2019 All-Leader Volleyball Team; LC-M’s Perry captures MVP
Published 9:48 am Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The 2019 local volleyball scene had a ton of exciting moments, including a three-round playoff run by the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears.
The Lady Bears capped off a tremendous campaign with a 29-11 mark under the guidance of first-year head coach Rhonda Williams.
Williams saw her Lady Bears roar to a 10-2 mark to capture second-place out of District 22-4A.
The Lady Bears then fought off a tough Tarkington team in five games in a thrilling bidistrict playoff match and then they took down Bay City in four games in the area round before falling to Splendora in the 4A Region III quarterfinals.
LC-M didn’t exactly have a superstar or two, they had a superb all-around team, especially on the defensive side where they seemed to dig up everything that opposing hitters threw at them.
The Orangefield Lady Bobcats advanced to the postseason for the second straight year for coach Ashlee Broussard. The Lady Bobcats (23-19) finished as the third-place playoff seed in a very competitive District 22-3A and fought highly-ranked Diboll hard in the bidistrict round of the playoffs before falling in four games.
One thing for certain, the future is bright for longtime Bridge City coach Becca Mathews Peveto as the Lady Cardinals (18-18) performed well, despite having as many as six underclassmen on the court at the same time, including three freshmen that will become standouts for sure in the future.
Over at West Orange-Stark, the Lady Mustangs made excellent strides for coach Ashlyn Pinner and were extremely competitive in District 22-4A action throughout the season.
So this is the time of the year where it is so much fun to put together the 2019 All-Orange Leader Volleyball team.
The 2019 Most Valuable Player goes to LC-M senior Chelsea Perry. Perry set the tone with plenty of big kills throughout the season, especially important ones during the Lady Bear playoff run. She wrapped up the season with a whopping 358 kills to go along with 209 digs and 47 aces.
The Offensive MVP honor goes to Lady Bear sophomore Trinity Williams. Williams notched 228 kills, found her teammates for 305 assists and contributed 454 digs and 66 aces.
Perhaps no player in the area hit the floor more with her defense than Lady Bear senior Brielle Butler, who earns the Defensive MVP honor with 493 digs.
Our Newcomer of the Year goes to Bridge City freshman Taryn Doiron. She finished with 171 kills. She set up her teammates well with 375 assists and also had 143 digs and 58 aces.
Coach of the Year honors goes to LC-M’s Williams for making the Lady Bears such a cohesive unit.
Congratulations ladies and so without further ado, here is the 2019 All-Orange Leader Volleyball Team:
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Chelsea Perry, LC-M
OFFENSIVE MVP: Trinity Williams, LC-M
DEFENSIVE MVP: Brielle Butler, LC-M
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Taryn Doiron, Bridge City
COACH OF THE YEAR: Rhonda Williams, LC-M
Madison Greenway, Orangefield
Caitlin Woods, LC-M
Marlandria Hebert, WO-S
Faith Fregia, Orangefield
Daelyn Perry, Bridge City
Harlee Tupper, Bridge City
Lily Saucedo, Orangefield
Waverlee Cooper, Bridge City
Tiffany Ciancaglione, Orangefield
Zoe Levens, LC-M
Aspen Daniels, Bridge City
Alyssa Dodd, Orangefield