OT Volleyball Player of the Year: Josie Newcom

November 30, 2021 | 12:04 am

Updated November 30, 2021 | 3:46 pm

Helping lead the Lady Panthers to its second straight district and region championships, junior Josie Newcom is The Owensboro Times 2021 Volleyball Player of the Year.

“It means the world to me,” Newcom said. “It feels like my hard work paid off and I couldn’t have done it without my teammates or my coaches.”

Newcom was a dominant force all season long, averaging 3.73 kills per game while totaling 358 kills overall. She was also third on the team in digs with 185, chipped in a team-leading 58 service aces and recorded 33 blocks.

Recognizing that there were some ups and downs, Newcom still feels like she improved each day and elevated her game to a new level during the 2021 campaign.

Improvement day in and day out was one of Newcom’s goals coming into the season, something that helped the Lady Panthers earn a 22-10 record overall.

Newcom said she’ll always cherish this past season, as she was proud of Daviess County playing like a family and bringing home the district and region trophies.

She credits a number of coaches and her fellow teammates as to how she was able to have a successful season and earn this honor.

“I’d like to thank Caleb and Lindsey Sheffield and all of the coaches at Skeva such as Chip and Andrew,” Newcom said. “They helped me train as hard as I can. I want to thank coach Bailey for always believing in me, my mom and dad for always pushing me, and my teammates and my setter Lexi Owen. I couldn’t do it without them.” 

November 30, 2021 | 12:04 am

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