With the 2021 California high school volleyball season in full swing, here’s a look at 20 girls volleyball players to watch in the San Diego Section.
The list is in alphabetical order.
SAN DIEGO SECTION GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS TO WATCH
Ensley Alden – Senior – San Marcos
Alden totaled 640 kills during her first two seasons for the Knights and now has led them to a 14-2 start during her senior campaign. She’s committed to play beach volleyball at UCLA.
Julia Blyashov – Junior – Cathedral Catholic
Blyashov was one of the best freshmen in the country two seasons ago and has picked right back up as a junior, leading the Dons with 42 kills through their first seven games.
Dana Branavets – Senior – Del Norte
The senior captain has led the Nighthawks to three straight wins, vaulting them into San Diego’s top 10 rankings. She’s committed to UC Riverside.
Brooklyn Burns – Senior – Torrey Pines
Burns helped the Falcons capture the California Challenge Championship in August and was named tournament MVP in the process. She’s committed to Cal Poly.
Brynne Faltinski – Senior – Bishop’s
The Knights’ captain, who’s committed to Harvard, has helped her team jump out to a 7-2 start on the season.
Hannah Flannery – Senior – Torrey Pines
Flannery is one of five returners from the Falcons’ Open Division state championship team in 2019. She’s committed to Brown.
Kailyn Jager – Senior – La Costa Canyon
Jager has 105 kills for the Mavericks, who have played six strong out of section opponents during their first 11 matches.
Delaney Karl – Senior – Torrey Pines
Karl had 558 kills during her first two seasons at Sage Creek before transferring to Torrey Pines. She’s committed to play beach volleyball at USC.
Sydney Miller – Senior – Rancho Bernardo
Miller is coming off a 17-kill performance in a five-set win over Santa Fe Christian. She’s committed to play beach volleyball at Hawaii.
Chloe Narancich – Senior – San Marcos
Naranchich has helped push the Knights into the top spot in the San Diego Section. She’s committed to Utah.
MacKenzie Parsons – Sophomore – Poway
Parsons has 57 kills in only five games this season including 21 in a four-set win over Mt. Carmel.
Ava Poinsett – Freshman – Francis Parker
Poinsett has started her high school career on fire with 49 kills in five matches for the Lancers who have yet to drop a set.
Anna Pringle – Senior – Cathedral Catholic
Pringle has 36 digs in the three matches she’s played this season including a recent sweep against La Costa Canyon. She’s committed to Stanford.
Alexa Radovanovic – Senior – El Camino
Radovanovic leads the San Diego Section in kills while helping the Wildcats to a 9-4 record.
Eva Rohrbach – Junior – La Costa Canyon
Rohrbach has been a consistent force this season for the Mavericks while playing one of San Diego’s toughest schedules.
Cameron Swanson – Senior – Mission Hills
Swanson leads the section in hitting percentage and has double digit kills in each of her last four matches.
Avry Tatum – Senior – La Costa Canyon
Tatum had 420 kills during her first two seasons for the Mavericks and has 69 so far in eight matches this season. She’s committed to Cincinnati.
Auburn Tomkinson – Junior – Carlsbad
The 6-foot-4 left-hander had 63 kills two years ago as a freshman. She’s committed to Texas.
Faith Tyson – Senior – Cathedral Catholic
Tyson has 68 assists in three games for the Dons this season as they make their run towards the open division playoffs. She’s committed to Villanova.
Keelan Williams – Senior – Rancho Bernardo
Williams has posted 20 kills or more in a game twice this season while leading the Broncos to a 7-1 record. She’s committed to UC Irvine.