Kaitlyn Bennett, Yarmouth freshman outside hitter: Bennett had 122 kills, 74 digs and 65 aces, leading Yarmouth to a 13-1 record in the regular season.

Maddy Broda, Deering junior setter: Broda was a big reason why Deering went 13-1 during the regular season in only its third varsity season, compiling 403 assists, 122 digs and 87 aces.

Megan Connelly, Cape Elizabeth junior outside hitter: When the Capers needed a winning point, Connelly was there. She had 145 kills, 47 aces and 107 digs for the undefeated Class B state champions.

Maggie Dadmun, Cape Elizabeth senior setter: Dadmun ran the Capers’ offense, and ended with 25 kills, 56 aces, 91 digs and 318 assists.

Dianne Dervis, Deering senior outside hitter: Despite standing just 5 feet, Dervis plays with power, whether hitting or serving. She had 125 kills, 126 digs and 52 aces.

Annika Hester, Falmouth freshman outside hitter: In a sweep of Cony in the Class B quarterfinals, Hester had six kills. Then she dominated at the net in the semifinals to help Falmouth rally from a two-set deficit to defeat Yarmouth, 3-2.

Asia Mattress, Scarborough sophomore outside hitter: Mattress was consistent, in control and powerful, tallying 200 kills, 41 blocks and 56 aces, and was called one of the biggest impact players in the state.

Molly Mawhinney, South Portland senior outside hitter: Many coaches call Mawhinney the best player in the state. She led South Portland to its first state final in the varsity program’s fourth year. She had 181 kills and 66 aces.

Natalie Simonton, Scarborough senior outside hitter: Simonton was instrumental in the Red Storm’s drive to its second title in three years. The senior tallied 36 aces and 136 kills, including 10 in the state final. She provided a powerful 1-2 punch with Mattress.

Kaleisha Towel, South Portland sophomore middle hitter: When the Red Riots needed a ball put down, Towel was there. With 52 blocks and 81 kills she was a leader on a team that went to its first state final. In the final she had five kills, four blocks and six digs.


Sarah Boeckel, Cape Elizabeth: Boeckel led the Capers to a perfect season with a 17-0 record, and sweeps in both the semifinals and final as Cape won its second state title in four years.

– Deirdre Fleming

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