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Westside’s Carter voted 18-6A volleyball MVP

December 3, 2018

The Westside volleyball team swept the District 18-6A postseason awards after winning its first district title in five years. Junior outside hitter Kylah Carter was voted 18-6A MVP, while Andre King took home Coach of the Year.

The Wolves finished 29-5 overall and 14-0 in district play, led by Carter’s work at the net and on defense. They broke Bellaire’s four-year district winning streak in the process.

Senior outside hitter Shashka Davis, senior middle hitter Maiya Pena, senior setter Glenda Sims and senior libero Nicole Sagarra added first-team all-district honors for the Wolves.

Lamar had four first-team all-district selections as well, recognizing a season that included a third-place district finish and a rare victory against Bellaire.

Senior outside hitter Brianna Johnson (120 kills, 38 aces, 170 digs), sophomore middle hitter Amanda Planck (110 kills, 25 blocks), senior setter Kirsty Leech (396 assists, 45 aces) and junior libero Jackie Arellano (147 digs, 29 aces) made the first team for the Texans.

Bellaire earned two first-team spots after earning the No. 2 seed for the playoffs with an 11-3 district record amidst improved competition.

Senior outside hitter Sarah Dickson (330 kills, 50 aces, 33 blocks, 341 digs) and junior middle hitter Armyni Perales (238 kills, 126 blocks) made the first team for the Cardinals.

Carnegie made its seventh straight playoff appearance and had two first-team selections in freshman outside hitter Li Bahler and junior outside hitter Gierra Cottingham.

All-District 18-6A Volleyball

Player of the Year: Kylah Carter, Westside

Coach of the Year: Andre King, Westside

First team

Sarah Dickson, Sr., OH, Bellaire

Shaska Davis, Sr., OH, Westside

Li Bahler, Fr., OH, Carnegie

Brianna Johnson, Sr., OH, Lamar

Gierra Cottingham, Jr., OH, Carnegie

Amanda Planck, Soph., MH, Lamar

Maiya Pena, Sr., MH, Westside

Armyni Perales, Jr., MH, Bellaire

Glenda Sims, Sr., S, Westside

Kirsty Leech, Sr., S, Lamar

Jackie Arellano, Jr., L, Lamar

Nicole Sagarra, Sr., L, Westside

Second team

Mesi Wilson, Sr., OH, Bellaire

Alexis Ra, Sr., OH, Heights

Bria Mayes, Sr., OH, Lamar

Lauren Donovan, Sr., OH, Bellaire

Jasmine Rodriguez-Ruiz, Sr., OH, Sam Houston

Maddie Ogden, Sr., MH, Bellaire

Kemi Airewele, Sr., MH, Carnegie

Chloe Robertson, Jr., MH, Heights

Chancellor Deal, Sr., S, Bellaire

Mekenzie Primm, Sr., S, Carnegie

Bailee Jackson, Sr., L, Westside

Emily Hawes, Sr., L, Bellaire

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