HIGH SCHOOLS

ALL-PINE EMPIRE 

VOLLEYBALL

The Elite squad

Palestine Ladycats

Rylie Schwab, Freshman

Libero

Stats: 88 points scored from the serving line, 240 digs and 445 service receptions. 

Accolades: Co-Newcomer of the year for District 17-4A

Coach's comments: Rylie was in every play of every game for us, as a Freshman she was a massive part of what we did. She kept her composure in tough situations and made some incredible plays. 

Monique Thompson, Junior

Setter/Outside Hitter

Stats: 125 kills, 199 digs, 129 points from the serving line and 196 assists.

Accolades: 1st team all District for District 17-4A

Coach's comments: Monique did an incredible job in both her roles this season. She was a 6 rotation player for us. She really came into her own as a hitter and that was so fun to see. 

Westwood Lady Panthers

Jaci Weston, Senior

Outside Hitter

Stats: 131 kills, 17 blocks, 76 digs and 24 aces

Accolades: 1st team All-District for District 20-3A

Coach's comments: Jaci was an all around player for us. She led a young team and the improvements we made were incredible. Her ability to control a game and encourage teammates puts her in a category of her own. I'm more impressed with the growth she made as a leader and I know that alone will carry her far at the next level. Jaci is a type of student-athlete you will never forget coaching and I wish her nothing but success at the next level. 

Elkhart Lady Elks

Kassidy Thomas, Soph.

Middle Blocker

Accolades: 1st team All-District for District 20-3A

Coach's comments: “Kassidy has improved throughout the year being our power hitter. She is determined to improve on consistency in her hitting. Looking forward to what she is capable of becoming.”

Brandi Cain, Senior

Outside Hitter

Accolades: 1st team All-District for District 20-3A

Coach's comments: “During the season Brandi improved not only as a volleyball player but as a leader. She was the player that we could go to when we needed a play. She was also the player that stepped up when needed as one of the team's leaders.”

Frankston Maidens

Abbie Ramsey, Senior

Setter

Accolades: District 21-2A Most Valuable Player

Coach's comments: Head coach Lisa Hokit described Ramsey as the leader and motivator of the team as she helped guide the Maidens to their first playoff birth since 2009 and a district title.

Tia Billingsly, Junior

Outside Hitter

Accolades: 1st team All-District for District 21-2A

Coach's comments: “Tia is a great asset on and off the court, she had 284 kills in district and 346 kills on the season. She is a good role model for her peers and is accountable in and out of the gym.”

Cayuga Ladycats

Briley Shaw, Senior

Libero

Accolades: District 21-2A MVP Setter

Grace Gotcher, Soph.

Middle Hitter

Accolades: District 21-2A MVP Hitter

Oakwood Lady Panthers

Shaylin Keefer, Middle Blocker

Accoaldes: District 21-1A MVP Blocker

Jacee Youngblood, Libero

Sophomore

Accolades: District 21-1A Co-Newcomer of the Year

Neches Lady Tigers

Kacie Kimbrough, Senior

Middle Blocker

Stats: 409 Kills, 265 digs, 63 blocks, 84 aces 

Accolades: TGCA All-State Player, All-State Tournament team, District 21-1A Most Valuable Player

Coach's comments: “Kacie is an explosive hitter that turns heads.  She’s the kind of player you can depend on to end the play, and we’ll definitely miss that next year. She puts up a huge block and is excellent across the back row, as well. I’m so excited that she will be continuing her volleyball career at the University of Texas at Tyler next year. It’s an honor well-deserved.”

Lexi Rogers, Senior

Middle Blocker

Stats: 265 kills, 266 digs, 46 aces, 36 blocks

Accolades: District 21-1A MVP Hitter, All-State Tournament team, State Tournament 1A MVP, TGCA All-State honoree

Coach's comments: “Lexi has been solid for us this season, both offensively and defensively. She keeps teams on their toes by being able to attack with both power and finesse. She puts up a strong block and is an amazing back row player, as well.”

Emily Hill, Senior

Setter

Stats: 1028 assists, 206 digs, 90 aces, 18 blocks

Accolades: District 21-1A MVP Setter, All-State Tournament team, TGCA All-State honoree

Coach's comments: “Setters don’t usually get much glory, but Emily has been such a vital part of this team’s success. She is a leader and runs our entire offense smoothly and consistently. Next year’s setter will have some big shoes to fill.”

Raegan Hill, Senior

Outside Hitter

Stats: 247 kills, 74 aces, 142 digs

Accolades: District 21-1A MVP Server, TGCA All-state honoree, All-State tournament team

Coach's comments: “Raegan is so dependable on the outside. She’s a smart hitter that is good at taking feedback and making adjustments mid-game. She can put the ball anywhere she wants with that deceptive left hand, and is so good at finding holes on the floor.”

Nayeli Quistian, Senior

Libero

Stats: 266 digs

Accolades: District 21-1A Defensive Player of the Year, TGCA All-State honoree

Coach's comments: “I am so proud of the defense we played this year, and Nayeli is a huge part of that, spending almost the entirety of every game on the back row, as libero. She is a hard worker and is so good at reading hitters. She constantly amazes me, the way she knows where to line up defensively with every hit.”

Honorable Mention

Palestine Ladycats

  • Mallory Mitchell, Soph., Outside Hitter

Westwood Lady Panthers 

  • Caitlyn Grigsby, Soph., Outside Hitter
  • Jaysa Coney, Junior, Middle Blocker
  • Graci Weston, Soph., Setter

Neches Lady Tigers

  • Kourtney Mannix, Junior, Outside Hitter
  • Mallory Main, Junior, Defensive Specialist 

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