The All Hays Free Press/ News-Dispatch volleyball team

Success on the volleyball court was plentiful across Hays County this season as nearly every UIL program improved in one way or another. In fact, for the first time in nearly a decade, the Hays, Lehman, Dripping Springs and Wimberley volleyball programs all scored ten or more wins. Credit must go to the hundreds of athletes and coaches who worked hard to make that success a reality. That’s why we at the Hays Free Press and News-Dispatch are proud to present our selections for the 2018-2019 all-star volleyball team. Selections were determined based on several factors, including season stats and district and state accolades. While not every athlete was selected, we at Barton Publications salute and recognize all who bumped, set and spiked the ball this season.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS

MVP picks are Avery Kalsu of Dripping Springs High and Catherine Croft of Hays  High.

Perhaps it’s a push that we chose to select two athletes to helm our MVP honor. Once you account for the efforts both Avery Kalsu and Catherine Croft brought to their respective programs, it became more than apparent they were both deserving of the accolade. Kalsu, a junior, was essentially an all-around dynamo for Dripping Springs during its run to state. Kalsu, who is an University of Tulsa pledge, finished second on the team in kills, digs and aces, while also finishing with a team high 800-plus assists. Kalsu’s leadership skills showed throughout the season, especially during the team’s wins at the Region IV, 5A tournament. Meanwhile, Croft, a first-team 25-6A All-District selection, was one of several key offensive weapons for the Hays Rebels. But it was Croft’s all-around capabilities that led to success as well. Croft finished with 394 kills, which was second-highest on the team, along with 360 digs and 42 aces.

 

 

FIRST TEAM

Outside hitters
Mackenzie Murray, Dripping Springs
Reilly Horn, Wimberley

Middle blocker
Jamie Agnew, Hays

Libero
Madi
Berkholz, Dripping Springs

Setter
Ryann Torres, Hays

Defensive Specialist
Madi Maxwell, Wimberley

 

SECOND TEAM

Outside hitters
Maddie Krafka, Hays
Lauren Lara, Lehman

Middle blocker
Madi Certain, Dripping Springs

Libero
Kayla Tello, Hays

Setter
Meagan Romano, Wimberley

Defensive specialist
Molly Driggs, Dripping Springs

 

THIRD TEAM

Outside hitters
Olivia Scheibmeir, Lehman
Joselyn Roberson, Hays

Middle blocker
Alexis Haydt, Dripping Springs

Libero
Mariah Pastrano, Lehman

Setter
Leah Lara, Lehman

Defensive specialist
Brooke Sheely, Hays

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