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2007-2008

"CHAMPIONSHIP-ITIS"

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Desert Vista finished tied for 5th place in the 5A Div. I State Tournament

Congratulatons to the following players who received awards for the 2007 season:
Anna Gott DV Co-MVP, First Team All Central Region, AZ Republic 2007 Honorable Mention 5A All-Arizona Team, Tempe All City Team, Arizona Varsity's 5A-I 2nd Team All State, East Valley Tribune's 5A Honorable Mention, Westwood Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team, Highland Hawks All-Tournament Team
Lauren Howard Second Team All Central Region, AZ Republic 2007 2nd Team 5A All-Arizona Team, East Valley Tribune's 5A Second Team, Arizona Varsity's 5A-I Honorable Mention
Kelly Hultgren Second Team All Central Region
Betsi Metter Second Team All Central Region, AZ Republic 2007 Honorable Mention 5A All-Arizona Team, Arizona Varsity's 5A-I Honorable Mention, East Valley Tribune's 5A Honorable Mention, Westwood Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team, Highland Hawks All-Tournament Team
April Page Honorable Mention All Central Region
Abby Simmons DV Co-MVP, First Team All Central Region, Central Region Co-Player of the Year, Tempe All City Team, AZ Republic 2007 All-Arizona Team, AZ Republic 2007 1st Team All-Arizona Team, East Valley Tribune's 5A First Team and Player of the Year, Arizona Varsity's 5A-I 1st Team All State, Westwood Tournament of Champions All-Tournament Team, Highland Hawks All-Tournament Team
Chloe Steadman Honorable Mention All Central Region, East Valley Tribune's 5A Honorable Mention
Nicole Wolf Honorable Mention All Central Region

Congratulations to Abby Simmons and Anna Gott for being selected to the Tempe All-City Team.

Congratulations to Abby Simmons and Lauren Howard for signing their National Letters of Intent to play volleyball in college. Abby signed with the University of Utah and Lauren signed with San Diego Christian College.

F JV V
Non-Region: 10-2 10-2 35-5
Region: 6-0 6-0 4-2
Overall: 16-2 16-2 39-7

Videos of match points can be seen on the Schedule page.

Goldwater Volleyball Festival! October 12th & 13th
Congratulations to the Varsity team for winning 1st place at the Goldwater Volleyball Festival.

Highland Volleyball Tournament, September 28-29
Congratulations to the Varsity team for their 2nd place finish at the Highland Volleyball Tournament.
Congratulations to Betsi Metter, Abby Simmons, and Anna Gott for being selected to the All-Tournament Team. Abby was selected as the MVP.

Westwood Tournament of Champions, September 7-8
Congratulations to the Varsity team for winning 1st place at the Westwood Tournament of Champions.


Congratulations to Anna Gott, Abby Simmons, and Betsi Metter for being selected to the All-Tournament Team.

