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Players from state champion Gate City volleyball team earn postseason recognition

December 2nd, 2013 6:48 pm by Staff Report

Players from state champion Gate City volleyball team earn postseason recognition

Gate City junior Lindsey Harper (Ned Jilton II photo)

Winning a team championship often brings with it individual recognition.

Gate City’s state champion volleyball team is a case in point.

Three Lady Blue Devils were selected to the Region 2A West first team and a total of five made the VHSCA Conference 40 squads released Monday.

Juniors Lindsey Harper and Kyra Jessee and sophomore Hayley Wolfe made the all-region unit. The trio was joined on the Conference 40 first team by teammate Haley Reed, a sophomore. Gate City’s Kerri Hite was a second-team all-conference pick.

Harper was named the Conference 40 player of the year. Amy Reed was coach of the year after guiding the Lady Blue Devils to their fifth VHSL championship since 2004.

Other Southwest Virginia players making the Region 2A West squad were John Battle’s Sarah Robbins (first team) and Wise Central’s Eden Sturgill, Richlands’ Mac Cordill, and Marion’s Bakker Cullop and Jordan Williams (second team).

Region 2A West Volleyball Teams 

First Team 
Lindsey Harper, Jr., Gate City 
Kyra Jessee, Jr., Gate City 
Hannah Shields, Sr., Dan River 
Camryn McGrady, Jr., Grayson 
Sarah Robbins, Sr., John Battle 
Alex Hawks, Sr., Giles 
Alex Wolfe, Jr., James River 
Brooke Aaron, So., Chatham 
Libero Hayley Wolfe, So., Gate City 
Second Team 
Karyl Smith, Sr., Dan River 
Holly Wilkes, Sr., Glenvar 
Mac Cordill, Sr., Richlands 
Bakker Cullop, Jr., Marion 
Kristen Bousman, So., Chatham 
Autumn Halsey, Jr., Grayson 
Eden Sturgill, Jr., Wise 
Jordan Williams, Sr., Marion 
Libero Lindsay Shotwell, Sr., James River 

VHSCA Conference 40 Teams 

Player of the Year 
Lindsey Harper, Jr., Gate City 
Coach of the Year 
Amy Reed, Gate City 
First Team 
Lindsey Harper, Jr., Gate City 
Kyra Jessee, Jr., Gate City 
Sarah Robbins, Sr., John S Battle 
Eden Sturgill, Jr., Wise Central 
Sydney McKinney, So., Union
Haley Wolfe, So., Gate City
Lyndsay Edmondson, Jr., Virginia High 
Haley Reed, So., Gate City 
Keeley Daniels, Jr., Virginia High 
Second Team 
Kerri Hite, Gate City 
Emily Dickenson, Wise Central 
Kylee Smith, John Battle 
Caitlin Doss, John Battle 
Allie Morgan, Union 
Samantha Ely, Lee 
Reagan Davis, Wise Central 
Summer Begley, Union 
Honorable Mention: Kasey Casteel, John Battle; Gillian Jessee, Lee; Chelsea Lanningham, Lee; Caitlin McConnell, Gate City; Monica Parrot, Lebanon 

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