COACH OF THE YEAR
Cantrell and the Bearcats (24-5) brought home the NCHSAA 2-A championship in her first season, downing Wheatmore, 3-1, on Nov. 2 at N.C. State’s Reynolds Coliseum. It was the 11th state title in Hendersonville history and the only one won by a Western North Carolina team, public or private schools, this season.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Pryor was named the Co-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Player of the Year after making 458 kills to go along with 109 blocks and 63 aces. She was also the 2012 WNCAC Player of the Year.
ALL-WNC FIRST TEAM
Austin was named the Co-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference Player of the Year after finishing with 489 digs, 165 serving points and 43 aces. She has signed with UNC Asheville.
Middle blocker/middle hitter
Marsh earned All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference honors after finishing with a team-high 490 kills. Marsh also had 113 blocks, including a school-record 14 in a three-set win over NCHSAA 2-A champion Hendersonville.
Middle hitter/outside hitter
Montini was named the Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year after making 336 kills to go along with 206 digs and 19 aces. She has signed with Charlotte.
Pressley earned All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference honors after dishing out 469 assists to go along with 260 digs, 51 kills, 43 aces and 13 blocks. Pressley has signed to play college basketball for Queens.
Defensive specialist/outside hitter
Shew was named the Western Highlands Conference Player of the Year after making 183 kills, 130 digs, 45 aces and 24 blocks for the NCHSAA 2-A champion Bearcats.
Gracie Carrick, Brevard sophomore middle hitter
Lauren Davis, Erwin junior outside
Taylor Hock, West Henderson
sophomore outside hitter
Rachel Hyatt, West Henderson senior outside hitter
Mariah Lewis, Pisgah senior middle hitter/middle blocker
Kathryn Sizemore, Roberson senior setter
Taylor Robinson.Asheville Christian Academy:
Bonnie Melanson.Asheville School:
Kirsten Mills.Blue Ridge:
Hunter Parrish, Rachel Cassell, Kandace Kreigsman and Peyton Bailey.Brevard:
Hannah Draddy.Carolina Day:
SallyAnne Johnson and Whitney DeMoss.Enka:
Jaime Lee Zullo, Victoria Schandevel, Blaire Hawkins, Micayla Bedoian and Cassie Born.Hendersonville:
Nyssa Freeman, Christina Ray and Alex Boone.Mountain Heritage:
Hannah Carson, Alexis Peterman and Sarah Nicely.Murphy:
Hannah Smith and Grace Royal.North Asheville:
Taylor VanReenen and Morgan Ballard.North Buncombe:
Jonnie Petree and Ellie Caldwell.North Henderson:
Amber Cochran, Lisa Caldwell, Montana Moore and Brooklyn Allen.Pisgah:
Kara Overholt, Sarah Phipps, Lily Owens and Rebecca Mitchell.Polk County:
Kendra Rice, Courtney Koehler, Melissa Cavagnini and Sydney Kanupp.Reynolds:
Cayla Wood, Cheyenne Logan, Hope Dickerson and Keila McCurry.Roberson:
Candace Petit, Morgan Sisk, Brooke Reese, Hannah Reese and Jenah McCall.Rosman:
Valerie Arkansas, Lydia Sale, Alex Treadway, Jennifer Brown and Maggie Sutton.Swain County:
Alex Arnette, Emily Strange, Katie Kania, Rebekah Downer, Hope Burnett and Rachel Taylor.Trailblazers:
Rachel Kordonowy and Kasey Kilpatrick.West Henderson:
ABOUT THE ALL-WNC TEAMS
The Citizen-Times All-WNC teams are compiled by staff writer Andrew Pearson after nominations are requested from area coaches. Athletes who are not nominated are not eligible for the teams.