All-SportsMic volleyball team

Don Moncrief Featured, Houston County HS, Perry HS, Veterans HS, Volleyball, Warner Robins HS

First team

Abby Ross

School: Houston County High

Year: Senior

Position: Libero

Coach’s (Maria Huelsman) corner: “… very deserving of this award.”

 

Lorelei Diamond

School: Veterans High

Year: Senior

By the numbers: 178 kills – 2.2pg; 114 digs – 1.4pg; 18 blocks; 31 aces

Awards: Lady Warhawks 2017 Best All Around player

Coach’s (Marlene Rogers) corner: “Lorelei was productive in all aspects of the game. Her positive attitude and spirit was an asset to the team along with her ability and skill. She was a team leader and a go-to player. She helped carry the offensive … Her serve was a threat to any team we played. She created opportunities with many returned free balls while logging 31 aces for the season.

“She was (also) a very important part of the defense. She stopped teams cold and kept the ball alive. However her biggest contribution to the team was her outstanding leadership. As a team captain, she led her team to victory and found ways to learn from the losses.

“Off the court, she was a positive influence and a good role model. (In addition) Lorelei was always committed. She was committed in all aspects of the game. She would come in early and stay late. She helped put nets up. She helped take nets down. She ran errands. She was concerned with her teammates. With her positive attitude and gracious leadership, she was an amazing team captain and a wonderful role model. She worked hard to improve her game and contribute to her team. Simply put: she was committed to be the best in all areas and she was.”

 

Ashley Dostie

School: Veterans High

Year: Senior

By the numbers: 316 Digs – 3.4pg; 91 aces; 28 assists; 9 kills

Awards: Lady Warhawks 2017 Best Defensive Player

Coach’s (Marlene Rogers) corner: “Ashley was very versatile and invaluable on the court. With her amazing court awareness she helped her team in all areas of the game. She quickly stepped in when necessary to set up the ball for an attack, and she provided attacks herself. Her serve was her strength. Her ability to exploit a hole or a weak passer on the other team resulted in numerous aces and returned free balls.

“However, her biggest contribution to the team was her defense. Her ability to make an accurate read on the ball and her quickness to move to that position resulted in pulling up some amazing digs. This capability to take a powerful hit from the opponent and turn it into a playable ball for our team changed the momentum of the game and helped secure the wins we needed most.

“As the team captain and quarterback for the defense, she set a new record for digs for Veterans.

“Ashley stepped up as leader even when she didn’t want to. She was my defensive quarterback, even when she didn’t want to be. Ashley played amazing even if she didn’t know it. She was fun to watch even if she didn’t want to be watched. But most importantly when Ashley came to play – she played.”

 

Alasha Heard

School: Veterans High

Year: Junior

By the numbers: 328 kills – 3.7pg; 58 blocks; 49 digs; 39 aces

Awards: Lady Warhawks 2017 Most Valuable Player

Coach’s (Marlene Rogers): “Alasha dominated the game when she was on the court. She can only be described as a game changer. She shut the opponent down an amazing number of times with her blocks. She also took out enough of the court when blocking that her teammates could successfully pull up more than 600 digs.

“Her serve was very effective, and in her single defensive position she pulled up plenty of digs and became an offensive threat in the back row.

“Although being very well rounded in her play, her biggest attribute to this team came as an offensive weapon. The tone of the game changed when she stepped on the court. Opponents built their entire game plans around ways to stop her. It didn’t’ matter. She went around, over and through those opponents. Her determination to be the best drove her to be the best.”

 

Parker Hogan

School: Warner Robins High

Year: Senior

Position: Setter

By the numbers: 56 kills; seven blocks; 320 assists; 169 digs

Awards: 2017 All-Region 1-AAAAA First Team

Coach’s (Cassandra Bennett) corner: “A co-captain, she really stepped up and led our team on and off the court. I am extremely proud of what these girls did and will accomplish.”

 

Kayla Luke

School: Warner Robins High

Year: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

By the numbers: 117 kills; 14 blocks; 69 digs

Awards: 2017 All-Region 1-AAAAA First Team

Coach’s (Cassandra Bennett) corner: “A co-captain, she really stepped up and led our team on and off the court. I am extremely proud of what these girls did and will accomplish.”

 

Hannah Hunt

School: Perry High School

Year: Senior

Position: Setter
By the numbers: 24 kills, 57 assists, 92 percent serve accuracy
Coach’s (Terri Hunt) corner: “Hannah is a two-year team captain. Hannah always plays with her heart. Her effort and enthusiasm for the game has made her a team leader. She is always encouraging teammates with a positive attitude and competitive spirit.”

 

Leah Spears

School: Perry High

Year: Junior

Position: Middle
By the numbers: 106 kills; 32 blocks
Coach’s (Terri Hunt) corner: “Leah has picked up the game of volleyball rather quickly. She had never played until her sophomore year and has grown tremendously this season. She plays the net well and always seems to be at the right place at the right time. She does a good job of finding the empty spot on the court to place the ball.”


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Second team

Maira Marsh

School: Houston County High

Year: Junior

Position: Setter – right side

Coach’s (Maria Huelsman) corner: “… very deserving of this award.”

Kennedi Moore

School: Houston County High

Year: Junior

Position: Middle hitter
Coach’s (Maria Huelsman) corner: “… very deserving of this award.”

 

Anna Slaughter

School: Warner Robins High

Year: Junior

Position: Middle hitter

Awards: 2017 Region 1-AAAAA Second Team

By the numbers: 114 kills; 30 blocks; 38 digs

 

Jessica Henry

School: Warner Robins High

Year: Junior

Position: Defensive specialist

Awards: 2017 Region 1-AAAAA Honorable Mention

By the numbers: 101 digs

 

Hannah Luke

School: Warner Robins High

Year: Sophomore

Position: Outside hitter/defense specialist

Awards: 2017 Region 1-AAAAA Second Team

By the numbers: 35 kills; 101 digs

 

Chloe Marshall

School: Perry High

Year: Junior

Position: Setter
By the numbers: 46 kills; seven blocks; 82 assists
Coach’s (Terri Hunt) corner: “Chloe is an all-around player. She is a very versatile player that has great hands. She is a hard hitter when given an opportunity with an outside hit.  She is sneaky and very deceptive on tips over the net when setting. Chloe has good knowledge of the game and is a coach on the court.”

Carson Hillis

School: Perry High

Year: Junior

Position: Libero
By the numbers: 22 kills from the back row; 90 percent accuracy from serve
Coach’s (Terri Hunt) corner: “Carson is very athletic and is the perfect libero. She will fly all over the court to try to get to the ball. She can cover a lot of space with her agility and quickness. Her passing accuracy is amazing.”