Player of the year
OH Kylie Stroehlein, Sr., Sickles
After a shoulder injury cut short her junior season, Kylie Stroehlein vowed to return.
She came back stronger, more focused and injury-free.
That helped her put up big numbers. Stroehlein led area players in hitting percentage (.496) and was tied with two other area players for second in kills per set (5.0).
In one week, Stroehlein had a combined 113 kills and 87 digs to help the Gryphons go 6-2 .
Her domination at the net led to some worthy praise. During that impressive eight-match stretch, Stroehlein was named the MaxPreps/American Volleyball Coaches Association state player of the week. She was the only area player to receive that honor this season.
Better still, her play was a big reason Sickles made the playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Coach of the year
Vanja Todorovic, Plant
Midway through the season, Plant went 3-4 during a seven-match stretch.
No matter. Vanja Todorovic was able to get his team to rebound at the right time.
The Panthers won eight straight matches down the stretch and reached the state semifinals for the third straight season.
S Sophie Fleeger, Sr., Plant
L Sophia Kotsovolos, Jr., Plant
MH Olivia Mogridge, Jr., Steinbrenner
MH Lilou Stegeman, Sr., Steinbrenner
OH Erin Morrissey, Sr., Plant
OH Mila Yarich, Sr., Robinson
OH Gia Padilla, Sr., Carrollwood Day
OH Gracie Kiser, Sr., Tampa Prep
S Olivia Rabinowitz, Jr., Berkeley Prep
S Victoria Padilla, Fr., Sickles
L Madi Espy, Jr., Steinbrenner
MH Bella Bonatakis, Jr., Wharton
MH Jalyn Brown, Sr., Carrollwood Day
MH Becca Bach, Sr., Steinbrenner
OH Kinsley Warbritton, So., Academy of the Holy Names
OH Mallory Smith, Jr., Plant City
Academy of the Holy Names: Janessa Bailey, Morgan Garlick, Camryn McClendon, Olivia Mortellaro; Armwood: Mikayla Warnell; Bayshore Christian: Emma Chapman, Marli Rose; Bloomingdale: Peyton Carter; Berkeley Prep: Camryn Carlo, Ava Swain; Brandon: Yomaris Rodriguez Castell; Carrollwood Day: Jessie Golden, Laney Higgins, Kacy Krig, Yalianie Rojas, Jasmine Welton; Durant: Paige Edson, Amari Fitts; East Bay: Kennedy Reed; Freedom: Dahlia Palacios, Isabel Rosenfeld; King: Elizabeth Branch; Leto: Kalesta Barreto, Sage Sharpe; Middleton: Madalyn Finstein, Elisa Landry, Jeilin Robinson; Newsome: Chloe Adams, Natania Fletcher, Sydney Ginaitt, Charlotte Llewellyn, Olivia Neu; Plant: Reese Friar, Lily Frierson, Bella Lee, Georgia Lowe, Sterling O’Neal; Plant City: Bailey Blanton, Eva Oyola, Brea Simmons; Riverview: Brooke Arnold, Hannah Bowers, Ariya Harris, Anise Lowe; Robinson: Casey Ingram, Katie Kemp, Jill Tanke; Sickles: Mia Holder, Tatum Pope, Gwen Tippen, Emilie Vendrone, Sheisa Villegas; Steinbrenner: Maddie Hill, Mandy Knipp, Isabel Reynolds; Strawberry Crest: Alex Friebolin, Emma Futch, Delaney Mobley, Maleea Zeto; Sumner: Coral Dastas Marcial; Tampa Bay HEAT: Olivia Balogh, Kaley Preston, Mia Saavedra, Elizabeth Southard, Candra Stephenson; Tampa SLAM: Victoria Hornedo-Diaz, Cyrianna Lee, Daylian Palermo; Tampa Bay Tech: Amari Colvin, Brooke Lewis; Tampa Catholic: Emma Hennessee, Riley Sipperly, Araceli Wakefield; Tampa Prep: Olivia Hart, Rylee Johnson, Maddie Newton, Alexandra Postlethwait, Ivanna Zojovic; Wharton: Gabby Frye, Jacquelyn Kelley, Johanally Sosa.