High School Sports

Sun Herald’s All-South Mississippi Volleyball Team Capsules

By James Jones

jkjones@sunherald.com

Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Front row, from left, East Central's Blake Leviner, Long Beach's Bridget McMillan, Our Lady Academy's Emma Funk, Our Lady Academy's Hannah Gest and Hancock's Destiny Hariel. Back row, from left, Harrison Central's Natasha Feyjoo, Vancleave's Carly Danley, Hancock's Rylee Swilley, Hancock's Madison Ladner, Our Lady Academy's Alia Tayara, Gulfport's Dywana Parker and Hancock Coach Rick Rechtien. Not pictured are Icy Walley and Chloe Coulter.
Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Front row, from left, East Central's Blake Leviner, Long Beach's Bridget McMillan, Our Lady Academy's Emma Funk, Our Lady Academy's Hannah Gest and Hancock's Destiny Hariel. Back row, from left, Harrison Central's Natasha Feyjoo, Vancleave's Carly Danley, Hancock's Rylee Swilley, Hancock's Madison Ladner, Our Lady Academy's Alia Tayara, Gulfport's Dywana Parker and Hancock Coach Rick Rechtien. Not pictured are Icy Walley and Chloe Coulter. amccoy@sunherald.com

Chloe Coulter

School: Ocean Springs

Class: Junior.

Position: Outside hitter

Stats/Accolades: 236 kills, 162 digs, 64 aces, Two-time Sun Herald All-South Mississippi selection, Mississippi All-Star volleyball selection

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Chloe Coulter, Ocean Springs, Sun Herald's All-South Mississippi volleyball team Tim Isbell ttisbell@sunherald.com

Carly Danley

School: Vancleave

Class: Sophomore

Position: Middle Blocker

Stats/Accolades: 235 kills, 183 digs, 49 aces, 32 blocks, Two-time Sun Herald All-South Mississippi pick

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Vancleave's Carly Danley, Sun Herald's All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Natasha Feyjoo

School: Harrison Central

Class: Senior

Position: Middle Hitter

Stats/Accolades: 316 kills, 87 aces, Two-time Sun Herald All-South Mississippi pick

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Harrison Central's Natasha Feyjoo, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Emma Funk

School: OLA

Class: Junior

Position: Middle Blocker

Stats/Accolades: State-leading 748 kills, 74 blocks and 73 digs, 187 serve receptions, Two-time Sun Herald player of the year, Class I State champion, Two-time Sun Herald All-South Mississippi pick, Mississippi All-Star selection

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Our Lady Academy's Emma Funk, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Hannah Gest

School: Our Lady Academy

Class: Junior

Position: Striker

Stats/Accolades: 1,021 assists, 85 aces, 34 kills, Class I State Champion, Mississippi All-Star selection

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Our Lady Academy's Hannah Gest, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Destiny Hariel

School: Hancock

Class: Junior

Position: Deep striker

Stats/Accolades: 428 digs, 310 serve receptions, Class III state champion; Mississippi All-Star selection

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Hancock's Destiny Hariel, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Blake Leviner

School: East Central

Class: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

Stats/Accolades: 162 kills, 69 digs, 2016 Mississippi All-Star selection

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East Central's Blake Leviner, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Madison Ladner

School: Hancock

Class: Junior

Position: Setter

Stats/Accolades: 773 assists, 409 kills, 331 points,113 blocks, 161 aces, Two-time Sun Herald All-South Mississippi pick; Class III state champion, Mississippi All-Star selection

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Hancock's Madison Ladner, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Bridget McMillan

School: Long Beach

Class: Senior

Position: Outside hitter

Stats/Accolades: 107 kills, Team Captain, Team MVP.

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Long Beach's Bridget McMillan, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Dywana Parker

School: Gulfport

Class: Junior

Position: Outside hitter

Stats/Accolades: 175 kills, 34 blocks, Mississippi All-Star Selection, basketball standout.

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Gulfport's Dywana Parker, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Rylee Swilley

School: Hancock

Class: Senior

Position: Middle Blocker

Stats/Accolades: 340 kills, 198 points, 105 blocks, Two-time Sun Herald All-South Mississippi pick, Class III state champion, Mississippi All-Star Selection

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Hancock's Rylee Swilley, Sun Herald's annual All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Alia Tayara

School: Our Lady Academy

Class: Senior

Position: Middle Blocker

Stats/Accolades: 321 kills, 153 aces, 71 digs, 342 Service Receptions, Two-time Sun Herald All-South Mississippi pick, Class I state champion.

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Our Lady Academy's Alia Tayara, Sun Herald's All South Mississippi Volleyball team. Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

Icy Walley

School: Resurrection

Class: Senior

Position: Outside Hitter

Stats/Accolades: 261 kills, 166 digs, 67 aces.

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Icy Walley, Resurrection, Sun Herald's All-South Mississippi volleyball team Resurrection High School

Hancock Coach Rick Rechtien

Honor: Sun Herald coach of the year

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Amanda McCoy amccoy@sunherald.com

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