As the volleyball season has come to a close, time was able to take over and Shore Sports Network was able to deliberate the All-Shore teams. As teams like Southern and Donovan Catholic continued their program dominance, other programs like Brick Memorial and Middletown South emerged as perennial contenders inside the shore.

As contenders emerged and upsets unfolded all throughout the season, many stars shined and prospered for all programs inside the conference. As the All-Shore Teams are a highly coveted achievement, there was a plethora of conversations as to who would be recognized.

Let's take a dive inside the 2023 Shore Sports Network Girls Volleyball All-Shore Second and Third Teams presented by Surf Taco.

2023 Shore Sports Network All-Shore Second Team

Players selected by Shore Sports Network's John Carelli and Scott Martin based on stats, first-hand accounts, coach feedback and team impact (not necessarily in that order).

Outside Hitters

Emily Hauptvogel, Sr, Lacey

2023 Stats: 260 Kills, 208 Digs, 106 Service Points, 64 Aces, 13 Blocks, 10 Assists

Hauptvogel has been inside the Lacey volleyball program for all four of her high school years, emerging as the star over her junior and senior seasons. Hauptvogel had double-digit totals in kills in all but six of her matchups throughout 2023. Ending with 10.8 kills per game, Hauptvogel helped lead Lacey to five wins over their last eight matchups including a first-round win over Pennsauken in state sectionals.

Jessica Smart, Jr, Southern Regional

2023 Stats: 263 Kills, 44 Digs, 37 Blocks, 11 Service Points, 5 Assists, 4 Aces

While Coach Eric Maxwell had superstars Jordyn Hamlin and Molly Regulski leading the helm for the Rams, another formidable talent shined throughout 2023 and became one of the best outside hitters across the conference. Smart ended the season with 263 kills, including 63 over the six state tournament games. Smart was one of the key reasons why the Rams won their first group title in 15 years. With a senior season on the horizon, Smart will return looking to take over the team and keep Southern well within their winning ways.


Olivia Shertenlieb, Jr, Pinelands

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2023 Stats: 581 Assists, 96 Digs, 87 Service Points, 19 Kills, 13 Aces, 6 Blocks

Shertenlieb had two matches all season where single digit totals for assists was achieved. In every other matchup, 13 or more assists were posted by Shertenlieb, putting on a clinic as the perennial setter for the Wildcats. Shertenlieb had 85 assists in the state tournament, leading the Wildcats to the sectional final against Mainland. As Shertenlieb will return back to the scene in 2024, the stock for the program continues to climb as the Wildcats will be right in the thick of action come next year.

Middle Blockers

Emily Fitzgerald, Sopho, Brick Memorial

2023 Stats: 151 Kills, 147 Digs, 71 Service Points, 42 Blocks, 22 Aces, 2 Assists

Nobody knew what the season would hold for Brick Memorial. After finishing 2022 with four wins, the new year turned out to be nothing but a success. 17 wins and a run to the state sectional semifinals largely in part to the performance by sophomore Emily Fitzgerald. As a middle blocker, Fitzgerald posted an impressive total of 42 blocks throughout the season while shining as one of the main kill threats for the Mustangs. Fitzgerald also proved to be a true leader for the Mustangs, rallying the team left and right during dire situations.

Lacey Trautwein, Jr, Jackson Memorial

2023 Stats: 85 Kills, 77 Blocks, 44 Service Points, 34 Digs, 14 Aces

Jackson Memorial came into 2023 with a plethora of talent on their court, but middle blocker needed full solidification. Trautwein proved to be the focus point of middle blocking for the Jaguars, posting 77 blocks throughout 2023. Trautwein posted at least one block in all games but two for the Jaguars and proved to be the prize possession the Jaguars can lean on come next year. Trautwein posted at least four blocks in 11 matches.


Gia Sergi, Sopho, St. John Vianney

2023 Stats: 226 Digs, 39 Aces, 37 Assists

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Sergi came onto the scene quickly for the Lancers, breaking the school record with 27 digs against Raritan in their second matchup of the season. Sergi continued to be an asset on the court, posting 21 digs inside the Shore Conference Tournament. Sergi led the Lancers with 14 digs in their opening round victory in the state sectionals against Red Bank Catholic. Sergi will have two more full seasons upcoming for the Lancers, making herself one of the top liberos inside the conference.

