‘Phenom’ Bell earns volleyball honor

Granbury Lady Pirate junior Payton Bell was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association Phenom List for 2018.

The List honors underclassmen student athletes who have been honored in some form for their outstanding volleyball play and whose coaches are members in good standing with the AVCA.

Bell has been on the varsity team since she was a freshman, when she was named Newcomer of the Year and Second-Team All-District. In her sophomore season, she was named the team’s Offensive MVP and made First-Team All-District.

This year, Bell leads the Lady Pirates with 1.9 kills per set and is second on the team with 31 blocks against 15 block errors.

As part of the Phenom List, Bell will have the opportunity to register for the preperatory program held in conjunction with the AVCA convention in Minneapolis in December. There, she will be able to showcase her skills for over 150 college coaches in attendance.