A stellar volleyball season for Midlands teams means plenty of Midlands players are receiving postseason honors.
Region 5-4A champion Lexington, the runner-up to Dorman in the Class 4A state tournament, landed two players on the Coaches Association of Women's Sports Class 4A all-state team.
Seniors Kellie Schmidt and Laura Grace Swindler represent the Wildcats on the team, which includes players from all classificiations. Schmidt and Swindler also were chosen for the North-South All-Star games, which will be played Saturday at Lander University in Greenwood. Only seniors are eligible for North-South selection.
Region 4-4A champion Blythewood has two all-state players: senior Caleen Hawkins and junior Courtney Williams. Hawkins is a North-South selection.
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Dutch Fork senior Kindra Bailey will play alongside Schmidt and Swindler on the Class 4A/3A South team at the North-South games, as will White Knoll's Brittney Williamson.
In Class 3A, Region 6 champion Camden had two all-state players: seniors Anna Ford and Hannah Jackson, who both made the North-South rosters. Lugoff-Elgin senior Hannah Dederick was an all-state and North-South pick.
Sophomores Autumn McManus of Chapin and Dasha Bookman of Airport made the Class 3A all-state team, as did Lugoff-Elgin junior Claire Noel. Dreher's Tequila McNeal will play North-South.
In Class 2A, state runner-up Gilbert landed two players on the all-state and North-South teams: seniors Sarah Eargle and Courtney Frye. Keenan junior Rebekah Davis made the all-state team, and Janae' Stevenson of Eau Claire made North-South.
North Central, which won the Region 3-A championship, was honored with three all-state players: Elizabeth Harrison, Courtney Ham and junior April Barrett. Harrison will play in the North-South games.
S.C. Coaches Association of Women's Sports All-State teams
Class 4A: Cauley Simmons, senior, T L Hanna; Stephanie Palmer , senior, Dorman; Sara Bebeau, junior, Nation Ford; Caleen Hawkins, senior, Blythewood; Kellie Schmidt, senior, Lexington; Ashley Baldwin, senior, Sumter; Catherine Peeples, junior, Wando; Elizabether Miler, junior, Summerville; Laura Grace Swindler, senior, Lexington; Meg Taylor, senior, Dorman; Ally Lamber, junior, Nation Ford; Christina Vereb, junior, Rock Hill; McKinley Hennessey, senior, Aiken; Katie Davis, sophomore, Carolina Forest; Alicia Greene, senior, Stratford; Blake Banner, senior, Beaufort; Courtney Williams, junior, Blythewood; Karis Watson, junior, Rock Hill.
Class 3A: Kara Morgan, senior, Pickens; Sandi Morris, senior, Greenville; Chrissy Drake, senior, Riverside; Hannah Dederick, senior, Lugoff-Elgin; Kelsey Ulmer, senior, South Aiken; Tierra Allen, junior, Crestwood; Megan Johnson, junior, North Myrtle Beach; Ella Wyman, senior, Bluffton; Hayley Hoover, senior, Daniel; Carley Debruhl, senior, Eastside; Sydney Tracy, senior, Woodmont; Autumn McManus, sophomore, Chapin; Dasha Bookman, sophomore, Airport; Hannah Jackson, junior, Camden; Cassaandra Rogers, senior, Battery Creek; Hillary Gambrell, senior, Pickens; Anna Ford, senior, Camden; Claire Noel, junior, Lugoff-Elgin.
Class 2A: Nicole Standridge, junior, Pendleton; Allyson Brislinger, senior, Chesnee; Sarah Eargle, senior, Gilbert; Janae' Stevenson, senior, Eau Claire; Hailey Carson, junior, Edisto; Katie Cummings, senior, Bishop England; Brittney Peters, senior, Hanahan; Lauren Bailey, senior, Dillon; Mary Johnson, sophomore, Pendleton; Shayna Findley, freshman, Broome; Courtney Frye, senior, Gilbert; Rebekah Davis, junior, Keenan; Brittany Padgett, senior, Barnwell; Mary Crawford James, senior, Bishop England; Nicole Cooper, senior, Hanahan; Gennika Brantley, junior, Marion; Jantzen Plyler, senior, Central; Tory Hinson, senior, Dillion.
Class A: Ashli Washington, senior, Ninety Six; Caroline Cann, senior, Landrum; Courtney Ham, senior, North Central; Daniele Payne, senior, Fox Creek; Charlene Ochotukpo, senior, Allendale; Nicole Ufkes, junior, Academic Magnet; Adri Watford, senior, East Clarendon; Ashlyn Cribb, junior, Johnsonville; Birdie Keller, senior, Ware Shoals; Lauren Sealey, junior, Southside Christian; April Barrett, junior, North Central; Taylor Gamillion, junior, Ridge-Spring-Monetta; Kaitlin Feder, junior, Branchville; Louise Benton, senior, East Clarendon; Savanna Gaster, junior, Johnsonville; Denise Pope, senior, Ninety Six; Erin Carter, senior, Christ Church; Elizabeth Harrison, senior, North Central.
S.C. Coaches Association of Women's Sports North-South All-Star teams
Class 4A/3A North
Coaches: Cindy Elder, Rock Hill; Joy Stewart,Daniel
Players: Stephanie Palmer, Dorman; Meg Taylor, Dorman; Amber Garrett, Hilllcrest; Caleen Hawkins, Blythewood; Morgan Brazzell, Rock Hill; Hayley Hoover, Daniel; Sherece Smith, Daniel; Hillary Gambrell, Pickens; Kara Morgan, Pickens; Carley DeBruhl, Eastside; Chrissy Drake, Riverside; Hannah Dederick, Lugoff Elgin.
Class 4A/3A South
Coaches: Sandra Dickert, Irmo; Allyson Gordon, Socastee.
Players: Kellie Schmidt, Lexington; Laura-Grace Swindler, Lexington; KiKi Hennessey, Aiken; Kindra Bailey, Dutch Fork; Brittney Williamson, White Knoll; Danielle Blunt, Wando; Callie Stone, Wando; Alex Graham, Summerville; Tequila McNeal, Dreher; Anna Ford, Camden; Hannah Jackson, Camden; Ella Wyman, Bluffton.
Class 2A/A North
Coaches: Denise Riske, Landrum; Pam Peeler, Broome.
Players: Baylee Kovacsics, Pendleton; Dasmine Crook, Broome; Sarah Eargle, Gilbert; Courtney Frye, Gilbert; Jantzen Plyler, Central; Janae' Stevenson, Eau Claire; Ashley Washington, Ninety Six; Caroline Cann, Landrum; Chelsea Smith, Landrum; Bethany McInnis, Southside Christian; Emily Fillmore, Southside Christian; Elizabeth Harrison, North Central.
Class 2A/A South
Coaches: Dolores Conn, Dillon; Rosey Anderson, Barnwell.
Players: Brittany Padgett, Barnwell; Anna Salley, Edisto; Katie Cummings, Bishop England; Mary Crawford James, Bishop England; Brittany Peters, Hanahan; Lauren Bailey, Dillon; Tory Hinson, Dillon; Gloria Whelder, Bamberg-Ehrhardt; Adri Watford, East Clarendon; Olivia Hatchell, Johnsonville; Taylor Bennett, Johnsonville; Amber Suggs Lakeview.
Midlands representatives in BOLD