HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville volleyball noticed lots of new faces this 12 months, however one stood out the most.
The addition of junior Shelbee Adkins has been one which has helped the Lady Hornets in additional methods than they anticipated.
Adkins got here into the program as a setter, however her roles rapidly versed as Huntsville confronted some accidents and she or he stepped to the problem. For her efforts, Adkins has been named the 2021 Walker County Volleyball Newcomer of the Year.
“Shelbee got here to us and we have been excited that she may set for us and we began the season along with her setting and hitting for 2 rotations after which we had one other setter come alongside that began enhancing however she needed to step away,” Huntsville coach Cody Hassell stated. “Shelbee began to enhance on her hitting, at the starting of the season her position was to not get as many kills however as she improved she began to change into a dual-threat for us.”
The junior completed the 12 months with 650 assists, which lead the group, and was 480 assists increased than the subsequent participant. But Adkins did extra than simply set, she was additionally second on the group with 242 kills.
Despite doing all of that, she nonetheless added 305 digs for the group on the defensive finish.
“In the previous, she performed right-side hitter so we tried that we tried her exterior and we discovered she may get kills for us, and for the most half, she hits rather well and didn’t maker errors,” Hassell added. “We misplaced our regular hitter to an harm and Shelbee turned our common hitter after that. She actually stepped up for our group.”
Adkins is ready to return to the Lady Hornets subsequent 12 months, as a senior, and can look to construct off this 12 months’s efficiency.