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Volleyball: Accolades roll in for Lambert, area teams
Nidhisha Kancharla
Lambert junior Nidhisha Kancharla, center, and sophomore Gillian Mathauer, left, go for a block Sept. 17 during a 3-0 win against Milton. Kancharla was named first-team All-Area 5-7A. - photo by David Roberts

The Area 5-7A tournament wrapped up Saturday, with Lambert winning 3-1 against Milton in the championship match. South Forsyth placed third after a 3-1 win against West Forsyth, which finished fourth in the area. Here are the players selected to the all-area team following the tournament:

Coach of the Year: Missey Hall, Lambert

Player of the Year: Ally Hall, Lambert

Offensive Player of the Year: Kate Perryman, North Forsyth

Defensive Player of the Year: Sam Pell, Milton

Setter of the Year: Ashton Middleton, Milton

Co-Freshmen of the Year: Nathalia Quintero, North Forsyth; Reece Rhoads, West Forsyth

First team:

Kayla Goetzman, West Forsyth

Ally Hall, Lambert

Nidhisha Kancharla, Lambert

Emma Kiser, Forsyth Central

Ashton Middleton, Milton

Sam Pell, Milton

Kate Perryman, North Forsyth

Avery Svehla, South Forsyth

Second team:

Brinley Bramwell, South Forsyth

Gabriela Conde-Borres, South Forsyth

Miranda Hardin, Lambert

Olivia Mooney, West Forsyth

Taylor Nelson, Lambert

Nathalia Quintero, North Forsyth

Reece Rhoads, West Forsyth

Alex Rogers, Milton

Honorable mention:

Kennedey Allemand, Forsyth Central

Kennedy Campbell, Milton

Anna Grace Cheatam, North Forsyth

Phoebe Dean, South Forsyth

Clarisse Evangelista, Lambert

Abby Kingsbury, West Forsyth

Lymaris Vasquez, West Forsyth

Halle Vercek, North Forsyth

Denmark, which competes in Area 7-4A, had two players selected to its all-area second-team team: freshman outside hitter Dominae Jordan and sophomore middle back Ella Collier.