A trio of Lady Knights were chosen to the 2017 Class AA All-State Volleyball teams, as voted on by both the coaches and members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Seniors Breena Dotson and Gracie Cottrill, as well as junior Lanea Cochran, were all chosen on behalf of Point Pleasant after the Red and White put together a 19-5 overall season — the best in the program’s nine years of existence.
Dotson and Cottrill — a pair of four-year starters — both came away with special mention honors, while Cochran — a three-year starter — was named to the honorable mention list.
Both Dotson and Cochran were first-time recipients of all-state honors as front row hitters, while Cottrill — a two-time all-state selection — was the team’s primary setter and also served as a front row hitter.
Cottrill was an honorable mention selection her junior campaign.
McKenzie Carpenter of Philip Barbour was chosen as the first team captain, while Taylor Ritz of Winfield was the second team captain.
2017 West Virginia Class AA All-State Volleyball
McKenzie Carpenter, Philip Barbour (Captain); Kristen Crowder, Bridgeport; Alexis Swan, Oak Glen; Maddi Carpenter, Philip Barbour; Payton Hefner, Bridgeport; Claire Howell, Frankfort; Anna Hamilton, Nicholas County; Gracie Mann, James Monroe; Autumn Elswick, Winfield; Hayley Swiger, Robert C. Byrd.
Taylor Ritz, Winfield (Captain); Brooklyn Cook, Shady Spring; Abby Wetzel, Robert C. Byrd; Mallori Chapman, Herbert Hoover; Jessica King, James Monroe; Marissa Earle, Petersburg; Sarah Ball, Sissonville; Caitlin Davis, Frankfort; Kayla Gunnoe, Nitro; Shea Hefner, Bridgeport.
SPECIAL HONORABLE MENTION
Maddie Wilcox, Wayne; Jyra Casto, Philip Barbour; Bradlea Hayhurst, Shady Spring; McKaily Thomson, Keyser; Brooklyn Cheek, Man; Hannah McKown, Roane County; Brenna Dotson, Point Pleasant; Anna Welch, Nitro; Mykal Daniel, Independence; Hannah Rogers, Oak Glen; Jocelyn Abraham, Braxton County; Alexis Bolen, Independence; Peyton Wiseman, Shady Spring; Seanna Stump, Lewis County; Hannah Davis, Robert C. Byrd; Gracie Cottrill, Point Pleasant.
Kelli Ellison, James Monroe; Abigail Griffith, Oak Hill; Aerial Adkins, Wayne; Chasity Drennen, Roane County; Hannah Childers, Clay County; Kayla Grose, Frankfort; Savannah Bragg, Independence; Taylor Sams, James Monroe; Ally Hammond, Elkins; Olivia Stear, Nicholas County; Elizabeth Obrokta, Lincoln County; Morgan Harrison, Grafton; Sophia Mikula, Weir; Lanea Cochran, Point Pleasant; Morgan Marty, Liberty (Raleigh); Kate Stanley, Bridgeport; Katelyn Roberts, Bluefield.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
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