GLEN — The final Daily Corinthian Volleyball Player of the Week for the 2021 season goes, not to a starter, but to a seldom-used reserve.
Alcorn Central junior backup setter Jules Ingle is the DC Player of the Week after filling in for starter Amelia Lancaster, who sat out the Booneville match. The thing to remember about reserves is that many times when they enter a game, they are rusty and inconsistent due to the lack of playing time. Not so with Ingle, who just happens to play behind one of the best setters in the Magnolia State in Lancaster, who is currently third in Mississippi with 555 assists.
“I don’t play a lot so when my time comes to step in and play I have to be ready,” said Ingle. “Playing for a team like Central, which has so many great players, is a blessing and I’m fortunate to be able to have the experience of learning from some of the best in the state.”
The Player of the Week totaled 23 assists and seven aces in her one appearance last week against Booneville, a match that was won handily in three sets.
“Now we feel we are ready for the playoffs and we are looking forward to making a deep playoff run,” said Ingle.
Other players nominated for the final Player of the Week award for this season were:
Mia Griffin, Alcorn Central: 30 kills, 15 digs, 7 aces.
Amelia Lancaster, Alcorn Central: 30 assists, 2 aces, 8 digs.
Cayleigh Shipman, Alcorn Central: 11 kills, 10 digs, 5 aces.
Sydney Howie, Alcorn Central: 24 digs, 6 aces.
Aven Mathis, Kossuth: 17 kills, 4 aces, 2 blocks, 4 digs, 1 assist.
Anna Greene, Kossuth: 6 digs, 4 aces, 3 assists,
Ashlynn Isbell, Kossuth: 14 kills, 3 blocks.
Hannah Seago, Biggersville: 11 kills, 14 digs, 2 aces, 2 assists, 3 blocks.
Maddi Kate Vuncannon, Walnut: 18 kills, 2 aces, 4 digs, 3 blocks.
Dilanie Lafoy, Walnut: 14 kills, 2 digs, 1 ace.
Laura Leigh Hughes, Walnut: 19 kills, 5 aces, 2 assists, 1 block.
Belle Martindale, Walnut: 25 assists, 4 kills, 3 digs, 1 ace.