LC volleyball rewards outstanding athletes

Published 1:16 pm Thursday, November 16, 2017

It’s been almost a month since the Lincoln County volleyball team last took the floor for a match, but the season did not reach its official end until Saturday night at the team’s awards banquet.

Lady Pat coach Samantha Torres recalled the many highlights and, yes,some lowlights of the team’s 22-7 season, one of the best in the team’s history. Lincoln stood alone at the top of the region for most of the season, before falling in consecutive upsets in the 45th District championships and the opening round of the 12th Region Tournament.

Nine different Lady Patriots were singled out for team awards for their performances throughout the season. 
Savanna Smith, Taryn Johnson, Jasmine Whited, Jessie Wilson and Peyton Griffin were each presented with Offense Awards. Haley Bowen and Ashlyn Jarman, along with Smith, Johnson and Whited received Defense Awards.

The team’s Senior Leadership Award was presented to Rachael Huffman, Cassandra Jett received the 8th Man Award and Savanna Smith took home the Patriot Award.

Lincoln had nine Lady Pats recognized as KHSAA Academic All-State First Team and five named to Honorable Mention.

Those Lady Pats named First Team were: Kaylynne Phillips, Cassandra Jett, Kaylie Cotter, Hannah Jacobs, Peyton Griffin, Rachael Huffman, Jasmine Whited, Savanna Smith and Jessie Wilson.

Receiving Honorable Mention were: Bianca Long, Shelbie Mills, Kasie Mullins, Alyssa Salyers and Ashlyn Jarman.