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Destiny Julye, Tehachapi volleyball

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Abby Campbell, Centennial volleyball

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Lauren Cline, Stockdale volleyball

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Tatum Collatz, Stockdale volleyball

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Cassidy George, Centennial volleyball

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Nikki Leonard, Liberty volleyball

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Breana Runnels, Independence volleyball

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Tori Smith, Centennial volleyball

2013 All-Area Volleyball Team

Player of the Year

Destiny Julye, Tehachapi

junior, outside hitter

The UCLA commit flashed prodigious power -- her 4.9 kills per set was third in the county, and she spiked 32 in a virtuoso perofrmance in the Division II section semifinals -- as part of an attacking game that included a .372 hitting percentage, 40 aces and 45 blocks.

First team

Abby Campbell, Centennial

senior, outside hitter

Two-time first-team selection did whatever the SWYL champion Golden Hawks needed her to with a lethal all-around game: Campbell attacked (4.1 kills per set), blocked (32) and defended (3.7 digs per set).

Lauren Cline, Stockdale

junior, middle blocker

This 6-foot-2 presence in the middle was second in the county with 170 blocks. She also helped the Mustangs reached the Division I section semifinals with 3.4 kills per set and 53 aces.

Tatum Collatz, Stockdale

junior, defensive specialist

The Mustangs often left Collatz all alone in the back of the court to increase their attacking presence. That's a suicide mission in the SWYL, but Collatz responded with 8.4 digs per set, including six matches in which she eclipsed 40 digs.

Cassidy George, Centennial

senior, middle blocker

Savvy player in the middle found plenty of holes in the defense to the tune of 3.4 kills per set and 81 blocks. She played great floor defense for a middle blocker, too, averaging more than a dig per set.

Nikki Leonard, Liberty

senior, outside hitter/setter/DS

Perhaps the most versatile player in Kern County, Leonard is a setter for her club team who flashed offensive skills (5.0 kills per set, second in the county) and defensive skills (5.4 digs per set, sixth in the county) aplenty for the Patriots. She was co-MVP of the SWYL.

Breana Runnels, Independence

sophomore, outside hitter

The other SWYL co-MVP, Runnels has been nominated as one of the country's top sophomores. Her laser right arm was dangerous from anywhere on the court and produced a whopping 6.3 kills per set. That ranked No. 27 nationally on MaxPreps against a difficult schedule. Runnels also had 48 aces and 2.1 digs per set.

Tori Smith, Centennial

senior, setter

The catalyst for the Golden Hawks' multi-faceted attack, Smith was third locally with 9.4 assists per set with few errors. She also contributed 35 blocks and 3.1 digs per set for a team that reached the Division I section semifinals.

Second team

Isabella Bouma, fr, Bakersfield Christian

Jayann De Hoog, jr, Bakersfield Christian

Layne Dillingham, jr, Stockdale

Halle Harker, sr, Liberty

Hannah Henriksen, sr, Frontier

Emily Lopes, sr, Independence

Noelle Pardo, soph, Bakersfield

Kim Smith, sr, Tehachapi

Honorable mention

Bakersfield: Mackenzie Hernandez, Makaye Jolley, Sydney Saguras

Centennial: Maddie Black, Addy Peters, Hannah Pope

East: Genesis Enriquez

Foothill: Jade Turner

Frazier Mountain: Heather Henderson, Rachel Rivette

Frontier: Hailee Earnest, Paige Gettman, Casey Hulsey

Garces: Rachel Hoover, Lyndsey Naworski

Golden Valley: Valentina Rodriguez

Highland: Baylee Brannan, Brea Lidgett, Irene Rodriguez

Independence: Honoria Aguilar, Mahalia Swink

Kern Valley: Rebecca Gallis

Liberty: Morginne DeMarco, Emma Reynolds, Bailey Slayton

Mira Monte: Amanda Reyes

Ridgeview: Zarreah Brown, Jacquelyn Johnson

Stockdale: Sophie Ralphs, Saveena Smith

Tehachapi: Brooklynn Cheney, Elayna Cramer, Kendall Kapitzke, Samantha Wallace

West: Ariane Lane