The final reward in a season full of riches came this week for Lauren Dascenzo. The senior from Issaquah High was named the state's Class 3A most valuable player after leading...

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The final reward in a season full of riches came this week for Lauren Dascenzo.


The senior from Issaquah High was named the state’s Class 3A most valuable player after leading the Eagles to an 18-3 record and the school’s first girls soccer state championship.


“I’m really surprised and flattered,” Dascenzo said. “I can’t believe it.”


Dascenzo, a forward, scored a team-best 15 goals and tallied eight assists this season. But she said the individual accomplishments were secondary to the overall team experience.


“Definitely, all the friends I made this year,” she said of what she’ll remember. “This year was the epitome of the best team I’ve ever been on. Everyone got along. Everyone was friends, and there was no negativity. The whole team camaraderie was just amazing.”


Dascenzo, also a talented basketball and softball player, said she has narrowed her list of college choices to Gonzaga, Portland State and Seattle University.


Issaquah’s Tom Bunnell was 3A coach of the year. The 3A all-state team also included midfielders Lindsey Kasser of Issaquah, Ashley Stimpson of Cedarcrest and Tara Hansen of White River; defenders Sarah Jackson of Kennedy and Liz Oldenburg and Brynn Regan of Mercer Island; and goalkeeper Austen Everett of Bishop Blanchet.


The 4A all-state first team included midfielders Dani Oster of Jackson and Rachel Kimball of Puyallup, and defender Miranda Savory and goalkeeper Erin MacIssac of Bothell. Megan Sweeney of Tacoma’s Bellarmine Prep was the 4A state MVP.


Augustavo state MVP in Class 3A volleyball


Stephanie Augustavo, who led Bishop Blanchet to the state championship this season, was named the Class 3A most valuable player in all-state balloting by sportswriters and coaches.


The 5-foot-10 senior outside hitter, who will play next year at the University of South Florida, made it a sweep of the 3A awards for Bishop Blanchet after the Braves’ Joanne Gilligan was coach of the year.


Among others on the 3A all-state team were White River hitters Sara Bendorf and Shealun Campisi, Issaquah setter Vanessa Perry and Shorecrest libero Lauren Herold.


The 4A all-state first team includes hitters Sarah Conwell of Kentwood and Jalen Pendon of Spanaway Lake, and setter Savannah Reid of Bethel.




Volleyball


All-state teams


Players chosen by a statewide panel of sports writers and coaches, coordinated by René Ferrán of the Tri-City Herald.


Class 4A


MVP — Rachael Schuman, Mead


Coach of the year — Judy Kight, Mead


First team


Hitters — Sarah Conwell, Kentwood; Mandy Daniels, University; Nikki Hernandez, Eisenhower; Jalen Pendon, Spanaway Lake; Rachael Schurman, Mead. Setters — Lacy Anderson, Mead; Savannah Reid, Bethel. Libero — Janine Chase, Eisenhower.


Second team


Hitters — Ivy Bush, Lewis & Clark; Kirsten Fass, Woodinville; Alita Fisher, Bellarmine Prep; Ashley Grayson, Heritage; Jennifer Luatua, Everett; Kylie Marshall, Emerald Ridge. Setters — Angelique Peterson, Pasco; Kari Rice, Eisenhower. Libero — Andrea Watanable, Kentwood.


Honorable mention


Hitters — Lindsey Fryer, Central Kitsap; Jennifer Oney, Spanaway Lake. Setters — Shyanna Davis, Heritage; Alli Weisberth, Central Kitsap. Libero — Katrina Alonso, Snohomish; Bethany Castilleja, Kamiakin; Kristen Maglasang, Heritage.


Class 3A


MVP — Stephanie Augustavo, Bishop Blanchet


Coach of the year — Joanne Gilligan, Bishop Blanchet


First team


Hitters — Stephanie Augustavo, Bishop Blanchet; Sara Bendorf, White River; Shealun Campisi, White River; Julie Wilson, Prosser; Kara Van Zanten, Mark Morris. Setters — Danielle Palacios, Prosser; Vanessa Perry, Issaquah. Libero — Lauren Herold, Shorecrest.


Second team


Hitters — Jenie Crocker, Sehome; Marissa Hill, Mount Si; Michelle Miller, Bainbridge; Jenicka Schuler, Black Hills; Stephanie Slatt, Kennedy. Setters — Tori Ross, Blanchet; Cassie Smith, North Thurston. Libero — Andrea Gregg, White River.


