Seymour High School seniors Lauren Fleetwood, Hannah Sipe, Cecily Coffman and Addie Rudge put countless hours into the volleyball program.

At Thursday night’s season-end awards program, the four took home nearly all the honors presented on the night in part of all their hard work.

For their efforts on the season, Coffman and Sipe earned co-most valuable player awards.

Sipe finished with 32 aces, 87 kills, 705 assists and 212 kills, while Coffman totaled 25 aces and a school-record 488 digs.

“We had several ties with this award,” Owls coach Holly Birdsong said, adding that the players and coaches voted. “This season we had the most votes for this award for a variety of reasons since I started coaching here at Seymour. We were able to narrow down to just two by the end.”

The setting award went to Sipe, Coffman took home the digs award and Rudge was presented the hitting award, as she led the team with 186 kills.

This weekend, Coffman will participate in tryouts to earn a spot on a state All-Star team.

Rudge also earned the coaches’ award.

Fleetwood was Academic All-State and also the winner of the Laura Culp Mental Attitude and serving awards.

Laura Culp was an 1998 graduate from Seymour High School who passed away from cancer on March 26, 2002.

Birdsong said that Culp, who she played with in high school for two years, was the type of person you’d like to have a teammate friend or daughter.

There were also co-most improved player awards, with sophomores Makenna Fee and Jessica Blevins taking honors.

Fee had 159 kills with 91 blocks and 55 assists while Blevins amassed 182 kills with 42 blocks.

Birdsong said that the most improved awards were the toughest to give out since so many girls made huge strides during the season.

Coffman and Sipe were named All-Hoosier Hill Conference first team and Fee made the second team.

The Owls’ varsity unit finished second in the Hoosier Hills Conference and ended 2016 with a record of 20-14.

“This is a great group of girls,” Birdsong said. “All of the seniors will be greatly missed.”

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Jordan Morey is sports editor at The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at or 812-523-7069.