With a program still in it’s infancy, All Saints Patriots Volleyball ranks in the top 5 on the Lonestar Varsity Preseason Top 10 Ranking! Your Patriot Varsity team is honored to be listed among some strong competing programs.
1. Trinity Christian – After taking home the TAPPS 4A state title a season ago, Tyler Neal returns two all-state selections in standouts Peyton Himango and Bradi Marshall. The Lady Lions enter the season as favorites for the 2017 state championship.
2. Lubbock-Cooper – The Pirates advanced to the Class 5A regional quarterfinal last year and went undefeated in District 4-5A. Cooper, led by new coach Karli Morrison, could be just as strong this season with Addi Peters and Reagan Robertson returning.
3. Levelland – Shelly Kay took over the Loboettes program this offseason, but Levelland returns familiar faces in Paige Royal and Makayla Escue. The team will try to improve on its Class 4A regional quarterfinal finish last season.
4. Shallowater – The Fillies have one of the biggest returning classes in the Lone Star Varsity area with key players Cailyn Breckel, Mady McCully and Mia Olivio returning. Shallowater’s head coach is Amy Mangum, who lead Shallowater to the Class 3A regional final in 2016.
5. All Saints – In just their third year as a program, the Patriots won the TAPPS 2A state championship. Kimberli Swett hopes to get All Saints back to the title game with all-state selections such as Lily McKay, Tatum Harper and Abigail Macha.
6. Denver City – With District 2-4A selections Holly Hemmeline and Macey Jordan returning, coach Megan David and the Fillies have quite the task in front on them. Denver City advanced to the Class 4A regional quarterfinal before they lost to eventual state champion Bushland.
7. Seminole – Despite losing many seniors, Jacqueline Horton’s squad returns Chloe Gonzalez and Taylor Roberts for the 2017 campaign. The Maidens fell in the Class 4A area round to Monahans, which turned around to down Levelland in the next round.
8. Coronado – The Lady Mustangs featured a young team last year, but they built up experience for this season with Lea Garcia and Ayana Segrest among others. Don’t expect another bi-district round exit from Casey Trout’s group this season.
9. Littlefield – Claire Cozart’s group advanced to the Class 3A regional quarterfinals a season ago before falling to Alpine. Even though the Lady Wildcats lose the District 2-3A MVP, they do bring back Newcomer of the Year Kaitlyn Edgemon.
10. Klondike – The program beat out several 2A squads for a share of the district title before being sent to the Class 1A playoffs. Once there, the team advanced to the regional semifinals. Jordan Beall will be at the helm once again with Alexi Bushong, Kasey Whitley and Macy Sharp returning from District 3-2A awards lists.