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Tucumcari senior named to All-Star volleyball team

Tucumcari senior Alexus Lafferty was named to the Small School Green All-Star volleyball team by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

Lafferty, a libero who was a four-year starter for the Lady Rattlers, totaled 426 digs, 707 serve receptions and 94 serving aces this season.

The Lady Rattlers finished 16-9 this season and qualified for the state tournament for the third time in four years.

The Red vs. Green All-Star Volleyball Event is scheduled for noon Nov. 19 at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque.

Other players on the Green Team:

• MJ Stephens, Gateway Christian

• Geralynn Day, Laguna Acoma

• Azure Green, Animas

• Catelyn Breshears, Texico

• Sylvia Gedmen, Laguna Acoma

• Selma Baca, Roy-Mosquero

• Abby Hanosh, Sandia Prep

• Bethany Mariano, Laguna Acoma

• Amiyah Dant, Santa Fe Waldorf

• Presley Hughes, Ruidoso

• Koolanna Apachito, Alamo Navajo

The team will be coached by Legacy Academy’s Brooklynn Sandoval, with Alamo Navajo’s Daniel Gordon as assistant coach.

The Red Team All-Stars are:

• Jaylee Gonzales, Robertson

• Logan Woods, Hot Springs

• Grace Greene, Legacy Academy

• Bryclyn Martinez, Escalante

• Tylee Whipple, Capitan

• April Necaise, Hagerman

• Isabelle Sena, Melrose

• Azlyn Padilla, Robertson

• Brooklynn Garcia, Hot Springs

• Carley Gravel, St. Michaels

• Abby Offutt, Animas

• Danae Esquibel, Santa Rosa

The Red Team will be coach by Amanda Forrister of Hot Springs, with Sandia Prep’s Audra Gentry as assistant coach.