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Byron Nelson’s Paige Flickinger named TGCA Player of the Year

Byron Nelson 2020 hitter Paige Flickinger is an LSU indoor and beach commit.
Byron Nelson 2020 hitter Paige Flickinger is an LSU indoor and beach commit.

Byron Nelson junior outside hitter and LSU commit Paige Flickinger has been named Texas Girls Coaches Association volleyball player of the year among Class 5A-6A athletes in the state.

Flickinger, who was also named to the TGCA all star game next summer in Arlington, was voted District 5-6A Most Valuable Player of the Year after helping the Bobcats to a 42-2 record and regional quarterfinal appearance.

Flickinger registered career highs 540 kills and 60 blocks this season while adding 600 digs. She recorded 24 doubles doubles and had six games with at least 20 kills and 20 digs.

She was also an all-tournament selection three times as Byron Nelson won each one of the season: the Texan-Bobcat Showcase, Northwest ISD Classic and the Volleypalooza in San Marcos.

As a sophomore, the Bobcats’ hitter was district Co-Offensive MVP and second team all-area team. She dominated as a freshman too with the district newcomer of the year and Star-Telegram Newcomer of the Year.

She’ll enter her senior year with career marks of 1,435 kills and 1,755 digs. The Bobcats have gone 110-27 in her three seasons.

The Bobcats finished ranked No. 6 in the nation by USA Today.

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Flower Mound celebrates a win in the 6A Region I quarterfinal round vs. Byron Nelson, Monday November 5, 2018. Matthew Smith Courtesy

JAMIE SIEGEL

Siegel was named 5A-6A Coach of the Year by the TGCA after guiding Flower Mound to the 6A state title in Garland. She wrapped up her first year with the Jaguars, who won their first title in program history.

Flower Mound went 43-7 this season. The Jaguars finished No. 5 in the nation by USA Today.

TGCA ALL STARS

Other Dallas-Fort Worth volleyball players joining Flickinger on the 5A-6A red team: Daleigh Ellison (Aledo), Jordan Burks (Weatherford), Annabelle Smith (Carroll), Madison Williams (Lake Ridge), Savannah Kjolhede (Grapevine), Mollie Blank (Mansfield), Jill Pressly (Plano West), Iman Ndiaye (Plano West) and Jayde Sickels (Greenville).

Last year’s game took place in July at Arlington Martin High School.

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