The Kingwood volleyball team lost their final match 3-0 to Clear Springs on November 24, bringing an end to their season.
The Mustangs fell in their second playoff match, but they had a season of success. They played competitively through the year and earned their fifth-straight district title.
The Mustangs accumulated wins against tough teams including The Woodlands, Deer Park, Oak Ridge, and Clear Creek, closing out the season with a 20-3 overall record.
Additionally, several Kingwood standout players garnered individual all-district honors. Jordan Rambo, Katelyn Tillis, Temi Areola, and Sydney Hicks were named first team, all-district. Kaitlyn Morgan and Hannah Smith were named to the second team, and Emily Coronado and Emma Montes were chosen as honorable mentions. Junior Sophie Ocampo was a Co-Hitter and Oklahoma-commit and senior Megan Wilson earned the District 21-6A MVP title. Excelling in the classroom as well as the court, Kingwood also had nine players earn academic all-district honors.
The team has a long offseason ahead of them before returning to play on the court.
Coach Christie Mewis says that the Mustangs will be "work[ing] on mental toughness in the offseason." They are planning to work hard in the offseason and "are very excited about next season's possibilities."
The 2020 Kingwood volleyball team had seven graduating seniors. Mewis praised them, saying that, "they were a huge part of [their] success" as well as, "great role models for the younger players" moving forward.
Though the 2020 season did not end ideally, the Kingwood Mustang volleyball team looks forward to improving and coming back better next season.
Welcome to the 2020 volleyball season. What a weird offseason it was for everyone. No club tournaments to travel to, limited training available but what that means is everyone should be fresh for the 2020 campaign.
Over the past few weeks VYPE has previewed 30 public school teams, released our Class 5A and Class 6A rankings. So, now it is time to reveal the 2020 All-VYPE Public School team.
Pre-Season VYPE Public School Player of the Year - Rebekah Portalatin, Cy-Fair
Ally Batenhorst, Seven Lakes (Nebraska)
Alexis Dacosta, Fulshear (Baylor)
Mia Johnson, Clear Falls (Hawaii)
Deja Benjamin, Shadow Creek
Erika Williams, Kingwood Park (Penn State)
Julie Neveu, Oak Ridge
Devan Taylor, Klein (Clemson)
Clara Brower, The Woodlands (Georgia)
Blakely Montgomery, Clear Falls (Fairfield)
Kelsi Wingo, Barbers Hill
Alexia Jones, Pearland Dawson (Houston Baptist)
Annie Antar, Klein (North Florida)
Ellie Echter, Fulshear (LSU)
Ashlyn Svoboda, Friendswood (Northwestern State)
Mayowa Olibale, Seven Lakes (Harvard)
Ashlynn Lewis, Texas City
Callie Cogdill, Cypress Woods (Oklahoma)
Gabby Mansfield, Klein
Casey Batenhorst, Seven Lakes
Trinity Funderburk, Atascocita
Shyia Richardson, Clear Springs (San Francisco)
Lyla Traylor, Memorial
Clarke Adams, Bellaire (Oakland)
Emily Adams, Bridgeland (University of Louisiana Monroe)
Tiana Davis, Ridge Point (UTSA)
Teresa Garza, Alvin (Wyoming)
Aryn Johnson, Manvel (McNeese State)
Allie Sczech, George Ranch (Baylor)
Phoebe Stigen, Deer Park (University of Louisiana Monroe)
Fallon Thompson, Grand Oaks
Madeline Villareal, Cypress Ranch (University of Louisiana Monroe)
Megan Wilson, Kingwood (Oklahoma)
Karrington Kays, Bridgeland
Lindsey Kriendler, Cypress Creek
Simone Lenoir, Clear Brook
Sarah Sitton, Friendswood
Natasha Zorbas, The Woodlands
Annie Creery, Foster (Hill College)
Alana Dawson, Clear Springs (Emory)
Macee Medina, Texas City
Ashton Schulz, Splendora
Freedom Stephenson, Santa Fe
Falon Buford, Splendora
Logan LeRoux, Memorial
Zoe Martinez, Goose Creek Memorial
Maddie Waak, Katy (LSU)
Koko Wooley, La Porte
Piper Boydstun, Oak Ridge
Lauren Elie, Memorial
Kiyah Felder, Aldine Davis
Eva Fitzgerald, Cinco Ranch
Alexandra Tennon, George Ranch (Quinnipiac University)