Musselman only loses Bartles, Dove and senior middle hitter Megan Raney to graduation.
"We're losing some key players,'' said Lord, "a setter and libero, so that's going to be a little bit of a tough transition, but I'm really confident in us and I think we're going to make a good run again as long as we keep improving and working together.''
Greenbrier East, which opened in 1968, was playing in the school's first finals. The No. 6 Spartans got past No. 2 Spring Valley in Friday's semis in five sets.
Greenbrier East senior setter Kaitie Shaver, junior libero Abby Morgan and junior outside hitter Abby Brown were all-tournament picks. The Spartans also earned the sportsmanship award.
"What I was worried about coming in was serves received and [Musselman is the] best serving team in the state, by far,'' said Greenbrier East coach Matt Sauvage, who loses four seniors. "They got us on that. That's what ate us up. I'm proud of the girls regardless. It's been an awesome journey.''
The other all-tournament selections were Spring Valley senior Megan Morrison and Parkersburg senior Kaitlin Farrah.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.