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JFK’S RIVERA TAKES 2019 VOLLEYBALL MVP HONORS

JFK senior middle blocker Kiana Rivera was the staple to the Islanders’ undefeated regular season, leading to her naming as the 2019 Most Valuable Player.

Three other JFK teammates also made the 1st Team: setter Valerie Escalona, opposite hitter Frencine Villena and libero Maiya Taijeron.

1st Team

Setter: Valerie Escalona JFK (12)

Outside Hitters: Tylee Shepherd St. John’s (11), Austia Mendiola Notre Dame (11)

Middle Blockers: Kristen Serrano Academy (11), Kiana Rivera JFK (12)

Opposite: Frencine Villena JFK (12)

Libero: Maiya Taijeron JFK (12) 

2ND Team

Setter: Ellie Sheffield Guam High (12) 

Outside Hitters: Hallie Wigsten St. John’s (12), Kiyoni Yamaguchi JFK (12) 

Middle Blockers: Gia Camacho Notre Dame (11), Faith Piper Notre Dame (9)

Opposite: Angeline Del Carmen St. John’s (11)

Libero: Michala Connelly Notre Dame (11) 

HONORABLE MENTION 

Setters: Jenna Almoguera St. Paul (10), Ellisa Joseph GW (12), Precious Pecson Tiyan (11), Trinity Terlaje Harvest (11) 

Outside Hitters: Karzina Alafanso GW (10), Minami Rabago Notre Dame (11), Malia Dabney Guam High (9), Kaciera Duenas Southern (12), Jeraila Martinez Southern (12), Cori Nicole Paulino Academy (10) 

Middle Blockers: Cristi-Rose Cruz Southern (11), Ashley Dill Guam High (12), Kamalynne Lizama JFK (11), Ciarra Martinez GW (12), Jadyn Palomares St. John’s (10), Rebecca Salas Academy (11), Kirsten Santos GW (12), Janniliese Quitanilla St. Paul (11) 

Opposite: Rhea-Joi Quenga Southern (11), Kristen Silva St. Paul (12) 

Liberos: Lola Aguon GW (11), Vanezza Gustillo Okkodo (11), Vanessa Kim Harvest (12), Heaven Reyes Notre Dame (11) 

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Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.

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