Smith County spikers dominate 16-4A team


Smith County schools dominated the All-District 16-4A volleyball team, with John Tyler, Lindale and Whitehouse laying claim to all superlative honors.

Lindale senior Savannah Cantrell shared the award for Co-Most Valuable Player with Whitehouse senior Fulani Petties.

Lindale junior Zhanelle Geathers garnered Hitter of the Year honors.

Whitehouse won two superlatives, with junior Bonnie Cotton selected Defensive Player of the Year and sophomore Ashton Ates tabbed Newcomer of the Year.

John Tyler also claimed two superlatives, with senior Breanna Choice voted Blocker of the Year and senior Quaneshia Johnson selected Setter of the Year.

District champion Lindale placed three players on the first team: senior Hannah Brown and juniors Sydney Tiiman and Makenna Allen.

JT, which finished second in district play, matched Lindale with three first teamers: seniors Erica Franklin and Amicia Williams, and sophomore Donishia Rouege.

Whitehouse senior Angela Knight earned a spot on the first team.

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All-District 16-4A Volleyball Team

Co-Most Valuable Players — Savannah Cantrell, Sr., Lindale; Fulani Petties, Sr., Whitehouse

Hitter of the Year — Zhanelle Geathers, Jr., Lindale

Defensive Player of the Year — Bonnie Cotton, Jr., Whitehouse

Blocker of the Year — Breanna Choice, Sr., John Tyler

Setter of the Year — Quaneshia Johnson, Sr., John Tyler

Newcomer of the Year — Ashton Ates, So., Whitehouse

First Team

Sydney Tiiman, Jr., Lindale

Makenna Allen, Jr., Lindale

Hannah Brown, Sr., Lindale

Shelbi Laney, Sr., Jacksonville

Ashton Brown, Sr., Nacogdoches

Taylor Layton, Jr., Nacogdoches

Angela Knight, Sr., Whitehouse

Erica Franklin, Sr., John Tyler

Amicia Williams, Sr., John Tyler

Donishia Rouege, So., John Tyler

Rebecca Bentz, Sr., Corsicana

Second Team

Alanna Jeffcoat, Sr., Jacksonville

Kaitlyn Anderson, Jr., Whitehouse

Ronnie Fountain, So., Whitehouse

Lindsey Hannah, Jr., Whitehouse

Charity Page, Sr., Nacogdoches

Morgan Farrell, Sr., Nacogdoches

Kashanti Flowers, Jr., John Tyler

Travicia Acy, So., Lindale

Nicole Borger, Jr., Lindale

Maddie Andrews, Sr., Corsicana