St. Agnes volleyball places four on all-state team
The St. Agnes Academy volleyball team advanced to the TAPPS 6A state semifinals during a 26-22 season, also finishing second in District 4-6A with an 8-2 record.
The Tigers’ success earned them four places on the TAPPS 6A all-state team, as well as seven all-district spots and three all-academic qualifiers.
Seniors Kathleen Leyendecker and Sahara Maruska led the Tigers on the all-state first-team, also making the academic cut for all-state. Sophomore Brooke Middleton gained second-team recognition and freshman Sophie Agee made honorable mention.
Freshman Grace Webber, sophomore Kaili Holfeld and junior all-state academic student Julia Bradshaw added all-district honors for the Tigers, who finished near the top of a nine-team league and defeated Austin St. Dominic Savio and Antonian College Prep in the playoffs.
St. Agnes took district champion Concordia Lutheran to five sets in the state semifinal.
Awty International earned the No. 3 seed for the playoffs from District 4-6A, finishing 7-4 in league play and 22-15-1 overall.
The Rams were led by senior all-state honorable mention Aida Khedr and senior all-district performer Megan Dunkin. Both made all-state academic.
Second Baptist had a TAPPS 5A all-state representative in junior Julia Faseler, voted to the second team. She joined senior teammate Emma Reed as all-state academic honorees for the Eagles, who finished 16-12 including a five-set playoff win against Corpus Christi Incarnate Word.
Academic all-state selections included St. Thomas Episcopal juniors Ava Barcelo and Loren Valdez, Lutheran North’s Savannah ReBeau, Skyler Robbins and Bella Villarreal, and Beren Academy’s Ruth Palla, Gabrielle Kupferman and Sophia Collins.
Isabel Zelaya, Sr., Concordia Lutheran
Kathleen Leyendecker, Sr., St. Agnes
Sahara Maruska, Jr., St. Agnes
Sophia Keene, Fr., Concordia Lutheran
Brooke Middleton, Soph., St. Agnes
Brooke Frazier, Soph., Concordia Lutheran
Calli Collins, Jr., St. John XXIII
Savannah Whitfield, Sr., Concordia Lutheran
Aida Khedr, Sr., Awty International
Sophie Agee, Fr., St. Agnes
Chloe Vartanian, Jr., Concordia Lutheran
Grace Webber, Fr., St. Agnes
St. Agnes: Kaili Holfeld, Soph.; Julia Bradshaw, Jr.
St. John XXIII: Elena Walsh, Sr.; Taylor Morello, Jr.
Concordia Lutheran: Gabriela Mansfield, Fr.; Ryann Ely, Soph.
Awty International: Megan Dunkin, Sr.
Duchesne: Emma Bass, Soph.
Incarnate Word: Merriam Scafide, Jr.
Beaumont Kelly: Annalise Burbank, Fr.
The Village School: Kennedy Donovan, Sr.
St. Pius X: Sydney Shupak, Soph.
Camryn O’Leary, Sr., Fort Bend Christian
Abigail Ranly, Sr., Fort Bend Christian
Julia Faseler, Jr., Second Baptist
Alexis Vaughn, Jr., Cypress Christian
Marissa Bjorngjeld, Sr., Fort Bend Christian
Hannah Stallings, Jr., Lutheran South
Emma Reed, Sr., Second Baptist
Alexandra Meyer, Sr., Emery/Weiner
Elizabeth McKenzie, Sr., Fort Bend Christian
Rachel Demarais, Jr., Frassati Catholic
Haley Weinstein, Soph., Fort Bend Christian
Melanie Alvarez, Sr., Cypress Christian
Fort Bend Christian: Zoee Granville, Sr.; Bailey Hanner, Fr.
Lutheran South: Laura Demchak, Jr.; Kiersten Lin, Soph.
Second Baptist: Jillian Wright, Sr.; Carly Berkman, Fr.; Kate Kell, Fr.
Cypress Christian: Danielle Moreira, Sr.
Emery/Weiner: Jennifer Blum, Sr.; Beatrice Graubart, Jr.
Frassati Catholic: Andrea Bodunrin, Soph.
Cristo Rey Jesuit: Kyani Quarles, Sr.
Kinly Woodling, Sr., Bay Area Christian
Ashley Wolfe, Sr., Logos Prep
Savannah Sweeney, Jr., Bay Area Christian
Ava Barcelo, Jr., St. Thomas Episcopal
Kassidy Hunt, Jr., Bay Area Christian
Rachel Webb, Sr., Logos Prep
Cullen Powitzky, Jr., St. Thomas Episcopal
Faith Jermstad, Jr., Bay Area Christian
Katheryn Williams, Jr., Logos Prep
Alexis Ariens, Jr., Bay Area Christian
Ella Classen, Soph., St. Thomas Episcopal
Skylar Wilson, Fr., Bay Area Christian
Bay Area Christian: Madelyn Haynes, Jr.; Peyton Winter, Jr.
St. Thomas Episcopal: Sophia Barcelo, Fr.; Loren Valdez, Jr.; Katherine Lazor, Jr.
Logos Prep: Courtney Goolsby, Fr.; Camille Cawyer, Sr.; Ashlyn Meeks, Fr.
First Baptist Christian: Sela Stokes, Sr.; Sarah Bailey, Jr.; Tayler Stockman, Soph.; Julia Patteson, Soph.
Macie Draudt, Sr., The Woodlands Christian
Ryann Booth, Sr., The Woodlands Christian
Destiny Brass, Sr., The Woodlands Christian
Aimee Arash-Ajayi, Soph., Northland Christian
Abby Adams, Soph., The Woodlands Christian
Meredith Hinkle, Sr., Northland Christian
Savannah ReBeau, Sr., Lutheran North
Nicole Berkeland, Soph., Northland Christian
Madison Muse, Sr., Faith West
Bella Eddie, Jr., The Woodlands Christian
Skyler Robbins, Jr., Lutheran North
Hailey Elise Troxel, Sr., Faith West
The Woodlands Christian: Reagan Ray, Sr.; Raquel Lusk, Sr.; Katie Tucker, Soph.; Reese Ray, Soph.
Northland Christian: Miranda Simmons, Sr.; Heidi Gidden, Jr.; Elin Morgan, Fr.; Emma Beckstead, Fr.
Lutheran North: Victoria Noack, Soph.; Bella Villarreal, Jr.
Faith West: Courtney Wigginton, Sr.; Emily Teague, Sr.
The Briarwood: Christine Mundy, Fr.
Southwest Christian: Michelle Nguyen, Jr.; Victoria McGuire, Sr.; Selah Coleman, Fr.; Cindy Luong, Jr.; Kathryn Garza, Fr.
Beren Academy: Ruth Palla, Sr.; Gabrielle Kupferman, Sr.; Sophia Collins, Jr.