The International Volleyball Hall of Fame and the Massachusetts Girls Volleyball Coaches Association staged the annual All-State Showcase, with two exhibition matches featuring many of the 52 athletes selected to the 2019 All-State teams.
Jim Crandall, coach of Concord-Carlisle and SMASH 18s Attack, joined colleagues from Dartmouth, Melrose, and Nipmuc to coach the two showcase matches (D2/D3 at 6pm and Division 1 at 7pm).
After wrapping up their outstanding high school seasons, many of the All-State honorees will appear next on SMASH travel teams in the 2020 club season, including:
SMASH 18s - Josie Deluga (D1 Barnstable), Kaleigh Fitzgerald (D1 Reading), Cat Waldeck (D1 King Philip), Sydney Yim (D2 Newburyport), plus New Hampshire All-States Sammie Sheppard and Kaleigh Whalen (D1 Hollis/Brookline).
SMASH 18s Attack - Nicole Dragon (D2 Milton), Angie Grabmeier (D1 Hopkinton), Taylor Harris (D2 Canton), Mindee Lai (D1 Belmont), Mary-Kate Murphy (D1 Concord-Carlisle), Ali Steussi (D3 Fairhaven).
SMASH 17s - Justine Amory (D1 Acton-Boxborough), Makayla Marucci (D1 Newton North).