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Kalsu Named All-Centex Female Athlete of the Year; Other DSHS Standouts Honored

June 17, 2019

kalsu watson DSHS's Avery Kalsu has been named the Austin American-Statesman's All-Centex Female Athlete of the Year for 2018-19. Also named the volleyball athlete of the year, Kalsu was honored at a banquet on June 10 in Austin. Kalsu (pictured with Houston Texans quarterback and banquet speaker Deshaun Watson) was a standout on the DSHS volleyball team that qualified for the state tournament in 2018 and was named all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association and the District 25-5A player of the year. In track and field this spring Kalsu finished fourth in the 400 meters at the 5A state meet in a time of 56.46 seconds. That time reset her own school record in the 400 meters for the second time this year. Kalsu will be a senior next fall.


Joining Kalsu at the Statesman's inaugural Best of All-Centex Preps awards banquet at the Palmer Events Center were other DSHS standout athletes who were named to all-centex teams in their respective sports: 


Madi Berkholz - Volleyball

Camille Corona - Softball

Ryan Davenport - Baseball

Logan Hulon - Softball

Emma Jones - Soccer

Avery Kalsu - Volleyball, Track

Luke Koppel - Soccer

Marleena Mickel - Track

Sarah Nading - Volleyball

Sofia Picucci - Soccer

Jake Sitterle - Golf

Chase Warden - Wrestling