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With the volleyball season at a close and state champions crowned, it was a season full of great wins, big plays, and strong moments on the court for Dallas-Fort Worth area volleyball teams. Lovejoy won their ninth state title- this time under a brand new head coach.
With plenty of amazing talent to pick from, it's time to release the 2021 VYPE DFW All-VYPE Public School Volleyball Team. Become a VYPE Insider today to see the full team including team and coach of the year.
Team of the year: Lucas Lovejoy Leopards
- Lovejoy won their third-straight Class 5A state championship game earlier this year marking their ninth state title. Moreover, the team came together with a brand new head coach in order to accomplish this feat! Lovejoy was able to post huge wins over the likes of Prosper, Hebron, McKinney Boyd, and more en route to their state title.
Coach of the year: Natalie Puckett, Lucas Lovejoy Leopards
- After taking over for Ryan Mitchell, former assistant coach, Natalie Puckett, became Lovejoy's head coach and continued to build the legacy of the team. Puckett, a former Lovejoy athlete herself, helped lead the team as an athlete during their 2008, 2009, and 2010 state title runs. Puckett helped lead Lovejoy to a 42-6 overall record this season which included a third-straight Class 5A State Title victory in November.
Hitter of the year: Melanie McGann, KellerMiddle of the year: Lindsey Harris, Northwest EatonSetter of the year: Rosemary Archer, LovejoyUtility of the year: Janet deMarrais, GrapevineNewcomer of the year: Ayden Ames, Prosper
Hitter: Maya Duckworth, BirdvilleMiddle: Ifenna Cos-Okpalla, Flower Mound MarcusLibero: Emily Canaan, AllenSetter: Taylor Polivka, KellerUtility: Paige Mooney, Northwest V.R. Eaton
Hitter: Ella Busey, Colleyville HeritageMiddle: Hannah Gonzalez, LovejoyLibero: Ava Camacho, LovejoySetter: Courtney Hanson, Arlington MartinUtility: Harmony Sample, Hebron
Hitter: Maggie Boyd, Flower Mound MarcusMiddle: Ellie Alexander, GranburyLibero: Missy Varni, GranburySetter: Lily Nicholson, McKinney NorthUtility: Lindzi Thomas, Sanger
Hitter (6): Emily Hellmuth, Highland Park; Kyndal Stowers, Denton Guyer; Blaire Bayless, Plano West; Hannah Billeter, McKinney Boyd; Brynn Williams, Mansfield; Vivian Parker, Aledo
Middle (3): Lainee Pyles, Keller Fossil Ridge; Landry Baughman, Richardson Berkner; Kate Hansen, Weatherford
Libero (2): Naylani Feliciano, Plano; Tatum Parker, Fort Worth Paschal
Setter (3): Morgan Howard, Colleyville Heritage; Jessica Dunn, Southlake Carroll; Mattie Gant, Aledo
Utility (2): Emilee Casey, Midlothian Heritage; Killian Armstrong, Midlothian