Lady Cats’ junior volleyball player Autumn Tanton was recently selected to the Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Team as an Honorable Mention choice. Tanton was also named First Team All-District and Academic All-District.
Lady Cats Volleyball Coach Justin Maness said it is always exciting to be recognized as part of an all-state team in volleyball in Texas, where there are so many good players. He said Tanton, a middle blocker for the Lady Cats, was very consistent this season and became a student of the game. Coach Maness said Tanton knew how to score using different shots and in different situations. He said Tanton absorbed a lot of volleyball this year and it showed. Tanton’s hitting percentage was the highest on the team. Coach Maness said that showed she knew what she was doing. He said he was glad she’ll be returning next year.
Coach Maness said he expects her to be even better next year. He said he is looking for her to be a big leader next year since she has been in the trenches and knows what it takes to win. Coach Maness said Tanton is a competitor who wants to win. This year the Lady Cats went 28-13 and won the district championship.