The Pampa Lady Harvesters volleyball program wrapped up their 2021 season and celebrated the good times with a banquet on Thursday night.
“A lot of people assumed we were a very experienced team because we were very junior-heavy,” Head Coach Kaylee Samulowitz said. “But in reality, most of our team coming into this season were very inexperienced and we struggled with injury after injury.
“I think we ran probably 10 different lineups, which is bizarre. But we won a couple of gold balls and I think by anyone’s standards that’s a very successful season. But, even better than that I think we continued to improve throughout the season.”
Samulowitz talked about some of her favorite memories including tournament season and the thrift store dinner.
“We were at the Frenship Tournament and the girls were just like, ‘Let’s go thrifting.’,” Samulowitz said. “We went to a thrift store and the girls got a partner, chose what they wanted them to wear and we wore them and went out to dinner.”
Samulowitz added it’s great that the good memories are from the off-the-court activities, not from games and practices.
“No team is perfect and we had our ups and downs,” Samulowitz said. “But they worked really hard to create a positive environment on-and-off the court.”
The Lady Harvesters had one senior, Haley Fossett, and Samulowitz thanked her for her hard work.
The attention then shifted to the awards.
Most Assists (837) -— Maecie Hawthorne
Most Aces (91), Most Kills (598), Most Blocks (55) and Most Digs (370) — Mikalie Floyd
Most Efficient Passer — Haley Fossett
Most Efficient Hitter — Mikalie Floyd
Honorable Mention — Valeri Anguiano
Second-team All-District — Hallie Hawthorne, Maecie Hawthorne
First-team All-District — Haley Fossett, Maecie Smith
Offensive Player of the Year — Mikalie Floyd
Amarillo Globe-News Newcomer of the Year — Maecie Hawthorne
Most Improved — Maecie Hawthorne
MVP — Haley Fossett, Mikalie Floyd
Hustlin’ Lady Harvester — Haley Fossett
Harvester Heart award — Ariel Lacher
Player of the Week Ball (Player named Player of the Week most) — Mikalie Floyd
Junior Varsity awards
JV Gold MVP — Cassidy Stanhope
JV Gold Most Improved — Rory Rojas
JV Green Most Improved — McKinley Daniels
JV Green MVP — Carsyn Hunt
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