With less than three weeks remaining before the inaugural West Tennessee Volleyball All-star Game, the rosters have been set with the 24 chosen volleyball players.
The all-star game will be played Oct. 31 at Liberty High School.
The weekend for the players will begin Friday afternoon with a practice, and a second practice will occur on Saturday morning. The two teams will gather for lunch at the school before getting ready for the game.
The 24 players are divided into into an East and West team with 12 players on each team.
The selection committee worked to keep high school teammates on the same team to give the seniors one more chance to play together, according to Liberty coach Jeremiah Cavitt. Teammates from Camden (Harley Masoner and Karlie Hudson), Liberty (Alicia Hill and Katie Jones), South Gibson (Hope Neyman and Shelby Nicholas) and Middleton (Christian Woods and Jazmine Cosby) were placed on the East team, while teammates from Milan (Tatum Sheppard and Callie Walker Hughes), Crockett County (Jonna Biggs and Cayley Williams), Dyer County (Alexyss Lange and Anna Claire Garrett) and Chester County (Ashton Webb and Janzten Robinson) are on the West team.
The four coaches were also selected, and those four selections were based off of regular season results.
Camden’s Stephen Vick and Middleton’s Zeke Craft will coach the East team. Vick’s Camden team won the regular season and tournament District 11-AA title. Craft’s Middleton team won the regular season District 15-A title and Region 8-A tournament title.
TCA’s Kelly Elliott and Crockett County’s Bobby Rawson will coach the West team. Elliott’s TCA team was the District 15-A regular season runner-up and tournament champion. Rawson’s Crockett County team was regular season and tournament runner-up in District 13-AA.
The committee also made sure to give the coaches the players that each coached in high school. So TCA’s Katie Tillman along with Williams and Biggs (Crockett County) will be on the West team with Elliott and Rawson, while Masoner and Hudson (Camden) along with Woods and Cosby (Middleton) will be on the East team with Vick and Craft.
All-star games are for high school seniors, who are out of eligibility for that sport. Nominations were taken from coaches before the committee met to select the teams.
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Harley Masoner, Camden
Alicia Hill, Liberty
Katie Jones, Liberty
Lauren Massengill, Ripley
Katie Beth Tennison, Hardin County
Ashley Freeze, Millington
Treasury Poindexter, Covington
Hope Neyman, South Gibson
Karlie Hudson, Camden
Christian Woods, Middleton
Jazmine Cosby, Middleton
Shelby Nicholas, South Gibson
Coaches: Camden’s Stephen Vick and Middleton’s Zeke Craft
Tatum Sheppard, Milan
Carrie Cates, USJ
Katie Tillman, TCA
Cayley Williams, Crockett County
Callie Walker Huhes, Milan
Alexyss Lange, Dyer County
Ashton Webb, Chester County
Anna Claire Garrett, Dyer County
Destiny Mayberry, Peabody
Jonna Biggs, Crockett County
Kiya Sain, South Side
Janzten Robinson, Chester County
Coaches: TCA’s Kelly Elliott and Crockett County’s Bobby Rawson