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7 local girls’ volleyball players receive All-CIF recognition

Corona del Mar High’s Kendall Kipp (4) celebrates with teammates after a victory over Palos Verdes in the second round of the CIF Southern Section Division 2 playoffs on Oct. 20, 2018.
(Christine Cotter)

Corona del Mar High senior outside hitter Kendall Kipp highlights one of seven girls’ volleyball players in the area earning All-CIF Southern Section honors.

Laguna Beach junior outside hitter Piper Naess and junior setter Soren Patchell made the Division 3 team, and Ocean View senior middle blocker Helen Reynolds was selected to the Division 7 team. Pacifica Christian Orange County junior setter Allyson Scharrer, sophomore middle blocker Hailey MacKay and senior outside hitter Breck Burwell received the honor in Division 9.

Kipp, who has signed with Stanford, led the Surf League champion Sea Kings (25-13) to the quarterfinals, riding a 16-match winning streak to that stage. CdM, which went 6-0 in the league, also received a berth into the CIF State Southern California Regional Division I tournament, where it lost in five sets to Carlsbad La Costa Canyon in the first round.

Kipp, the Surf League MVP, had 505 kills on .333 hitting, adding 179 digs, 50 blocks and 31 service aces.


Naess and Patchell helped Laguna Beach reach the section final in Division 3. The co-Wave League champion Breakers (19-14, 5-1 in league) lost in three sets to Sun Valley Village Christian in the championship match.

The Breakers’ season ended in the second round of the CIF SoCal Regional Division II playoffs with a four-set home loss to Quartz Hill.

Naess, the Wave League MVP, notched a team-high 450 kills on .261 hitting, adding 410 digs and 45 aces.

Patchell had 840 assists, 221 digs, 37 aces and 24 kills as Laguna Beach’s primary setter.


Reynolds led Ocean View to a 10-0 Golden West League title and the Division 7 semifinals. The Seahawks (23-5) lost at Temecula Linfield Christian in three sets.

In the CIF SoCal Regional Division IV playoffs, Ocean View went the distance before falling to visiting Chatsworth in the opening round.

Reynolds, the Golden West League MVP, led her team in kills with 166 on .278 hitting, adding 33 total blocks and 38 aces.

Scharrer, MacKay and Burwell helped Pacifica Christian reach the Division 9 final without dropping a set. The Tritons (15-10) lost in five sets to La Puente in the section championship match.

In the CIF SoCal Regional Division V playoffs, Pacifica Christian was swept on the road by Cudahy Elizabeth.

The Tritons went 4-4 in the Academy League, good for third place.

Scharrer handed out 308 assists, adding 80 aces, 75 digs and 38 kills.

MacKay had a team-high 135 kills to go with 56 digs, 32 aces and 19 blocks.


Burwell led the Tritons with 11 kills and 18 digs in the Division 9 final.

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