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Merrimack Valley

November 2, 2012

Andover, Hillies dominate MVC volleyball awards

Division champions Andover and Haverhill dominated the Merrimack Valley Conference volleyball awards.

Unbeaten Andover had four all-conference players selected, including Division 1 co-MVP Elizabeth Wait, who shared the award with Central Catholic’s Michelle Bouchard.

Andover’s George Sullivan was named Coach of the Year. Haverhill was represented by Alex Itasaka and Abigail Sonuga and Itasaka was Division 2 MVP. Also, Bill Kaste was named Coach of the Year for the Hillies.

All-Merrimack Valley



Andover: Elizabeth Wait, Lauren Gibson, Lauren Murtagh, Sarah Weimer; Central Catholic: Michelle Bouchard, Amanda Williams; North Andover: Erin Cox, Micaela Donatio, Kaylee Lambrinos; Haverhill: Alex Itasaka, Abigail Sonuga; Chelmsford: Lauren Silverman; Billerica: Danielle Nickerson; Dracut: Stephanie Nihan

Local All-Stars

Andover — Molly Cronin, Marcela Familiar-Bolanos

Central — Olivia Imprescia, Alex Hegge, Claire Foggo

North Andover — Andrea King, Courtney Green

Methuen — Alicia Madruga

Haverhill — Allison Lahiff, Morgan Arsenault, Megan Tracy, Haley DeRoche

Lawrence — Kiara Rodriguez

Players of the Year

Division 1: Elizabeth Wait, Andover; Michelle Bouchard, Central

Division 2: Alex Itasaka, Haverhill

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: George Sullivan, Andover

Division 2: Bill Kaste, Haverhill

Sportsmanship Award

Lowell High School

Local Bill Brouder Unsung Hero Awards

Lawrence — Amy Marte

Haverhill — Briana Lynch

North Andover — Kiera Lee

Andover — Sarah Gustus

Central — Julia Carew

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