Coming off the most historic season in program history, two of the main staples on the Lindsay volleyball team have reached the highest honor.
It was recently announced that seniors Tara Atkins and Nicole Fleitman were both named to the Texas Girl’s Coaches Association All-State team for the 2014-15 season.
In a season which saw the Lady Knights finish with an overall record of 42-5 and their first appearance in the state finals, both Atkins and Fleitman both put up impressive numbers in their final season at LHS.
Atkins finished with 1,362 assists this season, placing her at 17th in the nation out of all high school volleyball players.
The total was just below her junior year number of assists which came to 1,364.
She averaged 9.7 assists per game, while totaling 204 digs for the season, to go with 14 solo blocks and 62 kills.
During the 2013-14 season, Atkins set the national average for assists per game, which was recognized by MaxPreps.
Atkins was also named to the All-Tournament team at the state finals.
For Fleitman, she capped off a stellar career with a solid senior season.
In addition to surpassing her junior year total for kills with 1,025, which fell just short of the national record for kills in a season (1,063), the 6’2” Lady Knight totaled a .433 hitting percentage.
She also collected 73 blocks to go with 406 digs on the season, in addition to 122 aces.
Fleitman also earned recognition from MaxPreps during the 2013-14 season, when she set the national record for kills per match with 21.9.
She was also named as the AVCA National Player of the Week in the 2013-14 season, along with being named to the All-Tournament Team at the state finals in Garland.