Lafayette duo win honors
Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:02 p.m.
Senior outside hitter Lindsay O’Steen has been selected as the Class 1A Volleyball Player of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers on Wednesday following balloting by a statewide panel of high school volleyball coaches and high school sports media representatives.
O’Steen, a two-sport standout (softball), led the Hornets to their second straight state title, hitting 447 kills, 251 digs and 93 aces. She had 48 kills and 37 digs in wins over Baker County and Liberty County at the state tournament in Kissimmee.
Lafayette’s Sonya Land was named coach of the year in 1A by the Florida Dairy Farmers. Land led the Hornets to their second straight state title, a perfect 25-0 record on the season and a 45-match win streak.
In Class 7A, first-year Buchholz coach Justin Dee was named runner-up coach of the year, and Bobcats outside hitter Caroline Redmond placed third for player of the year. In 3A, second-year St. Francis coach Nick Cheronis was named runner-up for coach of the year, and junior outside hitter Allison Benton placed third for player of the year.
O’Steen is one of eight finalists for the 2012 Miss Volleyball Award while Land is one of eight finalists for girls volleyball coach of the year.