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GIRARD OH- The 2023 volleyball season brought high expectations for Girard senior Bree Latell, who knew she would be at the forefront of her team’s offensive efforts. The Indians were counting on her to elevate her game, and she did precisely that, exceeding all expectations and earning the well-deserved title of 2023 YSN Offensive Player of the Year.

Latell’s exceptional performance throughout the season was nothing short of remarkable, as she showcased her offensive prowess with unparalleled consistency. The numbers tell the story of her dominance, as she tallied an impressive 444 kills, averaging an astounding 5.4 kills per set. What truly set her apart was her remarkable hitting efficiency, boasting a .321 hitting percentage. These statistics are not only a testament to her skill but also a testament to her dedication and hard work.

Comparing her 2023 season to the previous year, the growth in her game is truly impressive. Bree Latell increased her kill total by a staggering 115 compared to 2022, underlining her relentless drive to improve. Additionally, she boosted her hitting percentage from the previous year by nearly 30 points, demonstrating her commitment to honing her skills. She also witnessed a significant uptick in opportunities as she was set 251 more times than in the previous season.

The recognition as the 2023 YSN Offensive Player of the Year is a testament to Latell’s dedication, hard work, and unwavering commitment to her team’s success. Her outstanding season has left an indelible mark on the volleyball landscape, and it’s a fitting accolade for a player who has truly dominated the offensive side of the game.

Congratulations to Bree Latell for this well-deserved honor, and her remarkable achievements in 2023. Her journey on the volleyball court has been a joy to witness, and her legacy at Girard High School is one that will be celebrated for years to come.


GIRARD OH- In the world of Girard volleyball, there’s a name that resonates with power and precision: Bree Latell. The senior outside hitter has not only stepped into the spotlight as the primary source of offense for her team but has also emerged as a vital leader for an overall younger roster. With her incredible talent and dedication, she’s become the heart and soul of Girard’s volleyball program.

Bree’s journey to becoming a volleyball standout is marked by record-breaking moments. This season, she etched her name into the history books by breaking the record for the most kills in a single match, a staggering 37 against East Liverpool. Notably, it was during that same game that Bree achieved a significant milestone, her 1000th career kill. These accomplishments highlight her unmatched ability to dominate at the net and secure crucial points for her team.

Bree’s 2022 season was nothing short of spectacular. She amassed an impressive 329 kills, averaging 3.8 kills per set, showcasing her consistency and effectiveness as an offensive powerhouse. Her hitting percentage of .292 reflects her remarkable accuracy and skill. Beyond her offensive contributions, Bree also proved her mettle on the defensive end with 197 digs and demonstrated her versatility with 70 aces.

As the 2023 season unfolds, Bree Latell shows no signs of slowing down. Through just six games, she has already notched an incredible 126 kills, averaging a staggering 6.0 kills per set. Her impact extends beyond the attack, with 59 digs, 16 aces, and 10 blocks. These statistics underscore her unwavering commitment to elevating her game year after year.

While Bree’s volleyball prowess is undeniable, she has her sights set on a promising future off the court. After graduating from Girard, she plans to pursue a career in architecture and interior design. Her dedication, precision, and eye for detail on the volleyball court are sure to translate seamlessly into her chosen profession.

Bree Latell is not just a star athlete; she’s a symbol of inspiration for her team and an example of what can be achieved through talent, hard work, and unwavering dedication. As she continues to light up the volleyball court with her remarkable performances, her future in architecture and interior design is equally bright. Girard, both on and off the court, is proud to call Bree Latell one of their own, a name that will be remembered for years to come.


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GIRARD OH- Girard volleyball has climbed to enter themselves in the conversation of the best teams in our area.  The Indians are loaded with star level talent.  They carry with them a 1-2 punch on offense that is hard for most teams to defend.  One of the heads of that two headed monster is junior Bree Latell.  Bree is an outside hitter that brings a unique skill set to her position. What really makes her stand out in the area is the fact that she is left handed.  It makes it hard for teams to read the ball when it comes off a different hand. Plus, Latell has an easier time avoiding the pin on the right side attack.  Latell is not just dominant on offense, but is among the team leaders in digs.  She is taking in as much as she can from Girard’s current senior class so when her senior season comes, she’ll be ready to lead as well. It won’t hurt her ability that she already is a leader on the floor now. Her biggest leadership asset is her positive energy and emotion. She can always keep the team up.

Looking at Latell’s numbers right now she has collected 243 kills on the season. She averages 3.7 kills per set.  Her individual hitting percentage is .266.  Latell is also second on the team in digs with 153.  She adds 23 blocks to her season totals as well.

