Owls earn awards: Seymour volleyball team celebrates


Tribune photo by Dennis Dunn/ Seymour High School volleyball players receiving awards during Friday's program were, front row, from left, Jessica Lucas, Hayden Dailey, Olivia Isaacs and Abby Speer; back row, from left, Taylor Sutton, Megan Kimbley and Audrey Speer.

Tribune photo by Zach Spicer/ Seymour junior Jessica Lucas, right, hits the ball past Bloomington North defenders during this fall's match at Seymour.

After another stellar volleyball season, the Seymour High School volleyball team conducted its awards program Friday night in the school’s commons.

For the third-straight year, junior Jessica Lucas walked away as the team’s most valuable player.

Lucas led the team in several categories, and she set a school record for career assists. She had 957 assists this season on 1,317 sets. She also was named to the all-Hoosier Hills Conference first team and made the all-state team.

“She was determined to play her best in practice and matches,” Owls coach and Lucas’ mother, Angie Lucas, said. “She never took a play off, and she loves the game. I am just proud of her as a mother and a coach.”

This fall’s most improved player award went to two girls, junior Olivia Isaacs and sophomore Audrey Speer. Isaacs was 92 percent in serving, while Speer had 133 kills and 24 solo blocks.

“Isaacs improved tremendously throughout the season,” Lucas said. “Audrey dominated at the net.”

The coach’s award went to senior Abby Speer. She had 166 kills this season and was named to the HHC second team.

“I watched her grow this summer,” Lucas said. “She showed great leadership on the floor. She is also coaching a 12-and-under team this year, and I am excited about her future, and she will be great at what she does.”

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