Parish volleyball players to watch in 2017

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Photo by DKMoon Photography.

With the beginning of the school year, we finally get our first taste of prep sports since May.

Football may be getting much of the attention and hype, but volleyball is right around the corner as well.

Every year, Ascension fields some of the best volleyball teams in the parish. Last season, five of the six schools reached the playoffs. That same kind of success is expected in 2017.

Diamond Jones (East Ascension)

On paper, 2016 looked like a rebuilding year for East Ascension as they were forced to replace many of their best players from the year before, but young and talented stars like Diamond Jones made sure that wasn’t the case. In her sophomore campaign, she was named first-team all-district as she compiled 316 kills and 39 aces. The middle blocker helped lead the Lady Spartans to the second round of the playoffs. As a sophomore, Jones was the youngest player on the 2016 Baton Rouge area All-Metro team.