Bree took the time over the weekend to talk to YSN’s Anthony Hartwig about her tremendous season and career to this point. They talk about playing as much volleyball as she does, how she doesn’t get gassed out, and much more. Check out the latest Girard Volleyball Player Profile only on YSN!

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GIRARD OH- This first round volleyball match up on Wednesday saw the third meeting this season between Girard and Poland. The two teams split the regular season matches, but it was Girard who came out on top to advance in the tournament. The Indians took the match in four sets (25-14 22-25 25-14 25-17).

Bree Latell was on fire tonight for the Indians. The freshman finished with a season-high 24 kills. She completed a double double with 10 digs to go along with her season high kill total. Lauren Pallone also recorded a double double with 18 kills, and 22 digs. Ali Durkin set up 27 assists to lead the team.

Poland was led by Morgan Kluchar with 9 kills. She also played good net defense with 3 blocks. Alyssa Glaros had a wonderful defensive day with 32 digs. Maddie Wess set up 9 assists.

Girard moves on to the sectional finals on Saturday where they’ll host Streetsboro, the eleven seed in the bracket. That match is set to start at 4:00.


CANFIELD OH- South Range is starting to find some confidence this week inside the NE8. They started the week with a sweep of Mooney, followed it up with a sweep over a Hubbard team they lost to earlier in the season. Girard was not having as good of a week. After dropping a heartbreaker to Lakeview, they also couldn’t overcome Poland on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss. The Raiders added to their woes with a shocking sweep on Thursday (28-26 26-24 26-24).

Izzy Lamparty led the Raiders offense with 10 kills. Julia Blasko and Juli Stachowicz has strong night’s as well totaling 9 kills each. Reagan Irons was masterful in the back row with 35 digs. Sarah Kuhns set up 19 assists. Jamie Feren and Bri Hiner both served two aces.

Lauren Pallone led Girard with a match-high 15 kills. Bree Latell was also in double digits with 10 kills. Pallone recorded a double double adding 14 digs to her night. Latell did the same with 12 digs. Allison Durkin led the way in assists with 17. She also served up 3 aces.

South Range will take a week off to prepare for currently unbeaten Lakeview in Cortland on Thursday. Girard will look to right the ship hosting Niles on Tuesday.


GIRARD OH- Girard had a pivotal week of league play ahead of them coming in to Tuesday night, at 12-3, the Indians have games against Hubbard, who took them to five sets earlier this season, and league leading Lakeview, who swept them earlier this season. Well step one complete as Girard left no doubt who the better team was against Hubbard with a sweep. 25-21 25-16 26-24).

Lauren Pallone was on fire tonight. She led the team with a match-high 20 kills. Lauren also served up 2 aces, and 2 blocks. Ali Durkin led the offense in assists, setting up 17 of them, and earned a double double with grabbing 12 digs as well. Bree Latell finished with 7 kills, 7 digs, and 4 aces.

Emily Filicky led Hubbard with 9 kills. Senior Sydney Bowser Player well in the back row leading the Eagles in digs with 14. Karissa Fahndrich put together a double double with 14 assists, and 13 digs.

Girard will try to carry this momentum in to their next league game on Thursday against Lakeview in Cortland. Hubbard needs to bounce back quickly as they host Bristol on Wednesday.


NEW MIDDLETOWN OH- Last year the Tigers and Indians opened up the season facing each other, and it was a dominating 3-0 Springfield sweep. Girard flopped the script Monday night opening the season with a 3-1 win over the Tigers (25-12 25-17 23-25 25-17).

Girard completely dominated sets one and two. Springfield opened each set with some promise, leading set one 6-2, and leading set two 4-1. Those were the only leads the Tigers would acquire in those sets however as the power of the Indians offense was too much for Springfield to handle.

Set three seemed to be going the same way as the Indians marched to a 17-12 lead. The Tigers found some momentum however and stormed to an 8-0 run to lead 20-17. The Tigers then were able to come away with clutch plays in the final points to steal set three 25-23.

The Indians regrouped in set four and made another big rally to take a big enough lead to cruise to the match clinching 25-17 win in the set.

Lauren Pallone led the Indians with a double-double. She racked up 21 kills and 14 digs. She also served up 4 aces. Bree Latell also had a strong double double with 14 kills and 10 digs. She gathered 3 aces. Ali Durkin led the Indians in assists with 22, Sophie Griffith added 20.

Jacey Mullens led the Tigers with 8 kills, Madison Lesnsak was a force at the block with 8 rejections from the net. Sara Pontius had 6 blocks.

Springfield plays Tuesday the 25th against Lowellville, Girard plays Jefferson on the 25th as well.