Playing a large role in Hico's journey to another district volleyball championship this season is middle blocker Marissa Warren. 

In her second season on varsity, Warren has stepped up her game, says head coach Julia Plaster. 

"As far as knowing the smarts of the game, Marissa is your girl. She knows how to find dead spots on the court and get the ball there and she knows what other players are about to do and is able to read plays very well," Plaster said. "She is a great teammate and a very coachable athlete."

While Warren has stood out on the Lady Tigers' volleyball team this season, her primary sport is basketball and she has intentions of playing at the next level.