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Presidio Sports All-City Volleyball Team

Anika Wilson Named Player of the Year

Whether it was on right side, the left, or out of the back row, Anika Wilson was a point maker for the San Marcos girls volleyball team. Wilson’s fiery play and leadership led San Marcos to a share of the title in very competitive Channel League title and sparked the Royals to the quarterfinals of the CIF 1-A playoffs.

Presidio Sports is pleased honor Wilson as the Most Valuable Player on the All-City Girls Volleyball team. Eight players were chosen to the elite squad. They were selected for their outstanding play and their impact in matches.

Wilson was an impact player all season for the Royals. The senior put away 209 kills on a .290 hitting percentage, had 141 digs and served 18 aces.

“Anika was our go-to player this season,” San Marcos coach Erica Menzel Downing said of the three-year varsity starter. “She led our team in all areas of stats almost every game.”

Anika’s importance to the team was never more evident than during the time when starter Chloe Allen was sidelined with an injury. “Anika filled (Chloe’s) outside position (on the left pin) perfectly,” Downing said. “She never asked questions and would play any position we asked her to play.

Wilson signed a National Letter of Intent to play sand volleyball for the Pepperdine Waves. She holds a “AAA” rating on the beach.

The All-City Team also includes Gabi Peoples (San Marcos), Emily Allen (San Marcos), McKenna Goss (Dos Pueblos), Hannah White (Laguna Blanca), Lexi Rottman (Santa Barbara), Dane Miller (Santa Barbara), Lourda Weger (Santa Barbara), and Peyton Shelburne (Cate).

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