The Kerens LadyCats volleyball team had another successful season and reached the Class 2A playoffs again.
Several LadyCats earned honors on the District 21-2A All-District team.
Alexius McAdams led the way for Kerens as she was named the district’s Blocker of the year, and Elysha Morgan, a freshman, was named the Newcomer of the Year in the district.
Kerens placed three players on the All-District first-team as Kaylee Reed, a senior, Reece Wright, a junior, and Madison Parks, a senior, all earned first-team honors.
Three more LadyCats were named to the All-District second-team. Kenadee Lynch, a sophomore, Emily Burleson, a senior, and Aniya Lawrence, a junior, made the second-team.
Abigail Holt and Isabel Orta were named to the district’s Honorable Mention list.
Kerens coach Aaron Kinney, who had a remarkable two-year run, has stepped down from his role as the volleyball head coach, and will concentrate on coaching the Kerens softball team.
Kinney, who has coached softball for five years at Kerens, where he turned the program upside down, lifting the LadyCats from an after-thought to a program that has become a regular fixture in the softball playoffs every season.
His passion and energy and non-stop enthusiasm changed the way student-athletes at Kerens looked at softball, where it was difficult to find players years ago.
Kinney took over the volleyball program last year when long-time coach Kristen Lynch, who is a volleyball legend at Kerens, moved on to become an assistant principal.
Kinney had tremendous success on the volleyball court. His 2018 team was the first ever at Kerens to win 30 games, and he leaves the program with more than 50 wins in two years.