Four Trojans, two Warriors chosen for league volleyball recognition


Hillsboro High?s Kassidi Luthi (left) and Candace Weinbrenner go up for a block during the Class 3A state tournament last week in Salina. Both girls received all-league recognition by MCAA coaches.<p>

Hillsboro and Marion combined to place six players on the 2008 Mid-Central Activities Association all-league volleyball team, released on Friday.

The Trojans, who finished in a three-way two for second place in the league with Hesston and Collegiate at 8-3 and were 27-12 overall, we led by junior outside hitter Dakota Kaufman, one of two unanimous selections for the first team.

Dominque Chew, Hesston sophomore, was the other unanimous pick.

Candace Weinbrenner, Hillsboro junior setter, was a second-team selection and seniors Kassidi Luthi, middle hitter, and Tiffany Rooker, libero, received honorable mention.

For the Warriors, who placed 10th in the league at 3-8 and were 13-22 overall, junior outside hitter Julia Zeiner was selected for the first team. Classmate Lindsay Hett, a setter and hitter, received honorable mention.

Nickerson (24-14), who claimed the league championship this fall with a 9-2 record, had three players recognized?one each on the first team, second team and honorable men??tion list.


MCAA all-league volleyball


First team: Kristin Baker, Smoky Valley. junior outside hitter; *Dominque Chew, Hesston, sophomore outside hitter; Sadie Clark, Collegiate, junior outside hitter; Micala Jamison, Hoisington, senior outside hitter; *Dakota Kaufman, Hillsboro, junior outside hitter; Brandy Mader, Nickerson, sophomore middle hitter; Ashia Woods, Collegiate, sophomore middle hitter; Julia Zeiner, Marion, junior outside hitter.

Second team: Becca Achilles, Haven, senior middle blocker; Kayci Boxberger, Hoisington, senior setter; Chelsea Childs, Nickerson, senior middle hitter; Mallory Flagor, Hoisington, freshman outside hitter; Erin King, Hesston, senior setter; Ashley Oglebee, Ellinwood, junior outside hitter; Rachel Phillips, Halstead, junior setter and outside hitter; Candace Weinbrenner, Hillsboro, junior setter.

Honorable mention: Arielle Borecky, Nickerson, senior outside hitter; Heather Davis, Sterling, junior setter and outside hitter; Christine Estivo, Collegiate, sophomore libero; Kelcie Frey, Hesston, senior, outside hitter; Lindsay Hett, Marion, junior, setter and hitter; Lacy Jones, Smoky Valley, senior middle hitter; Deandra Kaiser, Hoisington, senior middle blocker; Murphy Kaufman, Halstead, senior outside hitter; Kassidi Luthi, Hillsboro, senior middle hitter; Dani McNeal, Sterling, senior libero; Emily Ostlund, Haven, senior outside hitter; Tiffany Rooker, Hillsboro, senior libero; Paula Stucky, Haven, senior libero; Stacy Zink, Ellinwood, senior middle hitter.

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