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By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, December 23, 2017
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Todd Jordyn

MVP: Jordyn Todd
Boyd, Sophomore
The 3A TAVC Player of the Year set a school record with 580 kills, leading the Lady Yellowjackets to their first state tournament. Todd hit .252 for the season. She also made 462 digs and earned 8-3A MVP hitter and a spot on the 3A all-state tournament team.

Maxwell Larrin

Defensive Player of the Year: Larrin Maxwell
Boyd, Junior
The 3A TAVC Defensive Player of the Year and 8-3A top libero made a school record 699 digs for the state semifinalists.

Byers Jessica

Offensive Player of the Year: Jessica Byers
Chico, Senior
The 9-2A Offensive Player of the Year buried 502 kills and served 85 aces in leading the Lady Dragons back to the playoffs.

Kostelecky Satasha

Blocker of the Year: Satasha Kostelecky
Decatur, Junior
The Decatur middle blocker earned a 4A TGCA all-state selection. The 9-4A Blocker of the Year finished with 131 blocks and landed 212 kills, hitting .294.

Lucio Analise

Setter of the Year: Analisa Lucio
Northwest, Senior
The Lady Texan setter established a school record with her 3,144 assists in four years. She doled out 1,012 this season along with landing 135 kills and making 415 digs.

Gantt Makenna

Server of the Year: Makena Gantt
Decatur, Freshman
The 9-4A Newcomer of the Year served a team-high 49 aces and finished with a 96.7 serving percentage. She also handed out 488 assists and put down 153 kills.

Valtr Macee

Newcomer of the Year: Macee Valtr
Boyd, Junior
In her first year in the lineup for Boyd, the outside hitter buried 423 kills and made 420 digs to earn 3A TAVC and 8-3A Newcomer of the Year. Valtr was also the MVP of the 3A Region I tournament.

FIRST TEAM

Finney Autumn

Autumn Finney
Decatur, senior
The powerful outside hitter made the play of the year with her save against Krum. The first-team 9-4A selection buried a team-high 260 kills and made 384 digs.

Walker Kinly

Kinly Walker
Alvord, junior
The 9-2A Defensive Player of the Year led the Lady Bulldogs with 260 kills and made 854 digs.

Mayfield Saylea

Saylea Mayfield
Paradise, senior
The Paradise setter and right side hitter landed 140 kills and handed out 426 assists. The first-team 8-3A selection served 27 aces. Her serving percentage was 96 percent.

Pellegrini Laney

Laney Pellegrini
Boyd, sophomore
The first-team 8-3A middle blocker finished with 70 blocks and buried 264 kills, hitting .300.

James Kori

Kori James
Northwest, junior
The outside hitter landed 373 kills and made 321 digs, earning second-team 6-5A.

Howard Cindee

Cidnee Howard
Decatur, junior
The Decatur libero made a team-best 461 digs for the 4A Region II quarterfinalists.

SECOND TEAM

Kristen Grooms
Bridgeport, junior
The outside and right side hitter put down 215 kills and made 398 digs.

Michaela Martin
Chico, junior
The first-team 9-2A selection served 59 aces and buried 219 kills for the Lady Dragons.

Laynee North
Chico, senior
The first-team 9-2A setter made 1,922 sets and caller her own number for 104 kills. She also served 70 aces.

Christina Thomas
Alvord, junior
The 9-2A first team middle blocker put down 220 kills for the Lady Bulldogs after missing the first part of the season.

Bailey Tompkins
Northwest, junior
The utility player landed 289 kills and tallied 74 blocks. She also served 32 aces and made 129 digs.

Emily Vidal
Bridgeport, sophomore
The athletic libero made 563 digs for the Sissies.

HONORABLE MENTION

Alvord: Kendall Connolly

Boyd: Jacey Cate, Tori Pellegrini

Bridgeport: Morgen Davidson, Haley Barton

Chico: Kayla Clampitt

Decatur: Harper Lowery, Trinity Vinzant, Madison Lowery

Northwest: Oakley O’Dell

Paradise: Gracie Barnett, Ashley Kosman, Harley Mayfield

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