The Booneville volleyball team had eight of their players get recognition at the district or state level last week, it was announced last week by coach Robert Dean.
For the second year in a row, two LadyCats were named All-State. They were senior middle hitter Abby Glass and sophomore libero Paisley Templeman.
Glass broke the team record for kills in a season (231) and a career (401), while finishing second on the team in both blocks and digs. Templeman went past the record for digs in a season with 717, which was second in the state and 42nd nationwide according to MaxPreps, and also paced the team in aces.
Four players gained All-District honors. Outside hitter Jordan Weaver, a junior, was second on the team in kills, while sophomore middle Aleeah Blansett led the team in blocks and was third in kills while becoming the first LadyCat to get over 100 of each in a single season. In addition, both setters were named All-District; sophomore Maddie Herrera set a new team record with 280 assists and senior Vallerie Griffiths added 260 more.
Two more were named honorable mention All-District. Haley Simpson had 101 kills for the season, while Melanie Hester slammed down 93. Both players are junior outside hitters.
In addition, Jordan Weaver was selected to the All-Tournament team at the Class 4A state tournament. She had four kills in the match and played good defense when their opponents, Berryville, tried to play the finesse game.
With six of the eight honorees returning, there is a good foundation laid for the LadyCats to have an outstanding season in 2017.