CLINTON — The Clinton River Queens had Grace Tubbs, Brooke Mulholland and Haley Dash listed as All Conference selections when the Mississippi Athletic Conference released the list on Wednesday.
Junior Grace Tubbs grabbed first team honors for the River Queens. The middle hitter served as captain for CHS, leading the front row all season long. She had 208 kills, averaging just under three kills per set. She also led the team in aces with 32 this season.
“She was just a leader on the court for us,” Clinton Coach Micah CeWe said. “At 6’5, she played a huge role for us this year and was very deserving of the first team honors so we were happy with the selection the coaches made.”
Sliding into second team recognition was sophomore setter Brooke Mulholland. Mulholland had 575 assists on the season, and also was second in digs and aces. Her statistics were good for third most assists in the MAC. She boasted the team’s highest kill efficiency with 71 kills and only 13 errors.
“We were with Brooke the other day and we said sometimes when you’re going forward and taking chances you have to go a couple of steps back to go forward,” CeWe said, discussing handing his offense over to a sophomore. “With Brooke, we may have gone back a little bit as she was learning early on but she caught on quick. Her drive and passion for the game, it was a no brainer to have her set for us this year.
“She certainly earned her playing time and earned her All Conference position.”
Finally, junior libero Haley Dash received honorable mention in the MAC. Dash led the back row effort, averaging just under four digs a set with a total of 320. She was fourth in the entire conference for her defensive digs.
“She’s a great kid to be around. Great attitude, great personality, and that carries over on the court,” CeWe said. “To have a great personality next to you on the court like Haley is great because you can trust that she will pick them up or do the things someone else wouldn’t.”
With all three varsity starters returning next year and the River Queens coming off a winning season, CeWe says the program is certainly on the upswing.
“Grace and Haley are juniors and Brooke is a sophomore so there is a bright future for Clinton,” CeWe said. “It was great to have these postseason honors for these kids.”
2017 MAC Volleyball Final Results
*T1 Bettendorf 8-1
*T1 P. V. 8-1
*T3 Assumption 7-2
*T3 North Scott 7-2
5 Clinton 5-4
6 Dav Central 4-5
7 Muscatine 3-6
8 Dav North 2-7
9 Dav West 1-8
10 Burlington 0-9
MAC All Conference Teams
Elissa Moylan, Pleasant Valley
Brooke Harris, Pleasant Valley
Kelsey Ruff, Pleasant Valley
Lindsay Stratman, Assumption
Caroline Baer, Bettendorf
Grace Tubbs, Clinton
Emma Powell, North Scott
Raina Smith, Davenport Central
Hannah Grimm, North Scott
Alexis Hayes, North Scott
Kami Knutsen, Davenport Central
Brooke Mulholland, Clinton
Justyus Jackson, Davenport North
Grace Erpelding, Bettendorf
Sara Weisrock, Davenport West
Anna Corlett, Assumption
Assumption—Anna Vonderhaar, Carly King, Lea Nelson
Bettendorf— Ally Grothusen, Erin Hatch, Emma Ostrom, Abbey Fromi
Burlington—Emily Bloomer, Angel Baylark
North—Morgan Pollmiller, Bailey Ortega
North Scott—Grace Boffeli, Kendall McNaull, Kendal Newman
Pleasant Valley—Erica Brohm
Player of the Year
Elissa Moylan, 12, PV
Coach of the Year
Amber Hall, PV
Davenport Central, Bettendorf