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Volleyball players named to Under Armour All-America Teams

Posted: Nov 3rd, 2016 15:49

Cypress Falls High School senior outside hitter Yossi Pressley was named to the Under Armour All-America first team this week. She will play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition Dec. 16 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Hao Nguyen, Cypress Falls HS)
Cypress Falls High School senior outside hitter Yossi Pressley was named to the Under Armour All-America first team this week. She will play in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition Dec. 16 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Hao Nguyen, Cypress Falls HS)

Nov. 3, 2016—Two CFISD volleyball teams have been named to the 11th annual Under Armour Girls High School All-America Teams, announced this week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).

Cypress Falls High School senior outside hitter Yossiana Pressley was named to the First Team, earning a spot in the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition, set for Dec. 16 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

“I’m extremely excited for her and our program. We have had other kids nominated, but she is the first one to have achieved All-American honors,” said Kathy Stephenson, Cypress Falls volleyball coach. “She is an all-around great kid and athlete. She is so hard to defend and has so many different shots, and she is also a huge asset defensively with her blocking, digging and passing skills.”

Cypress Woods High School senior outside hitter Paige Sebesta was named to the Honorable Mention team. Both she and Pressley were among 150 All-American selections from more than 600 nominations nationwide.

Cypress Woods High School senior outside hitter Paige Sebesta was named to the Under Armour All-America honorable mention team this week. (Photo by Brock Stanton, Cypress Woods HS)
Cypress Woods High School senior outside hitter Paige Sebesta was named to the Under Armour All-America honorable mention team this week. (Photo by Brock Stanton, Cypress Woods HS)

“I am so proud of Paige and her leadership and accomplishments,” said Ashley Ahlfinger, Cypress Woods volleyball coach. “She is all about the team and never wants to be recognized for anything, so it’s great to see her achieve a big award like this.”

The 6-foot-1 Sebesta will play for Wake Forest University in 2017. Pressley, at 6 feet even, will compete for Baylor University next year.

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