State champion Lady Rams dominate all-conference team

Matthew Gorry Sports Writer

November 27, 2013

BOONVILLE — Newly-crowned 1A state champion Starmount stacked the All-Mountain Valley Conference volleyball selections, the league announced earlier this month.

Brevard-signee Erin Barr was named the MVAC Player of the Year, while Head Coach Jon Symons earned Coach of the Year honors as the Lady Rams swept the top honors.

Starmount placed five players on the all-conference squad, led by Barr. Hunter Welborn, Haley Hartman, Alli Jones and Alli St. John joined Barr, while Ashley Johnson and Leah Simpson were named honorable mentions.

Cayley Shoemaker and Samantha Cozart earned an honorable mention for the Lady Elks.

Olivia Bullard, Adrian Pardue and Ali Sparks garnered all-conference nods for East Wilkes, while Chelsea Edwards and Lethia Pardue were named honorable mentions.

The complete all-conference and honorable mention list is below:

Champion — Starmount

Player of the Year — Erin Barr (Starmount)

Coach of the Year — Jon Symons (Starmount)


Erin Barr (Starmount)

Leah Bishop (West Wilkes)

Olivia Bullard (East Wilkes)

Kacey Caudill (Alleghany)

Jackie Denny (North Wilkes)

Haley Hartman (Starmount)

Alli Jones (Starmount)

Courtney Lackey (West Wilkes)

Adrian Pardue (East Wilkes)

Lakyn Rutledge (West Wilkes)

Alli St. John (Starmount)

Jade Shepherd (Alleghany)

Ali Sparks (East Wilkes)

Whitney Weaver (Alleghany)

Hunter Welborn (Starmount)

Taylor Wyatt (North Wilkes)

Honorable Mention

Lynsey Aldridge (Ashe County)

Kaylee Andrews (Alleghany)

Laken Blackburn (Wilkes Central)

Hannah Blake (Wilkes Central)

Raegen Bumgarner (North Wilkes)

Samantha Cozart (Elkin)

Erin Dancy (West Wilkes)

Chelsea Edwards (East Wilkes)

Sloan Elliott (Ashe County)

Ashley Johnson (Starmount)

Kaity McNeill (North Wilkes)

Lethia Pardue (East Wilkes)

Kaitlyn Pierce (West Wilkes)

Cayley Shoemaker (Elkin)

Leah Simpson (Starmount)

Kayla Wiles (Alleghany)

Reach Matthew Gorry at 835-1513 or mgorry@civitasmedia.com.