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New Diana's Newton takes weekly honors

New Diana's Newton takes weekly honors
Posted on 09/04/2018
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New Diana rolled out a 6-1 record for the week, closing things out by winning the Challengers Bracket at White Oak’s annual Shirley Atkins Tournament.

Joelle Newton was solid all over the court for the Lady Eagles, and for her performance she has been named East Texas Volleyball Player of the Week.

Newton set things up offensively for the Lady Eagles with 141 assists, and she added 51 digs, four blocks, five aces and nine kills to her busy week.

New Diana closed out the tournament on Saturday with wins over Center (25-14, 25-7) and T.K. Gorman (25-16, 25-17) to set up a battle against Class 5A Lufkin for the championship and rallied for a 14-25, 25-14, 25-19 win.

Newton recorded 61 assists and 24 digs in the three Saturday matches.