Adams selected First Team All-District
Groesbeck was represented on the District 19-3A All- District first team by the selection of junior Mandy Adams to the squad voted on by the coaches in the district. Her coach, Darin Swift, didn’t get to vote for her or any of the other Lady Goats. Selected to the All- District second team from Groesbeck were sophomore Skye Foy and junior Shataria Asberry. Drawing Honorable Mention were sophomore Samantha Sloan, sophomore Bailey Johnson and senior Mikayla Swift. Four Lady Goats achieved Academic All-District honors; Adams, Swift, Sloan and Juanita Del Toro.
With two teams in the district making it all the way to the Region 3 finals and Mexia winning the 3A state championship, there were a lot of talented players for the coaches to choose from for an all district team. None of them got left off as total of 28 girls from all the district teams were chosen, not counting the Honorable Mention selections. Since only 25 girls started for all the district teams combined, the top talented players of each team were on the lists. The four players chosen for the highest honors were junior Tiara Tatum of Fairfield for MVP, senior Dana Whitfield of Palestine for Offensive MVP, senior Jasmine Griffen of Fairfield for Defensive MVP and freshman Na’Teshia Owens of Mexia for Newcomer of the Year.
State champion Mexia had seven other girls selected to either the first or second all-district teams- Brechelle Beachum, Gabrielle Greer , Ashley Johnson, Ariel Ballard, Bre Stoner, Taylor Porter and Tiara Ray. District champion Fairfield had six other girls picked-Karonesha Lowery, Bree Bossier, Ainsley Richardson, Gabby Ransom, Hannah Dodds and Caitly Stone. Third place representative Palestine had Paradyse Page, Kierra Wilson, Bree Jackson, Nai’koshia handsborough and Sabrina Rogers picked. Last place Rusk, who didn’t win a single district game, managed to get Kristen Fuller, Cheyenne King and Chelsea Chany picked to one of the two squads. With 17 of these top 28 players coming back for at least one more year, there will be a lot of talented players to choose from for All-District honors in 2014.