MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cabell Midland may not have finished as the state volleyball champion, but star Cassie Weaver has landed as captain of the Class AAA all-state volleyball team, released today by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
The Knights were knocked out in the first round of the state tournament, but Weaver's performance certainly didn't go unnoticed.
Her yearlong performance turned heads, as well.
Weaver, who has signed to play at Marshall University, is the top vote getter after putting up some of the biggest numbers in the state in every major category.
The Mountain State Athletic Conference player of the year, Weaver recorded 583 kills, 531 digs, 69 aces and 101 blocks in leading Cabell Midland to a 35-14-2 record. She finished with 1,500 digs and 1,852 kills for her career.
"Cassie is always trying to better herself, whether it be with her hitting or her defense. Cassie is never satisfied with just mediocre play and is often harder on herself than most coaches would be on her," said Cabell Midland coach Cynthia Machmer.
That determination got Weaver on the first team for a second straight year. George Washington's Hannah Shreve earned a third straight first-team pick, and Musselman's Corisha Smith was also a repeat first-team selection.
Shreve, a West Virginia University signee, led the Patriots to a state title with a 15-kill performance against the Applemen in the title game. For the year, she finished with 438 kills, 73 aces and 162 blocks.