Class 3A Region II finalist Spring Hill garnered four of the top seven league-wide honors with the release of the 16-3A all-district volleyball team as voted by the league's coaches.

Gilmer's Shaylee Fennell sets the ball during the Lady Buckeyes' sweep of Canton in their Nov. 5 Class 3A Region II bi-district playoff in Whitehouse. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Senior setter Rachel Riestenberg, who had more than 1,200 assists, earned Most Valuable Player recognition, while sophomore Ann Hollas claimed Top Hitter honors. Fellow sophomore Jenna Hampton was named the district's Newcomer of the Year.

Karen Brundrett led Spring Hill to its fourth consecutive regional tournament and a 38-3 record en route to the district Coach of the Year award.

Bullard's Ashley Searcy and Madi Hodges were named Top Blocker and Top Defensive Specialist, respectively. Gilmer's Shaylee Fennell earned the league's Top Setter award.

Spring Hill had three first-team all-district selections. Gilmer, Henderson, and Bullard each had two players picked by the district's coaches to the first team.

16-3A All-District Volleyball Team

Bullard's Ashley Searcy digs the ball during an August practice. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Superlatives

  • MVP -- Rachel Riestenberg, Sr., Spring Hill
  • Top Hitter -- Ann Hollas, Soph., Spring Hill
  • Top Setter -- Shaylee Fennell, Gilmer
  • Top Blocker -- Ashley Searcy, Bullard
  • Top Defensive Specialist -- Madi Hodges, Bullard
  • Newcomer of the Year -- Jenna Hampton, Soph., Spring Hill
  • Coach of the Year -- Karen Brundrett, Spring Hill

 

First Team

Spring Hill's Jacey Fleet (14) taps the ball over the net during the Lady Panthers' five-game victory at Gilmer on Oct. 1. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)
  • Spring Hill
    • Allison Akins
    • Mikai Brown
    • Jacey Fleet
  • Gilmer
    • Maci Ritter
    • Makayla Sikes
  • Henderson
    • Jordan Boles
    • Karley Free
  • Kilgore
    • Annie Mehringer
  • Bullard
    • Mackenzie Fish
    • Mallory McCoy
  • Chapel Hill
    • Shay Ross
  • Gladewater
    • Jarika Hodge

 

Second Team

Chapel Hill's Danielle Ford (2) passes the ball during a Sept. 24 loss to Bullard. (Christopher Vinn/www.etsn.fm)
  • Spring Hill
    • Carlee Campbell
    • Audrey Collier
  • Gilmer
    • Christian Brown
    • Sassy Meadows
  • Henderson
    • Kami McCaw
    • Codie Whitehead
  • Bullard
    • Katie Cole
    • Rachel Kelley
  • Kilgore
    • Tony Burks
    • Nichole Flores
  • Chapel Hill
    • Danielle Ford
    • Schuyler Wages
  • Gladewater
    • Kasha Shaw
    • Kaytlin Tant

 

Honorable Mention

 

  • Gilmer
    • Belynda Ray
  • Henderson
    • Taylor Sledge
    • Morgan Weaver
  • Bullard
    • Maddy Davis
    • Katie Trezise
  • Kilgore
    • Emily Nutt
    • Mikayla Thomas
  • Chapel Hill
    • Gabby Brooks
    • Allison Daniels
    • Dai-Jaishnae Maddox
  • Gladewater
    • Claire Alley
    • Randi Parker