Prep Volleyball

29th annual Herald-Whig All-Area Volleyball Team

By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Dec. 3, 2016 12:01 am Updated: Dec. 3, 2016 2:16 am

FIRST TEAM

McKenzie Foley

Quincy Notre Dame

Senior * 5-7 * Libero

A second knee surgery didn't prevent Foley from repeating as a first team selection. She had 410 digs in 36 matches, and her serve receive percentage was 93.7 percent. She also was a solid server with just seven errors while scoring 285 points. "She's the best defensive player in teh area," Lady Raiders coach Rich Meyer said. "She accepted new roles on the defensive end and covered more of the court on defense. She's the reason we were able to have a good season with such a young team."

 

 

 

Kaylee Kuhn

Unity

Senior * 5-9 * Middle Hitter

Kuhn was named to the all-tournament teams at Southeastern, Quincy Notre Dame and Sherrard, and she was a first-team all-West Central Conference selection. She had 223 kills in 36 matches and had a .289 hitting percentage. Kuhn also had 49 blocks, 163 digs and 36 service aces. "Kaylee was one of the strongest leapers in the area," Mustangs coach Seth Klusmeyer said. "She increased her kill percentage and total over last year against some very strong competition."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaney Lantz

Southeastern

Sophomore * 5-5 * Setter

Southeastern had one of the most explosive offenses in the state, and Lantz was the person who had to find the hot hand. She had 805 set assists, but she also had 164 digs, served at 96 percent and had 37 service aces. She was a named to the all-West Central Conference first team. "Delaney had big shoes to fill with the loss of Emma Derry to graduation, and she filled them very well," Suns coach Tim Kerr said. "She is a gifted athlete with quickness and good decision-making skills."

Kolby McClelland

Southeastern

Senior * 5-11 * Middle Hitter

McClelland is one of the top players produced in West-Central Illinois in the past two decades and is headed to Murray State University in the fall. She is the four-time most valuable player of the Suns Classic and was named to the all-tournament team at three other events. She had 534 kills and a .467 hitting percentage. She also had 84 blocks and 204 digs. "Kolby is such a complete player," Suns coach Tim Kerr said. "Her back row skills are just as incredible as her front row skills."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaylee Murphy

Hannibal

Senior * 5-9 * Outside Hitter

Murphy led the Pirates with 166 kills in 31 matches and was a North Central Missouri Conference first-team selection. She also helped the Pirates win the NCMC title as they were undefeated in 10 league games. She was selected as the most valuable player for Hannibal, which finished 21-10, and received the leadership award. "Kaylee was a go-to hitter for us this year," Pirates coach Kelsey Ortwerth said. "She worked hard during every practice and really played with heart."

 

 

 

Allison Sparrow

Quincy High School

Senior * 5-11 * Middle Blocker

Sparrow developed into the best offensive player for the Blue Devils, earning all-Western Big Six Conference first-team honors and a spot on the all-QHS Invitational Tournament team. She had 202 kills in 38 matches with a .485 hitting percentage. She had 98 blocks and 24 service aces for the Blue Devils, who won 24 games. "Allison is a highly effective attacker and controlled the net defensively as well," Blue Devils coach Kelly Ricketts said. "She also is a great leader."

 

 

 

Josie Stanford

Payson Seymour

Junior * 6-0 * Middle Blocker

An injury forced Stanford to the sidelines when the postseason arrived, but when she was on the floor, few teams could handle her power. She had 297 kills and a .299 hitting percentage. She also served 38 aces and had 34 blocks. She was named to all-tournament teams at Southeastern, St. Thomas More and Macomb, and she was an all-West Central Conference pick. "Josie dominates the competition with her skill and volleyball IQ," Indians coach Teresa Loos-Tedrow said.

 

 

 

Melina Tedrow

Payson Seymour

Junior * 5-5 * Libero

The Indians had plenty of offensive power, but Tedrow's defensive play usually led to the first pass to set up the kills. She had 305 digs in 37 matches, and she also was an aggressive server, leading the team in service points (199) and serve percentage and finishing second in aces (46). She handled the ball on 1,685 out of Payson Seymour's 2,762 passes. "Melina's volleyball IQ is second to none, and she's a leader on the court like no other," Indians coach Teresa Loos-Tedrow said.

 

 

 

 

SECOND TEAM

Riley Epperson, OP, Soph., Payson Seymour

Sierra Erke, OP, Jr., Quincy High School

Kamryn Flesner, OH, Jr., Payson Seymour

Madison Fox, OH, Sr., Southeastern

Lauren Glick, MH, Jr., Southeastern

Jordan Hildebrand, OH, Sr., Unity

Mariah Markert, MH, Jr.; Brown County

Hannah Peters, OH, Jr., Quincy Notre Dame

HONORABLE MENTION

Lizzie Dietrich, Liberty; Kaylee Falconer, Hannibal; Alyson Genenbacher, Central; Blair Genenbacher, Liberty; Brey Genenbacher, Central; Kalli Goewey, Griggsville-Perry; Krisama Greer, West Hancock; Brianna Grotts, Illini West; Sidney Heck, Quincy; Jordan Howell, Unity; Sydney Hummert, Quincy Notre Dame; Emma Knipe, West Hancock; Maddie Janes, Hannibal; Callie Lambert, Quincy; Maggie Marable, Pittsfield; Kayla Mast, Quincy; Kayla Mellon, Payson Seymour; Katelyn Obert, Liberty; Kailee Pfeiferling, West Hancock; Claire Rabe, Unity; Kelly Sirtak, Illini West; Hanna Spiekermeier, Illini West; Bailee Stein, Griggsville-Perry.

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