Sacred Heart's Hammons named Miss Volleyball

Sacred Heart's Hammons named Miss Volleyball

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Sacred Heart's Hammons named Miss Volleyball

Three Valkyries receive first-team All-State honors

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Three Valkyries receive first-team All-State honors

Sacred Heart Academy's Paige Hammons (7) hits a shot against Henry Clay High School in the 2016 State HIgh School Volley Ball Championship at Vally High School in Louisville, Kentucky.       November 6, 2016

Sacred Heart Academy’s Paige Hammons (7) hits a shot against Henry Clay High School in the 2016 State High School Volleball Championship at Valley High School in Louisville, Kentucky. November 6, 2016

Paige Hammons, who led the Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team to its first state title in 13 years on Sunday, has been named 2016 Miss Volleyball by the Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association.

Hammons, an outside hitter who has committed to the University of Florida, was named the state tournament’s MVP after the Valkyries beat Henry Clay 25-19, 25-13, 19-25, 25-19 in the state final and finished the season with a 40-4 record.

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The 6-foot-2 Hammons finished the season with 606 kills (5.4 per set), 280 digs, 62 blocks and 38 aces.

Hammons also was named Class 3-A Player of the Year. Scott’s Kelly Franxman took 2-A Player of the Year, and Presentation’s Jalen Story was named Class A Player of the Year.

Hammons was one of three Sacred Heart players to receive first-team All-State honors, joining Lauryn Bennett and Nadia Dieudonne. Assumption’s Alexis Hamilton and Brooke Moore, Mercy’s Kelly O’Neil and Presentation’s Story also were named first-team All-State.

Here are the complete All-State teams:

* First team: Lauryn Bennett, Nadia Dieudonne, Paige Hammons (Sacred Heart); Doris Carter (Tates Creek); Jordan Coomes (Apollo); Kelly Franxman (Scott); Alexis Hamilton, Brooke Moore (Assumption); Natalie Hardig (Notre Dame); Darby Music, Hallie Shelton (Henry Clay); Kelly O’Neil (Mercy); Carlie Peek (Caldwell County); Emma Pike (Central Hardin); Alexis Rich (West Jessamine); Jalen Story (Presentation); Maria Tobergate (St. Henry).

* Second team: Hayley Bush (Ryle); Courtney Griffith, Cate Hyde (McCracken County); Emily Griffith (Leslie County); Brooke Hammons (North Oldham); Neci Harris (Mercy); Asia Henderson (Paul Dunbar); Kaitlyn Hord, Emma Yarber (Henry Clay); Emma Johnson (Daviess County); Kayla Kaiser (Assumption); Keyton Kinley (Lafayette); Leah Martens (Greenwood); Olivia Roty (Kentucky Country Day); Kaity Smith (Cooper); Jenna Story (Presentation).

* Honorable mention: Jacqueline Askin (Assumption); Bridget Bessler (St. Henry); Micayla Brashear (Letcher County Central); Madison Clements (North Oldham); Kerra Cornist (Logan County); Alexa Davis (Greenwood); Taylor Floyd (Ballard); Maddie Lentz (Mercy); Maggie Millay (Meade County); Lindsey McNamee (Pikeville); Lilly Papalia (Kentucky Country Day); Macy Reihing (Tates Creek); Jordan Tapp (Scott); Megan Taylor (Paintsville); Taylor Vance (Johnson Central); Katie VanHooser (Caldwell County); Annalyn Weitekamp (West Jessamine).

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