Lake Travis senior Kacey Kazmierski was named the Most Valuable Setter and multiple Cavs were voted among the best players in District 26-6A.
Kazmierski, OH Avery Hamilton, OH Camden Besecker and MB Carrington “KK” Jaimes all garnered first-team recognition, according to the coaches’ voting results released Monday.
Libero Cate Haley, MB Katherine “Kat” Shelton and OH Adyson Davis captured second-team honors. DS Alexa Earle and OH Layla Todd received honorable mention.
The entire Lake Travis roster was named to the District 26-6A Academic All-District team.
Coach Brandace Boren, who just finished her ninth season, was named the District 26-6A Coach of the Year. Boren has been at the controls as LT captured the last five district titles and reached back-to-back regional tournaments.
Lake Travis will complete the year with its postseason banquet on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at Lake Travis High School cafeteria. Tickets are $40 each or 2 for $75 and can be purchased here.
SAN ANTONIO — For the second straight year, Lake Travis showcased its determination and grit in the Alamo City.
Down 0-2 against San Antonio Harlan, Lake Travis battled all the way back to even the match and stood toe to toe during a tense fifth set before falling in the UIL Class 6A region semifinals at Alamo Convocation Center.
How tough was this match? Harlan won the first set 29-27. The Hawks captured the second set 25-20. But the Cavs kept an even keel, just as they have all season. Never too high, never too low. LT won the next two sets 26-24 and 25-19.
The Hawks moved on with a 15-13 score in the fifth set as the Cavs’ season came to a stunning end.
Lake Travis finished with year with a 44-6 record. It was an incredible season that saw the Cavs win the Fraulein Volleyfest in New Braunfels and their fifth straight district title with a 15-1 mark.
It took phenomenal defense — including a one-handed trick shot from Kacey Kazmierski on her knees — and multiple offensive contributions for Lake Travis to knock off San Antonio Reagan 3-1 (28-26, 19-25, 25-21, 25-20) and advance in the Class 6A regional quarterfinals.
With the win, Lake Travis (44-5) advances to the Class 6A Region IV tournament in San Antonio for the second straight year and next plays San Antonio Harlan.
The Region IV tournament is held at the Alamo Convocation Center (110 Tuleta Drive, San Antonio).
Dripping Springs will face San Antonio O’Connor in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. followed by LT-Harlan at approximately 7 p.m.
Lake Travis’ multi-pronged offensive attack and steady defense made the difference in 25-17, 25-18, 25-16 win over Schertz Clemens in the Class 6A area playoffs. As a result, the Cavs are moving on.
Lake Travis (43-5) will next face San Antonio Reagan (33-12) in the regional quarterfinal round at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Buda Johnson High School.
Teams must create their own energy in these neutral-site playoff games. Let’s pack Johnson (4260 FM 967, Buda) with all the red and black we can! Tickets will be available Tuesday morning.
The Rattlers (33-12) have advanced to the quarter finals with playoff wins over New Braunfels (3-1) and Austin (3-1). Reagan also finished second in District 28-6A (13-3) .
The Cavs (43-5) storm into the postseason with a first-place 15-1 district record and winning 17 of its last 18 regular season matches.
The full UIL Class 6A Region III and IV brackets can be found here.
It was all treats for the Lake Travis volleyball team as the Cavs swept Stony Point (32-14) to capture the Bi-District title and advance to the second round of the UIL 6A Playoffs.
LT earned 25-13, 25-19, and 25-19 set victories on Halloween night.
Lake Travis will travel to San Marcos to face Clemens on a neutral court on Friday, Nov. 3.
Wear black and let’s pack the San Marcos High School stands in support of the five times District 26 Champions!
The full UIL Class 6A Region III and IV brackets can be found here.
No tricks, only playoff treats coming Tuesday as Lake Travis will host Stony Point in the opening Bi-District round of the Class 6A volleyball playoffs on Halloween night. Start time is 6:30 p.m. at the Dome.
Wear your spooky, kooky Halloween costume and let’s crank up the noise in the LT Dome!
Showing tremendous grit and even-keel temperament, Lake Travis captured a 3-1 road victory at Dripping Springs on Friday, Oct. 20, to sew up the District 26-6A title. A team that most overlook when the season begins has now clinched five straight district titles under coach Brandace Boren.
Lake Travis (41-4, 15-0) can close out a perfect district campaign during Tuesday’s regular-season finale at Westlake. Boren’s battle-tested squad is currently ranked 13th nationally in the USA TODAY HSS/American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.
The Cavs’ motto all season has been “Conquer the Mountain.” To do that, it meant they had to once again conquer the reigning state champion Tigers. LT came into Friday’s game 2-0 against Drip this season, but this was the two programs’ first matchup on Dripping Springs’ hardwood.
LT fell behind 7-1 in the first set but rattled off a 13-1 rally to square the equilibrium and take a commanding lead. From there, it took tremendous defense, pinpoint passing and tremendous shot-making.
After Tuesday’s match against Westlake, LT will await its bi-district opponent in the first round of the UIL volleyball playoffs. The bi-district round is scheduled for Oct. 31. The time and location are still to be determined.
Senior Kasey Kazmierski was named MaxPreps/AVCA Girls High School Player of the Week for the week of August 21. She was one of only 36 players selected nationally and the only pick from Texas.
Kazmierski averaged 11.72 assists per set and dished out 340 assists for the week. She also accounted for 15 kills, 102 digs, nine service aces, and 10 blocks in the district season opener against Austin High and at the VolleyPalooza Tournament.
The 6-0 setter ranks second in the national and in Texas with a team-best 950 assists on the year. She also leads the Cavs in service aces (43), ranks second in aces per set (.40) and third in digs per set (283).
The team captain has Lake Travis sporting an overall record of 32-4 and a flawless 6-0 mark in district play.
The MaxPreps/AVCA National Players of the Week honor high school girls and boys from numerous states/regions throughout the volleyball season. For players to be featured on the list, coaches must update their athletes’ stats each week in MaxPreps.com.
Lake Travis volleyball is happy to recognize seniors Kacey Kazmierski and Avery Hamlin.
Kazmierski surpassed the 2,000 career assists mark against Bowie on September 1, while Hamlin nailed her 1,000 career kill against Westwood on August 29. Congratulations!
In Week 8 of the USA TODAY HSS/American Volleyball Coaches Association Super 25 volleyball rankings (October 20), the Lake Travis Cavilers remains at No. 13. This marks the fifth-consecutive week the Cavs have appeared in the national poll.
Lake Travis (40-4, 14-0) clinched a share of the 2023 District 6A title on Oct. 17 and is currently on a 17-match win streak. LT first appeared in the ranking after the Cavs defeated the defending state champion Dripping Springs, 3-1, for the second time this season, and rival Westlake, 3-0.
LT goes 9-0 to capture the 2023 Fraulein Volleyfest Championship on Saturday, Aug. 19 at Canyon High School in New Braunfels.
LT's Fraulein Volleyfest All-Tournament Selections were Outside Hitter Camden Besecker; Middle Blocker Carrington “KK” Jaimes; Setter Kacey Kazmierski; Most Valuable Blocker: Kat Shelton; and MVP: Avery Hamlin.