All-Madera Tribune Volleyball team

January 6, 2018

Wendy Alexander/The Madera Tribune

Madera middle blocker Hallie Page rises up for a kill attempt. She helped lead the Coyotes to an undefeated league season and was named the County/Metro Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year. Naturally, she is also The Madera Tribune’s Co-Most Valuable Player for girls volleyball.

Co-Most Valuable Player


Madison Devine

Setter, Senior, Liberty

All-League: North Sequoia League Player of the Year

When the four Liberty seniors started their careers as freshmen, big things were expected of them. The foursome of Devine, Hannah Chase, Zoey Richey and Paige Peterson didn’t disappoint. The foursome led the Hawks to their first-ever Valley Championship girls volleyball appearance and did something no other Madera team has done — win a CIF State playoff game. They even took a set off of Presentation-San Jose, the No. 1 seed in the NorCal state bracket. Devine led the team. She dictated the offense, found the hot hitter and made sure teams didn’t key too much on Chase. She also got involved in the offense, putting down surprise dumps and rising up for back-row attacks. She is one of two (Brielle Hefner) volleyball players to be named to the All-Madera Tribune team all four years and was a Co-Most Valuable Player last season with Chase.

Co-Most Valuable Player

Hallie Page

MB, Senior, Madera

All-League: County/Metro Athletic Conference Player of the year

Page was the unquestioned leader of the Coyotes, leading the team in kills and blocks. She dominated the defense as the middle blocker and was also a key part of the offense, running quicks with Lauren Grewal to perfection. Page has grown into her leadership role, earning All-Madera Tribune team honors last season. Although teams knew Page was going to get the set, they still couldn’t stop her. She also helped mentor freshman Isabella Saucedo to take over the team next season.

The team

Lexi Carmona

Libero, Senior, Madera

All-League: All-CMAC, first team

Carmona has been a rock for the Madera defense the past three years. She see the angles and plays to the spot getting up a key dig or making a perfect pass to setter Lauren Grewal to start the offense. She saved the Coyotes a number of times with a key dig or a diving dig. She is a three-time All-Madera Tribune selection.

Lauren Grewal

Setter, Senor, Madera

All-League: All-CMAC, first team

Grewal worked her way into the starting spot for the Coyotes. She made it easy for the Coyotes to roll through the CMAC, playing her best ball throughout the league season. She had the ability to find the hot hitter, whether it was running the quick with Page or Isabella Saucedo or sending the ball to the outside to Katelyn Siegl.

Katelyn Siegl

OH, Senior, Madera

All-League: All-CMAC, second team

When teams concentrated on the big middles of Saucedo and Page, Grewal found Siegl and she made teams pay trying to block her with one player. Even with a double block, Siegl found the hole through the block on the court with one of the hardest hit balls of any player.

Isabella Saucedo

MB, Freshman, Madera

All-League: All-CMAC, second team

The emergence of Saucedo gave CMAC Coach of the Year Meghan Haas an almost impenetrable defense. Saucedo gave the Coyotes another dominant blocker to run opposite Page. She also gave Grewal another confident hitter when Page or Siegl were off the court. She will be a force in the Central Section for the next three years.

Alejandra Barranco

Libero, Senior, Madera South

All-League: All-CMAC, second team

Barranco was the rock for the Stallions this season, both on and off the court. The Stallions looked up to her off the court and she didn’t let head coach Travis McEowen down. She was also solid on the defense, playing in every match as the team’s libero. She was dependable for the Stallions in the back row.

Aleecia Rosel

OH, Junior, Madera South

All-League: All-CMAC, second team

Rosel was one of McEowen’s solid players throughout the season. She may not have put together the stats that may be eye-popping, but she is as steady as it comes as the outside hitter. She is the silent killer, not making too much noise on the court, but making enough noise with her ability. She played all-around for McEowen as was one of the team’s most dependable passers as well as a dependable hitter.

Bianca Guevara

MB, Soph., Madera South

She may not say a lot on or off the court, but Guevara lets her playing do most of her talking. She started to improve game by game and played even with Page in the season finale against Madera. Guevara will team with Arelis Chavez and Rosel next year to get Madera South back to prominence in Div. III.

Hannah Chase

OH, Senior, Liberty

All-League: All-NSL, first team

Chase, a three-time All-Madera Tribune selection, has been dominant since she was a freshman. She has been Liberty’s go-to player for the past four seasons. Even when teams knew she was going to get a set, Chase still powered through to get the key kill the Hawks needed. Devine knew she could set Chase for the quick, on the outside and in the back row to get the clutch kill.

Zoey Richey

OH, Senior, Liberty

All-League: All-NSL, second team

Last season, Richey went down midway through the NSL season and it may have cost the Hawks a Valley Championship berth. She stayed healthy this year and helped lead the Hawks to a Valley Championship appearance. With Richey, Devine had another option when teams started to really key in on Chase. Richey was also an expert on the tip kills, taking advantage of holes in the opposing defense.


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