Reed city trio earns volleyball CSAA honors

REED CITY -- A season in which the Reed City Coyotes fought their way to the Class B regional finals featured three players who have earned honors from the Central State Activities Association.

Junior Jacolyn Mullins and senior Emma Lockhart were named to the first team while senior Kalee Hensel picked up honorable mention recognition.

“I was very pleased with where we ended up and the progress we made all year,” said Reed City coach Don Patterson. “Defensively we improved all year and offensively too.”

Mullins had 546 digs, 358 kills, 93 aces, 12 blocks and served at 85 percent.

“She had a really good season,” Patterson said. “She improved her passing as the year went on. Her serving improved from last year significantly. She became one of our leaders.”

Lockhart had 587 digs, 152 kills, 27 aces and served at 90 percent and had 12 blocks.

“She had a really sound season,” Patterson said. “Defensively she really stepped up and started out understanding our defensive philosophy and improved her offense on the varsity and did a really good job serving.”

Hensel had 724 digs, 40 aces and 92 percent serving efficiency.

“Kalee was really sound defensively,” Patterson said. “She embraced the libero role. She served well. Her main contribution was her passing and her defense.”