With the 2017-2018 season for the Brook Hill lady Guard varsity volleyball team in the books, several of the team’s players have been recognized for their athletic abilities on the court, earning honors on the TAPPS District Volleyball Accolades list.
“I’m privileged to announce that several athletes were awarded accolades this season,” said Candise Wise, Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity volleyball head coach, in an email to the Bullard Banner News. “These ladies worked hard and competed against some tough competition to earn these awards.”
Leading the march for the Lady Guard on the District awards list was sophomore middle blocker Katherine Mondrick, taking home one of the top accolades, as she was honored as the Blocker of the Year.
Additionally, Mondrick’s strong presence for the Lady Guard in the middle of the net allowed her to claim an additional accolade as a member of the TAPPS First Team All-District selections.
On the court this season for the Lady Guard, Mondrick was a catalyst for the team’s defense, collecting a total of 38 blocks, as well as a total of 199 defensive digs. Offensively, Mondrick helped the team with 20 aces, 105 kills, and 16 assists.
The Lady Guard also picked up a second First Team All-District accolade for the 2017-2018 season, with senior setter/right side hitter Maddie Anthony earning the recognition.
Anthony also served as a leader for the Lady Guard in her senior season, leading the team with 296 assists and 230 digs, while also collecting a total of 40 aces and 76 kills.
Brook Hill received a total of four honors on the TAPPS Second Team All-District accolades list, including junior middle blocker Morgan Carpenter, senior outside hitter/right side hitter Bailea Mapes, junior outside hitter Madeline Reed, and freshman outside hitter Mary Roberts.
Throughout the 2017-2018 season, Carpenter provided a strong backing for the Lady Guard, leading the team with 116 kills and blocks with 41 blocks, while also contributing a total of 31 aces and 50 digs.
Mapes was a defensive presence for Brook Hill on the court, providing the Lady Guard defense with a total of 170 digs and 14 blocks, as well as 29 aces and 48 kills offensively.
Honored for her offensive contribution to the Lady Guard, Reed collected a total of 97 kills and five aces, while also amassing a total of 46 defensive digs.
One of the youngest members of the Brook Hill squad, Roberts helped the team on both sides of the ball, putting up 20 aces, 30 kills, five blocks, and 46 digs.
A total of two Brook Hill varsity volleyball players were selected to represent the team on the District’s All-District Honorable Mention list, including senior setter/right side hitter Zoe Hayes and senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Rhea.
In her final season on the Lady Guard squad, Hayes amassed a total of 80 digs defensively, while also collecting a total of 11 offensive aces and 23 kills.
Likewise, Rhea was a defensive power for the team in her senior season, contributing a total of 100 digs, as well as nine aces and five kills offensively.
“With a tough season behind us, each of these girls deserve these awards for their commitment to their team,” said Candise Wise, Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity volleyball head coach. “They each played a key role in our successes this past season. I’m proud of all the girls this year and I look forward to next season.”
The Brook Hill Lady Guard varsity volleyball team ended its 2017 season with an overall record of 7-19-1, 2-4 in district play, and was recognized as Bi-District qualifiers. The team was defeated in three sets in the Bi-District contest against the Forth Worth Christian Lady Cardinals.