AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight

AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 4

Bayside Academy Setter Brelynn Dailey Sets Pace as Admirals Claim Battle of the Bay Tourney Title & head coach Ann Schilling claims her 1,500th Win


MONTGOMERY, AL – Bayside Academy’s Lady Admirals volleyball team has moved up to Class 5A this season and surprise, surprise. The team just keeps on winning.

Last week, Bayside reeled off seven straight wins – including coaching victories 1,550 and 1,551 for Coach Ann Schilling, as senior setter Brelynn Dailey quarterbacked the Admirals (28-3) to the Battle of the Bay tourney title for their third straight tournament championship this season. Dailey dished out 173 assists and had seven service aces to earn the AHSAA Volleyball Spotlight for Week 4.

The Admirals (28-3) have won a state-record 28 championships, including a current state-record streak of 18 in a row. The titles have come in four different classes (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) and this year, Bayside is competing as a Class 5A team. 

Schilling-coached teams have won 25 state championships in the last 34 seasons and came into this week riding a 14-match winning streak with 30 wins in the team’s last 31 matches.
Career win 1,550 came in the semifinals over St. Luke’s Episcopal, and No. 1,551 came in the finals over Class 6A Spanish Fort – improving Schilling’s overall coaching mark to 1,551 wins and just 414 losses.

Bayside also won the Fairhope tournament and the Mayor’s Cup tournament the previous two weekends.

Senior Emily Buhl was on the receiving end of many of Dailey’s assists – finishing with 66 kills and 41 digs, and junior Ella Broadhead added 63 kills, 14 blocks and 12 aces. Colton Thompson also had 49 kills, 33 digs and 10 aces.

Schilling was inducted into the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 and named the USMC/SVCA National Coach of the Year last season – sharing the honor with Jonesboro (AR) Coach Margie McGee.

Schilling’s 1,551 coaching wins currently ranks third nationally, according to the NFHS National Record Book, behind Jodi Manore (2,038-348) of Temperance Bedford (MI) and Barbara Campbell (1,728-295) of Brentwood (TN).

Her milestone came during a week of milestone efforts by several student-athletes across the state and reported by Dennis Victory for al.com.

Handed out 76 assists in six matches to go over 1,500 assists for her career. She also had 25 digs and five aces.
BONNIE CUNDIFF, LINDSAY LANE: Recorded 87 digs as she surpassed 1,500 for her career as Lindsay Lane (14-6) went 4-2 for the week.
AMBER ASKEW, GRISSOM: Had 42 assists, giving her more than 1,300 for her career, and added five aces as the Tigers finished 2-2 at the Eddie Prueitt Ford Tourney at Hartselle.
MERRITT BEASON, GARDENDALE: Had 23 kills in a win over Pinson Valley for the Rockets (9-6) and recently went over 1,000 kills for her career.
REESE COLBURN, MORTIMER JORDAN: Went over 1,000 kills for her career last weekend totaling 33 kills as the Blue Devils went 3-4 on the week.

Combined with Lillyanna Cartee to provide outstanding power at the net as the Tigers (23-8) won nine matches last week, including the championship match at Hartselle’s own Eddie Preuitt Ford Invitational Tourney.  Holshouser had 75 kills, 90 digs and eight aces, while Cartee totaled 71 kills, 83 digs and 12 blocks.
KAMBLE FRENETTE, SPANISH FORT: Collected 84 kills, 56 digs, six blocks and seven aces to help Spanish Fort win 5 of 6 matches.
JOY ROBINSON, BOB JONES: Had 53 kills, 36 digs and eight blocks as the Patriots won five of seven matches on the week.
ASHLEE GANN, COVENANT CHRISTIAN: Helped her team capture the Belgreen Invitational Tourney title with 47 kills, 15 digs and 15 assists in three wins.
KAROLINE STRIPLIN, GENEVA COUNTY: Helped the Bulldogs (14-3) win three matches recording 34 kills, 12 aces and nine blocks.
AUDREY ROTHMAN, SPAIN PARK: Had 10 kills, seven digs and five aces in the Jaguars’ win over Hewitt-Trussville.

Totaled 194 assists and 41 digs as Curry (23-6) won 5 of 9 matches.
KACIE WISENER, GUNTERSVILLE: Helped the Wildcats (16- 8) go 6-1 for the week with 178 assists and 43 digs in the seven matches.
CALI PERSAUD, ATHENS: Managed 136 assists and 11 blocks as Athens (16-8) went 4-2 on the week.
KATRINA ROTERMUND, PRICEVILLE: Helped her team go 7-1 with 129 assists, 65 digs and 10 kills.
MAGGIE MILLER, DONOHO: Sparked Donoho (11-7) to the championship of the Champions Serve It Up Tourney at Alexandria with 123 assists, 31 digs and 14 aces.
JANE CONNELL, PRATTVLLE CHRISTIAN: Helped PCA (14-3) win the Charles Henderson Invitational with 90 assists, 20 digs and 11 aces.

Had 28 blocks and 29 kills as the Mustangs (16-13) went 4-4 on the week.
LEXI SHADIX, WEST POINT: Totaled 18 blocks, 12 aces and 74 kills as West Point (20-9) went 4-3 in seven matches.
JORDYN JOHNSON, ATHENS: Had 15 blocks and 21 kills for Athens n seven matches.
LYDIA PAULETTE, NORTHRIDGE: Had 10 blocks and 19 kills in two wins for Northridge (13-5).

Had 108 digs and eight service aces in seven wins for Priceville.
CALEY GARRETT, SAND ROCK:  Provided 100 digs as Sand Rock (-3) finished 3-2 and reached the semifinals of the Champions Serve It Up Tourney.
BRI WIGLEY, SPANISH FORT: Totaled 91 digs as the Toros (18-7) went 5-1 on the week with their only loss to Bayside Academy. She also had seven service aces.
LILY RHOADES, ENTERPRISE: Recorded 72 digs as the Wildcats went 2-2 on the week.
RYAN DAMON, HUNTSVILLE: Had 28 digs and four aces in two Panthers matches.

Served 23 aces and added 85 assists, nine kills and 17 digs as the Eagles (13-5) split two matches.
HALEY McCLENDON, FALKVILLE: Led the Blue Devils to a 3-1 record with 21 aces and 73 kills.
MADDIE RASUMSSEN, HELENA: Recorded 20 aces and 76 assists in five matches for the Huskies.
AMELIA RAGUSA, JOHN CARROLL CATHOLIC: Had 16 aces and 76 digs as the Cavaliers (9-10) finished 3-2 in five matches.