Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:44
Five members of the state-champion Hillsboro volleyball team have received all-league recognition from Central Kansas League coaches.
Tena Loewen, a 5-foot, 11-inch senior, was a unanimous first-team pick at outside hitter. Danae Bina, a 5-7 junior, was a first-team choice at libero; and Alex Ratzlaff, a 5-9 freshman, was a first-team pick at outside/middle hitter.
Addie Lackey, a 5-8 junior outside hitter, and Maci Schlehuber, a 5-8 senior setter, received honorable mention.
The Trojans claimed its first CKL title with a 9-0 record, in addition to its second Class 3A state title in two years.
The Trojans finished with a 42-3 season mark, which set a school record for victories in a season.
Central Kansas League
2012 all-league volleyball selections
First team: *Tena Loewen, Hillsboro, Sr., OH; *Ali Jost, Hesston, Jr., OH; *Jenson Maydew, Pratt, Jr., MH/S; *Morgan Matlack, Halstead, Sr., S; Danae Bina, Hillsboro, Jr., L; Eryn Stockman, Smoky Valley, Sr., MH; Alex Ratzlaff, Hillsboro, Fr., OH/MH.
Second team: Ashley Rogers, Haven, Sr., MH; Megan Voth, Hesston, Jr., S; Jaci Kolm, Pratt, Jr., S/OH; Aubree Nuest, Sterling, Jr., S/OH/MH; Caylee Richardson, Hesston, So., OH; Emily Deterding, Smoky Valley, Jr., OH; Shelby Howard, Halstead, Sr., MB
Honorable mention: Chelsey Riffel, Sterling, So., OH/MH; Aubrey Hollinger, Lyons, Jr., OH; Addie Lackey, Hillsboro, Jr., OH; Aubrea Beasley, Nickerson, So., L; Sada Smith, Kingman, So., OH; MaKayla Stucky, Haven, Sr., OH; Andi Gripe, Pratt, Sr., L; Sydney Beat, Halstead, Jr., L; Kellee Carson, Smoky Valley, Sr., S; Hannah Schmitt, Hesston, Jr., L/MH; Maci Schlehuber, Hillsboro, Sr., S; Breanna Lutschg, Lyons, Jr., S/RS; Marissa Stewart, Nickerson, Jr., MB; Lydia Lambert, Sterling, Sr., S.