch).