Three more Glen Rose Lady Tigers volleyball players brought home postseason accolades when the Texas Sports Writers Association released its all-state teams just before Christmas.
Logan Smith and Libby Hinton were named to the first team as an outside hitter and middle blocker, respectively, while Byanna Lytle was named an honorable mention outside hitter.
“The girls are very-deserving of these all-state awards and earned the recognition,” Glen Rose volleyball coach Sandy Langford said. “They were big scorers on the team who we depended on to execute and terminate plays every game.”
For Smith, the honor was her third all-state recognition of 2017 as she was previously named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association and Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches All State teams.
In addition to the TSWA team, Hinton was named to the TGCA team, while Lytle was named to the TAVC team.
“These three girls are juniors and they are working hard in the offseason, along with Libby and Logan playing on a powerful high-level club team,” Langford said. “I’m already looking forward to watching how much they grow in a year.”
Smith led the team in kills (461) and was third in service aces (62) and blocks (46). Hinton led the team in blocks (78) and was second in kills (338) and third in service aces (66), while Lytle led the team and district in service aces (69) and was fourth in kills (204).
In 2017, the Lady Tigers posted school records in consecutive wins (37); most wins (48); and fewest losses (2) while earning the school’s first-ever volleyball entry to the state tournament.
The Lady Tigers, who won their second straight District 8-4A title with back-to-back undefeated district seasons, fell to Argyle in five sets in the Class 4A state semifinal in Garland.