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Wauwatosa East's girls volleyball team continued to make strides this season, reaching the 20-win mark for the first time since 2006.

The Red Raiders finished 20-16 overall and will return 12 of their 13 players next season.

Wauwatosa East downed Milwaukee Bradley Tech in its regional opener before falling to state-ranked Nicolet in a regional final.

"We have the core of our team returning, and if the players work hard in the off-season, I feel like we can challenge just about any team we face next year," Wauwatosa East coach Gary Tome said. "I'm very proud of what we accomplished this year, and I'm excited about the program and the direction we are moving as we go forward to next year."

Sophomore Chloe Tome (371 kills, 433 digs, 40 aces, 22 blocks)  earned first-team All-Greater Metro honors and was also named as the team's Most Valuable Player.

Wauwatosa East's lone senior, middle blocker Johanna Taylor (159 kills, 74 blocks), was honorable mention All-Greater Metro.

"Johanna had a super senior season and will be hard to replace," Gary Tome said.

Junior setter Tara O'Donnell was named as Wauwatosa East's Most Improved Player, and junior Dom Evans received the program's Coaches Award.

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