The District 10-5A all-district volleyball has been announced, and several players from the Mansfield ISD teams have been recognized for their season’s performance.
Three Lake Ridge players gained superlative honors, as Capri Davis was Co-Defensive Player of the year, Josannah Vasquez was Co-Hitter of the Year and Madison Williams was Newcomer of the Year.
The other Co-Defensive player was senior Red Oak libero Alyssa Pevehouse.
Along with Vasquez, the Co-Hitter of the Year was Sydney Little, Midlothian.
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It’s the second year of recognition for Davis and Vasquez, as they were first team selections last year.
“I was really thinking Markenzie (Benoit) would get it,” Davis said of her Lady Eagles teammate. “I was chasing her in blocks all season.”
Benoit, a senior, was named to the first team.
Davis, junior and a commit to Nebraska, said the honor is a great honor but not anything she has been playing toward.
“I just to play my best. I’m blessed for whatever recognition I get and as long as I put in the work every day, I’m just happy with that,” Davis said.
Madison Williams was joined on the listings by fellow freshman, Logyn Hinds, a first team selection.
“I’m not at all surprised,” Davis said of the underclassmen’s recognition. “They deserved it. Being so young, they still had a very big impact on the team.”
Hinds was moved to the outside in the third round of the playoffs for the first time after Vasquez was injured.
Davis, a middle blocker, is likely going to move to the outside hitter role at Nebraska.
“I’m primarily used for blocking and my defense,” Davis said, “but we go for the hits, too,” she said of the trust Lake Ridge head coach Jessica Tyler has for herself and Benoit.
Other first team selections include Summit’s Veronica Webb and two players from Legacy, Malaysia Murdock and Janell Fitzgerald.
Second team members include: Megan Herring and Alexis Praytor, Lake Ridge; Riley McKean, Legacy: Haley Harvey and Jordan Jones, Summit; and Kailyn Williams and Amari Mitchell, Timberview.
Honorable mentions went to Alysha Johnson and Elizabeth Williams, Lake Ridge; Courtney Miller and Keyannu Strange, Legacy: Maddey Ashby and Destiny Haynes, Summit; Taylor Coleman, Alexia Henson and Tyah Williams, Timberview;
Also noted in the all-district selections were academic all-district members.
From Lake Ridge: Hinds, Benoit, Vasquez, Lindsay Johnson, Lauryn Tam, Herring, and Warren Davis; Legacy: Katelyn Allen, Maggie Brutsche, Atalie Crouch, Ericka Eidson, Fitzgerald, Kenzie Flowers, Ja'Leesa Giles, Keslyn King, Qu'Rea Madden, McKean, Karly Melton, Courtney Miller, Murdock, Kasidi Patten and Strange; Summit: Maddey Ashby, Imunique Billingsley, Lauren Blue, Damilola Dada, Harvey, Peyton Sursa, Anna Tackett, T’arie Vincent, Eric Zamarripa (manager) and Webb; Timberview: Ananda Bryant, Taylor Coleman, Katelyn Flack, Henson, Alexis Hinojosa, Mitchell, Chanlyn Nueva, Kailyn Williams, Reagin Williams, Tyah Williams.
Waxahachie, the district champions, landed several players on the special recognition teams, including MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Libero of the Year, Setter of the Year and Staff of the Year.
“We’ll always know Waxahachie will compete in the gym every day, too, so we’ll keep it in our mind,” Davis said.
For Davis and others involved in club team play in the varsity offseason, practices will begin Dec. 5 and continue throughout the summer.