Panola Volleyball honors 10 sophomores

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Panola College honored 10 graduating sophomore Fillies after the match against TJC on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

“We honor our sophomores and their families for the heart, dedication, and time they have devoted to Panola College and our volleyball team,” said Don Clinton, Athletic Director and Vice President of Student Services.

(See more photos at Panola College Fillies Sophomore Celebration.)

Kaitlyn Adams

Our first sophomore is #15 Kaitlyn Adams, a right side hitter from Longview, TX and graduate of Longview High School. As a freshman starter for the Fillies, Kaitlyn notched 208 kills and 93 total blocks in 119 sets played en route to Honorable Mention All-Conference honors. She has appeared in 78 sets as a sophomore, tallying 175 kills, 58 blocks and 38 digs to date. Her career high came just this past week at Navarro, where she hammered 17 kills on a blistering .459 hitting efficiency. A member of Phi Theta Kappa, Kaitlyn is currently majoring in chemistry and is set to graduate from Panola College this spring before continuing her education and playing career at a university. She is escorted by her parents, Stacy and Rob Adams.

Kinly Carter

Our second sophomore is #10 Kinly Carter from Birmingham, Alabama. Kinly appeared in all 36 matches as a freshman honorable mention all-conference nominee, racking up 692 total assists 141 total digs, and 26 service aces. As a sophomore, she is averaging 4.44 assists per set and has 52 digs on the year. She tallied a career-high 32 assists in the 5-set victory over Odessa earlier this year. Kinly is also in Phi Theta Kappa and currently majoring in chemistry with plans to continue her education and playing career at a university after her graduation from Panola this May.  Kinly is escorted by her mother, Ms. Kelly Selman.

Melanie Casteel

Our third sophomore is #2 Melanie Casteel, a right side hitter from Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, TX. Melanie has appeared in 49 matches over the past two years and tallied 138 kills, 43 digs and 49 total blocks during that time. She notched her career high of 11 kills on .321 hitting against Odessa earlier this year, and notched a team leading 5 block assist in the win over Cedar Valley. After graduation from Panola this May, Melanie will continue her playing career and education at a university where she plans to major in biology. Melanie’s mom was in attendance earlier but had to leave early, so she is escorted by her friend, TJ Killings.

Camie Copeland

Our fourth sophomore is #14 Camie Copeland, a DS/Libero from Spring Hill High School in Longview, TX.  Camie instantly made her presence known on the Fillies volleyball court, appearing in all 36 matches as a freshman and all 25 matches to date as a sophomore. She was 4th on the team in total digs as a freshman with 233 on the year, and is currently 2nd on the team this season in digs per set with 3.15. She has tallied 20 or more digs in two matches this season, with her career high of 27 coming at San Jac earlier this month.

Another Phi Theta Kappa member, Camie is currently majoring in public health with plans to pursue her playing career and education at a university upon graduating from Panola this spring. Camie is being escorted by her parents, Brenda and Danny Copeland.

Shayla Eugene

Our next sophomore is #7 Shayla Eugene, a defensive specialist from North Crowley High School in Fort Worth, TX.  After transferring to Panola College from Blinn College last spring, Shayla has provided leadership and a work ethic that is the epitome of Panola Volleyball. She has appeared in 19 matches and 38 sets this season, tallying 46 total digs. She has notched her season high of 9 digs twice, against Brookhaven and San Jac. Currently majoring in general studies and graduating from Panola in May, Shayla will continue her playing career and education at a school to be decided. Shayla is being escorted by her dad, Jerome Eugene.

Barbara Sabino

Next, we have sophomore #22 Barbara Sabino, a middle blocker from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Appearing in every match as a freshman, Sabino’s breakout performance came in a crucial 5 set road victory against Tyler when she tallied 15 kills on .542 hitting. She carried that momentum into 20 kills on a blistering .690 efficiency in the Fillies 30th win of the season  against Wharton County and maintained her performance through the National Tournament where she was one of only 7 players named to the All-Tournament Team. This year, she is 1st on the team in hitting efficiency with .358 for 174 total kills and 2nd on the team in blocks per set with 1.06. Babih is majoring in Kinesiology with plans to continue her volleyball career and education at a university after Panola graduation this May. She is escorted by 2-Time All American Forever Filly, Josie Santos.

Jasmine Sanchez

Our next sophomore is #6 Jasmine Sanchez, a outside/right side hitter from Steele High School in Cibolo, TX. Jasmine transferred from TAMU-International last spring and instantly became one of PC’s most dynamic and powerful hitters. She has appeared in 29 sets this season tallying 55 total kills. Recently, she has turned in great performances in key victories for the Fillies against Indian Hills with a season high 10 kills, and most recently when she notched 5 kills on 7 swings in the crucial victory against TVCC.  Jasmine plans to continue her playing career and education at university next fall where she will major in business marketing. Jasmine is being escorted by her roomie, freshman Molly Harris.

Jaqueline da Silva

Next, we have sophomore #17 Jaqueline da Silva, an outside/right side hitter from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Jaqueline has been a key contributor for PC since opening weekend her freshman year, where she was named to the TJC All-Tournament team. Her efforts earned her 2nd team All-Conference honors as a freshman, as she was 2nd on the team in total kills with 294 and 163 total digs a year ago. This season, da Silva posted a career high 21 kills against Odessa and currently has 124 kills on the year. Jaqueline is currently majoring in general studies and plans to pursue her playing career and education at a university after Panola graduation this spring. She is also escorted by Fillies VB alum, Josie Santos.

Cayman Sutton

Next up, we have sophomore #3 Cayman Sutton, a setter from White Oak HS in White Oak, TX. Cayman appeared in all 36 matches as a sophomore, led the team in assists with 786, while also notching 177 digs. She was named 2nd Team All-Conference last year, and also Region XIV All-Tournament. This year she has expanded her leadership role and court presence as a sophomore, notching 7.33 assists per set and 97 total digs. She’s tallied 30 or more assists 5 times this season, tallying her career high of 39 assists twice. Cayman is already committed to Northwestern State University, where she received a full scholarship to continue her playing career and education while majoring in human development and family sciences. Cayman is escorted by her parents, Mikalene Sutton, Kevin and Ashley Sutton, and grandparents Tori and Malcolm Palmer.

Madison Turner

Our final sophomore is #20 Madison Turner, an outside hitter/DS from Chelsea, Alabama. Madison transferred to Panola last spring after suffering an ankle injury that forced her to redshirt her freshman season at Blinn College.  Hampered by injuries much of this year, Madison is getting back in the swing of things now and hopes to contribute with her versatility on both the front row and back row. Madison is majoring in sports management and plans to continue her playing career and education in the fall, where she will still have 3 years of eligibility. Madison is escorted by her mother, Courtney Turner.

 

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