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McKinley named MVP
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Every year the Warren County High School Lady Pioneer volleyball team, along with the rest of District 6-AAA, has watched Cookeville rack up individual postseason awards.So when the District 6-AAA MVP was being announced Tuesday night following the completion of the district tournament, everybody in the gym expected another Lady Cavalier to walk away with the award.In a surprise to many in attendance, including the one honored, Warren County senior Caroline McKinley was named the District 6-AAA Most Valuable Player for the 2012 season.McKinley was no stranger to accolades over the course of her career. The star middle hitter for the Lady Pioneers was named to the all-district team as a sophomore and junior, along with being named all-region last season.McKinley had stood in the shadows the previous two years as 6-foot-4 Cookeville star Cody Dodd took top honors. After Dodd’s graduation though, McKinley assumed the role as the top hitter in the district.Coach Franklin Fisher, who was on hand to see McKinley and four other Lady Pioneers receive recognition, thought the award was well deserved.“I think the award shows the coaches around our district recognized the kind of player Caroline is,” said Fisher.