Bullard’s Emily Bochow earned Most Valuable Player accolades, and Spring Hill’s Mia Traylor and Carolann Bowles earned shares of superlative honors with the release of the District 16-4A All-District Volleyball Team for the 2021 season.

Traylor and Henderson’s Camille Freeman shared Most Valuable Setter honors, and Bowles shared Most Valuable Hitter honors with Lindale’s Brenley Philen.

Other superlatives went to Lindale’s Alondra Romero (MVP Defense), Henderson’s Taylor Helton (MVP Blocker), Bullard’s Taylor Clark (Top Server), Kilgore’s Maleah Thurmond and Bullard’s Callie Bailey (Newcomer of the Year) and Bullard’s Cristy O’Bannon (Coach of the Year).

Selections were made by the district’s coaches.

First TeamSpring Hill: Carlie Manasse, Abby Caron; Kilgore: Ashton Vallery; Bullard: Olivia Anderson, Grace O’Bannon, Campbell Clark; Henderson: Taylor Lybrand, Ty’Esha Mosley; Lindale: Ellie Watkins; Chapel Hill: Katelyn Allen; Cumberland Academy: Abigail Hahn.

Second TeamSpring Hill: Janie Bradshaw, Caylee Mayfield; Kilgore: Jazmine Vasquez, Catherine Dennis; Henderson: Kara Washington, Ally Brooks; Bullard: Emma Seaton, Elizabeth Conner; Lindale: Reagan Cates, Maddox Lay; Chapel Hill: D.J. Kincade, Lexie Correa; Cumberland Academy: Elizabeth Adams, Ava Young.

Honorable MentionSpring Hill: Natalie Fisher, Molly Seale, Erin Gregson; Kilgore: Bryonne Brooks, Summer Hayden-Epps, Fyndi Henry, Brooke Couch, Alana Mumphrey, Isabell Witt, Maddison Harris; Lindale: Anna Ivy, Tatum Woodard, Preslie Walters, Brooke Tweedell; Bullard: Carley Pawlak, Libby Luscombe; Cumberland Academy: Victoria Osuagwu, Allyssa Wright, Destiny Chilton, Brianna Bolhuis, Jordan Johnson, Kayla DeCampus, Makayla Ford; Chapel Hill: Paloa Sanchez, Shyla Starks; Henderson: Abbey Everett, Jaci Taylor, Ty’Ra Mosley, Kate Charlo; Libby Rockey, Megan Moores, Addison Standley.

Academic All-DistrictSpring Hill: Carolann Bowles, Janie Bradshaw, Victoria Bradshaw, Halee Bray, Abby Caron, Natalie Foster, Eden Gossett, Erin Gregson, Caylee Mayfield, Molly Seale, Mia Traylor; Kilgore: Ashton Vallery, Summer Hayden-Epps, Fyndi Henry, Jazmine Vasquez, Isabell Witt; Bullard: Olivia Anderson, Callie Bailey, Emily Bochow, Campbell Clark, Taylor Clark, Elizabeth Conner, Libby Luscombe, Grace O’Bannon, Carley Pawlak, Riley Roberts, Emma Seaton, Paige Whiteland; Henderson: Ally Brooks, Taylor Lybrand, Ty’Esha Mosley, Tori Garcia, Camille Freeman, Megan Moores, Jaci Taylor, Kara Washington, Taylor Helton, Abbey Everett, Ty’Ra Mosley, Libby Rockey, Addison Standley, Kate Charlo; Lindale: Dylan Adams, Keatyn Bills, Reagan Cates, McKinleigh Evans, Anna Ivy, Maddox Lay, Brenley Philen, Alondra Romero, Brooke Tweedell, Kayli Vickery, Preslie Walters, Ellie Watkins, Kennedy Weesner, Tatum, Woodrum; Chapel Hill: D.J. Kincade, Hillary Crist, Lexie Correa, Katelyn Allen, Madison Bradshaw; Cumberland Academy: Victoria Osuagwu, Jenna Davis, Elizabeth Adams.

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I've covered sports in East Texas since 1987, starting as a 21-year-old sports editor at the Kilgore News Herald before spending seven years at the Lufkin Daily News and the past 23 years at the Longview News-Journal.