HHS gets four all-MCAA picks

Four members of Hillsboro?s league-champion volleyball team have received all-league recognition from the coaches of the Mid-Central Activities Association.

Marion was represented on the all-league list by two sophomores.

Representing the Trojans (31-6) on the first team are sophomore outside hitter Dakota Kaufman, one of four unanimous picks, and senior outside hitter Amy Neufeld.

Senior Chelsea Bebermeyer received second-team honors as an opposite hitter and senior Amanda Bina received honorable mention as a libero and defensive specialist.

For Marion (8-23), outside hitter Julia Zeiner was picked for the second team and middle hitter Kayley Heerey received honorable mention.

Hillsboro won the league title with a 10-1 mark while Marion finished seventh among 12 teams at 5-6.

MCAA Volleyball

(*Unanimous)

First team: Dominique Chew, fr., OH, Hesston; *Dakota Kaufman, so., OH, Hillsboro; *Katie Mader, sr., MH/OH/S, Nickerson; *Jordan Nettleingham, sr., OH, Hoisington; *Amy Neufeld, sr., OH, Hillsboro; Rhys Pihl, sr., S, Smoky Valley; Laura Richards, sr., S, Hoisington; Dorothy Voth, sr., MH, Hesston.

Second team: Chelsea Bebermeyer, sr., OPP, Hillsboro; Kayci Boxberger, jr., S/OH, Hesston; Jenna Koch, sr., MH, Smoky Valley; Brandy Mader, fr., MH/OH, Nickerson; Emily Ostlund, jr., OH, Haven; Mandilyn Phillips, sr., S/OH, Halstead; Ashton Wendler, sr., MH, Haven; Julia Zeiner, so., OH, Marion.

Honorable mention: Becca Achilles, jr., MH, Haven; Kristin Baker, so., OH, Smoky Valley; Amanda Bina, sr., L/DS, Hillsboro; Jordan Cline, sr., L, Lyons; Heather Davis, so., OH/S, Sterling; Hannah Denny, sr., OH, Nickerson; Grace Easter, sr., MH, Hesston; Morgan Feist, so., OH, Collegiate; Kayley Heerey, so., MH, Marion; Malerie Hertzler, sr., MH, Halstead; Brittany Hughes, so., OH, Hoisington; Bre Roach, sr., L, Sterling; Abby Thill, sr., S, Ellinwood.

Positions: outside hitter (OH), middle hitter (MH), setter (S), libero (L), defensive specialist (DS), opposite hitter (OPP).

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