Six members of the Lady Mustang volleyball team were recognized for their efforts during the season by volleyball coaches across TAPPS. After a successful 2015 campaign which saw Lutheran High finish with a 17-12 record, postseason honors have started to pile up for the Lady Mustangs. Two Lady Mustangs were named to the 2A All State Team, while six members were named to the All District Team.
Freshman Lila Williams was named to the TAPPS 2A All State Second Team. She was also a District 7 First Team All District selection. Williams, a middle hitter, led the team in blocks with 97. She was second on the team with 176 kills and 155 digs. She racked up 59 aces on the year, tied for second on the team.
Sophomore Domonique Richardson was a District 7 First Team All District Selection. The outside hitter was also named to the TAPPS 2A All State Honorable Mention Team. Richardson led the Lady Mustangs with 183 kills and 217 digs on the season. She was tied for second with Williams with 59 aces.
Kim Moore joined Richardson and Williams on the First Team All District Team. The sophomore, who saw time as an outside hitter and setter, Moore was third on the team in kills with 96. She led Lutheran with 73 service aces and 200 assists. She recorded 94 digs on the year.
Three members of the squad were named to the District 7 Second Team and were recognized for their efforts during the season. Freshmen Emily Haase, Rachel Arnold and Kylan Perry each were named to the Second Team.
Haase, a setter, was second on the team with 195 assists, also recorded 50 kills, 92 digs, and 31 aces. Arnold recorded 110 digs and 51 kills to go along with 40 aces. Perry tallied 49 assists on the season.
The All State and All District teams were voted on by coaches within the district and the state. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.
Lutheran took home District Runner Up Honors by compiling a 9-2 district record, falling in the tiebreaker game with Castle Hills First Baptist in a captivating five set match. The Mustangs advanced to the second round of the playoffs after defeating UC First Baptist in straight sets before falling to Huntsville Alpha and Omega, who lost in the State Finals to Denton Calvary.
The Lady Mustangs will graduate two seniors, Savannah Senger and Morgan McKinnerery off the squad. Senger was a four year starter for the Lady Mustangs while McKinnerery battled injuries throughout her career but provided leadership and energy to the team. Both players will be missed next year.