Honorable mention


Hitters — Lynnea Braun, West Valley (Yakima); Meggie Graf, Selah; Alanna O’Hara, Sequim; Sarah Primrose, Issaquah; Claire Raap, Prosser; Fiaau Savini, Chief Sealth; Becky Sherer, Shorecrest; Lauren Vercammen, Squalicum. Setters — Kendall Morris, Camas; Jamie Tidd, White River. Libero — Amy Brown, South Whidbey; Kelsey Hull, Burlington-Edison; Kaileen McClaflin, Tumwater; Suzanne Skinner, Columbia River.


Class 2A


Co-MVPs — Angie Alvord, Meridian, and Jamie Richards, Woodland


Coach of the year — Diane Axelson, Meridian


First team


Hitters — Angie Alvord, Meridian; Danelle Cowan, Grandview; Whitney Loan, Colville; Sara Mosiman, King’s; Jamie Richards, Woodland; Kayla Roof, Eatonville. Setters — Cassie Merkley, Cascade (Leavenworth); Amy Small, Pullman. Libero — Tonhya Wysong, Grandview.


Second team


Hitters — Janelle Aupperlee, Lynden Christian; Carolyn Hayes, Meridian; Kelsey Speiser, Omak; Andrea Tarbet, Rochester. Setters — Ashley Bergeson, Woodland; Amanda Maulin, Meridian.


Class 1A


MVP — Amy Bruya, Colfax


Coach of the year — Sue Doering, Colfax


First team


Hitters — Jill Collymore, Bush; Rashelle Davenport, Kalama; Amanda Durand, Onalaska; Jaynie Hancock, La Conner; Lauren Mellor, Colfax; Brandy Sonderland, River View. Setters — Amy Bruya, Colfax; Carlee Marble, La Conner. Libero — Amanda King, Onalaska.


Second team


Hitters — Nancy Donato, White Swan; Lydia Hu, Okanogan; Mary Hutson, Liberty Bell; Jill Solbreck, Colfax. Setter — Jocelyn Judd, White Pass.


Honorable mention


Hitters — Jessie Depell, Freeman; Ashley Dyment, Goldendale; Dani Nelson, Kalama.


Class B


MVP — Holli Holbrook, Garfield-Palouse


Coach of the year — Ron Dinsmoor, Garfield-Palouse


First team


Hitters — Monica Boone, Garfield-Palouse; Sarah Rusch, DeSales; Stacie Shields, Sprague-Harrington; Sharelle Wells, Riverside Christian; Charlee Wuolett, Toutle Lake. Setters — Holli Holbrook, Garfield-Palouse; Allyson Schmidt, Riverside Christian. Libero — Renee Blankenship, Morton.


Second team


Hitters — Brenda Hershaw, Garfield-Palouse; Kalli Kamphaus, Manson; Traci Linstrum, Davenport; Kaylee Semprimoznik, Davenport; Stephanie Turner, Dayton. Setters — Ravenel Bisbee, South Bend; Ashley Cox, DeSales. Libero — Lexi DiPietro, Riverside Christian.


Honorable mention


Hitters — Sarah Bates, Pomeroy; Erin Geertsma, Mount Vernon Christian; Destry Killian, Lind-Ritzville; Kasey Manning, Garfield-Palouse. Setters — Kayleigh Greene, Pomeroy; Mallory Mielke, Davenport. Libero — Pettie Chappelle, Summit.


Girls soccer


All-state teams


Players chosen by a statewide panel of sports writers, coordinated by René Ferrán of the Tri-City Herald.


Class 4A


MVP — Megan Sweeney, Bellarmine Prep


Coach of the year — Joe Waters, Bellarmine Prep


First team


Forwards — Corrine Baldassin, Bellarmine Prep; Jocelyn Bement, Kamiakin; Kelly Irving, Gig Harbor; Tonya Schnibbe, University. Midfielders — Alex Butler, Gonzaga Prep; Rachel Kimball, Puyallup; Hayley McCoy, Richland; Dani Oster, Jackson; Megan Sweeney, Bellarmine Prep. Defenders — Lori Conrad, Richland; Jessica Jeffries, Mountain View; Kelsey Rogel, Bellarmine Prep; Miranda Savory, Bothell. Goalkeeper — Erin MacIssac, Bothell.


Second team


Forwards — Nicole Bussman, South Kitsap; Ashley Corral, Prairie; Sarah Dean, Gonzaga Prep; Dolly Enneking, Bellarmine Prep; Lauren Hansen, Stanwood. Midfielders — Jessica Gruender, Stadium; Hillary Heath, Garfield; Lauren Meyer, Kentridge. Defenders — Kelsey Bakker, Southridge; Chelsey Hugo, Stanwood; Brandi Manley, Stadium; Mandy Ploskonka, Federal Way. Goalkeeper — Emily Zygmontowicz, Central Kitsap.


