Pikeville junior volleyball standout Kaylee Wells has consistently improved her game throughout her high school career.
She finished up the season with 439 kills, 254 digs and 33 serving aces while helping lead her team to a 30-8 record.
Wells was named today as the Mountain Top Sports Player of the Year, edging out Martin County senior Madison Thompson, who had 376 kills, 120 blocks, 44 assists, 205 digs and 54 serving aces as the Lady Cardinals finished the season at 23-12.
Betsy Layne’s Madison Hamilton was chosen captain of the second team while Floyd Central’s Kierra Warrens leads the third team.
Pike County Central head coach Suzanne Preece was named Coach of the Year. She led the Lady Hawks to the 15th Region tournament finals and a 21-10 record.
Here are the Mountain Top Sports All-Area Volleyball Teams:
Player of the Year: Kaylee Wells, Jr., Pikeville
Coach of the Year: Suzanne Preece, Pike Central
Madison Thompson, Sr., Martin County (Capt.)
Hailey Little, Fr., Paintsville
Riley Tavis, Jr., Pikeville
Lakin Puckett, Sr. East Ridge
Amelia Wallace, So., Floyd Central
Allison Turner, Sr., Floyd Central
Alexis Newsome, Sr., Pike Central
Madison Hamilton, So., Betsy Layne (Capt.)
Sarah Tackett, Sr., East Ridge
Kristen Isaac, Sr., Martin County
Jadyn Hall, Fr., Floyd Central
Emily Gearheart, Jr., Pikeville
Bella Blackburn, Fr., Paintsville
Shakara Lester, Sr., Phelps
Summer Madden, Jr., Letcher Central
Kiarra Warrens, Sr., Floyd Central (Capt.)
Kaitlyn Newsome, Sr., Paintsville
Lakyn Porter, Jr., Martin County
Hanna Collins, Sr., Pike Central
Katie Kidd, Jr., Betsy Layne
McKinlee Potter, Pikeville
Bailey Birchfield, Sr., Pike Central
Calista Adams, So., Letcher Central
HONORABLE MENTION: Ashleigh Adkins, Emma Harris, Belfry; Maddie Duff, Inetta Hamilton, Alyndra Meade, Betsy Layne; Alexis Little, Hannah Thacker, East Ridge; Caley Howard, Allyson Stumbo, Gabrielle Howard, Floyd Central; Makayla Stambaugh, Jerrica Thacker, Chloe Branham, Jenkins; Kloe Jennings, Randi Delong, Sydney May, Johnson Central; Kyleah Ward, Abby Akers, Lawrence County; Rheagan Holbrook, Madison Mason, Letcher Central; Abby Hannah, Katelyn Howard, Magoffin County; Jenna Grayson, Lauren Horn, Martin County; Madison Hamilton, So., Betsy Layne (Capt.) Kara Ward, Hadley Hardin, Paintsville; LaRanda Francis, Amelia Casey, Phelps; Skylar Stumbo, Pike Central; Kara Lee, Chloe Wright, Pikeville; Molly Boyd, Jade Slone, Kennedy Rose, Prestonsburg; Laci Johnson, Siara Ratliff, Courtlyn Salyers, Emalie Tackett, Shelby Valley.