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Northwest’s Jefferies Named MoCo Volleyball Player of the Year



This week the Northwest Lady Jags capped off their State Championship win with a number of players being named to the All-County Team and Janiece Jefferies named MoCo Player of the Year by a vote of high school volleyball coaches.

The sophomore setter, Janiece Jefferies, who had 28 assists in the championship game, also had four Service Aces and one kill as the Lady Jags beat Dulaney last week in College Park.


It was Jefferies, who set the match winning point in the tight semi-final win over defending champs Severna Park. After a serve by senior Chaya Riggs was returned by Severna Park, Jefferies would set up senior Gabby Bennett to end it 26-24.

“I was just hoping not to mess it up,” said Jefferies after the semi-final game. “I just didn’t want to mess that up. When I saw that she hit it down, I was just totally relieved.”

Other Lady Jags joining Jefferies in receiving accolades from the county coaches were senior outside hitter Gabby Bennett, and freshman outside hitter Jenaisya Moore, who received First Team All-County nods.

Bennett led the team in kills in the championship with 11. On the defensive side, Bennett tied Jefferies with seven digs in the final match. In the finals, it was freshman Moore who came up big. She had nine kills and four service aces in the final match.

Other local players making the All-County team include Suzanne Brady of Damascus a senior middle hitter, who led her team to a 19-4 record and the 3A State Finals, but came up one win short losing to Northern High School.