2020-21 Volleyball Player of the Year: Megan Tamisiea

With several high school sports seasons coming to a close, it’s time to reveal the All-Coastal Preps teams. Over the next week, you will get to know more about the players of the year while also seeing who made first and second team in cross country, swimming & diving and volleyball.

The Coastal Preps Volleyball Player of the Year is senior Megan Tamisiea from New Hanover.

Megan’s Accomplishments

With senior outside hitter Megan Tamisiea leading the way, New Hanover went 8-6 and reached the second round of the 3A playoffs.

Tamisiea led the Mideastern Conference in kills with a remarkable 277 in 49 sets (5.7 per set). She hit .341 and also registered 204 digs, 26 aces and 10 blocks.

She recorded 11 double-doubles and put down a season-high 28 kills against Laney on December 18. Tamisiea finished with at least 20 kills in eight contests and at least 20 kills and 20 digs on three occasions.

Tamisiea has yet to announce her college destination, but that decision will be made soon.

New Hanover senior Megan Tamisiea is the 2020-21 Coastal Preps Volleyball Player of the Year. [Tim Hower/Coastal Preps]

More about Megan

Favorite Food(s): Sushi

Favorite Restaurant(s): Catch

Favorite Movie(s): Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Favorite TV Show(s): New Girl and Criminal Minds

Favorite athlete(s): Kerri Walsh, Kim Hill, Kathryn Plummer and Missy Franklin

Favorite memory from the season: Playing Chapel Hill in the second round of the playoffs. It was a very competitive and high energy match!

Favorite memory from your career: Winning the tournament at my USAV High Performance Program. I was able to play with talented athletes and coaches from all parts of the USA.

Favorite thing about your school or team: Having the “underdog” team label yet still competing with the high-level teams and surprising them.

Favorite vacation you’ve taken: Seeing different parts of New England.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?: Santorini, Greece

Are you a fan of roller coasters? If so, what is the best roller coaster you’ve ridden?: No, I’m scared of them!

Do you like breakfast, lunch or dinner best?: Dinner

What is a skill you are bad at that you wish you could master?: Playing piano or speaking Italian

What app on your phone do you use the most?: Netflix

Which local restaurant has the best hamburgers?: Poe’s Tavern

What toppings do you like on your pizza?: Cheese and pineapple

What was your favorite TV show as a child?: Wizards of Waverly Place

If you could have dinner with any 3 people (dead or alive), who would they be?: Princess Diana, Kerri Walsh and Emma Watson

How did you pass the time during the COVID-19 lockdown? Making banana bread and working on creating my blog for recruiting.