Top Hitter: Lee's Kuechle receives 12-5A accolades


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Robert E. Lee senior Mallory Kuechle was voted the top hitter in District 12-5A when its All-District team was released recently. (Sarah A. Miller | Tyler Morning Telegraph)

 

Robert E. Lee senior Mallory Kuechle pulverized nearly every set that went her way and was the first person every Lady Raider opponent game-planned to stop.

The league coaches voted Kuechle Outstanding hitter for the All-District 12-5A Volleyball team.

The league coaches voted her Outstanding Hitter for the All-District 12-5A volleyball team. Kuechle earned first-team honors last year as a junior.

A Texas Women’s University signee, Kuechle led the Lady Raiders with 485 kills and 375 digs. She is joined on the first team by seniors Melissa Menard and Alexis Crowder. Menard finished with 535 assists while Crowder totaled 219 kills.

Lee was in position to win district until the final weeks of the season and could’ve still finished as league runner-up, but lost a district playoff to Rockwall. The Lady Raiders finished the season with a 30-13 record.

The district champion Rockwall-Heath Hawks dominated the all-district team with three superlatives, including MVP Regina Tillis and Coach of the Year Maggie Younger.

Earning second-team all district from Lee were junior middle Rebekah Bowden (117 stuff blocks) and sophomore libero Taylor Winchester (469 digs). Receiving honorable mention from Lee were seniors Chelsea Geter, Jaina Giddens, Gentry Townsend and Kenshai Moseley.

REL also several players receive Academic All-District accolades with Bowden, Crowder, Mallori Dike, Geter, Giddens, Kuechle, Menard, Moseley, Allison Snodgrass, Townsend, Winchester, Courtney Watson and Eryn Wilson all recognized for academic excellence.

Raider Rap: The Lady Raiders recently announced team awards with Kuechle named MVP, Bowden voted outstanding hitter, Menard was outstanding setter, Winchester top defensive player and Eryn Wilson received the Coaches Award.

 

 

All-District 12-5A Volleyball

MVP — Regina Tillis, Jr. Rockwall-Heath

Outstanding Hitter — Mallory Kuechle, Sr. Robert E. Lee

Outstanding Setter — Rebecca Floyd, Sr., Rockwall

Outstanding Blocker — Viershanie Latham, Sr., Mesquite

Outstanding Defense — Paige Parent, Jr., Rockwall Heath

Newcomer of the Year — Chaney Garcia, Fr., Rockwall

Coach of the Year — Maggie Younger, Rockwall-Heath

First Team

Haley Coleman, So., Rockwall-Heath, OH; Claire Carpenter, Jr., Rockwall-Heath, S; Ashlyn Broussard, Sr., Rockwall, OH; Lindsey Wheeler, Sr., MB, Rockwall; Terita Williamson, Sr., S, Mesquite Horn; Andi Spearman, Jr., OH, Mesquite Horn; Neka Nelson, Sr., OH, Mesquite; Peyton Belt, Jr., S, Mesquite; Melissa Menard, Sr., S, Robert E. Lee; Alexis Crowder, Sr., MB, Robert E. Lee; A’Kia Mumphrey, Sr., S., Longview; Halee Brewer, Soph., MB, Longview.

Second Team

Molly Nelson, Sr., OH; Heath, Briana Lacy, Jr., DS, Heath; Kailey Peters, Jr., MB, Heath; Adalee Lamberth, Jr., S, Heath; Abbie Kilgore, Sr., OH, Horn; Jonae Thompson, Sr., OH, Longview; Gayle Lockett, Sr., Libero, Mesquite; Chamberlain Robinson, Soph., OH, Mesquite; Heather Allen, Sr., S, North Mesquite; Jacqueline Ullmann, Jr., OH, Rockwall; Rebecca Bowden, Jr., MB, Lee; Taylor Winchester, Soph., Libero, Lee.

Honorable Mention

Rockwall Heath — Savanna Stutts, Jr., MB. Mesquite Horn — Chelsea Lamb; Rene Chidozie, Jr., MB; Jada Underwood, Fr., MB. Longview — NaQwavian Nelson, Jr., MB; Antoinesha Cox, Sr., Libero; Bradyn Jenkins, Sr., OH; Maria Tran, Sr., DS; Tamara Williams, Sr., DS. Mesquite — Justus Spriggs, Jr., MB; Krystal Johnston; Brittany Pearson. North Mesquite — Emily Edwards, Sr., MB; Tiara Micken, Sr., DS; Vandala Dunn, Sr., OH; Carisha Reed, Sr., OH. Rockwall — Bailey Smith, Soph., MB; Kelsey Gaertner, Soph., OH; Alex Villareal, Jr., DS. Robert E. Lee — Chelsea Geter, Sr., S; Jaina Giddens, Sr., OH; Gentry Townsend, Sr., DS; Kenshai Moseley, Sr., OH.