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Volleyball: Todd, Byers lead all-state picks

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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Another Honor

ANOTHER HONOR – Wise County MVP and Boyd junior Jordyn Todd added a first-team TSWA pick to her list of awards. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Boyd junior outside hitter and All-Wise MVP Jordyn Todd added another big honor Saturday, being named to the Texas Sportswriters Association’a 3A first team in volleyball.

She was one of two Wise County players to earn first-team honors. Chico’s Jessica Byers was picked for the top 2A squad.

Todd set the school record with 580 kills while leading the Lady Yellowjackets to a third straight district crown and the 3A state semifinal.

Boyd sophomore middle blocker Laney Pellegrini made the second team after burying 264 kills and blocking 70 shots.

Top Billing

TOP BILLING – Chico’s Jessica Byers earned first-team all-state honors after tallying 502 kills. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Boyd libero Larrin Maxwell made the third team. Maxwell, the All-Wise Defensive Player of the Year, made a school record 699 digs.

Boyd outside hitter Macee Valtr received honorable mention.

Decatur junior middle blocker Satasha Kostelecky made the 4A second team. Kostelecky, the All-Wise Blocker of the Year, recorded 131 blocks and landed 212 kills.

Decatur senior outside hitter and captain Autumn Finney made the third team. Finney had a team-high 260 kills and 384 digs.

Decatur freshman setter Makenna Gantt received honorable mention. She handed out 488 assists with 153 kills and 49 aces.

Chico’s Byers made the 2A first team. The All-Wise Offensive Player of the Year buried 502 kills.

Alvord’s Kinly Walker received honorable mention. Walker had 260 kills and led Alvord in digs.

Northwest senior setter Analise Lucio received honorable mention for the 5A squad. Lucio set the Northwest record for assists.

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