From Staff Reports
The Athens Review
The Mabank Lady Panthers and Brownsboro Bearettes had superlative selections on the recently released District 15-3A all-district volleyball team.
The Lady Panthers had nine selections on the all-district team, Athens placed six on the team, while Brownsboro had six selections.
Mabank senior Mikayla Adams was named the Co-Most Valuable hitter, while sophomore teammate Payton Costlow was named the Most Valuable Blocker.
Brownsboro freshman Amber Walker was named the Newcomer of the Year following a season in which she had 44 kills and 21 blocks.
Van junior BriAnn Thompson was named the district’s MVP, and three of her teammates earned superlative honors. Van’s Kristen Reaves was named coach of the year after leading her team to the district championship and the area around of the playoffs.
Athens had one player on the first team — senior middle blocker Cari Aguilera. Brownsboro placed LaDae Luqman (senior) on the first team, while Mabank had Bailey Swain (junior) and Brii Young (junior) on the first unit.
Athens had four honorable mention selections in seniors Elizabeth Hilliard and Krystal Davis and juniors Sarah Red and Hadley Cain.
Brownsboro’s Madison Montgomery, Bailey McDonald and Brittany Knippers were honorable mention selections.
For Mabank, seniors Kelci Hill, Amanda Spurger and Brooke Heizer were named honorable mention.
Mabank led the district in academic all-district selections, with 12. Athens had 11 on the academic all-district team.
15-3A ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER — BriAnn Thompson, Jr., Van
Most Valuable Setter — Morgan Wilkerson, Sr., Van
CO-MOST VALUABLE HITTER — Hallee Carter, Jr., Van; Mikayla Adams, Sr., Mabank
CO-MOST VALUABLE DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST — Ashlin Lovett, Sr., Van; Brooke Erickson, Sr., Canton
MOST VALUABLE BLOCKER — Payton Costlow, Soph., Mabank
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR — Amber Walker, Fresh., Brownsboro
COACH OF THE YEAR — Kristen Reaves, Van
Cari Aguilera, Sr., Athens
LaDae Luqman, Sr., Brownsboro
Madi Allen, Sr., Canton
Breant Neaff, Sr., Canton
Bailey Swain, Jr., Mabank
Meagan Holyfield, Jr., Mabank
Lauren Almuete, Fresh., Mineola
Rebekah Rogers, Sr., Van
Carissa Luther, Sr., Van
Hannah Feinsod, Sr., Athens
Lexie Houston, Soph., Brownsboro
Lauren Gomez, Soph., Canton
Bri Rhines, Jr., Canton
Madison Holyfield, Jr., Mabank
Brii Young, Jr., Mabank
Kayla Brewington, Jr., Mineola
Jade Sister Green, Jr., Mineola
Jasiee Harris, Jr., Van
Elizabeth Hilliard, Sr., Athens
Krystal Davis, Sr., Athens
Sarah Red, Jr., Athens
Hadley Cain, Jr., Athens
Madison Montgomery, Soph., Brownsboro
Bailey McDonald, Sr., Brownsboro
Brittany Knippers, Jr., Brownsboro
Payton Williams, Soph., Canton
Jaycie Smith, Sr., Canton
Jenna Stanley, Soph., Canton
Lilly Nelson, Soph., Canton
Kelci Hill, Sr., Mabank
Amanda Spurger, Sr., Mabank
Brooke Heizer, Sr., Mabank
Monica Shaffer, Sr., Mineola
Jorie Sauer, Sr., Mineola
Lesley King, Sr., Van
Kenna Bosley, Sr., Van
M’Kenna Daniel, Fr., Van
ATHENS -- Haley Durden; Cori Earnest; Mallary Rummel; Elizabeth Hilliard; Alexandria Gatlin; Bri Grogan; Sarah Red; Cari Aguilera; Krystal Davis; Hannah Feinsod; Hadley Cain.
BROWNSBORO -- Meagan Gailey; Bailey McDonald; Madi Montgomery; Lexie Houston; Reagan Allen; Leanna Walker.
MABANK -- Mikayla Adams; Kayla Childers; Payton Costlow; Rachel French; Brooke Heizer; Kelci Hill; Madison Holyfield; Meagan Holyfield; Kassie Lander; Amanda Spurger; Bailey Swain; Brii Young.