Pictures from the Westwood Tournament of Champions by biggirlinthemiddle.com

In The News
1/23/08: DV senior Simmons nearing another honor by Ahwatukee Foothills News
1/16/08: Candidates for Andi Collins Award to Nation's Top Senior Setter (Abby Simmons on the list) by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
12/24/07: Simmons sparked Desert Vista by East Valley Tribune
12/18/07: Volleyball All State: 5A by Arizona Varsity
11/26/07: Volleyball Announces Three Signees by Utah Volleyball
Desert Vista Volleyball Season Wrap Video by Ahwatukee Foothills News
11/24/07: All-State Girls Volleyball: 5A by The Arizona Republic
11/24/07: Volleyball All-Arizona team by The Arizona Republic
11/23/07: Volleyball Central Region players of year: MP's Hodgkins, DV's Simmons by Ahwatukee Foothills News
11/16/07: All State Teams Announced by Arizona Varsity
11/13/07: Desert Vista's 2007 season 'raised the bar' by Ahwatukee Foothills News
11/9/07: Senior Simmons preparing to extend season's final week by Ahwatukee Foothills News
11/8/07: DV volleyball's season ends in second round by Ahwatukee Foothills News
11/8/07: 5A-I state girls volleyball: Desert Vista bows to Xavier in playoffs by East Valley Tribune
11/7/07: 5A volleyball playoffs roundup by The Arizona Republic
11/6/07: DV volleyball sweeps into 2nd round of state by Ahwatukee Foothills News
11/6/07: DV undeterred by tough road to finals by Ahwatukee Foothills News
11/5/07: Top teams to settle score in tourney by East Valley Tribune
11/5/07: 5A-I volleyball tourney: 'Insanity' by The Arizona Republic
11/4/07: 5A and 4A girls volleyball pairings announced by East Valley Tribune
10/29/07: High school volleyball rankings (DV ranked #2) by The Arizona Republic
10/23/07: High school volleyball rankings (DV ranked #3) by The Arizona Republic
10/20/07: Hawks Attract Arizona's Top Volleyball Recruit - Lauren Howard by San Diego Christian College
10/18/07: Volleyball notebook (Athlete of the Week: Abby Simmons) by East Valley Tribune
10/16/07: Battle of the Bounces by Ahwatukee Foothills News
10/15/07: Despite 2 losses, Desert Vista on roll by The Arizona Republic
10/15/07: High school volleyball rankings (DV ranked #3) by The Arizona Republic
10/14/07: Desert Vista takes volleyball title by East Valley Tribune
10/13/07: Desert Vista wins volleyball tournament by The Arizona Republic
10/10/07: 3 powers keep Central volleyball race interesting by The Arizona Republic
10/9/07: DV ends tough week with a tough loss - thanks to mental errors by Ahwatukee Foothills News
10/8/07: 3 teams vying for Central volleyball title by The Arizona Republic
10/8/07: Girls volleyball rankings (DV ranked #4) by The Arizona Republic
10/8/07: Goldwater tourney pits state's elite by The Arizona Republic
10/4/07: Oct. 4 Century Club National Top 100 High School Rankings (DV ranked #90 nationally) by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
10/2/07: Metter's mettle giving DV competitive edge by Ahwatukee Foothills News
10/2/07: The strength of the Central Region by Ahwatukee Foothills News
10/2/07: Girls volleyball rankings (DV ranked #4) by The Arizona Republic
9/27/07: Sept. 27 Century Club National Top 100 High School Rankings (DV ranked #81 nationally) by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
9/25/07: State by State Views by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
9/24/07: High school volleyball rankings (DV ranked #1) by The Arizona Republic
9/22/07: Senior Aces 2008: "The 150" (Abby Simmons in the top 250) by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
9/20/07: Sept. 20 Century Club National Top 100 High School Rankings (DV ranked #53 nationally) by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
9/17/07: Girls volleyball rankings (DV ranked #1) by The Arizona Republic
9/14/07: Volleyball notebook: Athlete of the week: Lauren Howard by East Valley Tribune
9/13/07: Sept. 13 Century Club National Top 100 High School Rankings (DV ranked #57 nationally) by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
9/10/07: High school girls volleyball rankings (DV ranked #1) by The Arizona Republic
9/10/07: Westwood tournament sets table by The Arizona Republic
9/10/07: State by state highlights of a busy volleyball weekend by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
9/9/07: Desert Vista rolls past Chaparral by East Valley Tribune
9/8/07: Desert Vista wins tournament by The Arizona Republic
9/6/07: Sept. 6 Century Club National Top 100 High School Rankings (DV ranked #88 nationally) by PrepVolleyball.com (requires a subscription)
9/5/07: Thunderous: DV volleyball takes down Hamilton, No. 1 Xavier by Ahwatukee Foothills News
9/4/07: High school volleyball rankings (DV ranked #1) by The Arizona Republic
9/4/07: Surprising start as top 2 5A-I teams upset by The Arizona Republic
8/31/07: Volleyball notebook by East Valley Tribune
8/30/07: Top two 5A-I volleyball teams fall by The Arizona Republic
8/29/07: High school girls volleyball rankings (DV ranked #4) by The Arizona Republic
8/25/07: Girls volleyball rankings (DV ranked #4) by The Arizona Republic
8/10/07: Tough early schedule to help experienced DV by Ahwatukee Foothills News
8/10/07: Talented Young Duo Dominates Arizona Junior Beach Volleyball by USA Volleyball


Lauren Howard

Abby Simmons
Congratulations to Lauren Howard for committing to San Diego Christian College. She was offered a full ride scholarship to play volleyball at SDCC (a NAIA school) and will attend starting the fall of 2008. Congratulations to Lauren and her parents. Congratulations to Abby Simmons for committing to University of Utah. She was offered a full ride scholarship to play volleyball at Utah (a Division I school) and will attend starting the fall of 2008. Congratulations to Abby and her parents.

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