Four teams from Lamar Consolidated ISD and four from Fort Bend ISD along with Angleton were thrown together for the 2020 season to make up District 24-5A for volleyball.
The 2020 season proved to be a banner year for the LCISD teams, with Fulshear, Foster, Terry and Lamar Consolidated all making the playoffs.
The Chargers, Lady Falcons, Lady Rangers and Lady Mustangs were rewarded for their success in the form of a contingent on the 2020 District 24-5A volleyball all-district team.
State finalist Fulshear had the largest group of selections with 10, including five top awards: Senior outside hitter Ellie Echter was named MVP, offensive player of the year was awarded to junior Alexis Dacosta, junior Jenna Helms was setter of the year, junior Ava Underwood was defensive player of the year and coach of the year went to Sydney Gotcher.
Hightower sophomore Mia Daniel was named the blocker of the year, while Foster sophomore Koryn Johnson was named the newcomer of the year.
Fulshear finished with a 25-5 record overall after losing to reigning 5A champion Lucas Lovejoy in the 5A state championship match. Before the playoff run, the Chargers won their third-straight district championship with a 16-0 record in 24-5A. Fulshear did not drop a single set during district play.
The Chargers’ entire starting lineup, senior Avery Reid, junior Skylar Voskuhl and junior Brielle Warren joined Echter, Dacosta, Helms and Underwood on the all-district first team.
Echter was named MVP after collecting 468 kills, 271 digs, 51 aces and 39.5 blocks during her final campaign with the Chargers. Dacosta had 310 kills, 266 digs, 44 assists and 34 aces in her second season with Fulshear.
Helms had 460 assists, 129 digs, 35 aces and 14 kills. Underwood led the team with 339 digs, 275 assists, 35 aces and 14 kills.
Reid collected 80 kills, 34 blocks, 37 digs and 21 aces. Voskuhl had a team-high with 59.5 blocks and she added 67 kills.
Warren added 115 kills, 46 digs and seven aces.
Sophomore Rachel Nordt and senior Rebecca Ferrari were named to the second team.
Nordt had 39 kills and 14 digs. Ferrari added 204 digs, 36 aces and 31 assists.
Sophomore Victoria Powell, junior Greta Feeney and senior Allyson Struble earned honorable mentions to the all-district team.
Avery Redi, Jenna Helms, Addison Carter, Greta Feeney, Ava Underwood, Elizabeth Dobbs, Allyson Struble, Ellie Echter, Kalee Tollefson, Olivia Drayden, Rebecca Ferrari, Victoria Powell, Rachel Nordt and Brielle Warren were named to the academic all-district team.
Protect the Nest
Head coach Morgan Hunter’s squad kept their standards high in 2020, with the Lady Falcons finishing second in 24-5A with a 14-2 record. The Lady Falcons’ overall record was 18-5, with Foster finishing the year as an area-finalist.
The Lady Falcons’ all-district selections were headlined by sophomore Koryn Johnson, who was named district newcomer of the year.
Johnson collected 92 kills, 92 digs and 19 blocks in 74 sets played.
Johnson was joined on the first team by senior Mackenzie Palmer, senior Annie Creery, senior Alexis Obialo and senior Kiley Smink.
Palmer had 255 digs, 41 assists and 31 aces in 76 sets played. Creery had 196 digs, 60 kills and 17 aces in 73 sets played.
Obialo had 113 kills, 26 blocks and 25 digs in 74 sets played. Smink accounted for 168 kills, 116 digs, 12 aces and 11 blocks.
Junior Taylor Clark, sophomore Chloe Howard, junior Amariah Kendrick and Elizabeth Waldrop were named to the second team.
Clark accounted for 229 assists, 92 digs and 23 aces in 59 sets played. Howard had 206 assists, 94 digs, 16 kills and 12 aces in 51 sets played.
Kendrick had 99 kills, 40 digs and 10 blocks in 64 sets played. Waldrop had 57 kills and 51 blocks in 72 sets played.
Junior Kalani Vasquez earned an honorable mentions to the all-district team.
Grace Murphy, Chole Howard, Amariah Kendrick, Mackenzie Palmer, Alexis Obialo, Elizabeth Waldrop, Ariana Deleon, Kamryn Williams, Koryn Johnson and Annie Creery were named to the academic all-district team.
Terry hit the ground running under first-year head coach Jene Vanderbilt. The Lady Rangers returned to the playoffs for the first time in over 10 years with an 11-5 district record. Terry was an area finalist, finishing with a 15-7 record overall.
Juniors Raven Jordan and Gloria Asabi were named to the first team.
