Xavier Prep senior middle blocker Makena Patterson has been named to the Under Armour All-American First team as one of the top 24 players in the nation.
Patterson, who will play collegiately at Texas A&M, will compete in an All-Star match in Columbus, Ohio, in December.
“This is a huge honor,’’ said Xavier coach Lamar-Renee Bryant.
Patterson and her Xavier teammates will open play in the 6A Conference state tournament on Wednesday (Nov. 2) at 6:30 p.m. in the Activity Center. Second-seeded Xavier will face No. 15 Anthem Boulder Creek.
If Xavier wins, it will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday (Nov. 5) at 3 p.m.