Trio of Henry Clay Volleyball Stars Sign Letters of Intent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ via Henry Clay Athletics) – 2016 FALL NATIONAL SIGNING DAY at HENRY CLAY HIGH SCHOOL –

The Class of 2016 began making an impact on the volleyball program before they entered the building as students. With their help, Henry Clay won 5 District Championships, 3 City Titles and 4 Regional Championships.

They made 2 State Semifinal appearances before making it to the State Championship Match this season for the first time in school history marking only the 2nd appearance for
any public school in the 37 years of the KHSAA State Championships.

In addition, they were the first public school to take a game in the State finals when they lost 3-1 to the #7 team in the country, Sacred Heart.

These girls share a 5-year match record of 159-47, during which Henry Clay has been the top ranked public school in the state.

As juniors and seniors, they notched a combined match record of 73-12 with a perfect 25-0 in the 11th Region.

In 2016, Henry Clay finished 2nd in the Casstown Clash in Miamisburg, OH after winning that tournament the previous two seasons.

They won the Crossroads Classic in Effington, IL, took the Kentucky Challenge title for the 2nd time and made the semifinals of the Asics Challenge in Chicago where they lost to Mother McCauley who was rated #1 in the country.

These girls helped the Henry Clay program achieve its best-ever national ranking of #17 earlier this season.
EMMA YARBER
WESTERN MICHIGAN
– All-State Team (2015, 2016)
– All-Region Team (2015)
– All-District Team (2015, 2016)
– All-City Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
– AVCA/MaxPreps Player of the Week (2016)
– AAU Academic All-American
– AAU National Semifinalist in Open 15s
playing for Lexington United Volleyball
Emma is a 5-11 setter who has earned 4
varsity letters while competing in 375 games
and 147 matches as a Blue Devil. She has
2344 career assists with 319 kills and 137
blocks. She has been an invaluable part of
our success. Emma is the daughter of Keith
and Donna Yarber and plans to major in
either Business Management or Elementary
Education and extend her playing career at
Western Michigan. She chose WMU over
Southern Illinois, Bucknell, East Tennessee
State, Kent State and UT Chattanooga.
DARBY MUSIC
WESTERN KENTUCKY
– All-State Team (2015, 2016)
– State All-Tournament Team (2016)
– 11th Region Tournament MVP (2015)
– All-Region Team (2015, 2016)
– All-City Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
– UnderArmour HM All-American (2016)
– PrepVolleyball Defensive Award
– AAU Academic All-American
– AAU National Semifinalist in Open 15s & 13s
playing for Lexington United Volleyball
Darby is a 5-7 libero who has earned 4
varsity letters while playing in 440 games
and 155 matches. She has 146 aces on
1720 serving attempts and recorded a
school record 1826 digs during her career
as a Blue Devil. Darby is an exceptional
passer who received serve 2644 times; she
averaged an astonishing 2.2 rating for her
career on those balls. Darby is the daughter
of Brent and Jamie Music. She intends to
playVolleyball and study Speech Pathology
at Western Kentucky and chose the
Hilltoppers over Georgia Southern, Ball
State and East Tennessee State.
HALLIE SHELTON
WESTERN KENTUCKY
– All-State Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
– State All-Tournament Team (2016)
– 11th Region Player of the Year (2016)
– All-Region Team (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
– All-City Team (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
– UnderArmour All-American (2016)
– PrepVolleyball 15s All-American
– PrepVolleyball Soph79 – Best Varsity Play
– PrepVolleyball Frosh59 – Best Varsity Play
– AAU All-American & Academic All-American
– AAU National Semifinalist in Open 15s & 13s
playing for Lexington United Volleyball
Hallie is a 6-1 outside hitter who has earned 5
varsity letters and played in 558 games and
196 matches (both school records). She has a
career hitting percentage of .280 as she
amassed a school record 1848 kills. Hallie
added 181 blocks, 1195 digs and 226 serving
aces over her 5 seasons in the starting lineup.
Her serve receive numbers are just as
impressive with nearly 1840 serves received,
she has a average 2.0 rating for her career.
Hallie is the daughter of Kent and Kristi Shelton
and hopes to coach in the future. For now, she
plans to study Exercise Science or Education
and play volleyball at Western Kentucky. Hallie
chose WKU over Ohio University, Morehead
State and Ball State.

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