Finalists named for the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball & Coach of the Year

GAINESVILLE (Nov. 26) — The finalists for the 2019 Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball and Girls’ Volleyball Coach of the Year have been announced following balloting by a statewide panel of high school volleyball coaches and prep media representatives.

Following are the finalists for the 2019 Miss Volleyball Award (area nominees in bold)

Sydney Conley, Senior, Outside Hitter, Hagerty, Class 7A Player-of-the-Year
Conley led her team to the Class 7A state title with 308 kills, 235 digs and 82 blocks and a .319 hitting percentage. The Under Armour honorable mention All-America has signed with Florida State.

Shania Cromartie, Senior, Outside Hitter, Leon, Class 6A Player-of-the-Year
Cromartie posted 394 kills with a .352 hitting percentage and added 304 digs in leading her team to the Class 6A state title. The Under Armour honorable mention All-America has signed with Mississippi State.

Skylar English, Junior, Outside Hitter/ Setter, Barron Collier, Class 5A Player-of-the-Year
English led her team to the Class 5A Final Four with 520 kills, 264 digs, 43 blocks and 70 aces.

Cierra Jenkins, Senior, Setter, Lake Highland Prep, Class 4A Player-of-the-Year
The third team Under Armour All-America led her team to the Class 4A state title with 611 assists, 198 digs, 163 kills and 46 aces. She has committed to Brown University.

Annie Cate Fitzpatrick, Senior, Outside Hitter, Trinity Catholic (Ocala), Class 3A Player-of-the-Year
Fitzpatrick led her squad to the Class 3A Final Four with 425 kills, 250 digs and a .314 hitting percentage. The first team Under Armour All-America has signed with Penn State.

Sarah Franklin, Senior, Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter, Lake Worth Christian, Class 2A Player-of-the-Year
The Under Armour honorable mention All-America led her team to the Class 2A state title with 629 kills, 185 digs, and 88 blocks. She has signed with Michigan State.

Hadley Barfield, Senior, Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist, Sneads, Class 1A Player-of-the-Year
Barfield led her team to the Class 1A state title with 268 kills, 234 digs and 31 aces.

Following are the finalists for the 2019 Girls’ Volleyball Coach of the Year:

Juanita Hitt, Hagerty, Class 7A Coach-of-the-Year
Hitt led her team to the Class 7A state championship with a 26-6 record. In six years at Hagerty she has posted a 129-33 record with another Final Four appearance in 2017.

Angie Strickland, Leon, Class 6A Coach-of-the-Year
Strickland led her team to the Class 6A state title with a 29-3 record. In 10 years at Leon she has a 184-69 record with another state title in 2011 and four other Final Four appearances (2015-18).

Robin Mignerey, Ponte Vedra, Class 5A Coach-of-the-Year
Mignerey led her squad to the Class 5A state title with a 25-6 record. In 11 years at Ponte Vedra she has a 242-72 record with another state title in 2017 and three other Final Four appearances (2015-16-18).

Katie Gallagher, Lake Highland Prep, Class 4A Coach-of-the-Year
In her second year as head coach at LHP, Gallagher led her squad to the Class 4A state title with a 26-2 record. Her two-year record is 42-7.

Chad Sutton, Cardinal Mooney, Class 3A Coach-of-the-Year
Sutton led his squad to the Class 3A state title with a 22-10 record. In four years at Cardinal Mooney he has an 80-40 record, with a state runnerup finish in 2018. He also had a 79-57 record in five years as head coach at Sarasota.

Terri Kaiser, Lake Worth Christian, Class 2A Coach-of-the-Year
Kaiser led her squad to the Class 2A state title with a 27-4 record. It was the fourth state title in Kaiser’s 32-year coaching career at LWC where she has posted 701 wins with 13 state championship final appearances.

Heather Edge, Sneads, Class 1A Coach-of-the-Year
In her second year as head coach, Edge led Sneads to its seventh consecutive Class 1A state title with a 21-10 record. Her two-year record is 45-15.

Final voting numbers by class (top three):

Class 7A
Player School Points
Sydney Conley Hagerty 112
Naomi Cabello East Ridge (Clermont) 72
Anabelle Standish Palm Beach Gardens 65

Coach School Points
Juanita Hitt Hagerty 190
Joy VanDyke Palm Beach Gardens 96
Vanja Todorovic Plant 44

Class 6A
Player School Points
Shania Cromartie Leon 141
Paris Thompson Fort Myers 82
Carter Mogridge St. Thomas Aquinas 48

Coach School Points
Angie Strickland Leon 175
Lisa Zielinski St. Thomas Aquinas 97
Brian Wheatley Venice 39

Class 5A
Player School Points
Skylar English Barron Collier 96
Zeta Washington Ponte Vedra 83
Re’na Ashley Vanguard (Ocala) 73

Coach School Points
Robin Mignerey Ponte Vedra 174
Randy Ewers Vanguard (Ocala) 93
Yami Del Valle Barron Collier 66

Class 4A
Player School Points
Cierra Jenkins Lake Highland Prep 182
Rylie Tam Santa Fe (Alachua) 98
Maddy Clark Nature Coast Tech (Brooksville) 52

Coach School Points
Katie Gallagher Lake Highland Prep 168
Eric Marshall Santa Fe (Alachua) 107
Emilio Urgell St. Brendan 75

Class 3A
Player School Points
Annie Cate Fitzpatrick Trinity Catholic (Ocala) 110
Ellie McKissock The First Academy 89
Sophia Hritz Cardinal Mooney 62

Coach School Points
Chad Sutton Cardinal Mooney 167
Julie Doan Kurenuma Westminster Christian 108
Jeff Reavis Trinity Catholic (Ocala) 66

Class 2A
Player School Points
Sarah Franklin Lake Worth Christian 170
Madison Peters Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto) 69
Breanah Rives Seacrest 65

Coach School Points
Terri Kaiser Lake Worth Christian 177
Steve Stack Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto) 113
Jan Class Seacrest 62

Class 1A
Player School Points
Hadley Barfield Sneads 134
Jillian Cassube Bell 103
Grace Oelrich Newberry 48

Coach School Points
Heather Edge Sneads 159
Sherrod Moseley Newberry 78
Mendy Sikes Branford 75