Emory Rains entered the 2016 season with big expectations. It didn't disappoint.

The Ladycats went undefeated in District 13-4A play and clinched the league title with ease. They advanced on to the Region II tournament semifinal round before calling it a year.

Charlotte Bradshaw, a senior outside hitter, was a big reason for the optimism ahead of the season. At this time last year, she was an ETSN.fm East Texas Volleyball Super Team first-team selection.

Today, she's the 2016 ETSN.fm East Texas Volleyball Super Team's Player of the Year.

Bradshaw had a tremendous season. She scored 771 points as the Ladycats worked their way to a final record of 35-8 and also saved 553 points on digs for the highest honor.

Van might be District 13-4A's best hope at future glory. Freshman outside hitter Macy Rucker is the Newcomer of the Year. She contributed 436 points for the Lady Vandals and added 201 digs on a playoff team.

Carthage made a great case for East Texas' team of the year on its run to the 4A Region II tournament's championship game. It was the largest of just local three squads to reach the regional semifinals or better.

As such, Carthage's Leven Barker is the Coach of the Year.

Below, you'll 18 other players named to our first, second and third teams. An additional 60 players earned honorable mentions.

Carthage coach Leven Barker is the 2016 East Texas Volleyball Super Team's Coach of the Year. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)
Carthage coach Leven Barker is the 2016 East Texas Volleyball Super Team's Coach of the Year. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)


  • Charlotte Bradshaw, Sr., OH, Emory Rains  -- 679 kills, 92 blocks, 533 digs


  • Macy Rucker, Fr., OH, Van  -- 355 kills, 41 blocks, 40 aces, 201 digs


  • Leven Barker, Head Coach, Carthage -- Guided the Carthage to the Class 4A Region II championship game, pushed defending champion and eventual state runner-up Argyle to the fifth set and finished 2016 with a record of 36-7.


  • Alli Capps, Sr., OH, Carthage -- 461 kills, 35 blocks, 243 kills
  • Haley Jordan, Sr., OH, Carlisle -- 569 kills, 24 blocks, 84 digs
  • Morgan Grasch, Jr., MB, Cayuga -- 525 kills, 82 blocks, 68 aces, 425 digs
  • Sydnee Wynn, Sr., MB, Eustace -- 557 kills, 185 blocks
  • Kinley Pepper, Soph., S, Beckville -- 1,316 assists, 66 aces, 33 kills, 295 digs
  • Taylor Bullock, Jr., L, Pittsburg -- 753 digs, 81 aces


  • Britton Anderson, Jr., OH, Pleasant Grove -- 417 kills, 58 blocks, 254 digs
  • Keira Eynon, Sr., OH, Longview -- 393 kills, 71 aces, 250 digs
  • Kinley Blair, Sr., MB, Beckville -- 346 kills, 57 blocks, 61 aces, 342 digs
  • Kasey Scott, Sr., MB, Leverett's Chapel -- 397 kills, 50 blocks, 88 aces, 542 digs
  • Shelbi Sheppard, Jr., Emory Rains -- 1,131 assists, 33 kills, 66 aces, 295 digs
  • Chelsea Chadwick, Sr., L, Pine Tree -- 670 digs, 10 kills, 43 aces, 50 assists


  • Laney Birdwell, Jr., OH, Rusk -- 380 kills, 74 aces, 191 digs
  • Taylor Craig, Sr., OH, Mount Pleasant -- 340 kills, 24 blocks, 62 aces, 490 digs
  • Kaci Raley Jr., MB, Quitman -- 395 kills, 66 blocks, 44 aces, 19 assists, 282 digs
  • Savannah Wagner, Sr., MB, Mount Vernon -- 505 kills, 77 blocks, 31 aces, 20 assists, 110 digs
  • Cheyenne Vannier, Sr., S Carlisle  -- 1,088 assits, 61 aces, 229 digs
  • Kaitlyn Nutt, Sr., L, Carthage -- 497 digs


Outside hitters

  • Lauren Almuete, Mineola; Kylie Carroll, Henderson; Kailey Consford, Bullard; Heather Craig, Carlisle; Lillian Hollins, Apple Springs; Dae'Jah Johnson, Pittsburg; Payton Jones, Beckville; Grace Ann Kelly, Cayuga; Alli Lloyd, Van; Sarah McKeethan, Bullard; Shelby Mixon, Woodville; Gracie Pendergrass, Alba-Golden; Ryleigh Rand, Lindale; Hannah Richardson, Chapel Hill; Audrey Slaten, Hallsville; Kyra Winn, Union Grove.

Middle blockers

  • Kristian Bell, Gary; Nikki Bell, Longview; Ashton Brown, Tatum; Malaysia Burns, Pittsburg; Torie Comeaux, Huntington; McCall Cowert, Bullard; McKenna Hildebrandt, Emory Rains; Kyndal Martin, Carlisle; Faith Landreneaux, Carthage; Bethany Mitchell, Woodville; Nia Mitchell, Diboll; Belynda Ray, Gilmer; Riley Seegers, Beckville; Molly Tanner, Quitman; Amber Walker, Lindale; Payton White, Spring Hill; Alexis Wiley, Pine Tree; Mia Williams, Diboll.


  • Ramsi Bentley, Apple Springs; Haley Breazeale, Union Grove; Madison Busch, Pittsburg; Maddie Butler, Bullard; Maci Carpenter, Overton; Natalie Davenport, Troup; Sarah Davis, Sabine; Cammie Hicks, Quitman; Anna Grace Miller, Pleasant Grove; Hannah Perry, Henderson, Victoria Pierson, Longview; Taylor Rodgers, Gary; Lexie Sampson, Van; Bailey Stewart, Woodville; Melody Weaver, Hallsville.


  • Keylee Adair, Carlisle; M'Kenna Daniel, Van; Alex Flora, Troup; Rjael Flores, Lindale; Brooklyn Gray, Sabine; Alexandria Johnson, Longview; Jansen Reid, Troup; Molly Sanford, Timpson; Leeanna Shotwell, Groveton; Blair Smith, Pleasant Grove; Claudia Young, Bullard.

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