Defensive Specialist

Shayla Haemmerle, Sopho, Lacey

2023 Stats: 344 Digs, 122 Service Points, 59 Aces, 33 Assists, 11 Kills

Haemmerle started off the season as one of the top future prospects for Lacey and quicky turned herself into one of the perennial athletes inside the program. Haemmerle averaged 14.3 digs per game, leading the program with 344. Haemmerle came up huge throughout the state tournament, leading Lacey with 13 digs and 10 service points in their opening round victory over Pennsauken. Haemmerle's standout game of 2023 came against Jackson Memorial, leading all with 29 digs.

Serving Specialist

Annabella Fraim, Sopho, Barnegat

2023 Stats: 444 Assists, 147 Service Points, 84 Digs, 73 Aces, 9 Kills

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Programs that go on monumental runs usually have two players that emerge onto the scene immediately. That's exactly what Annabella Fraim did for Barnegat. Fraim's first two games of her career saw totals of 24 and 20 assists, hitting the ground running. Fraim posted 63 assists inside the Shore Conference Tournament, leading the Bengals to the semifinals. Fraim was also a key reason why the Bengals won their second sectional tournament in the last three seasons, posting 51 assists in the three matches.


Keira Mullen, Jr, Howell

2023 Stats: 165 Kills, 125 Digs, 81 Service Points, 30 Aces, 6 Blocks, 3 Assists

Howell had a remarkable season, going undefeated inside the division and winning their first title since 2019. This feat couldn't have been achieved without middle blocker and outside hitter Keira Mullen. Mullen broke the school record for kills, posting 165 throughout 2023. Mullen also had 125 digs and was a force on serve, providing 30 aces out of her 81 service points. The junior will return for one final run, looking to keep Howell at the top of the Shore Conference.

Third Team

Outside Hitters

Ashley Berger, Sr, Barnegat

2023 Stats: 178 Kills, 127 Digs, 106 Service Points, 54 Aces, 7 Assists, 5 Blocks

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Ashley Berger has been one of the most reliable tools across the conference over the last three seasons and is one of the main reasons on why Barnegat has two sectional titles over the three-year span. Berger opened up the season with double-digit kill totals in her first two games. Berger posted 10 kills in the three-set quarterfinal victory over Marlboro in the Shore Conference Tournament. Berger also had 9 kills and 8 digs in the sectional final victory over Pleasantville.

Stella Harzold, Sr, Jackson Liberty

2023 Stats: 200 Kills, 187 Digs, 165 Service Points, 66 Aces, 15 Assists, 7 Blocks

Jackson Liberty had multiple players inside the program elevate their game to new heights, one of them being Stella Harzold. Harzold posted double-digit totals of both digs and kills inside six of her matchups. Harzold averaged just shy of 9 kills per game while averaging over 8 digs per game. Harzold also led the team with 66 aces, proving to be the server for the Lions. Day in and out, Harzold led by example on the court and helped Jackson Liberty advance to the state sectional finals.


Ayana Warren, Fr, St. John Vianney

2023 Stats: 516 Assists, 147 Digs, 31 Aces, 18 Blocks, 4 Kills

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There wasn't one freshman on any team that made more of an impact then Ayana Warren. The Lancers have a plethora of talent, but found a diamond out of the freshman. Warren had 63 assists inside the Shore Conference Tournament, leading the Lancers to a semifinal appearance. Warren also contributed in a massive way inside the state sectionals, leading with 33 assists against Red Bank Catholic.

Middle Blockers

Gabia Grigaliunas, Sopho, Howell

2023 Stats: 115 Kills, 66 Digs, 60 Service Points, 23 Blocks, 18 Aces, 15 Assists

Grigaliunas proved to be one of the more versatile players throughout the conference, showing off her serve and spike all 2023. Grigaliunas had 10 kills in back-to-back matchups against Marlboro and Middletown South early in the season, helping get two crucial victories inside of the division. Grigaliunas had 12 kills and 8 digs in the division-clinching victory over Middletown South later in the season, helping Howell hoist the A North trophy.

Reilly Gannon, Sr, Brick Township

2023 Stats: 53 Kills, 47 Blocks, 11 Digs, 5 Aces, 4 Assists

Reilly Gannon helped lead the rebuild for the Dragons, putting the program in a strong position for the upcoming seasons. Gannon posted up a block in all but two matches throughout 2023 and proved that her one season on the Dragons was a vital one. Gannon's breakout performance came against Brick Memorial early on, putting up 5 blocks and 4 kills.


Steph Ramos, Sr, Jackson Liberty

2023 Stats: 326 Digs, 126 Service Points, 33 Aces, 13 Assists, 9 Kills

Senior Steph Ramos has been the go-to libero for the Lions over the last three seasons, as her senior year ultimately was her best yet. Ramos averaged 13.6 digs per match and helped propel Jackson Liberty into the sectional finals. Ramos also served at a strong consistency for the Lions, putting up 126 service points and 33 aces. Ramos had 24 digs against Pinelands and followed that performance up a week later with 20 digs against Point Beach.

