May 18, 2016

Lady Bobcat Volleyball to Add 9 Players

TVolleyballhe Lady Bobcat volleyball team will look a bit different this coming fall. With seniors Lindsay Boone and Jamie Reaves Myers graduating this spring and libero Brandi Stahl and defensive specialist Ashlynn Rogers transferring this past winter, Coach Edwards has been quite busy on the recruiting trail.  As a result, she has nine new players who have signed letters of intent to play with the Lady Bobcats in the fall.  Let us introduce you:

  • Morgan Copeland – Nixa, MO – Outside Hitter/Defensive Specialist:  Varsity Letter, Academic Letterman all 4 years, and Academic All-State.

  • Rielly Dobbs – Nixa, MO – Setter:   2nd Team All-State, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region, OZONE Setter of the Year for Southwest Missouri, and Academic All-State.

  • Kara Gibbons – Nixa, MO – Defensive Specialist:  Varsity Letter and Academic All-State.

  • Shay Helsel – Branson, MO – Defensive Specialist:  Varsity Letter, Academic All-State, and All Tri-Lakes Team.

  • Kaylee Larimer – Strafford, MO – Middle Hitter:  Academic All-State, 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference, and 1st Team All-District; won 2nd place MSHSAA Class 2 Volleyball; claimed basketball honors of 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-District, and won the State Championship MSHSAA Class 3.

  • Maggie Plake – Lebanon, MO – Middle Hitter:  Academic All-State, 2nd Team All-Conference, 2nd Team All-District; accolades also include 2nd Team All-Conference and 2nd Team All-District in track.

  • Alex Spears – Perryville, MO – Outside Hitter:  1st Team All-Conference, 1St Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region, 2nd Team All-State; Perryville HS Athlete of the Year; also awarded in soccer--1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Region, and Honorable Mention All-State; Academic All-State 4 Years.

  • Haley Stallings – Fair Grove, MO – Defensive Specialist:  1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference; claimed 1st Team All-District in soccer and softball; Academic All-State 4 Years.

  • Makensi Taylor – Ozark, MO – Outside/Rightside Hitter:  Varsity Letter and Academic All-State.

The Lady Bobcats are looking forward to their 2016-17 season, which will open August 20th on the road at Missouri Baptist University.  The Lady Cats' home opener will follow on August 23rd with a 5-set scrimmage against Southern Baptist University.



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