Volleyball players honored

photo or infographic by Summer Rains
Junior Taylor Thomas.

After a tough season of 6A competition, four volleyball players were named to the 18-6A All-District team.

“The highlight of the year was being able to play volleyball and having a complete season when it seems like it wasn’t going to be able to happen,” Coach Megan Storms said.

Earning a place on the first team roster was junior Taylor Thomas. Thomas has been a member of the varsity team since her freshman year. 

“As the leader of the team, I just ensured that we held our heads high despite how our season was going and always made sure everyone was just having fun,” Thomas said. 

Second team honors were given to sophomore Caroline Woodfill.

“I felt like I led the team by having fun and bringing good energy onto the court,” Woodfill said.

 Seniors Bella Cantara and Keziah Smith shared honorable mention accolades. 

“To earn this award all I did was just show them what I’m made of,” Smith said. “I believe individual success does impact the team’s success. Goals that you make within yourself allows you to grow with your team accordingly.”

Earning Academic All-District honors are Bella Cantara, Secret Carroll, Reece Edmiston, Georgia Everett, Lakin Horne, Rylee McDonald, Piper Neumann, Savannah Paske, Taylor Thomas, Grace Uch and Caroline Woodfill.

After a season full of quarantined players and several injuries, the team is already looking to next season.

“I think the quarantine was very difficult for us as a team,” Storms said. “When you have to take that much time off during the middle of the most important part of the season, it definitely takes a toll-physically and skill wise of course, but also mentally and emotionally. Combined with some injuries we had, it was tough for us this year. But we are already working hard in the off-season to get ready for next year.”