All Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch Volleyball Team

Trying to separate what made Ryann Torres and Avery Kalsu such phenomenal players during the 2019 campaign was practically splitting hairs. Both athletes, who are continuing their careers at the Division I level next fall, were instrumental cogs on the court in their respective teams’ playoff runs this season. But it’s their effort off the court that also made an impact for their respective programs. What Torres and Kalsu brought to their teams in terms of experience, leadership and guidance helped to bolster their team’s success. That’s why we found it fitting to award our most valuable player award to Torres and Kalsu for not only their success during their senior seasons, but also during the remarkable four year careers. Kalsu, who was named 25-5A Most Valuable Player, completed her high school playing career with 813 kills and a school record 3,223 assists. In addition, Kalsu, who signed on to play at Tulsa next fall, notched 174 aces and more than 1,500 digs over the course of 527 sets played in her career. Meanwhile, Torres, a Texas State University signee, finished her career with 3,117 assists, which ranks second all time in Hays High volleyball history, as well as 651 kills. Torres, who was named 25-6A MVP in 2019, tallied 173 aces and 963 digs in 393 sets played in her career.

First team

Outside
Hitter
Sydney Collins, Hays
Mackenzie Murray, Dripping Springs

Middle
Blocker
Payton Knight, Wimberley
Madi Lund, Dripping Springs

Setter
Sarah Nading, Dripping Springs

Libero
Rhyan Masur, Wimberley

Second team

Outside
Hitter
Rayna Pack, Wimberley
Maddie Krafka, Hays

Middle
Blocker
Trista Strasser, Hays
Reagan Casey, Hays

Setter
Jordan McFarland, Wimberley

Libero
Nicole Herbert, Dripping Springs

Outside
Hitter
Joselyn Roberson, Hays
Isabella Mantilla, Lehman

Middle
Blocker
Kaylee Jackson, Lehman
Kylar Raymond, Dripping Springs

Setter
Leah Lara, Lehman

Libero
Brooke Sheely, Hays

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