Azle Volleyball Player Wins Player of the Week

Meagan Ledbetter becomes first Azle volleyball player to win award


Angel Brown

Meagan Ledbetter serves up some heat to Springtown.

It was another volleyball match and the Lady Hornets Volleyball team was playing against Keller Central. Meagan Ledbetter concentrated on the ball. After a few seconds, she jumped up and spiked the ball over the net making yet another “kill.” The crowd went wild.

On Sep. 15 it was announced that senior Meagan Ledbetter was nominated for the DFW high school volleyball player of the week through the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Ledbetter ended up winning the nomination with over 6,000 votes.

“It’s pretty exciting to be nominated for Player of the Week considering it’s the first time I have ever been on that,” Ledbetter said. ¨I’m just really grateful to win and for all the people that were constantly voting for me.¨

Ledbetter getting nominated and winning Player of the Week has broken a record in the volleyball department.

“It’s our first player ever in Volleyball to ever get that we have had Team of the Week before but never Player of the Week,” Volleyball Coach Elizabeth Snyder said. “She is putting a great name out there for herself and our program.”

When playing volleyball, “kills,” also known as spikes, are the thing that makes Ledbetter stand out from the rest.

“I think what got Meagan nominated was definitely the number of kills she gets at every game because when the ball goes to Meagan it’s hitting the floor,” sophomore volleyball player Brynn Lee said.

While this is a big achievement for Azle, earning player of the week is an even bigger honor for Ledbetter.

“Getting player of the week means a lot to me,” Ledbetter said. “It means a lot to me because all my hard work has really paid off.”