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All-Area volleyball includes 5 locals

CONYERS - Five local high school volleyball players have been selected to the 2007 All-Area 8-AAAA Volleyball Team.

The five players are Heritage senior libero Olivia Patrick, Heritage senior outside hitter Tori Pierce, Rockdale senior middle hitter Jasmine Lewis, Rockdale sophomore right-side hitter Kelsey Girardot and Rockdale sophomore setter Chelsea Nunn.

Patrick and Pierce played key roles in Heritage's run to the Area 8-AAAA-South title during the regular season. Pierce paced the Lady Patriots in kills with 224 and 43 aces. Patrick, a defensive specialist, tallied a team-high 314 digs and chipped in 50 aces.

Lewis finished the season with 236 kills, 52 aces and 16 blocks for the Lady Bulldogs. Nunn had a team-high 386 assists for Rockdale, while Girardot had 98 kills, 60 aces, 15 blocks and a service percentage of 83 percent.

Patrick and Lewis were nominated for the state senior all-star match, but neither player was selected.

The team is voted on the by the volleyball coaches in Area 8-AAAA.

SideBar: All-Area Volleyball

2007 All-Area 8-AAAA Volleyball Team

Outside Hitter

Abbie Daniel (Senior, Dacula)

Tori Pierce (Senior, Heritage)

Middle Hitter

Eve Machovec (Senior, Dacula)

Jasmine Lewis (Senior, Rockdale)

Ashley Ivey (Senior, Loganville)

Setter

Lashanda Young (Senior, Clarke Central)

Chelsea Nunn (Sophomore, Rockdale)

Libero

Olivia Patrick (Senior, Heritage)

Right-side Hitter

Kelsey Girardot (Sophomore, Rockdale)

Coach of the Year

Kristian Dermid (Dacula)

Senior All-Star Match Nominees

Eve Machovec (Dacula)

Jasmine Lewis (Rockdale)

Olivia Patrick (Heritage)