Garett Fisbeck - Staff Photographer Anna Walsh, Colleyville Heritage, Jr., middle blocker: Entering her first year as a six-rotation player, the junior middle blocker from Colleyville Heritage admits there were some early bumps in the road. Walsh dominated throughout the five-set Region I quarterfinal against the two-time defending state champs, amassing 21 kills, 19 digs and 1.5 blocks.
Mike Stone - Special Contributor Meredith Bramer (9), Prosper, Sr., outside hitter: Bramer was a senior leader throughout Prosper’s run to the state finals. She almost never left the floor, amassing 469 kills, 640 digs, 35 blocks and 52 aces. Bramer was named to the state all-tournament team after collecting 31 kills and 26 digs in two matches. She signed with North Texas in November.
Louis DeLuca - Staff Photographer Mary-Kate Marshall, Coppell, Sr., outside hitter: The Oregon State signee was a force in every match she played. Marshall was all-tournament at the Allen, Pearland and Arlington tournaments. She was the District 5-5A MVP and played all six rotations for Coppell. Marshall tallied 635 kills, 68 blocks, 430 digs and 41 aces.
MARK ROGERS/Special Contributor Cat McCoy, Southlake Carroll, Sr., libero: One of the top liberos in the state and nation, McCoy tallied 583 digs for Southlake Carroll this season. McCoy was named the top defensive player at the prestigious Pearland Tournament, where Southlake Carroll finished third. McCoy is signed with Texas, the defending NCAA champions.
Louis DeLuca - Staff Photographer Kylie Pickrell, Coppell, Jr., setter: The junior was one of the most sought-after recruits in the nation before committing to Arizona State this week. Pickrell had 1,427 assists, 414 digs and 43 aces this season. She also had 102 kills with a .298 hitting percentage. Pickrell was named the best setter at the Pearland Tournament and was the District 5-5A setter of the year.
Brad Loper - Staff Photographer Regina Tillis (14), Rockwall-Heath, Sr., outside hitter: The LSU signee led Rockwall-Heath in kills during each of her four seasons, and Heath made the playoffs all four of those seasons. This year, while leading Heath to the regional quarterfinals, Tillis accrued 410 kills, 260 digs, 44 blocks and 32 aces. She was also named the District 12-5A MVP.
Ben Torres - Special Contributor Micaya White, Frisco Centennial, Jr., outside hitter: The District 9-4A MVP and Texas pledge is perhaps the most dominant player in the area. White racked up an area-best 725 kills along with her 111 blocks and 406 digs. She led Centennial to a 9-4A title and nearly to the state tournament, falling a few points short in a five-set thriller against Prosper.
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