Viktoria Todorova Named To All-State Volleyball Team
David Creed •
Nantucket High School sophomore libero Viktoria Todorova has been named to the Massachusetts Volleyball Coaches Association’s Div. 3-5 All-State Team. Todorova is one of 53 Massachusetts Volleyball players to be named to an all-state team out of over 7,000 volleyball players statewide. She said she is honored and still in disbelief by the honor.
"Honestly, I couldn’t believe it," Todorova said. "It feels amazing to be selected to such an event. I am very grateful and honored to be named an All-State. I’m proud of myself and glad that all of the effort I’ve put in is paying off."
Todorova had a fabulous season, helping the Whalers clinch their first ever Round of 8 appearance in the MIAA Div. 4 State Tournament. She had 444 Digs this season and now has 650 Digs through her first two varsity seasons. She said her head coach, Andrew Viselli, and assistant head coach Jonelle Gurley have been her volleyball mentors and helped her improve each year.
"I can’t stress this enough. I would not be where I am now if it wasn’t for both of them," Todorova said. "They have been there for me as a player and as a person. They have helped me improve and develop my skills and also my love for the sport. I’m so grateful for having them in my life. I’ve been coached by Viselli for about five years now and I would not have it any other way."
The MIAA reorganized into a five-division system in 2021. The MAVCA decided to continue with three All-State teams, based on population and prior representation. There is one team for Div. 1; One Team for Div. 2; and a third and final team made up of players from Divisions 3, 4, and 5.
The vote for the All-State teams occurs at the MAVCA annual meeting just after the conclusion of the regular fall volleyball season.
Todorova is the second Whaler volleyball player to be named to an all-state team, with former Whaler Malika Phillip being named to the 2019 team. She said that her number one goal moving forward is to win a state championship.
Without hesitation," she said. "We are all more than capable of achieving this goal. As for a personal goal, I look forward to playing in college, the highest possible level I’m able to attain. I want to see how far the sport I love most can take me."