WINTROP — Easton Valley’s Sadie Zaruba and two players from Marquette Catholic were named to the first team on the All-Tri-Rivers Conference East Division volleyball team.
Zaruba, a junior, was one of six unanimous selections on the eight-team first unit. Marquette junior Teona Richman and Calamus-Wheatland senior Jenna Diercks also earned unanimous recognition. Mohawks senior McKenna Hingtgen also was named to the first team.
Zaruba averaged 1.2 kills, .46 blocks and 2.17 digs per set for the River Hawks.
Richman ranked fourth in the East Division with 2.45 kills a set and seventh with 32 ace serves and 2.91 digs per set.
Hingtgen finished second among players from the East with 455 assists (5.48 per set) and was in the top five with 35 service aces and 43 blocks. She also averaged 2.19 digs.
Diercks led the East with 6.32 digs a set.
Prince of Peace freshman Anabel Blount, Easton Valley junior Abby Green, Calamus-Wheatland senior Sarah Garland and Marquette senior Paige Lampe and junior Sunny North were second-team picks.
Blount led Prince of Peace with 106 kills in 58 sets and averaged 2.55 digs.
Green averaged 1.81 kills; Garland averaged 1.42 kills and 2.32 digs; North averaged 1.74 kills and ranked second in the East with 48 blocks; and Lampe was second in the East with 378 digs (4.25 per set).
Rounding out the first team were Cedar Valley Christian senior Maggie Cach and Lisbon juniors Reegan Happel, Kate Kittmerman and Karlie Krob. Lance Kamaus, who guided Lisbon to a 5-1 record and first-place finish in the East, was named Coach of the Year.
Freshman Isabel Hansen of Prince of Peace, senior Haley Messerich of Easton Valley, senior Alexandria Swain of Marquette Catholic and senior Janna Diercks were honorable-mention picks.
Marquette, Cedar Valley Christian and Easton Valley each went 4-2 in conference matches to tie for second place.