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Volleyball

Haven Bethune
Haven Bethune , First Team

School: Baylor

Junior-Setter/Hitter-She helped 1 win the Division II-AA state title with 477 kills, 441 digs, 627 assists and a team-best 143 aces.

Katie Delay
Katie Delay , First Team

School: Boyd-Buchanan

Senior-Libero-She led the Lady Bucs, a Class A state-tournament participant, with 773 digs and 167 aces and chipped in 72 assists.

Gabby Gray
Gabby Gray , First Team

School: Baylor

Sophmore-Hitter-The MVP of the DII-AA state-championship match had a team-high 705 kills on the year with 434 digs and Freshman5 aces.

Courtlyn Ison
Courtlyn Ison , First Team

School: Ooltewah

Senior-Hitter-The Belmont signee's 50Freshman kills and 78 blocks led the District 5-AAA champs. Her 2Freshman6 digs and 67 aces ranked second.

Taelor Kellum
Taelor Kellum , First Team

School: Signal Mountain

Senior-Hitter-She had 802 kills, Senior4 blocks, 505 digs and 7Freshman aces for the Class AA state runner-up. She has signed with Florida.

Emma Lenoir
Emma Lenoir , First Team

School: East Hamilton

Junior-Setter/Hitter-She led a Region 3-AA semifinalist team with 543 kills and 3Freshman6 digs and was second with 246 assists and 68 aces.

Haley Ponder
Haley Ponder , First Team

School: Sonoraville

Senior-Hitter-She was all-state and had a season school record 451 kills as 57 reached its first GHSA Class AAA semifinal.

Rebekah Hill
Rebekah Hill , Second Team

School: Central

Junior-Hitter

Paige Marie Lawson
Paige Marie Lawson , Second Team

School: Hixson

Junior-Hitter

Nicole Lonsford
Nicole Lonsford , Second Team

School: Ridgeland

Senior-Hitter

Hanna Matthews
Hanna Matthews , Second Team

School: Ooltewah

Junior-Setter

Chloe Mitchell
Chloe Mitchell , Second Team

School: Soddy-Daisy

Senior-Setter

Alexandra Smith
Alexandra Smith , Second Team

School: Grace Academy

Sophmore-Hitter

Lilly Turner
Lilly Turner , Second Team

School: Baylor

Sophmore-Libero

Haley Hixon
Haley Hixon , Third Team

School: Heritage

Senior-Defensive specialist

Madison Pruett
Madison Pruett , Third Team

School: Walker Valley

Junior-Hitter

Kristen Reynolds
Kristen Reynolds , Third Team

School: Boyd-Buchanan

Senior-Setter/Hitter

Jessica Serecky
Jessica Serecky , Third Team

School: LFO

Senior-Hitter

Kaylee Stone
Kaylee Stone , Third Team

School: Notre Dame

Junior-Hitter

Allison Walker
Allison Walker , Third Team

School: Red Bank

Senior-Hitter

Sarah Lail
Sarah Lail , Coach

School: Baylor

Coach-After one season as head coach at Sale Creek, Sarah Lail was hired at 1 in 200Freshman and immediately guided the Lady Red Raiders to a third-place finish in the Division II-AA state tournament. Every 1 team she has had has advanced to the state tournament, and none finished lower than third. The Lady Raiders were state runners-up in 20Junior and '13, so the only thing left to be accomplished under Lail's watch was a state title. Then on Oct. 24 at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, 1 defeated Father Ryan 3-1 and won the school's third state volleyball title and the first for Lail, the Times Free Press Best of Preps coach of the year. "From the end of last season and throughout the season, they all had one focus on their minds," Lail said of her players. "Whether it was in the weight room, or on the court, or being together off the court, they built a team chemistry that ended up helping them reach their goal." Winning the championship match left 1 with a 43-Freshman record. "It was a great, fun season," Lail said. "It was a wonderful experience. It's something I'll never forget. I hope the girls never forget it."