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Beckville's Seegers set to take part in volleyball all-star game

By Jack Stallard
July 7, 2017 at 10:24 p.m.

Beckville volleyball coach Cherry Downs believes incoming senior Ladycat standout Riley Seegers can play any position on the volleyball court.

On Tuesday, Seegers will get the chance to show she can play against anyone.

Seegers, who racked up more than 300 kills and nearly 300 digs a year ago in helping lead Beckville to a fifth straight regional tournament berth, will participate in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Volleyball All-Star Game in Austin.

The Beckville standout will suit up for the Red team in the Class 1A-4A contest at the Delco Center.

"She plays the middle for me, but she's extremely quick and can play anywhere," said Downs, who has a 160-34 record in her coaching career. "She's a great kid and a model athlete with extreme drive and work ethic. She's a coach's dream in and out of the gym, and she's very deserving of this honor."

Seegers recorded 335 kills, 293 digs, 59 blocks and 43 aces for Beckville last season as the Ladycats captured a District 16-3A championship and defeated Sabine, Hooks and Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill to reach the Class 3A Region II Tournament.

Beckville defeated Ponder in the regional semifinals, but fell to Callisburg in the regional championship match to finish the year with a 36-6 record.

It marked the fifth straight year the Ladycats have reached the regional tournament.

"I was shocked, but I'm super excited and ready to play," the 5-9 Seegers said of her selection to the contest, which is held in conjunction with the annual TGCA's Summer Clinic.

"I couldn't have done it without my coaches, my team and other people around me. I'm blessed. I just want to go down there, give 110 percent and really show what I can do."

Downs believes playing in the all-star game, and then taking that experience into her senior season, will lead to a bright future for Seegers.

"She's talked to a few schools, gotten some letters and gone to several camps, but nothing series yet," Downs said. "Her goal is to play volleyball in college, and I hope this opens some doors for her."

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