In looking over the all-district picks for volleyball, it seems to me that some of the Lexington girls got a bad deal by the coaches voting. Rogers had the MVP, Defensive MVP, co-Newcomer of the year, three first team selections, and a second team pick, despite the fact that they finished second, with six game losses to Lexington in the two matches. The Temple area crew of coaches voted for the local players they knew. If Rogers was really that good, shouldn’t they have won district? Jarrell was the only team to defeat Lexington in a match and they only got five players total. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?
Coach Player deserved the coach of the year honor. She came in and stopped all the problems the volleyball players had last season. With the constant problems squelched, the team performed very well.
Speaking of coaches, Friday night I had the opportunity to watch Shiner St. Paul, coached by Jake Wachsmuth (Lex Class of 89), defeat Central Texas Christian Academy 44-6 in a TAPPS playoff game. Wachsmuth won a TAPPS state championship with St. Paul in 2010. One of his assistants is his dad, John Wachsmuth, who was the Head Coach in Lexington in 1988-91.
It was neat to see Lexington coaches sitting five rows behind the Refugio staff at the Rogers-Hitchcock game.
There was no interaction between the two staffs. I thought all coaches were friendly people.
I picked Refugio to beat Rogers, due to Refugio being able to pass the ball efficiently. Rogers does have a chance, because the Rogers team has the personality to get under the Bobcats skin.