Cy-Fair headlines GHVCA preseason team, Bridgeland®, Cy Ranch, Cy Woods fill out 2020 squad

Four Cypress teams on Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association 2020 preseason squads

CYPRESS — The Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association released its preseason teams Monday, June 15, 2020, and seven players across four Cypress Fairbanks ISD schools made the 6A team.

GHVCA 6A Pre-season Player of the Year

Topping the list was Rebekah Portalatin from the Cy-Fair Bobcats, as the Class 6A pre-season player of the year.

GHVCA 6A Pre-season Team (Cypress players)

  • Bridgeland® (CFISD’s 12th high school): Emily Adams
  • Cy-Fair: Annie Heliste and Kara Spice. Rebekah Portalatin, GHVCA preseason player of the year.
  • Cy Ranch: Kailey Friedrich and Maddy Villarreal
  • Cy Woods: Callie Cogdill.

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Cy Ranch’s Madeline Villarreal interviewed after a 2018 match on the Cypress News Review’s YouTube channel.

GHVCA 6A Pre-season Team (local area players)

  • Katy: Jordan Gamble, Hannah Hoover, Maddie Waak
  • Katy Cinco Ranch: Eva Fitzgerald, Kayla Griebl
  • Katy Seven Lakes: Ally Batenhorst, Casey Batenhorst, Mayo Olibale
  • Katy Tompkins: Paris Herrman, Eliana Posada, Cindy Tchouangwa
  • Klein: Annie Antar, Gaby Mansfield, Kierstyn McFall, Devan Taylor
  • Klein Cain: Jenna Karp
  • Klein Collins: Mekaila Aupiu
  • Spring Branch Memorial: Logan LeRoux, Taylor Odum, Lya Traylor
  • Spring Branch Stratford: Alexis Andrews, Marjani Stanfill
  • Tomball Memorial: McKenzie Moore.

Aidan Conner (right) bumps the volleyball as Emily Adams (left) backs her up on the play. Also on the play are Laney Thomson (far left, obscured) and Katie Kessler (6), as Cy-Springs’ Tiffany Mack (2), Leah Hughens (3) and Ielan Bradley (16) prepare for the volley. The CFISD HS #12 Bear volleyball team defeated the Cy-Springs Panthers, 3-0, during both teams’ first district match, Aug. 21, 2018. (Cypress News Review photo by Creighton Holub)

GHVCA Private school team (local area players)

Concordia Lutheran High School (Tomball): Booke Frazier, Sophie Keene, Sydney Whitfield.

Jersey Village coach joins GHVCA Board of Directors

The Jersey Village Lady Falcons’ head volleyball coach, Carrie Schneider, joined the GHVCA’s board of directors.

Joining Schneider was 5A Friendswood’s Sarah Paulk, and private school Houston Second Baptist’s Sue Berg.


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GHVCA 2020 preseason 5A and private school teams


GHVCA 2020 preseason 6A team


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