ALL AREA VOLLEYBALL 2019

 

FIRST TEAM

EMILY SCHIPPER

Senior, Fulton, Outside Hitter

The season: Schipper finished her career with three records, leading the team with 397 kills in her senior season. She also led the team with 52 aces and had 231 digs this year. She was named a unanimous All-Conference pick for the second year in a row and is one of the Clinton Herald Volleyball Player of the Year finalists. 

The last word: "Emily is an all-around stand out. She is an amazing player who is fun for anyone to watch play. Her work ethic is outstanding and her talents lead the way." -Fulton head coach Stacy Germann

 

ANABEL BLOUNT

Junior, Prince of Peace, Outside Hitter

The season: Blount led the Irish in both kills and digs for the third consecutive year. Her 314 kills and 289 digs helped her earn first team Tri-Rivers Conference honors. Her all-around game makes her a finalist for the Clinton Herald Volleyball Player of the Year. 

The last word: "Anabel is a force all over the court. Each year she has improved and each year other teams try to key in on her with their defense. She has added more tools to her arsenal this year and know how to do more tun just hammer the ball." -POP head coach Stacie Kenneavy

 

BROOKE MULHOLLAND

Senior, Clinton, Setter

The season: Mulholland played a little bit of everything as a senior after spending most of her career as the starting setter. The Kirkwood-commit 514 assists this season, also putting away 146 kills and 28 aces, all team-highs. Her setting skills along with her utility qualities make her a Clinton Herald Volleyball Player of the Year finalist. 

The last word: "Brooke was our go-to player this year as the team leaned on her offensively and defensively. All around, she was a very versatile player that could fill any position when needed throughout the season." -Clinton head coach Micah Cewe

 

TARAH WEHDE

Tarah Wehde

Tarah Wehde, Camanche

Senior, Camanche, Outside Hitter

The season: On her way to a River Valley Conference North Divisional team spot, Wehde did a little bit of everything for the Indians. She led in kills with 215. She also held together an inexperienced back row with 150 digs. Serving, she put away 48 aces, a conference leading statistic. 

The last word: "Tarah was our 2019 captain. She is a 4-year varsity player and was our most experienced player at the varsity level this year. You could often find her being the leader on the court. We could count on her to go back to the service line and spot serve and score multiple points for us. She was also one of our top back row players and will be missed during the 2020 season." -Camanche head coach Heather Clark

 

 

RYLIE MUSSMAN

Junior, Clinton, Defensive Specialist

The season:

The last word: "Rylie is a go-getter and has a competitive motor that keeps running. She set and attacked at the lower levels and for her to make the adjustment and become such a dramatic impact as our starting libero was flawless." -Clinton head coach Micah Cewe

 

KYLIE COLLACHIA

Junior, Fulton, Setter

The season: Kylie Collachia was one of two unanimous first team all-conference picks from the Steamer roster. She broke the school season assist record this year, setting up 738 total. She also had 248 digs and 25 aces in her junior campaign. 

The last word: "Kylie is a true blessing for the Fulton Steamers. With her setting abilities she was able to run our court, giving us the success we had this season. Kylie has worked hard to get where she is today. I'm very proud of her and look forward to another year." -Fulton head coach Stacy Germann 

 

 

SECOND TEAM

MICHELLE STRILEY

Freshman, Unity Christian, Outside Hitter

The season: Striley earned first team all-conference honors as a freshman. She finished with 147 kills this season, and also led the team with 84 aces from the service line, and serving over 24 percent. 

The last word: "Michelle is a talented player. She works hard and has a passion for volleyball. She has a strong serve and is a smart player. Michelle is one of our setters and also plays as an outside hitter." -Unity head coach Jana Behr

 

SARAH DRISCOLL

Sarah Driscoll

Sarah Driscoll, Easton Valley

Senior, Easton Valley, Defensive Specialist

The season: Driscoll led the team in digs with 224, impressing with speed in the back row. She also worked as an outside hitter for the River Hawks, finishing with 123 kills on the year. She served nearly 95 percent from the line, finishing her senior campaign with 24 aces. 

The last word: "All around solid player, packs quite a punch for a small girl! Great placement hitter, quick defensively, can chase balls down and bring out of system plays back into action, great setting hands .. has played that position for us previously. Passionate and persistent." -Easton Valley head coach Denise Larson

 

LILLY ISENHOUR

Sophomore, Prince of Peace, Middle Blocker

The season: In her second year in the middle for the Irish, Isenhour put away 208 kills. She also led the team in blocks with 35, and served 22 aces throughout her sophomore year. It earned her a spot on first team TRC.

The last word: "Lilly is always trying to improve her skills. She asks questions and tries to implement directions as soon as she has the chance. Lilly is a fun one to watch when she celebrates. Her smile and attitude are infectious." -POP head coach Stacie Kenneacy

 

 

NEAVEAH HILDEBRANDT

Junior, Northeast, Outside Hitter

The season: Hildebrandt led the offense for the Rebels with 105 kills on the year, the only attacker to finish in triple digits. She had one of the few positive kill efficiencies, while also third on the team in digs on the year. She earned a spot on the River Valley Conference North Divisional team. 

