Glen Rose High School multi-sport standout Ally Andress took advantage of another chance to shine Tuesday night when she performed in the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star Volleyball game in Austin.
Andress, who will be a senior this fall at GRHS, was on the West Red All-Star team.
The East Blue All-Star team won the game in five sets, however, according to GRHS head volleyball coach Sandy Langford.
“Ally started the game. And played very well,” Langford stated Wednesday morning. “The TGCA All-Stars select 24 junior girls (Class) 1A through 4A to represent the state in playing an all-star game.
“It was a very competitive game with some talented girls playing against each other.”
The annual volleyball all-star showcase, held in conjunction with the annual Texas High School Coaches Association coaching school, was played at the Delco Center. A second all-star volleyball game for the bigger schools (Class 5A and 6A), was also staged.
In addition to Andress, the small-school all-star volleyball game included players on the Red Team from Farmersville, Leon, Caldwell, Liberty Hill, Blum, Caddo Mills, Krum, Beckville, Bushland, Crawford and Peaster.
The Red Team’s head coach was Phyllis Fowler of Navarro High School, assisted by Carol Moore of Bronte.
The winning Blue Team featured players from Alpine, Archer City, Cayuga, Industrial High School, Clyde, Tarkington, La Vernia, Graham, Fredericksburg, Poth, Wylie and Devine.
Andress earned academic all-state honors for volleyball during the last school year. She has been outstanding in basketball and track and field as well for the Lady Tigers.
In basketball last season, Andress earned a spot on the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s Class 4A all-region team after being voted Offensive Most Valuable Player in District 8-4A.
In track and field, Andress qualified for the 4A state meet in the high jump as a sophomore, and again last season as a junior. She followed up her high jump silver medal as the 2016 runner-up by winning the gold medal as the state high jump champion in May.