Austin American-Statesman - - NFL - PLAYEROFTHEYEAR mal­lory Blauser,sr., mid­dle blocker,round rock Chris­tian COACHOFTHEYEAR re­beka­hal­manza,cedar Park NEW­COM­EROFTHE YEAR An­naleekoester, soph.,mid­dle blocker, Hen­drick­son FIRST­TEAM stephanieaiple,jr.,set­ter, roundrock me­gan slan,jr.,mid­dle blo

A three-time TAPPS all­state se­lec­tion, Blauser led the Cru­saders to theTAPPS 3As­tate ti­tle and was named to the all-tour­na­ment team. She recorded 30 kills in the state semi­fi­nals and added 24 more in the fi­nal,as Round Rock Chris­tian fin­ished offa 38-3 sea­son.

A four-year var­sity starter, the 6-foot-1-inch Blauser fin­ished her prep ca­reer­with nearly 1,900 kills, more than 1,000 digs and more than 300 aces.She also has been a TAPPS all-state honoree in bas­ket­ball for three straight sea­sons.

In Novem­ber, Blauser signed to play vol­ley­ball at the Univer­sity of Cincin­nati.

A former stand­out player at Hays,Al­manza led Cedar Park to the Class 4A state tour­na­ment,where the Tim­ber­wolves lost in the semi­fi­nals, fall­ing in four sets to even­tual state cham­pion Lu­cas Love­joy.

In her 10th sea­son as Cedar Park’s head coach,Al­manza led the Tim­ber­wolves to a 408 record.

CedarPark opened the sea­son by top­ping the 42team field at the By­ron Nel­son In­vi­ta­tional, com­pil­ing a 70 record.TheTim­ber­wolves went on to fin­ish sec­ond in District 25-4A be­fore win­ning four con­sec­u­tive play­off matches.

In Hen­drick­son’s first sea­son in Class 5A, the ath­letic Koester, who’s 6 feet, 1 inch tall, helped the Hawks fin­ish in a first-place tie with Westwood in District 165A.She av­er­aged more than three kills per game and three blocks per match.

ATex­asA&M re­cruit,the 6foot Ai­ple av­er­aged 10 as­sists and three kills per game and was named the out­stand­ing set­ter in District 16-5A. She’s also a mem­berofUSA Vol­ley­ball’s youth na­tional team.

The de­fen­sive player of the year in District 25-4A, Slan, a 6-footer, av­er­aged more than six kills per game for the Lions, who reached the area round of the Class 4A play­offs. She also posted 172 blocks this sea­son.

Blauser led her team to the TAPPS 3A state ti­tle, av­er­ag­ing more than six kills 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 Mal­lory Blauser Amy Neal Amy Neal Sara Shaw Elly Bar­rett Elly Bar­rett Elizabeth Gra­ham Lau­ren Dick­son Shan­non Davis Jes­sica Gr­isham

and five digs pergame.

Pa­trick, who will play for Dart­mouth next sea­son, av­er­aged more than five kills per game as St. Stephen’s won its third straight cham­pi­onship in the South­west Prepara­tory Con­fer­ence.

A Univer­sity of Cincin­nati signee along with Blauser, the 5-8 Green helped Drip­ping Springs to the District 25-4A ti­tle, av­er­ag­ing five digs and more than four kills per game.

ATexas South­ern signee, the 5-8 Car­son helped the Hip­pos to a school-record 41 wins. She av­er­aged 3.8 kills and 4.2 digs per game in 2012.

Voted as the de­fen­sive MVPofDistrict 16-5A,Huber av­er­aged 6.6 digs pergame and recorded 40 aces.A Colorado of Mines signee, she fin­ished her high school ca­reer as Westwood’s sin­gle-sea­son and ca­reer leader in digs.

Com­mit­ted to the Univer­sity ofArkansas, Bethke was named the of­fen­sive MVP of District 27-3A af­ter av­er­ag­ing 3.2 kills and 5.6 as­sists per game for the Tex­ans.

The 5-foot-11-inch McCown av­er­aged more than four kills per game for the Cava­liers, who fin­ished sec­ond in District 15-5A.A Mon­tana signee, she was named the district’s top hit­ter.

The play of the 6-foot Wolf helped the Vik­ings com­pile a 40-2 record and reach the Class 2A re­gional quar­ter­fi­nals. She av­er­aged 4.3 kills and 2.7 blocks per game.

The MVPofDistrict 16-5A this sea­son, the 5-11 Davis fin­ished with more than 1,000 ca­reer kills. She helped the Warriors reach the re­gional quar­ter­fi­nals of the Class 5A play­offs.

Voted the of­fen­sive MVP of District 25-4A, Roberts av­er­aged nearly five kills per Round Rock Chris­tian Lake Travis Lake Travis West­lake West­lake West­lake Vista Ridge West­lake West­lake Wim­ber­ley game while help­ing Cedar Park to the state tour­na­ment. She was theAll-Cen­tex new­com­erofthe year­last sea­son.

A first-team all-district pick, Lemon teamed with Roberts to give Cedar Park an im­pos­ing duo on the at­tack. She av­er­aged 4.8 kills per game as theTim­ber­wolves posted a 40-win sea­son.

A two-year starter, In­gram av­er­aged nearly six digs a game as the Cha­parrals won their 12th straight district ti­tle. She posted more than 30 digs each in a trio of matches.

An all-tour­na­ment se­lec­tion at the TAPPS 4A Fi­nal Four, Cot­ton av­er­aged nearly 10 as­sists per game while also pil­ing up 56 aces.

ATexas Tech signee, the 6foot-3-inch Daf­fer re­bounded from an in­jury dur­ing her ju­nior year to av­er­age nearly three kills per game and four blocks per match.

The 5-11 Cox helped the Raiders to a win­ning record in their first Class 5A sea­son, record­ing more than 60 blocks and av­er­ag­ing nearly four kills per game.

Se­lected as the District 155A MVP, the Har­vard-bound Weghorst av­er­aged nearly four kills and five digs per game.

The 6-2 Pa­radeaux av­er­aged five kills per set with a .410 kill per­cent­age. She also led Hays, a Class 4A re­gional quar­ter­fi­nal­ist, in digs, blocks and aces.

An out­stand­ing leaper, the 5-11 Adams av­er­aged more than four kills per game along with 3.2 digs per con­test.

Shel­ton av­er­aged more than five digs per game for the TAPPS 3A state cham­pi­ons, and she also recorded 93 aces dur­ing the sea­son.

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