Honorable mention


Goalkeepers — Heather Davis, Kamiakin; Elise Kuhar-Pitters, Gonzaga Prep; Jodi Palmer, Tahoma; Callie Switzer, Bellarmine Prep.


Class 3A


MVP — Lauren Dascenzo, Issaquah


Coach of the year — Tom Bunnell, Issaquah


First team


Forwards — Breanne Barker, Mark Morris; Caitlyn Bersing, Selah; Lauren Dascenzo, Issaquah; Sarah Pierpoint, North Thurston. Midfielders — Tara Hansen, White River; Kasey Hostetler, Hanford; Lindsey Kasser, Issaquah; Ashley Stimpson, Cedarcrest; Katarina Tarr, Columbia River. Defenders — Sarah Jackson, Kennedy; Meredith Jordan, Tumwater; Liz Oldenburg, Mercer Island; Brynn Regan, Mercer Island. Goalkeeper — Austen Everett, Bishop Blanchet.


Second team


Forwards — Kaitlyn Heinsohn, Highline; Megan Schmit, Columbia River; Sarah Smart, Lynnwood; Jenna Wild, South Whidbey. Midfielders — Whitney Ramsey, North Central; Katie Warner, Burlington-Edison; Katie Wilson, South Whidbey. Defenders — Sami Brown, Hanford; Samie Gillie, Cedarcrest; Kristen Munechika, Issaquah; Brittany Murillo, West Valley (Yakima). Goalkeeper — Amanda Tschauner, West Valley (Yakima).


Honorable mention


Forwards — Amanda Brusic, West Valley (Yakima); Kelsey Crawford, Prosser; Erin Foley, Bishop Blanchet. Midfielders — Kate Deines, Issaquah; Kelsey Kimmel, South Whidbey. Defender — Dani Stuart, Centralia. Goalkeepers — Jyella Delony, Kelso; Sarah Jackson, Highline; Michelle Jordan, Tumwater; Chelsey Miller, Mount Rainier.


Class 2A


MVP — Katie Drollinger, Naches


Coach of the year — Harvey Robicheau, Naches


First team


Forwards — Jenny Baker, Eatonville; Katie Drollinger, Naches; Lauryn Koelzer, Connell; Kat Taylor, Archbishop Murphy. Midfielders — Katie Brown, Sultan; Krystal Clark, Montesano; Katie Radoslovich, Cashmere; Katie Spangenberg, Pullman. Defenders — Taryn Brandeberry, Cashmere; Randi Hollen, Riverside; Brenna Rice, Archbishop Murphy; Erin Roesler, Sultan. Goalkeeper — Laurin Eppich, Connell.


Second team


Forwards — Julie Bratt, Lynden Christian; Caitlin Hutchinson, Ridgefield; Sara Massey, Medical Lake. Midfielders — Kelsey Baird, Naches; Whitney Bryant, Toledo-Winlock; Monique Wickenhagen, Naches. Defenders — Amy Bleazard, Connell; Tiffany Dawkins, Ridgefield; Chelsea Ludwig, White Salmon; Lori Robertson, Blaine. Goalkeeper — Brooke Diehl, Napavine-Onalaska-Mossyrock.


Honorable mention


Defender — Hannah King, Naches. Goalkeepers — Courtney Greenleaf, Woodland; Lacey Williams, Cashmere; Denise Wilson, Eatonville.


Class 1A/B


MVP — Annie Omata, University Prep


Coach of the year — Darryl Gonyea, University Prep


First team


Forwards — Katie McCurry, Liberty Bell; Molly McGree, La Salle; Annie Omata, University Prep; Heather Wilson, Tonasket. Midfielders — Tori Gonzalez, Royal; Allison Leonard, Seattle Academy; Molly Perara, Tacoma Baptist; Jessica Ventoza, Seattle Christian. Defenders — Erin Federer, King’s West; Corynn Fenton, Ocosta; Alyssa Harney, Seattle Christian; Lindsay Welfelt, Liberty Bell. Goalkeepers — Bobbi Friedlander, Okanogan; Amanda Stover, Seattle Lutheran.


Second team


Forwards — Katie Furman, Charles Wright; Katie Haynes, Seattle Christian; Shay Hopkins, Friday Harbor; Stephanie King, Ocosta. Midfielders — Megan Murray, University Prep; Katherine Reynolds, University Prep; Jasmine Stohr, La Salle; Meredith Teague, Bellevue Christian. Defenders — Madison Bradshaw, Liberty Bell; Erin McGree, La Salle; Hana Van Pelt, LaConner. Goalkeepers — Heather Arata, Ocosta; Kelly Bain, Highland.