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Hrncir headlines 25-4A all-district team

Lady Jays rewarded with 12 sections after winning 7th-straight title

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NEEDVILLE — The Needville Lady Jays were ranked No. 1 overall in Class 4A for much of the 2020 season.

The volleyball team earned that honor with another impressive run through District 25-4A en route to the Lady Jays’ third regional finals trip in four years.

Needville was rewarded with 12 selections to the District 25-4A all-district volleyball team including the top spot.

Lady Jays rewarded with 12 sections after winning 7th-straight title

Needville earned four top awards on the District 25-4A all-district volleyball team including (from left) senior Maddy Hrncir was named MVP, junior libero Alyssa Edwards was named co-defensive player of the year, senior Hattie Smith was named setter of the year and Amy Schultz was named coach of the year

Senior outside hitter Maddy Hrncir was named the 25-4A most valuable player.

Hrncir was joined on the top honors list by junior libero Alyssa Edwards at co-defensive player of the year, senior Hattie Smith at setter of the year and Amy Schultz, who was coach of the year.

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.

Edwards had the team-high in digs (665) and serve receptions (499); she also had 42 aces and 29 kills.

Smith was the funnel for the Lady Jays’ offense with 577 assists; she added 293 digs, 42 aces and 22 kills.

Needville had four selections to the first team that included senior defensive specialist Bri Pena, junior outside hitter Cayla Kozik, junior middle blocker Ashly Fojtik and senior outside hitter Mikayla Mikeska.

Pena had 443 digs, 154 serve receptions and 21 aces. Kozik had 174 kills, 108 digs and 10 blocks.

Fojtik collected 400 assists, 342 digs, 249 kills and 17 aces for the Lady Jays in 100 sets played.

Mikeska had 136 digs, 123 kills and 36 aces and 26 blocks during 105 sets.

Lady Jays rewarded with 12 sections after winning 7th-straight title

Needville had four selections to the District 25-4A all-district volleyball first team that included (from left) senior defensive specialist Bri Pena, junior outside hitter Cayla Kozik, junior middle blocker Ashly Fojtik and senior outside hitter Mikayla Mikeska.

The second team included four Lady Jays: junior middle blocker Sarah Doggett, junior middle blocker Maya Scott, senior outside hitter Ashley Moore and junior outside hitter Yasmyn Ochoa.

Doggett had 75 kills and 61 blocks in 82 sets played. Scott had 43 kills and 14 blocks in 49 sets played.

Moore had 18 digs, six kills and three aces in 38 sets.

Ochoa had 104 digs, 101 kills and 47 blocks in 99 sets played.

Hrncir, Edwards, Kozik, Fojtik, Mikeska, Doggett, Scott, Moore, Ochoa and Pena were all named to the academic all-district team.

Needville finished with a 33-1 record overall and a 12-0 record in District 25-4A.

The Lady Jays beat Corpus Christi West Oso (3-0), Boerne (3-0), Sinton (3-0) and Devine (3-0) before losing to state-finalist Wimberley in the regional finals.

Stafford’ Rushing, Amako honored The other Fort Bend County team in 25-4A, Stafford, earned two selections to the all-district volleyball team.

Senior middle blocker Kenedi Rushing was a first-team selection while junior setter Stacey Amako was named to the second team.

Lady Jays rewarded with 12 sections after winning 7th-straight title

The District 25-4A all-district volleyball second team included four Lady Jays (from left): junior middle blocker Sarah Doggett, junior middle blocker Maya Scott, senior outside hitter Ashley Moore and junior outside hitter Yasmyn Ochoa. 

Rushing had 34 blocks, 24 kills and four aces in 21 sets.

Amako had 46 digs, 38 assists and two kills in 24 sets played. India Bradshaw, Payton Rodriguez, Amala Wilson and Madison Collins were honorable mentions to the all-district team.

Stafford finished with a 1-15 record overall and a 1-11 record in District 25-4A.

Follow Fort Bend Herald sports editor Ryan Dunsmore on Twitter at @duns_more for game updates. Follow the Herald sports department on Twitter at @fbheraldsports, Facebook and Instagram at Fort Bend Herald Sports. 

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