Three HHS volleyball players receive all-league recognition

Three members of the state-qualifying Hillsboro volleyball team received all-league recognition in the inaugural year of the Central Kansas League.

Tena Loewen, a 5-foot, 10-inch sophomore, was a first-team pick at outside hitter. Allie Faul, a 5-7 senior, was a second-team choice as a setter, and Krista Reimer, a 5-10 junior, received honorable mention at outside hitter.

Brandy Mader of Nickerson and Aubrey Hoover of Pratt were the only unanimous all-league picks by the CKL coaches.

The Trojans, who finished in a three-way tie for second place in the CKL behind Pratt with a 7-2 mark, finished the season at 31-12, including a 1-2 mark at the Class 3A tournament in Salina.

Central Kansas League — 2010 all-league volleyball selections

First team: Dominique Chew, Hesston, senior, OH; Brandy Mader, Nickerson, senior, OH/S; Aubrie VanSteenburg, Halstead, junior, MH; Aubrey Hoover, Pratt, junior, MH; Tena Loewen, Hillsboro, sophomore, OH; Hayley Mertens, Kingman, senior, OH.

Second team: Lori Dauer, Smoky Valley, senior, MH; Tiffany Willbanks, Nickerson, senior, S; Mollie Nebel, Hesston, senior, MH; Allie Faul, Hillsboro, senior, S; Anna Nusser, Lyons, senior, MH; Sage Ezell, Haven, senior, OH.

Honorable mention: Payton Hoeme, Pratt, sophomore, MH; Cassie Caswell, Nickerson, junior, OH; Rystal Hoeme, Pratt, senior, RS; Ali Jost, Hesston, freshman, RS/OH; Dani Molitor, Kingman, junior, MH; Monica Olson, Smoky Valley, senior, OH/MH; Katie Ostlund, Haven, senior, OH; Krista Reimer, Hillsboro, junior, MH; Hannah Splitter, Sterling, junior, S; Melissa Steffan, Lyons, senior, S; Alyssa Talbott, Halstead, sophomore, L.

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