By Tony Adams, Sports Editor
The 2015 Belton Lady Tigers volleyball team was 22-17 overall and 7-5 in District 12-6A. They returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
Although they bowed out in the first round to a very talented Rockwall squad, the season was a success.
Postseason honors were handed out last Thursday and Belton’s Allison Waits was awarded District 12-6A’s Most Valuable Blocker.
Waits, who inked her letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of Incarnate Word last week, was instrumental to the success of the Lady Tigers in 2015. She had 295 kills, 60 percent kill success and 143 blocks. She had the ability to take over games and make the opponent’s stop in their tracks.
Other District 12-6A superlatives included: Midway outside hitter Ally Beth Deaton-District 12-6A Most Valuble Player, Copperas Cove setter Katy Ranes-Most Valuable Setter, Midway outside hitter Samantha Sanders-Most Valuable Hitter, Harker Heights libero Miracle Ellison-Newcomer of the Year, Copperas Cove libero Bailey French-Most Valuable Defense and Copperas Cove head coach Cari Lowery-Coach of the Year.
Here are the players selected for District 12-6A First Team honors: Belton’s Brey York and Abbey Morgan, Copperas Cove’s Chyanne Chapman and Raeven Dickerson, Midway’s Emma Hinojosa and Miranda Youmans, Ellison’s Alexandria Jones and Breonna Fleming, Harker Heights’ Kennedi Foster, Killeen’s Madison Sapp and Shoemaker’s Charlene Shepherd.
Here are the players selected for District 12-6A Second Team honors: Belton’s Anna Becker, Shoemaker’s Biance Delgado and Reagan Fulton, Killeen’s Nadia Richardson and Janelle Etherly, Harker Heights’ Aennetra Hill and Ariana Welch, Ellison’s Hannah Zly, Midway’s Avery Rhodes and Copperas Cove’s Brianna Acker.
Belton defensive specialist Audrey Linder picked up honorable mention and All-District 12-6A Academic honors.