Miri Shade, Katy Ranes, Bailey French and Courtney Noel of Texas Woman’s University each landed a spot on 2017 All-Lone Star Conference Volleyball Team, while Caroline Noel, Courtney Noel and French were each named to LSC Volleyball All-Academic Team.
Shade and Ranes were named to the LSC Second Team, and French and Courtney Noel earned Honorable Mention.
Shade is fourth in the league in kills per set at 3.08, and the senior outside hitter from DeSoto recorded double-digit kills on 16 occasions. The Middle Tennessee State transfer also tallied nine double-double in kills and digs for the Pioneers.
Sophomore setter Ranes leads the Lone Star Conference in assists per set with 11.07. The Copperas Cove product dished out a career-high 58 assists against Southeastern Oklahoma State Oct. 28 for the second-highest output in the league in 2017. Ranes has accumulated eight double-double in assists and digs on the year.
French, a sophomore libero, is first within the conference in digs per set with an average of 5.01. The native of Copperas Cove totaled a career-high 31 digs against Texas A&M-Commerce Sept. 19, and has eclipsed double-digits in digs in all but four matches this season.
Courtney Noel, a sophomore middle blocker from Nederland, leads the Pioneers with 79 total blocks. Noel recorded a career-high eight blocks versus Eastern New Mexico Oct. 7, and has tallied 10 or more kills on 10 occasions this season.
The sophomore trio of Caroline Noel (chemistry major), Courtney Noel (mathematics) and French (kinesiology) were each members of the 14-person All-Academic team.
The Pioneers face No. 25 Angelo State Thursday at noon during the first round of the Lone Star Conference Championships on the campus of Tarleton State.
Rockwall Independent School District officials announced today that the district received a rating of A for superior achievement under Texas’ School FIRST financial accountability rating system. The rating system measures the quality of a school district’s financial management and reporting system.
This is the 15th year of School FIRST – Financial Accountability Rating System of Texas – a financial accountability system for Texas school districts developed by the Texas Education Agency in response to Senate Bill 875 of the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and amendments under House Bill 5, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013. The primary goal of School FIRST is to achieve quality performance in the management of school districts’ financial resources, a goal made more significant due to the complexity of accounting associated with Texas’ school finance system.
TEA assigned one of four financial accountability ratings to Texas school districts, with the highest being A for superior achievement, followed by B for above-standard achievement, C for standard achievement and F for substandard achievement.