The Midlothian Mirror is proud to announce its second annual All-Ellis County volleyball teams as part of its countywide celebration of high school sports all-stars.

These 30 student-athletes and three head coaches are featured in an all-color graphic on Pages B4 and B5 of this week’s paper.

The Mirror staff began the All-Ellis County high school all-star preps awards program last year. These include awards for individual players and coaches of the year.

Finalists for superlative awards for volleyball are being announced today; the winners will be announced at the 2020 All-Ellis County All-Star Preps awards banquet. This event will be held Thursday evening, June 11 at the Waxahachie Civic Center and will honor the top athletes from 14 high schools within the county.

The banquet will also feature keynote speaker Emmitt Smith, the legendary former Dallas Cowboys running back and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The All-Ellis County volleyball team was chosen based on a combination of criteria: season statistics, team advancement in the playoffs, postseason honors achieved, previous All-Ellis County selections, recommendations from head coaches, and direct observation of players by the Mirror staff.

This year’s All-Ellis County football team will be announced in next week’s Mirror.

Members of the All-Ellis County 2019-2020 Volleyball Teams are:

Player of the Year finalists

Hailey Hunt, Red Oak

Kelsey Carpenter, Midlothian Heritage

Ragan Ward, Waxahachie

Coach of the Year finalists

Erika Weber, Midlothian Heritage

Hope Porter, Red Oak

Shain Sackett, Midlothian

First team

Lacy Mott, Waxahachie

Katelyn Malone, Red Oak

Aryn Walton, Midlothian

Hanna Larson, Midlothian Heritage

Molly Echerd, Ovilla Christian

Kenzie Bolton, Maypearl

Second team

Baylee Whitehead, Waxahachie

Madison Babers, Waxahachie

Zanobia Willis, Red Oak

Kenna Buchanan, Midlothian

Lindsay Rankin, Ennis

Kaylee Rutenbar, Midlothian Heritage

Honorable mentions

Abbie Pevehouse, Red Oak

Jenna McMichael, Midlothian

Karsyn Curry, Midlothian

Danielle Schmidt, Ennis

Elizabeth Schmidt, Midlothian Heritage

Audrey Nunes, Ovilla Christian

Tessa Henry, Ovilla Christian

Sydnie Wooten, Life Waxahachie

Lauren Allen, Life Waxahachie

Callie Ralston, Ferris

Zoe Huskins, Maypearl

Meagan Price, Maypearl

Allie Bruton, Palmer

Courtney Riddle, Italy

Parys Bishop, Avalon