Riverside’s Turner leads All-Parish volleyball team

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, December 24, 2013


LAPLACE—After a second consecutive trip to the state volleyball semifinals, it’s no shocker that this year’s L’Observateur All-St. John Parish Volleyball team is led by a host of Riverside Rebels.

That starts with dominating middle blocker Kendra Turner, who earns MVP honors in 2013 after leading the parish in kills and blocks by a large margin and once again cemented herself as one of the state’s most dangerous offensive threats.

Turner, a 6-foot-2-inch senior, slammed down 745 kills and tallied 115 blocks as Riverside racked up 36 wins this season, the most in program history. She served 76 aces and made 211 digs as well.

<p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-indent: 9.0pt;”>Joining her on the team are senior Jordan Duhon and sophomores Toni Hebert and Dani Hebert.

As libero, Duhon emerged as the team’s leader in the back row, making a parish-high 547 digs. Sisters Dani and Toni Hebert round out the Rebel contingent. Dani Hebert made a parish-high 551 assists this season. Toni Hebert made 436 assists despite missing time with an ankle injury.

Riverside coach Chelsey Lucas Nicholas also makes the squad. Lucas-Nicholas has now guided Riverside to the state semifinals in two consecutive seasons, her team winning 64 wins over that stretch. Riverside has also banked two district championships over her two-year tenure.

Kaionne Sorapuru helped lead West St. John to its first ever playoff victory this season and the highest playoff seeding in program history and now earns a spot on the All-Parish squad. Sorapuru led the Rams with 45 kills and 25 blocks while adding 38 aces.

For East St. John, Allante Snyder earns a spot after averaging 13.2 kills a game this season, a force at the net for the Ladycats.

St. Charles Catholic libero Alyssa Arceneaux rounds out the All-Parish roster. Arceneaux anchored the SCC defense, tallying more than 10 digs a contest.