Defensive Specialist

Nathalie Arguedas, Jr, Lakewood

2023 Stats: 409 Digs, 98 Kills, 47 Service Points, 25 Aces, 9 Assists, 6 Blocks

Lakewood continued to trend in an upward direction as the Piners hoisted 8 wins across the season, largely in part to the performance of Nathalie Arguedas. Arguedas proved to be a superstar for the Piners, showing off with 409 digs throughout the season. The defensive guru had 20 or more digs in 10 matches this year. Arguedas' breakout performance came against Keyport, leading the Piners with 32 digs.

Serving Specialist

Sophie Papagiannakis, Fr, Raritan

2023 Stats: 139 Digs, 95 Assists, 51 Aces, 5 Kills

The freshman sensation Sophie Papagiannakis came out of nowhere for the Rockets, helping the program reach their first ever sectional final. Papagiannakis proved to have one of the most devastating serves across the conference, coming away with 51 aces on the season. Her breakout performance came against Holmdel early in the season, bringing 8 digs and 7 aces to the table. Papagiannakis achieved double-digit aces with 10 against Newark Central in the opening round of states.


CeCe Marino, Sr, Marlboro

2023 Stats: 241 Assists, 150 Digs, 105 Kills, 102 Service Points, 33 Aces, 28 Blocks

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Marino was all over the court for the Mustangs, proving to be a defensive and offensive threat at all times. She also had over 100 service points for her second consecutive season, helping Marlboro get to the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Marino had 20 or more assists in four of her last five matches while garnering 26 service points over that span.

Honorable Mentions:

-Adriana Al-Ola, Sr, Holmdel

-Alexis Amoedo, Sr, Raritan

-Kayla Aumack, Sr, Keyport

-Katherine Bauman, Jr, Red Bank Catholic

-Emily Brunatti, Jr, Southern

-Riley Budenas, Sr, Toms River North

-Michelle Bukachevskiy, Sopho, Marlboro

-Stephanie Buttons, Sr, St. John Vianney

-Sarah Capone, Sr, Southern

-Ava Casales, Sr, Toms River East

-Catherine Caulfield, Sopho, Rumson-Fair Haven

-Grace Chiafullo, Sopho, Jackson Liberty

-Nadine Ciltepe, Sr, Central

-Isabella Cottrell, Jr, Brick Memorial

-Adrianna Cruz, Jr, Toms River East

-Brooke Degrazio, Sopho, Barnegat

-Julia DelMasto, Jr, Raritan

-Melanie Englehardt, Jr, St. Rose

-Gemma Ferris, Jr, Wall

-Kylie Fisher, Sr, Red Bank Regional

-Celia Frizzell, Jr, Point Beach

-Ava Grant, Jr, Wall

-Molly Huvane, Sr, Point Beach

-Caroline Jacobi, Jr, Trinity Hall

-Nicole Jacobs, Sopho, Manasquan

-Cameron Kapler, Jr, Middletown South

-Elizabeth Kavanaugh, Sr, Donovan Catholic

-Cayla Kuo, Sr, Rumson-Fair Haven

-Ella Langenberger, Jr, Rumson-Fair Haven

-Ali Lubach, Fr, St. Rose

-Olivia Luhn, Sr, Jackson Liberty

-Jordyn Lynch, Sr, Toms River South

-Stacy Mancino, Sr, Colts Neck

-Isabella McKelvey, Jr, Brick Memorial

-Genevieve Millett, Sopho, St. John Vianney

-Darlyn Neyra, Toms River East

-Kate O'Blek, Jr, Central

-Isabella Pavan, Jr, Barnegat

-Sayuri Penaranda, Jr, Freehold Boro

-Devyn Quigley, Sr, Manchester

-Abigail Reiber, Sr, Keyport

-Nicolina Saccomanno, Sr, Lacey

-Sophia Santoro, Sopho, Point Beach

-Sienna Socha-Soares, Jr, Howell

-Talia Snedeker, Jr, Red Bank Catholic

-Nicole Tarnacki, Sr, Pinelands

-Daniella Tischio, Sr, Donovan Catholic

-Kendra Thor, Jr, Colts Neck

-Savannah Torres, Jr, Howell

-Elle Vitanzo, Sopho, Manasquan

-Kailie Zebick, Sr, Red Bank Catholic

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