Prep girls volleyball: City/County game on Friday at Hoover

The Fresno BeeMay 28, 2014 

Hoover's Deja Manning left, goes for a spike past the Edison defense on Sept. 5, 2013.

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After a nearly 10-year absence, the City/County All-Star Girls Volleyball Game has been resurrected by Hoover coach Christina Nelson.

It returns Friday at Hoover's Event Center as a two-game event, the first for players from schools in Divisions III through V at 5:30 p.m. and the second for players from schools in Divisions I through III at 7:30 p.m.

Bee All-Stars Alli O'Banion (Dos Palos), Deja Manning (Hoover), Katie Grant (Minarets) and Melissa Samaniego (Woodlake) are among the 43 players scheduled to participate.

Edison's Luke McFadden (City) and El Diamante's Leslie Sorensen and Lemoore's Rachel Taylor (County) are the coaches for the Division I-III match. Lisa Schofield (Dos Palos) and McLane's Jesse Garcia will coach the North County and against the South County's Tori Johnson (Woodlake) and Tarin Brown (Kingsburg) in the Division III-V match.

Girls who play club volleyball will be admitted free if they bring their ID card or wear their team jersey.


North County vs. South County for players from Division III-V schools: 5:30 p.m. Friday

City vs. County for players from Division I-III schools: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Site: Hoover's Event Center

City: Jordyn Mora, Buchanan; Summer Bertolet, Clovis East; Kadyn Easton, Clovis East; Maleria Crenshaw, Clovis; Makalah Vosmera, Clovis; Melese Crozier, Edison; Alyssa Binion-Lutrell, Edison; Paris Batts, Edison; Diezja Harris, Edison; Tynisha Thornton-Craig, Hoover; Deja Manning, Hoover; Alicin Lopez, Hoover; Alex Chavez, Sunnyside; Mariah Reason, Sunnyside. Coach: Luke McFadden, Edison

County: Bianca Pattani, El Diamante; Jacque Hutcheson, Exeter; Bree Sturges, Exeter; Tanya Shinen, Madera South; Makinna Malady, Madera; Mariah Davis, Madera; Ashley Cervantes, Redwood; Carly Kosinski, Reedley; Jennifer Ito, Reedley; Crystal Ikemiya, Reedley. Coaches: Leslie Sorensen, El Diamante; Rachel Taylor, Lemoore

North County: Alli O'Banion, Dos Palos; Tawnie Frey, Dos Palos; Melissa Flores, Fresno; Chendra Savath, McLane; Nancy Garcia, McLane; Katie Grant, Minarets; Taylor Meyer, Minarets. Coaches: Lisa Schofield, Dos Palos; Jesse Garcia, McLane.

South County: Taylor Madrid, Firebaugh; Natalynn Parker, Firebaugh; Karina Ramirez, Firebaugh; Alex Torres, Kingsburg; Macy Davis, Kingsburg; Shawnice Sutton, Kingsburg; Liesenia Jimenez, Laton; Maria Rios, Laton; Ana Medrano, Riverdale; Regina Ramirez, Woodlake; Melissa Samaniego, Woodlake; Brenda Acosta, Woodlake. Coaches: Tori Johnson, Woodlake; Tarin Brown, Kingsburg

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