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Top Shots: Wise County presents volleyball’s best of the best

By Top Shots: Wise County presents volleyball's best of the best Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Top Shots

Makala Mayfield 2

MVP – Makayla Mayfield
Decatur, Junior
The District 9-3A MVP and all-state selection, became an offensive and defensive force in her junior season. She led the Class 3A state champions with 508 kills and 540 digs.
Mayfield also recorded 79 aces and 34 blocks. She played a vital part in the Lady Eagles’ run to their first state championship.

Cooper Martin

Offensive MVP – Cooper Martin
Decatur, Junior
Martin repeats as the All-Wise Offensive Player of the Year in 2013, an honor she also picked up in District 9-3A this season.
The lefty notched 440 kills, 344 digs, 69 blocks and 36 aces.
She was huge for the Lady Eagles in the postseason, especially in the state championship game, where she earned the game’s Most Valuable Player award.

Caroline Lowery

Defensive MVP – Caroline Lowery
Decatur, Junior
The District 9-3A Server of the Year led the Lady Eagles with 81 aces. Despite being limited early in the season due to injury, Lowery was phenomenal defensively, finishing second on the team with 449 digs and ha 28 blocks.
As an outside hitter, Lowery was third on the team with 350 kills. Behind her all-around play, the Lady Eagles swept their way through the state tournament.

Stormi Leonard

Setter of the Year – Stormi Leonard
Decatur, Junior
Leonard continued to rewrite the history books of Decatur volleyball during her junior campaign. The District 9-3A Setter of the Year – an all-state selection – broke her own record from last year with 1,356 assists.
As the team’s most consistent server, she put down 62 aces and was third on the team with 414 digs, helping the Lady Eagles to their first state championship.

Makenna Burt

Blocker of the Year – Makenna Burt
Paradise, Senior
The District 9-2A Setter of the Year was a great all-around player for the Lady Panthers on their way to a second-place finish in league play.
Burt finished the season with 65 blocks, 249 kills, 348 assists and 138 digs. She helped the Lady Panthers advance to the bi-district round of the state playoffs.

Britney Howard

Libero of the Year – Britney Howard
Boyd, Junior
The District 9-2A Libero of the Year led her team with 448 digs. She also recorded 41 aces and 25 kills.
As captain of the Boyd squad she helped lead the Lady ‘Jackets to their first-ever playoff berth and postseason victory.

Baylie Harris

Newcomer of the Year – Baylie Harris
Boyd, Junior
The junior emerged on the scene in 2013 as the Lady ‘Jackets’ setter and floor leader. She picked up District 9-2A second team honors while handing out 682 assists.
Harris also finished with 231 digs, 23 aces and 18 kills, as she helped lead Boyd to the area round of the state playoffs.

FIRST TEAM

Leah Guinn
Bridgeport, Senior
The 9-3A first-team selection returned from injury in 2012 to be team captain for the Sissies this season. She led Bridgeport with 352 digs.
Guinn also finished with 40 assists and 37 kills.

Serena Estrada
Decatur, Senior
The 9-3A second-team selection had 381 digs as the Lady Eagles’ libero. She also served 41 aces and dished out 48 assists, playing a key role in Decatur’s Class 3A state championship.

Dylana Hutchins
Decatur, Sophomore
The sophomore earned 9-3A first-team honors as an all-around player for the state champion Lady Eagles. She finished the season with 157 kills, 116 digs, 67 blocks and 40 aces.

Makala Neighbors
Paradise, Senior
The 9-2A defensive specialist notched 352 digs, 31 assists and five kills, helping the Lady Panthers finish second in league play, advancing to the bi-district round of the state playoffs.

Bailey Sides
Paradise, Senior
Sides earned District 9-2A first-team honors as an outside hitter for the Lady Panthers. She finished the season with 154 kills, 44 digs and eight blocks.

Brooklyn Scarborough
Boyd, Senior
As Boyd’s most consistent hitter, Scarborough led the Lady ‘Jackets with 340 kills. She also had 82 blocks and 42 aces, helping Boyd reach the postseason for the first time.

Camryn Berryhill
Northwest, Freshman
Berryhill burst onto the scene in her freshman season, picking up District 4-5A second-team honors. She finished the season with 257 kills, 203 digs and 28 blocks.

Brooke Martin
Northwest, Senior
The District 4-5A Defensive Player of the Year led Wise County with 741 digs. She was clutch from the service line, too, with 37 aces, helping Northwest reach the bi-district round.

Kayla Knaust
Northwest, Senior
The 4-5A first-team selection filled up the stat sheets for the Lady Texans. Knaust had 317 kills, 88 digs and 74 blocks. She signed with Cameron University earlier this year.

SECOND TEAM

Jessica White
Bridgeport, Junior
The 9-3A honorable mention selection led the Sissies with 189 kills. She also recorded 57 blocks.

Elaina Peyton
Bridgeport, Sophomore
Peyton became the starting setter for the Sissies in 2013, handing out 390 assists. She also had 111 digs and 22 kills, earning a 9-3A honorable mention spot.

Katie Isham
Decatur, Senior
After missing the first half of the season with an injury, Isham returned to play a vital role in the Lady Eagles’ state championship run. The Decatur middle blocker was a 9-3A honorable mention selection and notched 39 blocks and 45 kills.

Darci Billmire
Decatur, Senior
Billmire earned a 9-3A second-team spot after leading the Lady Eagles with 80 blocks. She also had 136 kills and 24 digs.

Charlye-Ann Biggerstaff
Chico, Senior
The senior played all the way around for the Lady Dragons. Biggerstaff finished with 215 attacks, 151 digs and 21 blocks. She was also 90 percent from the serve line.

Breann Hall
Chico, Senior
Hall led the Lady Dragons with 265 attacks and 490 sets. She also recorded 132 digs.

Jett Preather
Paradise, Junior
The first-team 9-2A selection was a vital part of the Lady Panthers playoff team. She finished with 211 kills, 85 digs and six blocks.

Shelby Bradshaw
Paradise, Junior
As a junior, Bradshaw was all over the court for the Lady Panthers this season with 87 kills and 84 digs. She earned 9-2A second-team honors.

Marley McCune
Boyd, Senior
The 9-2A second-team selection helped lead the Lady ‘Jackets to the postseason with 257 digs, 190 kills and 41 blocks.

Shelby Stinnett
Northwest, Senior
Stinnett garnered 4-5A second-team honors with 502 digs, 310 kills, 49 aces and 28 blocks.

HONORABLE MENTION

Decatur: Ariana Buchanan, Taylor Uselton.
Boyd: Maddie Busch
Chico: Corey Tate, Alli York, Britton Petty
Paradise: Reagan Taylor

Credits: The players were nominated by their coaches and then selected by Sports Editor Clay Corbett. Photos by Joe Duty and page design by Jimmy Alford.

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