The 2020 volleyball season saw many things, a pandemic, a split start, new guidelines and plenty of success.
Fort Bend County had multiple teams reach the doorstep of a state champion and multiple reached the final game in 2020.
The Texas Girls Coaches Association rewarded multiple area teams, including George Ranch, Fulshear, East Bernard and Seven Lakes, with selections to the TGCA all-state teams and additional honors.
In the largest classification, 6A, George Ranch had two selections, juniors Logan Lednicky and Allie Sczech, to the all-state team.
Lednicky and Sczech helped the Longhorns win a share of a district title in George Ranch’s first season in 20-6A.
Sczech was the all-district offensive player of the year after she collected 186 kills, 70 blocks and 50 digs in 70 sets in 2020.
George Ranch was an area finalist after defeating Katy Tompkins in the bi-district round.
Lednicky was named co-MVP of the District 20-6A all-district team.
Lednicky had 263 kills, 173 digs, 77 blocks, and 23 aces in 83 sets to help the Longhorns reach the playoffs’ area round.
Class 6A state champion Seven Lakes had three selections that included senior Ally Batenhorst, junior Casey Batenhorst and senior Mayo Olibale.
The Lady Spartans’ head coach Amy Cataline was named 5A-6A coach of the year.
In Class 5A, the Fulshear Chargers had three selections to the all-state team after earning their second trip to the state championship: senior Ellie Echter, junior Alexis Dacosta and Ava Underwood.
The Chargers went nearly two years without losing to a team in their classification en route to two trips to the state championship.
Fulshear proved doubters wrong with the move up to 5A after winning the 4A championship in 2019.
The Chargers were only the second program to play in back-to-back state championships in two classifications since the inception of the 6A class.
Echter was named the 24-5A MVP. The future LSU Tiger finished his four-year varsity career at Fulshear with 468 kills, 271 digs, 51 aces and 39.5 blocks during her final campaign with the Chargers.
Dacosta was the offensive player of the year in 24-5A; she continued to dominate defenses after joining the Chargers last season.
Dacosta had 310 kills, 266 digs, 44 assists and 34 aces in her second season with Fulshear.
Underwood was selected defensive player of the year after she collected 339 digs, 275 assists, 35 aces and 14 kills.
In Class 4A, Needville earned one selection to the all-state team.
Senior Lady Jay Maddy Hrncir led the way for Needville during a season that ended in the regional championship.
Hrncir was named the District 25-4A MVP.
Hrncir led the Needville squad with 372 kills, averaging 3.5 kills per set; she also led the team in aces (44), and she was second in digs (536). The senior added 36 blocks, including 15 solo efforts, 39 assists and 274 serve receptions.
In 3A, junior Samantha Rabius and sophomore Kellen Dorotik represented East Bernard on the all-state team.
Rabius was named District 24-3A MVP, and Dorotik was selected to the first team.
The Brahmarettes earned their seventh-straight district title, and East Bernard nearly added its 22nd state finals appearance.
Rabius was also selected to the 1A-4A volleyball all-star team.