Fulshear, Ridge Point lead postseason volleyball awards
77彩票网appThe awards keep pouring in for Class 4A state champion Fulshear and Class 6A state semifinalist Ridge Point.
77彩票网appThe Chargers were voted 4A Team of the Year, with Sydney Gotcher earning Coach of the Year, by the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches.
Sophomore outside hitter Alexis Dacosta was honored as 4A/Private Player of the Year by the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association. She and Offensive Player of the Year Ellie Echter led a powerful attack with an average of 4.4 kills per set.
Echter, a junior, was also voted District 25-4A MVP and Dacosta earned Offensive MVP. The Chargers swept through district during a 45-4 season, winning their first state championship without losing a postseason set.
77彩票网appSenior Brooklyn Dacosta was voted Setter of the Year, averaging more than five assists per set. Sophomore libero Ava Underwood took GHVCA Defensive Player of the Year with more than four digs per set. Jalile Rodriguez and Presley Carlson made the all-district first team.
Ridge Point senior libero Nia McCardell was honored as 6A Defensive Player of the Year by the TAVC, with Reagan Rutherford and Claire Jeter joining her on the All Texas Team.
Rutherford was voted both GHVCA 6A Player of the Year and District 20-6A MVP after a season of 401 kills (3.1), 65 aces, 68 blocks, 406 digs (3.1) and 862 assists (6.6).
Jeter was voted 20-6A Offensive MVP with 191 blocks and 396 kills (3.0).
77彩票网appMcCardell led the back row with 852 digs (6.6). Tiana Davis joined McCardell on the 20-6A first team after 240 kills (2.0), 57 blocks and 124 digs (1.0).
The Panthers finished 46-5, including 14-0 in district and five more postseason wins to return to the state tournament.
77彩票网appDulles and Austin both took two 20-6A awards. Setter MVP Krissy Mueller led Dulles and the district with 949 assists (8.9) and made 118 digs (1.1).
Newcomer of the Year Kylie Mueller led the Vikings with 404 kills (3.5), 72 blocks and 346 digs (3.0) while serving 50 aces.
Renata Bolado Corona (214 kills, 115 digs) and Brooke Duncan (171 kills, 52 blocks) made the first team as Dulles finished 22-14 and took the No. 3 seed for the playoffs.
77彩票网appAustin libero Bailey Tillman earned Defensive MVP and Megann Ollett was honored as Coach of the Year after the Bulldogs finished 18-12 and 11-3 in district for the runner-up spot.
77彩票网appTillman averaged more than four digs per set. Gabrielle Johnson, who averaged better than a block per set, and Sydney Plemons (2.3 kills, 2.3 digs, 3.1 assists) made the first team.
77彩票网appPlayoff qualifier Travis had three first-team 20-6A selections in Isabella DeLeon (321 digs), Karina Garoni (352 digs, 233 kills) and Brianna McDonald (241 digs, 178 kills). The Tigers finished 22-17.
Kempner finished 23-22 and was represented on the first team by Tatiana Evans (457 kills, 747 digs) and Karin Ilagan (627 digs).
Taylor Micheaux represented Clements on the first team.
George Ranch finished 29-19 and tied for the runner-up spot in District 23-6A, earning two all-district awards.
77彩票网appOffensive MVP Logan Lednicky amassed 291 kills (2.4), 125 blocks and 233 digs (1.9). Setter MVP Alexandra Tennon led the Longhorns with 651 assists (4.9), 203 blocks and 407 digs (3.0), adding 200 kills (1.5).
77彩票网appCaitlyn Kurtz (60 aces, 576 assists), Allie Sczech (366 kills, 138 blocks) and Avery Shimaitis (394 kills, 103 blocks) all made the 23-6A first team.
Lednicky and Sczech made the TAVC All Texas team as well.
Alief Taylor’s Madison Harris was voted 23-6A Newcomer of the Year after a team-high 464 assists (4.5) and 46 aces, along with 272 digs (2.6).
Teammate Kierra Wright made the first team with a team-best 375 kills (3.6), adding 416 digs (4.0).
Elsik was represented on the 23-6A first team by Lauren Collier, who led the Rams with 252 kills (2.3), 107 aces and 343 digs (3.1).
In District 24-5A, Lamar Consolidated was led by Defensive MVP Halle Hamm and first-team selection Cassidy Drapela.
The Mustangs finished 24-19, highlighted by their first playoff victory in 15 years.
77彩票网appFoster had four first-team selections after a 27-18 season that included a 12-4 district mark and a playoff win.
Annie Creery led the Falcons with 473 digs (3.8) and recorded 242 kills, also earning TAVC All Texas honors.
77彩票网appBrianna Creery had a team-high 484 assists (3.9), along with 236 digs (1.9). Kirsten Guerrero had 401 digs (3.2). Alexis Obialo led with 75 blocks, adding 223 kills.
Terry had three first-team picks after a 22-21 season. Gloria Asabi led the Rangers with 119 blocks, adding 211 kills (1.8).
Logan Jordan had a team-best 395 assists (3.5), adding 237 digs (2.1) and 174 kills (1.6). Raven Jordan had 217 kills (1.9), 84 blocks and a team-high 22 aces.
Hightower, which like Terry narrowly missed the postseason, had a first-team representative in Watta Kanneh, who averaged 3.1 digs and 2.0 kills.
In District 25-4A, Needville boasted the Defensive MVP in junior Bri Pena, who led with 917 digs (7.1) and served 36 aces.
Treasure Ellerbe, Ashley Fojtik and Maddy Hrncir were all first-team selections, while Mikayla Mikeska and Kodi Shook were voted to the TAVC All Texas squad. The Blue Jays finished 33-12.