Jordan finished with 174 kills, 48 blocks and 24 aces in 60 sets. Asabi had 135 kills, 86 blocks and 13 aces in 66 sets.
Senior Ckyra Anthony was named to the all-district second team, she had 391 digs, 13 kills and 11 aces in 68 sets.
Senior Sidney Hausler, junior Cayla Anthony and junior Jayden Garza earned honorable mentions to the all-district team.
Ckrya Anthony, Cayla Anthony, Sydney Hausler, McKenzie Strine, Raven Jordan, Jayden Garza, Brianna Thomas, McKensie Salinas, Juleette Akoma and Gloria Asabi were named to the academic all-district team.
Mustangs on the run
Lamar Consolidated built on their playoff berth in 2019 with another in 2020. The Lady Mustangs battled through injuries and a delayed start due to COVID-19 to earn a top-four spot with a 10-6 record overall.
Lamar Consolidated was an area finalist with a 13-8 record overall.
Junior Cassidy Drapela earned her third-straight selection to the all-district team with a first-team spot.
Junior Destinee Farris, junior Morgyn Sheridan and sophomore Ta’liya De Los Santos earned honorable mentions to the all-district team.
Senior Britney Nwankwor, junior Carina Pedraza, junior Alayna Wagner, junior Skylar Volesky and junior Morgyn Sheridan were named to the academic all-district team.
Lady Cougars on the prowl
Second-year head coach Alyssa Brown’s squad narrowly missed the playoffs in 2020. The Lady Cougars finished with a 9-7 record overall for fifth place in 24-5A. Kempner was 9-11 overall.
The Lady Cougars were rewarded with three selections to the all-district team after a strong district campaign.
Senior Taiana Evans was named to the first team while senior Lauren Dysarz and senior Karin Ilagan were selected to the second team.
Evans had 234 digs, 194 kills and 20 aces in 51 sets played. Dysarz collected 313 assists, 110 digs and 12 aces in 69 sets.
Ilagan had 430 serve receptions, 347 digs and 23 aces in 69 sets played.
Sophomore Samantha Sharer, sophomore Mackenzie Vaughan and freshman Elly Holmquist earned honorable mentions to the all-district team.
Karin Ilaga, Tatiana Evans, Thi Dang, Chloe Williams, Mia Clarke, Elly Holmquist, Chole Williams, Jaina Conrad, Sophie Ilagan, Sam Sharer, Aya Tekrouri, Brenna Casler, Mackenzie Vaughan and Lauren Dysarz were named to the academic all-district team.
Daniels headlines for Hurricanes
The Lady Hurricanes of Hightower battled through a tough district but didn’t find a place in the playoffs in a unique 2020 season.
Sophomore Mia Daniel was a bright spot for the Hurricanes, earning blocker of the year honors on the 24-5A all-district team.
Daniel had 47 blocks, including 14 solo efforts to go with 66 kills in 56 sets played.
Junior Anaiah Jordan joined Daniel on the first team and junior Amiley Penson was selected to the second team.
Jordan had 252 assists, 165 digs, 89 kills and 19 aces in 64 sets. Penson had 150 digs, 116 kills and 22 aces in 63 sets.
Seniors Ahjanae Cox and Victoria Darks earned honorable mentions to the all-district team.
Haile Brandon, Mia Daniel, Malia Black, Kayra Armstrong, Anaiah Jordan, Daejonna Kirkpartrick, Smiley Penson, Arianna Robinson, Ahjanae Cox, Victoria Darks and Selene Duldulao were named to the academic all-district team.
The Lady Buffaloes of Marshall finished seventh overall in District 24-5A with a 3-13 record overall.
Marshall had two selections to the all-district team, including senior Sariya Smart to the first team and senior Jastin James on the second team.
Junior Brianna Johnson earned an honorable mention to the all-district team.
Treasur Francis, Jaydah Hunt, Jastin James, Autumn Johnson and Bryanna Duncanson were named to the academic all-district team.
Eagles earn 2 selections
Willowridge finished ninth overall in the 24-5A standings with a 1-15 record. The Lady Eagles earned one selection to the all-district: senior Chloe Williams on the second team.
Sophomore Tahmiah Lawson, junior Jayla Johnson and sophomore Jaseanee Brinson earned honorable mentions to the all-district team.
Chloe Williams, Tahmiah Lawson, English Jackson, Jayla Johnson, Jaseanee Brinson, Alyssa Lahrmann, Destiny Liddell-Decarlo and Bri’naja Joiner were named to the academic all-district team.