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Introducing the 2016 All-County Volleyball Team

Brianna Becerra of McIntosh and Anjelina Webb of Whitewater are All-County Co-Players of the Year.

Yet again this year, Fayette County showed it is a hotbed of volleyball talent.
In AAAAA, Fayette schools claimed three of the four playoff seeds from Area 3. Starr’s Mill advanced to round two, and both Whitewater and McIntosh made it to the Final Four. After topping the Wildcats in the semifinals, the Chiefs fell to Buford in the state championship match.
Sandy Creek made it to the second round in AAAA. Our Lady of Mercy also made it to the postseason in Class A.
It would simply be unfair to choose just one top player in a year with so many stars. Brianna Becerra of McIntosh and Anjelina Webb of Whitewater are Co-Players of the Year. Becerra, a senior libero, anchored the state runner-up Chiefs with 319 digs, 55 aces, and 33 assists. Webb, a senior outside hitter, posted 288 kills, 279 digs, and 45 aces for the Wildcats.
The All-County First Team is an awesome collection of talent. McIntosh’s representatives are Elise Mackanych, Lynsey Hamblin, Shelby Doyal, Jessie Doyal, Caroline Cameron, and Becerra. Mackanych, a senior middle and outside hitter, posted 132 kills and 33 digs. Hamblin, a junior setter, tallied 368 assists, 179 digs, 36 aces, and 25 kills. Shelby Doyal, a senior setter and right side hitter, notched 157 kills, 88 digs, and 34 assists. Jessie Doyal, a freshman outside and middle hitter, racked up 244 kills, and 59 digs. Cameron, a junior defensive specialist, posted 286 digs, 72 kills, 44 aces, and 17 assists.
Whitewater Wildcats getting the nod are Emily Sweatman, Anna Marie Benson, Megan Brubaker, Jenna Bishop, and Anjelina Webb. Sweatman, a junior right side hitter, posted 230 kills and 28 digs. Benson, a junior libero, tallied 457 digs, 81 aces, and 10 assists. Brubaker, a sophomore setter, notched 750 assists, 106 digs, 64 aces, and 17 kills. Bishop, a sophomore middle hitter, racked up 126 kills, 41 blocked shots, 40 aces, and 23 digs.
Starr’s Mill’s honorees are Emily Schafhauser, Alexis Berrios, Dani Simonsen, and Tessa Laney. Schafhauser, a senior setter, posted 447 assists, 196 digs, 61 aces, and 16 kills. Berrios, a senior libero, notched 656 digs, 103 assists, 55 aces, and 30 kills. Simonsen, a senior outside hitter, tallied 190 kills, 90 digs, and 38 aces. Laney, a freshman right side hitter, racked up 286 digs, 182 kills, 26 assists, and 9 aces.
Sandy Creek’s representatives are outside hitter/setter Kendall Washington, outside hitter Cheyenne Rocker, outside hitter/setter Kendall Wilson, and middle hitter Mya Jenkins.
Fayette County is represented by Robyn Yokoi. Yokoi was a four-year varsity player for the Tigers who served as team captain this year.
The All-County Second Team is also a force to be reckoned with. McIntosh’s representatives are Nell Copeland, Olivia Stewart, and Finn Millians. Whitewater’s members are Carrington Terrell, Anjelica Webb, and Camryn Williams. Starr’s Mill’s honorees are Piper Dedrick and Gabi Ramkissoon. Our Lady of Mercy’s representatives are Mary Kate Walker, Stephanie Bodkin, and Grace Gilbert.

By Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.