2012 Northern Region Volleyball Preview

One of the best things about the fall is that Northern Region High School Volleyball resumes, and one of the biggest questions on everyone’s mind who follows the sport in this area is whether the Stone Bridge Bulldogs, who have won back-to-back Northern Region titles, can win three in a row. The Bulldogs have a lot of returning talent including 2011 Northern Region Player of the Year and First Team Virginia AAA All-State Outside Hitter Ryan Ackermann, and Honorable Mention All-State Libero Sarah Fairchild. Moreover, junior Libby Haslett has really stepped up her play for the Bulldogs this season.

In addition to Stone Bridge, there are a number of other exciting teams to watch in the area, and coaches in the Region have relayed that they expect a number of teams to be ones to watch this season including Langley, Oakton, South County, Woodson, and Yorktown. A team that appears to be one to keep your eyes on is South Lakes. The Liberty District is an extremely tough place to play, however, the Seahawks have some fun outside hitters to watch including Annemarie Bresson, Dory DeWeese, and Cloe Traylor.

One thing all of the coaches seem to agree on is that there is a large amount of talent in the Region this season, and a number of players are expected to be big difference makers for their clubs this fall. A list of some of these stand-outs is below:

Ryan Ackermann, Stone Bridge, Sr, OH
Alex Andrejev, Langley, Jr, S
Annemarie Bresson, South Lakes, Sr, OH
Allison Bruder, South County, Jr, OH
Natalie Butler, Lake Braddock, Sr, M
Arisa Chavez, Fairfax, Sr, M
Dory DeWeese, South Lakes, Sr, OH
Sarah Fairchild, Stone Bridge, Jr, L
Eliza Fisher, Woodson, Jr, OPP
Jessica Gallogly, Annandale, Sr, OH
Kayleen Harrington, Herndon, Jr, OH
Libby Haslett, Stone Bridge, Jr, M
Elena Karakozoff, McLean, Jr, S/OPP
Clare Lazar, Annandale, Sr, MB
Megan McKenzie, Fairfax, Sr, OH/S
Hayley Molnar, Yorktown, Jr, M
Misa Mori, Oakton, Sr, OH
Sophia Okorn, R.E. Lee, Sr, M/OH
Emma Olson, Oakton, Sr, S
Marissa Perez, Madison, Sr, S
Angela Pubal, McLean, Sr, OH
MacKenzie Reed, Woodson, So, L
Kyra Rodi, Lake Braddock, Sr, S
Lia Rossetti, Stuart, Sr, OH
Haley Santymire, Centreville, Sr, L
Lexi Slotkoff, McLean, Sr, M
Janine Simmons, Centreville, Jr, MH
Amanda Smith, Wakefield, Sr, L
Jessica Turner, Westfield, Sr, L
Maria Velicu, Thomas Jefferson, So, OH
Kate Whitmire, T.C. Williams, Sr, OH
Christina Williams, Oakton, Jr, L
Alaina Wuerfel, Robinson, Sr, L

Written By: Monika Moore
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About Monika Moore

Hometown: Statesville, NC Colleges: UNC-Chapel Hill (BA); Yale Law School (JD) High School Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer College Sports: Club Soccer Monika graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a BA in English and Political Science. Following college, she attended Yale Law School where she received her JD. She currently works as an attorney for the federal government and is also an adjunct professor at George Washington Law School. Monika passionately cheers for the North Carolina Tar Heels and is a fan of the Charlotte Bobcats and the Carolina Panthers. She also has a strong interest in surfing after picking up the sport while living in Hawaii for a couple of years. Monika joined Fairfax Sports Network in 2007 as a sideline reporter. Monika currently a commentator and reporter covering volleyball and track. Depending on the season she also covers Football, Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field, and Girls Lacrosse.

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