It’s award season here at VYPE!
We welcome you to the 2021 VYPE Awards Countdown Contest presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Over the next two weeks, we’ll reveal the finalists for the Player of the Year awards. The Team and Coach of the Year awards will be announced live during the 4th Annual VYPE Awards.
Winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on a day Sunday June 27 at 6 pm مساء On the VYPE Houston website, Twitter account and on VYPE Texas Facebook page And the YouTube channel! It will be a dress-up and go-to event that will be an evening full of special moments!
Let us start! Here are the finalists for the best volleyball player for public schools!
Final Player of the Year: Ally Batenhorst, Seven Lakes
Ally Batenhorst was one of the keys to the Seven Lakes winning their first-ever official championship title in December. Despite the team having to fight lockdown due to COVID, the Spartans managed to run the gauntlet and win the Class 6A State Championship. After the season, Battenhurst was named Texas Volleyball Player of the Year and Gatorade National Team of the Year. She is on her way to Nebraska.
Final Player of the Year: Devan Taylor, Cline
Devan Taylor put together an impressive big campaign run at Klein. The Bearkats reached the Class 6A Championship where they fell to Seven Lakes 3-1. Taylor helped guide Klein to an overall record of 27-1 and achieved 242 kills and 423 digs. Taylor is on his way to Clemson University.
Final Player of the Year: Eli Ashter, Fulcher
Fulshear has been one of the most amazing stories over the past few years in Houston. The Chargers won the Class 4A State Championship in 2019 and moved up to Class 5A before this year and have gone on to return to the state championship game. Eli Ashtar has been a huge part of that success over the past few seasons and had another great year in 2020.
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