SAMOHI — The Santa Monica High School girls’ volleyball team had a lot to celebrate in November at the end of their season after winning the regular season Ocean League title and qualifying for the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section playoffs.
However — in addition to the team’s success in dominating their league this season — several individual players from the Vikings were selected to the All-Ocean League team for 2010, and one underclassmen also garnered state-wide recognition.
Selected as the Most Valuable Player from the league was junior Dana Ritchie. Junior Sarah Krenik was the Most Outstanding Player in league play this season.
Krenik was also recognized for her outstanding play all season long and during the postseason as she was named to the All-CIF team.
The Ocean League’s first team selections from Samohi were all sophomores — Jordan Levy, Greta Schmittdiel and Joslyn Hayes.
The second-team consisted of some soon-to-be graduated seniors, including senior team captain Tessa Walther and senior Lindsey Nakatani; as well as junior Abby Southam and sophomore Avalon Lennon.