Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

November 5, 2012

Laney, Jeffcoat voted onto 16-4A all-district volleyball team; 4 Maidens get HM

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville High School had two representatives, Shelbi Laney and Alayna Jeffcoat, elected to the District 16-4A Volleyball Team, which was determined by a vote of the league's coaches.

Laney and Jeffcoat are both seniors.

In addition Mackenzie Crow, S.r, Kevie Mathis, Sr. and juniors Kelley Crosby and Gentry Hammons all garnered Honorable Mention status.

Savannah Cantrell (Lindale) and Fulani Petties (Whitehouse) were named as the district's most valuable players.

Hitter of the Year went to Zhanelle Geathers of Lindale while Defensive Player of the Year was won by Whitehouse's Bonnie Cotton.

Blocker of the Year was given to Breanna Choice and Quaneshia Johnson was tabbed as the Setter of the Year.

Choice and Johnson both played for John Tyler.

Whitehouse's Ashton Ates was picked as the Newcomer of the Year.

Eleven players, including Laney, were First Team choices, while Jeffcoat joined nine others on the Second Team roll.

District 16-4A All-District Volleyball Team

Most Valuable Players — Savannah Cantrell, Sr., Lindale; Fulani Petties, Sr., Whitehouse

Hitter of the Year — Zhanelle Geathers, Jr., Lindale

Defensive Player of the Year — Bonnie Cotton, Jr., Whitehouse

Blocker of the Year — Breanna Choice, Sr., John Tyler

Setter of the Year — Quaneshia Johnson, Sr., John Tyler

Newcomer of the Year — Ashton Ates, Soph., Whitehouse

   First Team

Corsicana — Rebecca Bentz, Sr.

Jacksonville — Shelbi Laney, Sr.

John Tyler — Erica Franklin, Sr.; Amecia Williams, Sr.; Denishia Rouege, Soph.  

Lindale — Sydney Tillman, Jr.; Makenna Allen, Jr.; Hannah Brown, Sr.

Nacogdoches — Ashton Brown, Sr.; Taylor Layton, Jr.

Whitehouse — Angela Knight, Sr.

   Second Team

Corsicana — Maddie Andrews, Sr.

Jacksonville — Alayna Jeffcoat, Sr.

John Tyler – Kanshanti Flowers, Jr.;

Lindale — Travicia Acy, Soph.; Nicole Borger, Jr.

Nacogdoches — Charity Page, Sr.; Morgan Farrell, Sr.

Whitehouse — Kaitlyn Anderson, Jr.; Ronnie Fountain, Soph.; Lindsey Hannah, Jr.

   Honorable Mention (Jacksonville choices only)

Mackenzie Crow, Sr.; Kevie Mathis, Sr.; Kelley Crosby, Jr.; Gentry Hammons, Jr.