Prep Volleyball

2019 All-area volleyball lists and first-team bios

Hannibal senior setter Kaylee Falconer is one of eight players selected to the volleyball all-area first team. | Photo for the H-W/Mathew Kirby
Posted: Dec. 28, 2019 12:01 am

2019 All-Area Volleyball

First team

Karli Artman, Setter, Jr., Illini West

Kaylee Falconer, Setter, Sr., Hannibal

Megan Harrell, OH, Soph., Illini West

Sydney Hummert, OH, Sr., Notre Dame

Paige Knuffman, OH, Sr., Liberty

Krista Schrader, MH, Sr., Unity

Meredith Siebers, MB, Sr., Notre Dame

Alexis Wolf, OH, Sr., Quincy

Second team

DeOnna Douglas, S, Sr., Quincy

Bella Falconer, OH, Fr., Hannibal

Maya Fuhrman, S, Sr., Unity

Taylor Keck, OH, Sr., Notre Dame

Maddie Peters, S, Sr., Notre Dame

Emma Sparrow, MB, Sr., Quincy

Taylor Wagner, OH, Soph., Southeastern

Carly Wolf, OH, Jr., Payson Seymour

Honorable mention

Brown County -- Katey Flynn, OH, Fr.; Kaci McKeon, DS, Soph.; Gabby McGath, S, Soph.

Central -- Mazie Neisen, MH, Jr.; Kennady Marlow, OH, Sr.; Dacey Shore, S, Jr.

Griggsville-Perry -- Sophie Bennett, S, Soph.

Hannibal -- Abby Baumann, DS, Sr.; Peyton Utterback, MB, Sr.

Illini West -- Ava Bliss, OH, Soph.; Taylor Pence, L, Sr.

Liberty -- Izzy Gimm, MB, Jr.; Kenzey Wagner, Sr.

Notre Dame -- Izzie Anderson, L, Sr.; Abbey Schreacke, MB, Fr.

Payson Seymour -- Abby Coonrod, MB, Sr.; Livia Perry, DS, Sr.

Pittsfield -- Katie Cox, OH, Soph.; Chloe Lemons, MH, Jr.; Josie Marable, S, Sr.

Quincy -- Lauren Erke, OH, Jr.

Unity -- Kyra Carothers, MH, Fr.; Addison Eger OH, Sr.

Western -- Olivia Campbell, MH, Soph.; Haley Flores, S, Jr.;

West Hancock -- Reagan Eaves, OH, Jr.; Anna Walker, MH, Sr.

First-team bios

Karli Artman

Jr. º Setter º Illini West

Inside the numbers: The unanimous All-Prairieland Conference selection and MVP of the Lady Suns Classic guided the Chargers to a single-season program record 30 victories. She dished out 728 assists, led the Chargers with 78 service points and finished with 283 digs.

Kaylee Falconer

Sr. º Setter º Hannibal

Inside the numbers: The on-court leader of the North Central Missouri Conference champions, Falconer displayed incredible versatility. She led the Pirates with 377 assists, collected 115 kills, served 41 aces and finished with 142 digs.

Megan Harrell

Soph. º Outside hitter º Illini West

Inside the numbers: The first-team All-Prairieland Conference selection led the Chargers in kills with 247 and aces with 46, while serving 95 percent. She showed her value in a full rotation as well, finishing with 357 digs.

Sydney Hummert

Sr. º Outside hitter º Notre Dame

Inside the numbers: The back-to-back Herald-Whig Player of the Year was the most feared hitter in the area, piling up 302 kills to finish her prep career with more than 1,000 kills. She was equally devastating as a server with 63 aces and led the Raiders with 185 digs.

Paige Knuffman

Sr. º Outside hitter º Liberty

Inside the numbers: A three-sport standout who might be best known for her success in track and field, Knuffman has been a mainstay in the Eagles' attack, earning All-West Central Conference honors four straight years after finishing with more than 200 kills this season.

Krista Schrader

Sr. º Middle hitter º Unity

Inside the numbers: Schrader developed into a full rotation player the second half of the season, guiding the Mustangs to a Class 1A regional championship. The first-team All-West Central Conference South Division selection finished the season with 268 kills, 82 blocks, 79 digs and 34 aces.

Meredith Siebers

Sr. º Middle blocker º Notre Dame

Inside the numbers: The perfect complement to Hummert's outside hitting was Siebers' dominance in the middle. She controlled things defensively, totalling 91 blocks with 23 solo stuffs. Offensively, the Maryville University finished second on the team with 193 kills and had 142 digs.

Alexis Wolf

Sr. º Outside hitter º Quincy

Inside the numbers: The Blue Devils' lone All-Western Big Six Conference selection was a dominant force on the outside, totaling more than 200 kills and giving Quincy veteran leadership in Tim Hill's first season as head coach.