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Lady Eagles garner honors; Mayfield earns Player of Year, Benedict named top coach

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The awards keep rolling in for Makayla Mayfield and the Class 3A state champion Decatur Lady Eagles.

Makayla Mayfield

Over the weekend, the Texas Sportswriters Association named Mayfield the Player of the Year. The Decatur junior outside hitter led the team with 508 kills and 540 digs. She also recorded 79 aces and 34 blocks in leading the Lady Eagles to their first state title.

“It’s a huge honor and very unexpected,” said Mayfield, who previously was named 9-3A MVP and garnered Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State honors. “It was a nice surprise.”

Mayfield was one of three Decatur players to receive honors. Decatur’s Claire Benedict took Coach of the Year after guiding the Lady Eagles to a 41-7 record and the state title.

Stormi Leonard earned first-team setter with her record-breaking year with 1,356 assists. She also put down 63 aces and made 414 digs.

Outside hitter Caroline Lowery made the first team as an outside hitter. She finished the year with 350 kills along with serving 81 aces and making 449 digs.

One Response to “Lady Eagles garner honors; Mayfield earns Player of Year, Benedict named top coach”

  1. Awesome season Coach B. and the Lady Eagles. It was so much fun watching your run thru the state championship. And now this!. Hard word does pay off.

    Dr. B

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