With a second week of volleyball tournaments under our belts the volleyball picture in Houston continues to get clearer and clearer. With that, there were also some more amazing performances.
The Woodlands won yet another tournament and is 18-0 on the season and the top team in the city right now. Fort Bend Christian also did well this past weekend winning the Silver Bracket of the BCS Volleyball Classic.
Check out which players caught the eye of VYPE in our second Volleyball Players of the Week segment.
Coaches please submit your Player of the Week Nominations each week by Noon on Mondays to email@example.com or DM our Twitter account @VYPEHouston.
Molly Tuozzo – The Woodlands
The Woodlands continued to roll this past week going 7-0 and improving to 18-0 on the year. Molly Tuozzo finished the week with an impressive 89 digs with 34 of those coming against Tomball in a 2-0 victory. For the season, Tuozzo is averaging 5.6 digs per set and has 163 total for the season.
Bailey Hanner - Fort Bend Christian Academy
Bailey Hanner has had a great weekend at the BCS Volleyball Classic where the Eagles were the champions of the Silver Bracket. Hanner was named to the all-tournament team. In the tournament alone, Hanner had 78 kills, 10 blocks, 13 aces and 37 digs in the tournament. Hanner is verbally committed to Texas State. The Eagles are 10-2 on the season.
Kenedy Massie – Manvel
It looks as though Manvel has their setter for the next four seasons. Welcome Kenedy Massie to the show. The freshman this past week helped guide Manvel to a perfect 7-0 record, including handing Barbers Hill its first loss of the year with a 2-1 victory. Her highlight match came against Alvin on Tuesday in a 3-1 victory over Alvin. In that game she had 42 assists, averaging 10.5 per set. That really set off her week, in which she racked up 166 assists, averaging 23.714 per match.
Taylor Porter - Cypress Ranch
Taylor Porter - who was featured as one of VYPE's Next Big Things - has answered the bell so far for Cypress Ranch. The Mustangs are 16-1 on the year and are fresh off a perfect week of play, going 8-0. Porter has continued her impressive play, increasing her season total to a team second-best 142 kills. In the eight matches this week, Porter racked up 57 kills and 57 digs for the Mustangs.
Nina Moorer - Ridge Point
Ridge Point did not play in a tournament this past weekend but last week register a pair of solid wins. On top of just winning, they were also sweeps! Ridge Point defeated Pearland (3-0) and then Tompkins (3-0) to improve to 11-1 on the year. Senior Nina Moorer was HUGE in the win over Tompkins with 17 assists, 15 kills and eight digs in the win. Against Pearland, Moorer also had 17 assists with eight kills and three blocks. In total, 34 assists, 23 kills, eight digs and three blocks for the week. She currently leads the team with 55 assists for the season.
We are officially off in the 2021 Texas high school volleyball season with matches beginning on Monday.
In the public school realm there are a lot of top-notch players and programs to keep an eye on this fall. The defending Class 6A State Champs Seven Lakes leads the way as VYPE's preseason No. 1 team, followed closely by state runner up No. 2 Klein. Pearland Dawson and George Ranch will make some noise in Class 6A and Fulshear will be a force in Class 5A.
So, those are the teams. What about the individual stars, whom some are already verbally committed to play volleyball at the next level. Check out the 2021 All-VYPE Public School squad below and see who the stars to watch this season are.
Ariana Brown - Klein
Logan Lednicky - George Ranch (Texas A&M)
Brielle Warren - Fulshear (Purdue)
Gabriela Mansfield - Klein (Rice) (Not playing Senior Season)
Ava Underwood - Fulshear (Texas A&M)
Casey Batenhorst - Seven Lakes (SMU)
Kamryn Scroggins - Pearland Dawson
D'Nari Millis - Cypress Woods
Allie Sczech - George Ranch (Baylor)
Alexis Dacosta - Fulshear (Baylor)
Cindy Tchouangwa - Katy Tompkins
Fallon Thompson - Grand Oaks (Gonzaga)
Alyssa Edwards - Needville
Alana Torres - Pearland Dawson
Paris Herrman - Katy Tompkins
Avery Shimaitis - George Ranch (Pepperdine)
Reaghan Thompson - Clear Creek
Skylar Voskuhl - Fulshear
Cierra Pesak - Friendswood
Nylah Raspberry - Ridge Point
Megan Hubbard - Friendswood
Kelsi Wingo - Barbers Hill (Blinn JC)
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