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.