Lady Harvesters put finishing touches on 2021 season with banquet

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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.

Stat 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

District Awards

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

Team Awards

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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