Volleyball: Simmons earns state weekly player award

For the second week in a row, a DeSoto County high school volleyball player has been selected as Mississippi American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)/MaxPreps state player of the week.  

Kennedy Simmons, a senior setter at Lewisburg, was selected to the weekly award announced Tuesday afternoon. Gracie Tacker of DeSoto Central was recognized the week prior with the same award. 

Kennedy Simmons gets set to serve for her Lewisburg Lady Patriots team during a recent match. Simmons, a senior setter, has been named Mississippi AVCA/MaxPreps state player of the week for the week ending Oct. 11. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County Sports)

For the week ending Oct. 11, Simmons played in 11 sets for the Lady Patriots and made 127 assists for an average of 11.55 assists per game. She came up with 29 digs, an average of 2.64 digs per game, served three aces and provided one block. 

Simmons’ play helped the Lady Patriots defeat Tupelo last week to qualify for the MHSAA 6A postseason playoffs, which begin tonight for Lewisburg at Madison Central.  

CLICK HERE to view the entire list of Players of the Week from AVCA and MaxPreps.

Tonight’s prep volleyball playoff schedule involving DeSoto County schools:

MHSAA 6A first round

Lewisburg at Madison Central

Clinton at DeSoto Central

Hernando at Germantown

MHSAA 5A first round

Vicksburg at Center Hill

Lake Cormorant at Ridgeland

(winners play second round matches on Saturday, Oct. 17)

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Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

2 thoughts on “Volleyball: Simmons earns state weekly player award

  • October 13, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    So proud of our girl ❤️ Kennedy Brooke

  • October 14, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Great job Kennedy Simmons….we are very proud of your accomplishments….


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