Brittany Bona, Scarborough, senior outside hitter: At 6-foot-2, Bona leads her team in kills and blocks and has a very strong serve. She’s a game-changer when it comes to blocking. Last year she amassed 50 aces, 109 service points, 174 kills, 113 successful serve receptions, 27 solo blocks for kills and 76 digs. She’s moving from middle hitter to outside hitter, a move her coach says will give her more impact on matches.

Maggie Bradley, Greely, senior outside hitter: Bradley went to three high-level camps this summer, including one on the West Coast, in her quest to go on to Division I volleyball next year. Her vertical leap is even better. Bradley has gone from a player who hit for a kill from within 3 feet of the net to one who can do so from 20 feet.

Bailey Cote, Biddeford, sophomore middle hitter: Cote was instrumental last year as a blocker, and she’s only gotten better. She now is developing a strong serve and more offensive hitting moves, short hits and slides.

Susan Driscoll, Yarmouth, senior outside hitter: Like many on the Yarmouth team, Driscoll doesn’t play year-round. But she’s a natural athlete with great instincts for the game, and is expected to lead her team as it competes in Class B for the first time.

Katherine Fellows, Greely, senior middle hitter: Now that she’s learned how to play defense, Fellows has evolved into a player who can control the game. Her coach says her improvements will be evident.

Katelyn Lebreux, Biddeford, junior outside hitter: Last year Lebreux was one of the team’s leaders, and after two camps this summer, she has developed a strong serve and is playing very well from the back row.

Kaitlyn Seehusen, Gorham, junior center: An athletic player who played club ball last winter, Seehusen could lead the team if she returns quickly from an ankle injury that sidelined her in an Aug. 27 scrimmage. Gorham is another team poised to step up against the slate of strong teams in Class A this year.

Jenna Serunian, Falmouth, senior middle hitter: As Falmouth works to find the right mix on its team, Coach Gary Powers expects Serunian to become more of a leader.

Emily Robbins, Scarborough, senior setter: A defensive player who led Class A in assists last year while being used as the team’s sole setter, Robbins is hungry for a state title in her last year.

Renee Trottier, Biddeford, senior defensive specialist: Trottier is expected to fill the leadership void left by the graduation of last year’s Press Herald/Telegram Player of the Year, Alyssa Drapeau. Trottier saw a lot of playing time in the back row last year on the way to a state title, but she is just as dominant in the front row.

 

– Deirdre Fleming, staff writer