Seton-La Salle senior outside hitters named All-WPIAL in Class AA girls' volleyball
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Seton-La Salle seniors Toni and Tia Torchia have been lauded as WPIAL girls' volleyball all-stars in the Class AA division.
Toni, a 5-foot-8 outside hitter, was a first-team selection, while Tia, a 5-7 outside hitter, was a second-team pick.
“They are two of the most competitive, aggressive and passionate volleyball players I've had the pleasure to coach,” Kevin Hummert, Seton-La Salle's veteran head coach, said. “They had some tough family situations to deal with during their high school careers, but have done a remarkable job maturely handling these issues so that it rarely had an impact on themselves as volleyball players, or more importantly the team.”
Along with starting as outside hitters for the Lady Rebels, both girls served, played all three back-row rotations, and were primary passers in serve-receive.
“I would consider Tia and Toni by far the two best athletes on the team,” Hummert said. “That strong athletic base allowed them to develop into fundamentally strong volleyball players.”
The Torchia twins were joined by four other seniors on this year's section-winning team at Seton-La Salle. The Lady Rebels won the Section 6-AA title with a 10-0 record, advanced to the WPIAL quarterfinals, and ended up 15-5 overall.
“The impact (the Torchias) had on the team is one that will be felt next year,” Hummert said. “Their energy and love for the team were contagious and allowed our team to grow and bond, which ultimately led to a great deal of success for the Seton program over the past two years.
“Hopefully, these characteristics carry over to future generations of Seton volleyball players.”
Both girls also are standout lacrosse players, and both plan to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level.
Toni will play volleyball next year; Tia will play lacrosse.
Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-388-5820 or email@example.com.
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