The Indians of Toms River South found themselves in somewhat of a rebuild in 2023, but found their one superstar to build around over the next two years.

Sofia D'Arcangelo came into 2023 with high expectations as the starting libero for the program, but nobody expected her to take off the way she did right out of the gate.

Photo by Joseph D'Arcangelo
Photo by Joseph D'Arcangelo

D'Arcangelo found herself on the court for opening day against their crosstown rival in Toms River East. While the match ended in a tough three-set loss, D'Arcangelo established herself and led all with 20 digs while adding 6 service points and 4 assists.

Throughout the season, D'Arcangelo found herself with double-digit totals in the digs column all but two times. D'Arcangelo had 20 or more digs inside five of her matches throughout the season.

When it came to postseason play, the Indians were lucky to find themselves inside the state sectionals and made the most of it. The Indians had to travel to Shawnee and knew that they had to play their best ball in order to advance. D'Arcangelo continued to put on a clinic as she's done all season long, leading the way with 20 digs and 7 assists, helping lead the upset over Shawnee.

D'Arcangelo ended the season with 367 digs, 89 service points, 67 assists and 38 aces. The versatility of the sophomore superstar proved to be essential to the promise that came from the Indians all season long.

Sofia D'Arcangelo cemented herself as one of the strongest threats across the conference and has established herself as the superstar to be depended on for the next two years. For her breakout campaign and exceptional leadership on the court, Sofia D'Arcangelo has been named 2023 Shore Sports Network Girls Volleyball Sophomore of the Year.

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