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Four area stars named All-Americans; Flower Mound coach is Coach of the Year

Flower Mound head coach Jamie Siegel
Flower Mound head coach Jamie Siegel

MaxPreps and USA Today announced their 2018 volleyball All-Americans and four players from Dallas-Fort Worth were named while Flower Mound head coach Jamie Siegel was named USA Today volleyball Coach of the Year.

Siegel, who was in her first year with the program, guided the Jaguars to their first state title and a 43-7 record. She was also named 5A-6A Coach of the Year by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Her libero, junior Sarah Martinez, was named third team All-American by USA Today. Martinez, who was also a 6A all-state selection by the TGCA, led the team with 835 digs and 64 aces.

Mansfield senior Molly Phillips, who signed with Texas in November, was named a first team All-American by MaxPreps. Phillips led DFW with 768 kills and set a career-high with 479 digs.

Also on first team is 5A-6A TGCA Player of the Year, Byron Nelson junior and LSU commit Paige Flickinger. The 5-6A MVP registered career highs of 540 kills and 60 blocks this season while adding 600 digs. She recorded 24 double-doubles and had six games with at least 20 kills and 20 digs.

Rounding out the list is Southlake Carroll senior McKenzie Nichols, who was named second team All-American. The TCU signee recorded career highs of 1,365 assists, 370 digs, 117 kills and 39 aces. She also had 14 double doubles and was named 5-6A Setter of the Year.

Phillips, Flickinger and Nichols were also named to the 6A all-state team.

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