Jamerson

Marvin Ridge senior Katie Jamerson was voted the Southern Carolina Conference’s 2020-21 volleyball player of the year by the league’s head coaches after leading all county players in assists this season (460).

Twelve volleyball players across five Union County schools were honored as all-conference selections by the Southern Carolina Conference for the shortened 2020-21 season.

The all-conference team is voted on by the league’s head coaches.

Marvin Ridge, Sun Valley and Weddington led the way with three players each on the all-conference teams. Headlining the All-SCC team was Mavericks senior Katie Jamerson, who was named the conference’s player of the year.

Jamerson, the team’s setter, led all county players with 460 assists, almost 150 more than the next closest player. She also contributed 67 kills and 24 service aces. Jamerson finishes her career with 1,574 career assists, the most of any player in the county over the last three seasons.

Joining Jamerson on the all-conference team from Marvin Ridge were fellow seniors Mac Russ and Reagan Baylog, who combined for 309 kills this season. Russ was the county leader in kills per set (4.4), while Baylog led the team with 154 digs.

Marvin Ridge head coach Brook Hammers was recognized as the SCC’s co-Coach of the Year along with Sun Valley head coach Rachel Henry.

Henry led the Spartans to their first SCC regular season title in program history this season.

Three Spartans — senior Taylor Parker and sophomores Hailey Pearce and Alayah Mitchell — were also named all-conference this season for their contributions. Parker led all county players with 93 service aces this season, while Pearce paced the team in kills with 126 and Mitchell was third with 87.

Weddington also placed three players on the all-conference team after finishing third in the SCC standings this season at 10-5 overall. The Warriors are represented by senior Chloe Bays and juniors Lyvia Trimp and Mailey Garner.

Trimp led all county players with 189 kills this season, while Garner had 69 kills, 33 aces and 211 assists. Bays led all SCC players with 158 digs.

Cuthbertson was the only other SCC school with multiple all-conference selections. The Cavaliers were represented by juniors Ashlyn Matthews and Nadya Graham.

Piedmont placed senior Brooke Atwell on the all-conference team. Atwell led all Piedmont players with 103 assists this season as the team’s setter.

Looking ahead to next season, the Mavericks will lose their three all-conference players to graduation, while Sun Valley and Weddington will bring back the majority of their talent.