Spring Hill middle blocker Ann Hollas climbed the ETSN.fm East Texas Volleyball Super Team list each year, but after achieving first-team last season there was only one award more out there to target.

Hollas got it done. The Stephen F. Austin signee climbed from a second-team selection as a sophomore to first-team as a junior and closes her high school career as our 2015 Player of the Year.

The senior played a hand in 1,316 Spring Hill points, including 850 points scored herself. That was the best number among any East Texas player nominated by their coach for the Texas Sports Writers Association's all-state team.

Hollas also saved 223 points through her team's run to the Class 4A Region II championship game on digs -- a run that ended with a loss to the eventual state champion, Argyle.

The Player of the Year might not be the only Spring Hill athlete with high recognition on the remaining list.

Huntington freshman Torie Comeaux is our Newcomer of the Year. She put up 190 points in her first varsity season and recorded 47 digs defensively on the Class 4A level.

Cherry Downs, who guided Beckville to the Class 2A Region III finals, is our Coach of the Year.

Spring Hill's Ann Hollas tips the ball over the head of Bullard's Ashtyn Zamazal (10) for one of her 17 kills in the two team's Oct. 21 match.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Ann Hollas, Sr., MB, Spring Hill -- 574 kills, 466 assists, 223 digs, 212 blocks, 64 aces

 

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

  • Torie Comeaux, Fr., OH, Huntington -- 146 kills, 47 digs, 23 blocks, 21 aces
Beckville coach Cherry Downs and the Ladycats will face Avery in the Class 2A Region III semifinals Friday.

COACH OF THE YEAR

  • Cherry Downs, Head Coach, Beckville -- Guided the Bearcats to the Class 2A Region III championship game, a perfect district season and a 37-6 record overall

 

FIRST TEAM

  • Charlotte Bradshaw, Sr., OH, Emory Rains -- 513 digs, 398 kills, 150 blocks, 37 aces, 16 assists
  • Audrey Slaten, Jr., OH, Hallsville -- 472 kills, 336 digs, 51 aces, 28 blocks
  • Kaitlyn Adams, Sr., MB, Longview -- 448 kills, 242 digs, 99 blocks, 58 aces
  • Jenna Hampton, Sr., MB, Spring Hill -- 410 kills, 321 digs, 142 blocks, 14 assists
  • Cayman Sutton, Sr., S, White Oak -- 1,023 assists, 276 digs, 144 kills, 107 aces
  • Jordan Richardson, Sr., L, Huntington -- 613 digs, 50 aces

SECOND TEAM

  • Ashley Gowin, Sr., OH, Emory Rains -- 532 digs, 454 kills, 70 blocks, 40 aces, 7 assists
  • Rhyan Rand, Sr., OH, Lindale -- District 16-5A Most Valuable Player
  • CeTara Carter, Sr., MB, Alba-Golden -- 318 kills, 197 blocks, 46 aces
  • Alexis Wiley, Jr., MB, Pine Tree -- 400 kills, 164 blocks, 34 digs, 22 aces
  • Lexi Hardin, Sr., S, Hallsville -- 1,186 assists, 231 digs, 77 kills
  • Aylin Vasquez, Sr., L, Tatum -- 671 digs, 12 assists, 11 kills, 6 aces

THIRD TEAM

  • Bailee Birdsong, Sr., OH, New Diana -- 482 kills, 380 digs, 78 aces
  • Alli Capps, Jr., OH, Carthage -- 384 kills, 255 digs, 82 blocks, 48 aces
  • Laura Rose-Gray, Jr., MB, Hallsville -- 345 kills, 98 blocks, 21 aces
  • Mia Williams, Jr., MB, Diboll -- 291 kills, 263 blocks, 77 aces
  • Cammie Hicks, Soph., S Quitman  -- 1,209 assists, 358 digs, 28 kills
  • Kaitlyn Nutt, Jr., L, Carthage -- 556 digs

HONORABLE MENTION

Outside hitters

  • Jade Barge, Elysian Fields; Jordan Boles, Henderson; Carla Boyce, Longview; Destiny Brooks Gilmer; Christian Brown, Gilmer; Shelby Burns, Sabine; Gavyn Diviney, Pine Tree; Keira Eynon, Longview; Madison Fite, Tatum; Sabine; Madison Hampton, Audrey Lundstedt, White Oak; Erin McCallum, Hallsville; Natalie Morris, Beckville; Avery Moore, White Oak; Troup; Gracie Pendergrass, Alba-Golden; Belynda Ray, Gilmer; Sydney Ritter, Gary; Julie Smith, Carlisle; Precious Thompson, Mount Pleasant; Taylor Waits, Leverett's Chapel; Brianna Watkins, Queen City; Alyssa Wiley, Queen City; Leann Youngblood, Gary.

Middle blockers

  • Lauren Almuete, Mineola; Laney Birdwell, Rusk; Kinley Blaire, Beckville; Frankazia Boyd, Elysian Fields; Corley Cole, Emory Rains; Jacey Doyle, Elysian Fields; Lauren Gomez, Canton; Summer Grubbs, Union Grove; Kaitlin Hunter, Sabine; Chantrel Hutchings, Longview; Alex Koudelka, Gilmer; Chantel McCleveland, Big Sandy; Kayla McCoy, White Oak; Nakia McElhanon, Henderson; Kori Minnix, Troup; Macey Minnix, Carlisle; Becca Modisette, Huntington; Kacey Raley, Quitman; Kasey Scott, Leverett's Chapel.

Setters

  • Kassidy Alexander, Beckville; Karsyn Barragan, Tatum; Madison Blood, Big Sandy; Carsyn Ivy, Huntington; Natalie Davenpot, Troup; Ceci Deleon, Carlisle; Paige Huff, Elkhart; Keeley McCain, Spring Hill; Tiffany Simmons, Diboll; Jaci Traylor, Gilmer; Katie Trimble, Palestine Westwood; Payton Williams, Canton.

Liberos

  • Keylee Adair, Carlisle; Maddie Almand, Elysian Fields; Emily Barber, Grand Saline; Carson Blair, Beckville; Chelesea Chadwick, Pine Tree; Camie Copeland, Spring Hill; Tanna Denton, Big Sandy; Brooklyn Noll, White Oak; Destiny Oliphant, Diboll, Jansen Reid, Troup; Jordan Richardson, Huntington; Blair Smith, Pleasant Grove; Miranda Welborn, Longview.