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Taylor Borup, left, and Holly Carlton were teammates on the Metro American Volleyball Club 18 travel team that won the Gold Bracket title at the 2015 USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.—Courtesy Photo

Loudoun volleyball standouts are finalists for national award

Loudoun County High School senior Taylor Borup and Potomac Falls senior Holly Carlton are finalists for PrepVolleyball's National Senior of the Year award, which recognizes one outstanding player from each graduating class on the basis of their high school performance.

Hitmen are an instant hit on volleyball court

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club's Hitmen, a 14U boys' team, placed second Jan. 17 at the BRYC Boys Winter Tournament. The Hitmen are the first-ever boys' team for WLVBC and this was the first tournament experience for several members of the team. Front row, from left, are Parker Osoba, Tiernan Caulfield and Ryan Croson. Back row consists of head coach Allan Kotmel, Andrew Plowman, Spencer Holdridge, Alex Kotmel and Ethan O'Rourke.

Riverside’s Hayes nets All-State volleyball honor

Riverside High School junior Soraya Hayes was the lone Loudoun player selected on the 2015 Virginia High School League Group 3A All-State volleyball team. Hayes, who also plays for Vienna Elite Volleyball Club, also garnered first-team All-Conference and All-Region honors as a middle hitter.

Marsha Hermes talks to her players during a break in the action.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Hermes resigns as Briar Woods volleyball coach

Marsha Hermes has resigned her position as head volleyball coach at Briar Woods High School after three seasons. Hermes was tabbed VHSL 5A Coach of the Year in 2014 after guiding the Falcons to their first state volleyball championship.

VHSL Group 5A All-State volleyball team

Potomac Falls High School senior Holly Carlton is the Player of the Year on the 2015 Virginia High School League Group 5A All-State volleyball team. Linda Lachey-Helms garnered Coach of the Year honors after guiding Potomac Falls to the 5A North Region title and its first state championship appearance.

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club players surround 200 pounds of food recently donated to Interfaith Relief Services and Loudoun County Animal Services Pet Pantry.—Courtesy Photo

Beyond the net: WLVBC food drive is a success

The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club recently donated 200 pounds of food to Interfaith Relief Services and the Loudoun County Animal Services Pet Pantry during its annual “Certapalooza” scrimmage program.

VHSL 5A North All-Region Volleyball Team

Potomac Falls senior Holly Carlton is the Player of the Year on the VHSL 5A North Region volleyball team. Linda Lachey-Helms was selected Coach of the Year after guiding Potomac Falls to its first-ever state championship appearance. State champion Stone Bridge, along with Briar Woods and Broad Run, are also represented.

Holly Carlton sets the ball during a 2015 regular-season match versus Broad Run.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

Carlton selected as 2015 Gatorade Virginia Volleyball Player of the Year

Following an outstanding senior season and stellar varsity career at Potomac Falls High School, Holly Carlton has garnered 2015 Gatorade Virginia Volleyball Player of the Year honors. Carlton produced 669 assists, 368 kills, 326 digs, 81 service aces and 63 blocks in 2015.

VHSL Group 4A All-State volleyball team

Loudoun County High School senior Taylor Borup has been selected as Player of the Year on the 2015 VHSL Group 4A All-State volleyball team. Sherrilyn Hanna is Coach of the Year after guiding the Raiders to their fourth consecutive state championship.

Coach Jill Raschiatore and Stone Bridge players wave to fans and family members from the Siegel Center court following a five-set win versus Potomac Falls in the Virginia 5A state volleyball championship match.—Times-Mirror/Doug Stroud

Bulldogs outlast Panthers in thrilling match to win first state title

RICHMOND - A match for the ages. The first three sets each decided by the same two-point margin. A rare 9-2 surge in the fourth set to force a decisive fifth set. And a senior with minimal varsity experience prior to this year, going off in the fifth set to propel her team to victory.

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