December 10th, 2012

3rd Annual All-Catholic Volleyball Team

Staff Report

3rd Annual All-Catholic Volleyball Team
Kentucky's Miss Volleyball - Assumption's Taylor Paulson - puts one away against Sacred Heart Academy / file photo by Megan Stearman

Area’s top volleyball players are recognized

The Louisville Catholic Sports Network All-Catholic Teams recognize student-athletes who played at the top level during the regular and postseasons in their sport. Players are selected based on nominations and feedback from local coaches and the Louisville Catholic Sports Network staff that covered the teams during the 2012 season.

The 2012 volleyball season ended with a thrilling five set final between Mercy Academy and Assumption. But, for the third straight year the Rockets took home the hardware. It was Assumption’s 17th state title in the last 21 years.

With numerous awards earned by the local Catholic players, including Assumption's Taylor Paulson earning Kentucky's Miss Volleyball honors, the battles among these teams were among the best in the state and region all season long.

Sacred Heart Academy and its crew of ten seniors advanced to the seventh region final before losing a hotly contested three set match against Assumption. Holy Cross won its district but fell to Mercy Academy in a sixth region semifinal match. Presentation Academy finished as runners-up in its district. Presentation’s season came to a close with a loss to Sacred Heart in the first round of the seventh region tournament.

First Team

  • Taylor Paulson – Assumption
  • Courtney Crable – Mercy Academy
  • Alexa Filley – Assumption
  • Ashley Askin – Sacred Heart Academy
  • Morgan Elmore – Mercy Academy
  • London Ackerman – Assumption

Second Team

  • Alyssa Cavanaugh – Assumption
  • Madison Wessling – Sacred Heart Academy
  • Leah Edgerton – Mercy Academy
  • McKenzie Eskridge – Presentation Academy
  • Kristen Brashear – Sacred Heart Academy
  • Amy Evans – Sacred Heart Academy

Third Team

  • Monica Loftus – Holy Cross
  • Stacey Spalding – Holy Cross
  • Erin Evans – Presentation Academy
  • Meredith Jewell – Mercy Academy
  • Miranda Elpers – Assumption
  • Ashley Jefferson – Mercy Academy

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