High School Sports

Sun Herald’s All South Mississippi volleyball team

The 2017 Sun Herald All South Mississippi Volleyball team; front row from left, Amelia Moore and Kennedy Bahr of Ocean Springs, Alexis Laughlin of East Central and Dywana Parker of Gulfport. Back row from left, Coach Haley Chatham, Payton McKerchie and Sydney Salter of Vancleave, Hannah Gest, Emma Funk and Rebecca Walk of Our Lady Academy. Not pictured: Emma Godfrey of Resurrection, Madison Ladner of Hancock and Karringten Perkins of Hancock.
The 2017 Sun Herald All South Mississippi Volleyball team; front row from left, Amelia Moore and Kennedy Bahr of Ocean Springs, Alexis Laughlin of East Central and Dywana Parker of Gulfport. Back row from left, Coach Haley Chatham, Payton McKerchie and Sydney Salter of Vancleave, Hannah Gest, Emma Funk and Rebecca Walk of Our Lady Academy. Not pictured: Emma Godfrey of Resurrection, Madison Ladner of Hancock and Karringten Perkins of Hancock. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

Kennedy Bahr

School: Ocean Springs

Position: Libero

Class: Junior

Stats/Accolades: 333 digs, 187 blocks, 34 assists, 17 aces, seven kills.

Emma Funk

School: OLA

Position: Middle Blocker

Class: Senior

Stats/Accolades: 630 kills, 113 blocks, 311 digs, 324 service receives, 65 aces, three-time Sun Herald player of the year, three-time All South Mississippi pick, Class I state champion; 2016 Mississippi Gatorade player of the year; Max Preps Small School All-American.

Hannah Gest

School: OLA

Position: setter

Class: Senior

Stats/Accolades: 1,043 assists, 157 aces, two time All South Mississippi pick, Class I champion

Emma Godfrey

School: Resurrection

Position: Setter

Class: Freshman

Stats/Accolades: 405 assists, 85 digs, 98 kills, 74 aces.

Madison Ladner

School: Hancock

Position: Outside hitter/Setter

Class: Senior

Stats/Accolades: 381 kills, 219 points, 121 aces, 449 assists, 93 blocks, Class III state champion (2016), Max Preps Small School All-American; two-time All-South Mississippi pick

Alexis Laughlin

School: East Central

Position: Setter/Middle hitter

Class: Junior

Stats/Accolades: 118 kills, 110 assists, 100 digs, 33 aces.

Payton McKerchie

School: Vancleave

Position: Middle Blocker

Class: Sophomore

Stats/Accolades: 391 kills, 28 blocks, 96 aces, Class II state champion

Amelia Moore

School: Ocean Springs

Class: Senior

Position: Middle Blocker

Stats/Accolades: 109 service points, 446 kills, 73 aces, 12 assists, 27 blocks; Dayton University signee.

Dywana Parker

School: Gulfport

Position: Outside hitter

Class: Senior

Stats/Accolades: 288 Kills, 201 Points, 70 Digs, 29 Blocks, Two-time All South Mississippi selection, All-Star pick in basketball, volleyball.

Karringten Perkins

School: Hancock

Position: middle blocker

Class: Senior

Stats/Accolades: 217 kills, 137 digs, 125 points, 72 blocks, 31 assists, Class III state champion (2016)

Sydney Salter

School: Vancleave

Position: Libero

Class: Sophomore

Stats/Accolades: Class II state champion, 338 digs, 119 aces.

Rebecca Walk

School: OLA

Position: Middle Blocker

Class: sophomore

Stats/Accolades: 491 kills, 65 blocks, 170 digs, 327 service receives, 99 aces, Class I champion

Vancleave coach Haley Chatham

Honor: Sun Herald volleyball coach of the year

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