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Postseason Honors Roll In for Parker Girls’ Volleyball Team

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Francis Parker School girls’ volleyball team captured its 7th CIF State Championship back on December 1, its first since winning back-to-back state titles in ’04 and ’05. Since then, the Lancers have picked up several postseason accolades, including a Coach of the Year award and three all-section honors.

John Landicho, a Santee resident, in his first year as head coach of the program, not only led the Lancers to a 37-2 record and a State Championship, but he was honored by the UT San Diego as the 2012 San Diego Section Coach of the Year. He guided Parker to a #1 ranking in the state for Division IV teams and #2 in the nation for similar size schools. Overall, the team finished with the #6 ranking in California and #22 in the country for all schools.

The Lancers had two players, setter Erika Conners ‘13 (Serra Mesa resident) and outside hitter Michaela Dews ’14 (Clairemont Mesa resident) earn 1st Team All-San Diego Section honors while middle blocker Alexis Salmons ’13 (Old Town resident) garnered 2nd Team All-San Diego Section accolades.

Middle blocker Alexis Salmons ’13 (Old Town resident) garnered 2nd Team All-San Diego Section accolades.

In the championship match, Parker defeated Sacred Heart Prep out of Atherton by scores of 25-22, 28-26, 22-25, 22-25 and 15-13. Dews recorded a match-high 20 kills to go along with 14 digs while Conners posted 55 assists and 16 digs.

The Lancers’ previous State Championships came in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1998, 2004 and 2005. Landicho was an assistant coach on the ’98, ’04 and ’05 squads.

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