The Crawford volleyball team continues to haul in its share of awards. Crawford coach Jeff Coker was named the Coach of the Year for Class 2A and senior setter Haley Vaughn won the Player of the Year honor on the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Team, released Saturday.
Coker led Crawford to a 46-7 record and the first state championship in program history, as the Lady Pirates defeated defending champ Iola in the 2A final. Vaughn, who was already named the Class 1A-4A Player of the Year by the Texas Girls Coaches Association and the Super Centex Player of the Year, tallied 167 kills, 122 service aces and a school-record 1,616 assists in her senior season. She will play for Angelo State next year.
Senior middle blocker Morgan Claxton joined Vaughn on the TSWA all-state first team, while sophomore Anne Williams and senior Baylee Griffith made the second team and junior Camille Ward garnered third-team recognition. Libero Peyton Elmore was an honorable mention pick.
Valley Mills’ Shelby Fisk made the second team in Class 2A, while her teammate Terlingua Dutschmann made the honorable mention list, as did Wortham’s Kayla Lansford.
In Class 1A, state finalist Blum was represented by first teamer Gentrye Munden, second teamers Emma Rodriguez and Payton Miller, third teamer Mattie Rosenboom and honorable mention pick Hannah Shields. Kopperl’s Lily Worbington was a third-team pick.
Robinson’s Kaegan Walker (566 kills) made the 4A all-state second team, while her teammate Kim McNew was a third-team all-state honoree at setter. China Spring’s Haven Harney made the honorable mention list.
In Class 6A, Belton’s Elicia Jackson was a third-team pick and her teammates Kelsey Surovik and Emily Holder nabbed honorable mention accolades.