Leonard, Mayfield make all-state team

By Clay Corbett | Published Saturday, December 14, 2013
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The accolades continue to pour in for the Decatur Lady Eagle volleyball team after winning their first state title.

Stormi Leonard and Makayla Mayfield were recently selected as members of the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 3A All-State team.

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ALL-STATE – Decatur’s Makayla Mayfield led the Lady Eagles with 508 kills this season. She recently joined teammate Stormi Leonard on the TGCA All-State Team. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

“It’s a big accomplishment,” Leonard said. “To do this with Makayla is awesome. We’ve worked really hard this season and over the summer to get better.

“I guess the All-State team shows that we got to where we needed to be.”

Leonard broke her own school record this season with 1,356 assists. She also ended the season with 414 digs, 58 kills, 62 aces and 21 blocks.

“This was a goal, like getting all-tournament at any tournament we went to, breaking my own record and winning state.

“I reached every one of my goals this season, so for this to be the ending one – it was awesome.”

Mayfield saw her numbers improve as well in her junior year. The outside hitter led the Lady Eagles in kills, digs and aces.

She finished with 508 kills, 540 digs and 79 aces.

“It’s an honor, and I’m really excited about it,” Mayfield said about the recognition.

Selections for the dream team are made by the TGCA Volleyball All-State Committee at their annual meeting and players are nominated by member coaches.

Forty athletes are selected per conference.

Senior libero Serena Estrada was chosen as a TGCA senior all-star from Class 3A.

The TGCA selects 24 senior all-stars from Class A, 2A, 3A and 24 seniors from conferences 4A-5A.

Estrada finished the season with 381 digs, 48 assists and 41 aces.

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