Makensie Garner (7, orange) sets the ball as Katie Kessler (foreground) recovers from digging the ball during the Bears' 2018 season opener at CFISD HS #12 High School, Aug. 7, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)
Makensie Garner (7, orange) sets the ball as Katie Kessler (foreground) recovers from digging the ball during the Bears' season opener at CFISD HS #12 High School. The CFISD HS #12 Bears volleyball team fell to Clear Brook in the program's first varsity match, 29-27, 25-18, 25-23, Aug. 7, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

HOUSTON — The Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association announced its pre-season team and players-to-watch list Friday.

Cypress schools put seven players onto the pre-season team, and eight onto the watch list. Five of those ladies will be juniors this upcoming season, and the remaining 10 will be serving up their senior seasons.

According to the GHVCA, the pre-season team consists of “the top players in the Greater Houston Area.” Regarding the Watch list team, the association considers them as “players that are not preseason team selections; but those that have the potential to have an impact with their program’s upcoming seasons success.”

The association says that only member coaches can nominate their player(s) for consideration.

GHVCA Pre-Season Team

District 14-6A, Region II

Cy Ranch High School: junior Maddy Villarreal, hitter

Cy Springs High School: senior Ielan Bradley, hitter / middle blocker

Cy Woods High School: junior, Callie Cogdill, libero

Langham Creek High School: senior Erica Lowery, libero

District 17-6A, Region III

Cy Creek High School: senior Paige Underbrink, setter

Cy-Fair High School: senior Lauryn Bourne, hitter; senior Bekah Portalatin, setter

Teammates Sabrina Sustala (1, white jersey), Peyton DeBello (12), Ava Martinolli (6), Emily Whorley (7) and Madeline Villarreal (10, right) cheer on Michelle Klein (13) after scoring a point against Tomball Memorial during their in-district playoff Oct. 26, 2018. The Mustang volleyball team entered the playoffs at the No. 1 seed and now faces Klein in the area round, which is set for 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Houston ISD’s Delmar Fieldhouse. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

GHVCA Pre-Season Watch List

District 14-6A, Region II

CFISD HS #12 High School: senior Makensie Garner, libero; senior Katie Kessler, hitter

Cy Ranch High School: junior Ava Martinolli, hitter / middle blocker

Langham Creek High School: senior Macy Martin, hitter / setter; senior Deanna Spell, hitter

District 17-6A, Region III

Cy Creek High School: junior Linnea McClendon, middle blocker

Cy-Fair High School: junior Kara Spice, libero

Cy Falls High School: senior Morgan Nix, libero

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