Notre Dame's Young, Meyer headline All-District volleyball squad
CROWLEY – The names and the faces may change from year to year, but one thing doesn’t: Notre Dame’s dominance in District 1A volleyball.
It’s been that way for 15 years and there doesn’t seem to be a letup in sight.
In 2013, the Lady Pios wrapped up another perfect league slate, going 8-0 en route to earning the No. 1 seed in the Division IV playoffs.
And once again, the Lady Pios dominated the All-District team listings as well, not to mention once again picking up Coach of the Year honors (Tara Young) and Most Valuable Player honors (senior Lindsey Meyer).
Young has guided her squad to 15 straight league titles without losing a match in district play during her tenure.
In 2013, her Lady Pios put together a remarkable 35-6 record to round out the regular season. Her team advanced all the way to the state title game where they fell to Isidora Newman in five sets.
During her career at Notre Dame, Young has four state titles, including a 3-peat (2010, 2011, 2012). She and the Lady Pios won their first championship in 2007. The Lady Pios were also state runnersup in 2009.
Meyer was a big contributior in the Lady Pios’ success in 2013.
The outside hitter was a dominant force at the net, leading the team and the league with 66 kills in eight district games. She also logged 48 digs, 12 aces and six blocks.
In the championship game, Meyer racked up 18 kills and 21 digs.
Joining Meyer on the league’s first team from Notre Dame were senior libero Allie Daigle, senior setters/opposite hitters Sam Lyons and Alex Miller and sophomore hitter Grace Morgan.
Daigle, a defensive specialist, logged 83 kills. She also had 10 aces and four kills in league play.
Miller and Lyons set up the offense by combining for 173 assists. Miller had 104 assists to go along with 20 kills, 52 digs, 11 aces and two blocks, while Lyons had 69 assists, 19 kills, 47 digs, seven aces and two blocks.
Morgan added 46 kills, 28 digs, two assists, four aces and five blocks.
Also earning first-team honors were Catholic High of New Iberia’s Vaterra Calais and Lexi Landry and West St. Mary’s Gerianna Lyons.
The Lad Pios also landed two players on the second-team in senior Laura Schmid and sophomore Anne Faulk.
Schmid knocked down 21 kills and had 13 digs and two blocks while Faulk had 32 kills, 19 digs and one ace.
Also earning second-team honors were Delcambre’s Katlyn Thibodeaux and Taylor Bourque, Catholic High’s Madeleine Vines and Niecie Smith, Franklin’s Fabian Small and West St. Mary’s Sequoya Ferguson.
Notre Dame’s Gabbie Romero and Olivia Barbin were named to the honorable mention list along with Catholic High’s Meredith Musso and Braylyn Jolivette, Delcambre’s Chelsea Baudoin and Callie Hulin, West St. Mary’s Ron’antranique Moore and Ebonee Ward and Delcambre’s Nicole Bouillion.