Lady Mohawk Volleyball Players Honored
In the nearly 40 years the program has been in existence, the Piggott Lady Mohawk volleyball team has garnered hundreds of post-season honors. This year the Tribe, under second year coach Nikki Speer and assistant Melissa Hopkins-Turner, notched another 3A-Northeast conference championship and made a run deep into the state 3A tourney. As a result of their performances, a total of nine members of the squad have been recognized with post-season accolades.
Based on their performance during the regular season those chosen to the 3A-Northeast All-Conference squad were all the seniors on the squad, including McKenzie Hopkins, Bailey Pollard, Jessie Mallard, Abby Holcomb, Alexa DeHart, Quest Emerson and Shelby Pruett-Chavez. Also chosen were junior Makalia Beck and sophomore Colby Crossfield.
Singled out for their performances during the 3A state volleyball tournament at Harrison, those chosen to the All State Tournament Team were Mallard and Chavez.
And, members of the squad chosen as All-State performers included Hopkins and Crossfield, while Pollard was named as an honorable mention for All-State honors.
The Lady Mohawks ended their season Thursday, Oct. 30, losing to Mansfield in the semi-finals of the state 3A tournament at Harrison. For the Tribe, they finish with an overall record of 18-5, with an outright 3A-Northeast conference championship and a final-four appearance to show for their effort.
And, based on the performance of the junior high team, and the recognition to their underclassmen, the future looks to be bright for the program.