Posted On: 11/1/20 2:26 PM

The St. Thomas Aquinas Saints defeated the Lansing Lions 25-13, 26-24 to win their second consecutive Kansas State Volleyball Championship on October 31.

With COVID protocols in place, KSHSAA decreased the field at state tournaments from eight teams to four. The tournament felt smaller compared to past tournaments, but here are the players who stepped up big for their teams during postseason play.

Having covered the 6A State Tournament I have put together an All-State team. Players from the four quarterfinal teams that did not earn a trip to Salina are eligible for honorable mention positions.

DS, Caroline Bien Caroline Bien 6'0" | OH St. Thomas Aquinas | 2021 State KS , 5’11”, St. Thomas Aquinas (’21 Ranked No. 2)  – Bien is committed to playing at Kansas University. She can play both front and back rows. Bien had eight kills in the State Final and nine kills in the semifinal. She finished the regular season with 197 kills and 218 digs.

OH, Ava Martin Ava Martin 6'0" | OH St. Thomas Aquinas | 2022 State KS , 6’0”, St. Thomas Aquinas (’22 Ranked No. 1) – Martin has verbally committed to play at Creighton University after graduation. She is an explosive jumper. She dominated the net in the State Championship game with 12 kills and four blocks. Martin was among the

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