Oklahoma high school volleyball: Here are six players to watch at the Class 4A-3A state tournament
Six players to watch
The Classes 4A-3A volleyball state tournament gets underway Friday. Class 4A will play all matches at Westmoore High School while Class 3A will compete at Blanchard High School. Here are six players to watch for at the state tournament:
Landry Braziel, Fr., Community Christian: Although she’s young, Braziel makes her presence known every time she’s on the court. She has collected 317 kills, averaging nearly 10 a match, with a 93% serve percentage while recording 234 digs, as well.
Joy Cortesio, Sr., Christian Heritage: Another star for the Crusaders, Cortesio, a middle hitter, leads them in kills and blocks. She will look to guide Christian Heritage back yet another state title.
Ashton Major, Sr., Oklahoma Christian School: One of the state’s top players for the past couple seasons, Major, a middle hitter, is a critical offensive presence for the Saints and has an important leadership role, too.
Daphne Matthews, Sr., Heritage Hall: One of the better athletes competing this weekend is Matthews, who excels as an outside hitter. She’s the Chargers biggest offensive threat and one of their most aggressive and consistent servers.
Addie Ray, Sr., Bethany: Ray is an important veteran presence in Bethany’s lineup and someone coach Kerri Cagle relies on to lead the team. In the regional finals, she collected 23 kills in 34 attempts. On senior night, Ray had 12 kills, 11 digs and 10 assists.
Mason Yarbrough, Sr., Tuttle: The dominant outside hitter is the most experienced player in the Tigers' lineup. She has a hitting percentage of .395 and averages 10 kills per game. She's dynamic on both offense or defense.
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Cameron Jourdan, Staff writer