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JENNY ILIBASSI Wantagh Junior, outside hitter Ilibassi's timely (Credit: James Escher)

JENNY ILIBASSI
Wantagh

Junior, outside hitter
Ilibassi's timely offense helped Wantagh go undefeated throughout a tough Long Island slate, which culminated in an upset win over Bellport in the Class A finals. She also made the Class A State Tournament First Team.

2010 All-Long Island girls volleyball

Meet Newsday's 2010 All-Long Island girls volleyball team. Compiled by Evan Korn.

CHELSEA BRAGA LI Player of the Year Long
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CHELSEA BRAGA
LI Player of the Year
Long Beach

Senior, outside hitter
To quantify Braga's impact on Long Beach volleyball, one most go beyond her school-record 1,709 kills, which shattered the previous mark by 981. Or her record 1,280 digs, which supplanted the previous record by 680.

DELIA PHILLIPS Suffolk Player of the Year Smithtown
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DELIA PHILLIPS
Suffolk Player of the Year
Smithtown East, junior, outside hitter

Phillips had 27 kills and four blocks in the Class AA quarterfinal match against Copiague.

HALEY BLUNT Ward Melville Senior, outside hitter Blunt
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HALEY BLUNT
Ward Melville

Senior, outside hitter
Blunt is a three-time All-County team member who finished her high school volleyball career with 704 career kills, 175 aces and a school-record .291 hitting percentage. During her four years on varsity, the Patriots lost only four best-of-five matches.

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JENNY ILIBASSI Wantagh Junior, outside hitter Ilibassi's timely
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JENNY ILIBASSI
Wantagh

Junior, outside hitter
Ilibassi's timely offense helped Wantagh go undefeated throughout a tough Long Island slate, which culminated in an upset win over Bellport in the Class A finals. She also made the Class A State Tournament First Team.

MELISSA RIGO Glenn Junior, outside hitter Rigo led
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MELISSA RIGO
Glenn

Junior, outside hitter
Rigo led the Spiders in aces (75), kills (281) and digs (279) as Glenn won its 10th straight Suffolk title. She won her second straight League VII Defensive Player of the Year and County Finals MVP while being a Suffolk County Elite 8 selection. An All-State and All-County honoree, Rigo had 18 kills in the Long Island finals against Floral Park.

SAMANTHA PARENTE Bellport Senior, middle hitter Parente set
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SAMANTHA PARENTE
Bellport

Senior, middle hitter
Parente set single-season school records for blocks (145) and kills (333) as she helped Bellport to its first-ever Suffolk championship. She notched 21 kills and 10 blocks in a five-set win over defending champion East Hampton in the Class A finals.

ALEXA ZBYTNIEWSKI Glenn Senior, setter A three-team All-State
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ALEXA ZBYTNIEWSKI
Glenn

Senior, setter
A three-team All-State selection and four-year starter, she has a 68-0 record in best-of-five matches and a combined match record of 97-10. In her career, she recorded 276 aces, 1,763 assists, 404 kills and 512 digs. She will play at Binghamton University in the fall.

ALYSSA MARCHINO Lindenhurst Junior, outside hitter An All-County,
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ALYSSA MARCHINO
Lindenhurst

Junior, outside hitter
An All-County, All-County Tournament Team and All-State Tournament team selection, Marchino had 13 kills and five aces in the Suffolk finals win against Ward Melville.

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EMILY CLEMENS Lindenhurst Sophomore, setter Clemens won League
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EMILY CLEMENS
Lindenhurst

Sophomore, setter
Clemens won League II player of the year, All-County and Suffolk Class AA Tournament MVP honors for the Long Island champions. In the LI finals against Massapequa, she notched 26 assists and eight digs.

MICHELE IMPELLIZERI St. Anthony's Senior, middle hitter An
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MICHELE IMPELLIZERI
St. Anthony's

Senior, middle hitter
An imposing force in the middle, Impellizeri had 204 kills and 136 blocks for a Friars team that did not drop a set all season. She had 15 blocks in the State semis against Holy Trinity (LI) and 10 kills and 10 blocks in the state finals.

MARIEL METALIOS St. Anthony's Senior, setter The CHSAA
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MARIEL METALIOS
St. Anthony's

Senior, setter
The CHSAA player of the year, Metalios had 673 assists and 63 digs as the Friars won their second straight State title. She saved her best for last, as she had 35 assists in the state finals win over Sacred Heart of Buffalo.

SAM BERNA Massapequa
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SAM BERNA
Massapequa

CAROL ANN HABEEB-KIEL Coach of the Year Massapequa
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CAROL ANN HABEEB-KIEL
Coach of the Year
Massapequa

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The All-Long Island varsity girls volleyball team poses
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The All-Long Island varsity girls volleyball team poses for outside Newsday's main office in Melville. Front row from left: Massapequa head coach CarolAnn Habeeb-Kiel, Alexa Zbytniewski of Elwood-Glenn, Mariel Metalios of St. Anthony's, Chelsea Braga of Long Beach, Micki Impellizeri of St. Anthony's, Alyssa Marchino of Lindenhurst and Sam Berna of Massapequa. Back row, from left: Jenny Ilibassi of Wantagh, Emily Clemens of Lindenhurst, Melissa Rigo of Elwood-Glenn, Delia Phillips of Smithtown East, Samantha Parente of Bellport and Haley Blunt of Ward Melville.

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