2012 all-area volleyball selections and capsules

Posted: Dec. 1, 2012 2:10 am Updated: Dec. 15, 2012 3:15 am

QHS, 5-11, MB, Jr.

First-team All-WB6 selection. ... Tallied a team-high 241 kills and ranked second in the area with 86 blocks. ... Block total was the fourth-highest single-season mark in QHS history. Attacked at a .361 clip.

"Monica is a player that can be a very dominant force. She is one that I honestly feel as though she is not even scratching the surface of her abilities. I am looking for her to become a go-to player next season." -- QHS coach Barb Crist

QND, 5-6, OH, Jr.

Second-team all-state selection by The Champaign News-Gazette, leading QND to a 28-8-1 record. ... All-tournament selections at the QHS Early Bird Tournament, QHS Invitational, Lincoln Invitational and QND Volleyball Classic. ... Led area with 332 kills and 424 digs. ... Served 42 aces. ... Attacked at a .305 clip.

"Cassidy has proven she is a great player when the pressure is on her. Most people look at her size and dismiss her as an average player, but she continues to impress me time after time with her court awareness and the ability to attack from any spot on the court." -- QND coach Rich Meyer

QND, 5-9, S, Jr.

Special mention all-state selection by The Champaign News-Gazette. ... All-tournament selections at QHS Early Bird Tournament and Lincoln Invitational. ... Ranked second in the area with 814 assists. ... Tallied 132 kills, 195 digs, 54 blocks and 38 aces. ... Attacked at a team-high .376 clip.

"Kristen ranks as a force at the setter position -- very quick on defense, a great blocker and has become a force on offense with 132 kills. -- QND coach Rich Meyer

QHS, 5-10, S, Sr.

First-team all-state selection by The Champaign News-Gazette, leading QHS to a 34-2 record. First-team All-Western Big Six Conference. ... All-tournament selections at Belleville Metro East Tournament, QHS Early Bird Tournament and QHS Invitational, including MVP selections at the Early Bird and QHS Invitational. ... Graduated as QHS's career leader in assists with 2,641. ... Led area with 847 assists this season and a .422 hitting percentage. ... Collected 129 kills, 226 digs, 53 blocks and 160 service points.

"As a team captain, she led by example and showed her team what needed to happen from match to match. She is one that the younger players look upon and want to be like -- a perfect role model." -- QHS coach Barb Crist

Payson Seymour, 5-7, OH, Sr.

First-team All-WCC South selection, helping Payson win a Class 1A regional title and finish 25-13. ... All-Tournament selections at Lady Suns Classic and Central Tournament. ... Led area with 273 service points. Ranked second in the area with 56 aces. Ranked third in the area with 337 digs. ... Tallied 246 kills and 29 blocks and attacked at a .230 clip.

"Kristen is just flat-out an all-around great player. She not only is a great hitter, her defense alone kept us in many games. She plays a very excellent complete game." -- Payson coach Rita Speckhart

Illini West, 5-9, MB/OH, Sr.

First-team All-West Central Conference North selection for 23-12 Chargers. ... All-tournament selections at Rushville Tournament, Sherrard Tournament and Lady Suns Classic ... Earned MVP selection at the Lady Suns Classic after helping her team win that event for the first time. ... Led Illini West in kills and registered 212 kills in conference matches alone.

"She has a very constant sense of urgency when playing. She is very smart at the net and plays consistently good defense." -- Illini West coach Maddie Owak

Unity, 5-9, MB, Sr.

First-team All-WCC South selection for 19-15 Lady Mustangs. ... All-tournament selections at Lady Suns Classic, Central Tournament and Sherrard Tournament. ... Led area with 103 blocks and ranked third in the area with 304 kills. ... Tallied 287 digs and attacked at a .314 clip. ... Served 101 points, including 23 aces.

"Brooklyn was one of the best all-around players in the area. She carried the majority of our hitting load all season. Most teams knew the ball was going to her and were still unable to stop her. Brooklyn had impeccable timing and held her own against much taller hitters." -- Unity coach Seth Klusmeyer

Hannibal, 5-7, RS, Jr.

First-team all-district and first-team All-North Central Missouri Conference selection for 27-7-1 Lady Pirates. ... Led team with 219 digs and ranked second on team with 171 kills. ... Tallied 32 aces and 38 blocks.

"Gabbie can hit the ball hard and put it straight down. Her defense for us is key when playing tough opponents. I believe Gabbie is one of the toughest players in our area." -- Hannibal coach Amber Riefesel

Second Team

Katy Claus
Liberty, 5-6, OH, Sr.

Alex Dietrich
QHS, 6-0, MB, Sr.

Alexis Dooley
West Hancock, 5-10, MB, Soph.

Harlee Flesner
Payson Seymour, 5-8, OH, Sr.

Maissie Musick
Central, 5-11, MB, Jr.

Kara Twaddell
Southeastern, 5-9, OH/MB, Jr.

Carli Watson
Hannibal, 5-6, S, Sr.

Katelynn Wolf

Payson Seymour, 5-6, S, Jr.

Honorable Mention

Brown County: Cheyenne Grainger, MB, Jr.
Griggsville-Perry: Kelsey Whitaker, MB, Jr.
Hannibal: Kay Gieseke, OH, Sr.; Brooke Watson, OH, Jr.
Illini West: Holly Jones, S, Sr.
Liberty: Meredith Hyer, S, Jr.; Cortney Klingele, MB, Jr.; Maranda Neisen, OH/MB, Sr.; Shelli Ormond, L, Sr.
Pittsfield: Alyssa Heavner, MB, Sr.; Courtney Pennock, RS, Jr.
Quincy High School: Brooke Agard, OH/RS, Sr.; Michaela Llewellyn, OH, Sr.
Quincy Notre Dame: Grace Horman, L, Jr.; Riley Hummert, OH, Fr.
Southeastern: Dakota Limkemann, MB, Soph.
Unity: Alexis Wilson, S, Jr.; Mandie Brooks, L, Jr.
Western: Rachel Motley, OH, Sr.; Amber Platt, S, Sr.
West Hancock: Madison Harmon, S/MB, Sr.; Hannah Wollbrink, OH, Jr.
Editor's note: Nominations not received from Pleasant Hill


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