High School Volleyball

Dallas-Fort Worth high school volleyball player and team of the week - Aug. 28th, 2019

For the second-straight week, Byron Nelson senior libero/defensive specialist Gia Santini was voted to the all-tournament team as the Bobcats won back-to-back tourney titles. Byron Nelson (24-1) is coming off a co-championship at the Lone Star Circle of Champions in Plano, where it beat Plano West in the semifinals.

Santini put in multiple double-digit digging games together over the weekend and for that was voted this week’s Dallas-Fort Worth high school volleyball player of the week.

Santini received 25 percent of the votes while Northwest senior setter Morgan Andress (261 votes) and Denton Guyer sophomore setter Brooke Slusser (258) both received 18 percent. Others nominated included Emily Rich (Burleson), Kaylee Cox (Flower Mound), Caleigh Enax (Eaton) and Madison Williams (Lake Ridge).

Team of the Week

Justin Northwest beat out sister school Byron Nelson for this week’s Team of the Week after the Texans won the Ragin’ Rattler tournament in San Marcos for the second time in four years.

Northwest received 34 percent of the votes while Byron Nelson received 24 percent. Lake Ridge came in third place with 20 percent while Flower Mound and Denton Guyer were also nominated.

If you would like to nominate a player or team of the week this season, please email us at bgosset@star-telegram.com by Sunday with a sentence or stat on why they should be nominated.

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Born and raised in Hawaii, Brian Gosset graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in journalism before coming to Texas in 2014. He’s covered high school sports — yes, pretty much every high school sport — for the Star-Telegram ever since.