Connecticut's top girls volleyball performances from conference tournaments


Emmy Asplund, Joel Barlow: The Falcons’ senior setter was named the MVP of the SWC tournament after collecting 100 assists, 31 digs, four blocks, four aces and seven digs in three games. That included 39 assists and 14 digs in a four-set win over Newtown in the final.

Lexi Bonato, Amity: The junior outside hitter racked up 52 kills and 28 digs in three SCC tournament games. That included 21 kills and 10 digs in the final, when the Spartans fell to Cheshire in five sets.

Maggie Carley, Trumbull: The Eagles’ senior setter collected 106 assists, 24 digs, nine kills, two aces and two blocks in three FCIAC tournament games. Trumbull finished as the runner-up.

Eva Catalanotto, Cheshire: The sophomore had 20 kills, seven aces and four blocks during the Rams’ title drive through the SCC tournament.

Leilani Gillespie, Darien: Gillespie, a senior, led the Blue Wave with 16 kills, three aces and four blocks during their 3-2 win over Trumbull for the FCIAC championship on Saturday. She finished three tournament games with 42 kills, 30 digs, nine blocks and five aces.

Lily Grob, Joel Barlow: The senior had 18 digs and 10 kills in Barlow’s 3-1 win over Newtown for the SWC championship. She had 39 kills and 28 digs in three playoff games.

Emerson Lane, Waterford: The junior was named the MVP of the ECC Div. I championship game after putting up 17 kills, two blocks and two aces in a 3-0 sweep of Fitch.

Kassidy LaTour, Lyman Memorial: LaTour, a senior, collected 19 kills, 10 assists and three aces to lead the Bulldogs to a four-set victory over Wheeler for the ECC Div. II championship on Saturday.

Kalle Legassey, Woodland: The senior had 33 kills and 33 digs in Woodland’s sweep of three matches en route to the NVL championship. She had seven kills, 11 digs, and one ace in the final, when the Hawks blanked Seymour.

Avery Mola, Cheshire: The senior outside hitter led the Rams to the SCC title with 48 kills, eight digs, five aces and a block in three tournament games. That included 20 kills, five digs, two aces and one block in a 3-2 victory over Amity in Saturday’s final.

Aubrey Moore, Darien: The junior setter had 39 assists and earned MVP honors during the Blue Wave’s five-set victory over Trumbull in the FCIAC championship match on Saturday. She also had four aces in the final, and had 37 assists, seven digs and three aces in a 3-0 quarterfinal win over Warde.

Jordan Murphy, East Hampton: The senior had 10 kills, 16 digs, two blocks and one ace in the Bellringers’ 3-1 win over Hale Ray for the Shoreline Conference championship. She also had 16 kills and 21 digs in a semifinal victory against Coginchaug.

Brooke Praskiewicz, Hale Ray: A senior, Praskiewicz amassed 27 kills, 21 digs, three aces and a pair of blocks in a five-set win over Valley Regional in the Shoreline tournament semifinals last Thursday. She added eight kills and 16 digs when the Noises fell to East Hampton in the final.

Lucia Spanjol, Greenwich: The senior setter had 68 assists as the Cardinals split two matches in the FCIAC tournament. She also had 11 digs, three aces and one block.

Ari Smith, Seymour: Smith, a senior, collected 46 kills and 13 digs in three NVL playoff games, as Seymour finished as the runner-up.

Neve Tyler, RHAM: The sophomore racked up 80 digs in the first three rounds of the CCC tournament. The Raptors finished as the conference runner-up.

Haley Weiner, Southington: The senior setter racked up 110 assists in four tournament games to help the Blue Knights win the CCC championship. That included 37 assists in a shutout of RHAM in the final.; @dstewartsports