Writers name Ezell all-state

January 29, 2014

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Aubrey Ezell had already impressed coaches across the state of Texas with her volleyball skills.

Now the Granbury Lady Pirate junior setter has grabbed the attention of the state’s sports writers.

Ezell has been named to the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State Volleyball Team. The three-year varsity starter was a choice for the first team.

“It’s really an honor to be picked, not just locally, but from writers all across the state,” said Ezell.

“It was a fantastic season, and this just makes it even greater.”

It’s the second all-state honor for Ezell. She and teammate Karis Beasley, a sophomore, were honored earlier by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Ezell was also named the District 7-4A Most Valuable Player, having grabbed first-team all-district honors as a sophomore and the Newcomer of the Year as a freshman.

Ezell holds Lady Pirates for career assists (3,120) and assists in a season (1,438 in 2013), along with career aces (261) and most in a season (153 in 2013).

Ezell helped the Lady Pirates to their best season in team history. They finished 41-6, climbed as high as fourth in the state, and reached their first regional final before falling to eventual state champion Amarillo.

The Lady Pirates shared the 7-4A title with Aledo, the third title they’ve won or shared in four seasons.

“An all-state honor is very prestigious,” said Lady Pirate coach Tammy Clark. “To get recognized at this level says something about her consistent solid play contributing to the team’s successful season.”

Ezell has signed a letter-of-intent to play beach volleyball at the University of South Carolina following her graduation from Granbury High.

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