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Meet TCPalm’s 2022 All-Area Volleyball Team

SportsMeet TCPalm's 2022 All-Area Volleyball Team

At the end of each season, TCPspanlm selects All-Area teams recognizing the top athletes in each sport. Area coaches nominated players from their own teams and from other schools and along with research going through the data for games, meets, matches and tournaments throughout the regular season and postseason, TCPspanlm makes its selections of the All-Area teams.

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Player of the Year

Lindsay Walch, Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach's Lindsay Walch (44) takes a shot against Okeechobee in the 4-5A Regional volleyball semifinal, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at Jensen Beach High School. Jensen Beach won in three sets.

Year: Senior

Highlights: Walch, a Furman signee, claimed 5A Florida Dairy Farmers Player of the Year after leading the Falcons to the 5A state championship putting together a season to cherish individually. Totaling 368 kills, Walch had 36 kills in the state semifinal and final including 17 in the title match against Barron Collier. Averaging 4.4 kills a set, Walch added 143 digs and 54 aces improving both parts of her game to become a complete player for her team.

First Team

Reagan Richardson, Jensen Beach

Jensen Beach setter Raegan Richardson tips the ball over the net against Barron Collier in the FHSAA Class 5A volleyball state championship on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at Polk State College in Winter Haven.

Year: Junior

Highlights: Last year’s Player of the Year continued to be one of the best setters in the state collecting 806 assists including 10 matches of 30 or more and had six of those matches in her final eight matches. Increasing her totals in every category, Richardson had 186 digs, 115 kills and 82 aces in the state title run.

Lauren Duke, Jensen Beach

Year: Senior

Jensen Beach's Lauren Duke spikes the ball in the 5A state semifinal volleyball match against Vanguard, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Jensen Beach High School.

Highlights: Duke, headed to the University of Tampa for beach volleyball, was as important as any Falcon in their state title run with her two-way ability. Totaling 224 digs and 163 kills, Duke also added 43 aces while leading the team in serve receiving to get the offense in flow.

Alli Bowser, South Fork

Year: Senior

South Fork hosts Fort Pierce Central in a high school volleyball match on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 at South Fork High School in Martin County. Fort Pierce Central won in 5 sets.

Highlights: Bowser, a West Georgia signee, was another dynamic player with her ability to play at a high level on both sides of the net. Leading the Bulldogs with 304 kills, Bowser added 214 digs and 59 aces helping South Fork win 16 matches for the season.

Sydney Corbett, Fort Pierce Central

Year: Junior

South Fork hosts Fort Pierce Central in a high school volleyball match on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 at South Fork High School in Martin County. Fort Pierce Central won in 5 sets.

Highlights: Corbett made a giant leap forward in production with more opportunities, leading the Cobras with 307 kills. Adding 154 digs, Corbett led Fort Pierce Central in serve receiving and was vital to the team winning 18 matches in 2022.

Madison Gravlee, Vero Beach

Year: Senior

Vero Beach's Madison Gravlee (15) hits the ball to Jupiter's side of the net in a high school volleyball match on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 at Vero Beach High School.

Highlights: Gravlee, a Florida signee, made the most of her opportunities on the court playing in only 60 sets but averaged 4.2 kills a set and racked up 254 kills on the season. Gravlee added 170 digs and ranked second on the team in serve receiving.

Marley Navaretta, South Fork

Year: Senior

South Fork’s Marley Navaretta (16) passes the ball against  Fort Pierce Central in a high school volleyball match on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022 at South Fork High School in Martin County. Fort Pierce Central won in 5 sets.

Highlights: Navaretta, a Southern Miss signee, set new standards in a Bulldog program that has had several top players in its history at the libero spot. Totaling 364 digs in her final year, Navaretta set the new program mark with 1,359. For the season, Navaretta added 50 aces and led South Fork in serve receiving.

Azlyn Bass, Fort Pierce Central

Year: Freshman

Jupiter High School wins the District 7-7A championship volleyball match against Fort Pierce Central on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at Fort Pierce Central High School.

Highlights: Bass jumped right into the Cobra starting rotation as its setter and excelled gathering 649 assists including four matches in which she had 40 or more assists and one match with 50 assists. She added 145 digs, 68 kills and 38 aces rounding out her stat line.

Second Team

Catherine Hamilton, Jensen Beach sophomore

Haley Handlen, Jensen Beach senior

Sophia Gannascoli, Jensen Beach senior

Lindsey Scammell, South Fork senior

Luyeisy Marquez-Moreno, Fort Pierce Central junior

Kailani Zezas, Fort Pierce Central junior

Aracelys Sanchez, Vero Beach sophomore

Honorable Mention

Shayla Henry, Centennial junior

Kiosha Smith, Jensen Beach senior

Grace Lee, Martin County freshman

Ivy Cooper, Fort Pierce Central sophomore

Jenna Simmons, Treasure Coast junior

Christina Capozzi, Centennial senior

Aubrey Scammell, South Fork senior

Emmie Love, South Fork senior

Sarah Stouky, Centennial junior

Kailee Maikranz, John Carroll Catholic freshman

Coach of the Year

Mike Sawtelle, Jensen Beach

Highlights: Under Sawtelle, the Falcons started with a school record 19 straight wins and performed their best down the stretch winning their final nine matches on their way to claiming the program’s fifth state championship in 19 seasons. After defeating Barron Collier in the 5A title match, Sawtelle was named Florida Dairy Farmers 5A Coach of the Year.

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