The last word: "Neveah was one of our hitters who we often looked to when we needed a kill, whether we were in system or out. Defensively, she found a way to keep the ball off the court on our side to give our offense a chance and was one of the most consistent passers all the way around in serve receive. She is one of the hardest workers we have and pushes her teammates to be their best." -Northeast head coach Jacob Schaefer

 

MACI SLOANE

Junior, Camanche, Middle Blocker

The season: Sloane was the second highest kill holder for the Indians, finishing with 185 this season. She also led the team in blocks with 48, making her one of the top in the conference. Sloane was named a RVC honorable mention

The last word: "Maci is a quiet player with a killer slide attack. This was her second year playing varsity and was starting to break out of her shell this season. She was flexible and could attack from all three positions in the front row. With the improvements she made during the season she will be one of the area players to watch next year." -Camanche head coach Heather Clark

 

MEGAN BAILEY

Megan Bailey

Megan Bailey, Fulton

Senior, Fulton, Middle Blocker

The season: Bailey came out her senior year and put away 156 kills, while also notching 43 blocks from her spot in the middle. She had 178 block touches, making herself a threat defensively. She also served 14 aces, making her a second team all-conference selection. 

The last word: "Megan has made our team complete this season after taking her junior year of. She is exactly what Steamer volleyball ordered. She completed our strong front row with energy and a zest for the team." Fulton head coach Stacy Germann

 

THIRD TEAM

 

RAEANN CARLSON

Senior, Easton Valley, Right blocker

The season: Carlson was the kill leader for the River Hawks with 148, boasting a kill efficiency of .157. She also led the team with 51 aces and was crucial to the defense, notching 24 blocks and 132 digs. 

The last word: "Another all around solid player with good court sense! Quick swing and aggressive serve, really developed some great setting hands. Great ability to hit around a block from any position on the net. Determined and confident." -Easton Valley head coach Denise Larson

 

 

KELLY CLARK

Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark, Clinton

Senior, Clinton, Right blocker

The season: Clark finished second on the team in kills with 141, becoming crucial in their postseason success for a second year. She also 29 blocks, third on the team. Her kill efficiency of .187 was the highest for the River Queens this year. 

The last word: "Kelly has made huge strides since her varsity career started as a junior. She became our go-to attacker mid-season for Brooke on the right side and found many ways to place the ball in seams, off-speed and attack high-line. She really made it difficult for attackers to swing." -Clinton head coach Micah Cewe 

 

 

ISABEL HANSEN

Isabel Hansen

Isabel Hansen, POP

Junior, Prince of Peace, Setter

The season: While leading the team in aces with n impressive64, Hansen set up 617 assists from her position as starting setter for the Irish. That gives her 1,203 total career assists. She earned second team Tri-Rivers Conference this season. 

The last word: "She did such a great job of distributing the ball this year. Isabel really stepped up vocally at the end of the season to become the leader than I know she can be." -POP head coach Stacie Kenneavy

 

MIYA MESSERICH

Junior, Northeast, Defensive Specialist

The season: Messerich was a River Valley Conference honorable mention thanks to 220 digs on the year, which led the Rebels significantly in the back row. Messerich only served 86 times but still managed to put away ten aces as well. 

The last word: "A clear go-to in the back row, almost doubling everyone else in digs, she was a rock to help our offense run faster with more consistent passes. She was a vocal presence on the court and someone who is willing to outwork anyone to ensure success for our team.

 

TALBOT KINNEY

Junior, Central DeWitt, Outside Hitter

The season: Kinney was the kill leader for the Sabers, the only one to finish with over 100 kills this year (119). She also served 14 aces, good for second on the team. Defensively, Kinney finished with 273 which was second only to the libero, while picking up nine blocks on the year. 

 

 

MACY WILHEM

Senior, Easton Valley, Middle Blocker

The season: Wilhelm led the team wit 57 blocks for another consecutive season, whilee also picking up 120 digs. She was third on the team in kills, finishing with 124. 

The last word: "Strong player at the net whether blocking or attacking an overpass! Solid serve receiver and good quickness on defense in the back row. Determined." -Easton Valley  head coach Denise Larson

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Kyra Wicklund, Unity Christian

Allison Tegeler, Unity Christian

Sydney Stoll, Easton Valley

Kierra Messerich, Easton Valley

Maddie Hodge, Fulton 

Ally Curley, Fulton

Paige Kuehl, Prince of Peace

Kaylee Camp, Clinton

Bailey Wing, Clinton

Lakin Houzenga, Clinton

Alexis Ehlers, Northeast

Bree Mangelsen, Northeast

Maddie Michels, Camanche

Kaity Frick, Central DeWitt