HHS, MHS players receive MCAA volleyball

Hillsboro and Marion combined to place seven players on the all-league rosters for the final volleyball season of the Mid-Central Activities Associa?tion.

The two schools contributed two of the three players who were unanimous selections for the first team: Dakota Kaufman, a 6-foot-1 outside hitter from Hillsboro, and Julia Zeiner, 5-9 outside hitter from Marion. Both are seniors.

Junior Dominique Chew, a 5-9 outside hitter for Hesston, was the other unanimous pick

Class 3A state champion, Wichita Collegiate, had three players selected for the first team: Sadie Clark, 5-11 senior outside hitter; Carley Nelson, 5-8 senior setter, and Ashia Woods, 5-11 junior middle hitter.

Joining those six players on the first team were Hillsboro?s Candace Weinbrenner, a 5-4 senior setter, and Kristin Baker, a 5-6 senior outside hitter from Smoky Valley.

Two other Trojans were receognized for their play. Taryn Mayfield, a 5-10 senior middle hitter, was picked for the second team, and Allie Faul, 5-6 junior libero, received honorable mention.

Two other Warriors also were feted. Lindsay Hett, a 5-9 senior setter, was named to the second team, and Kayley Heerey, a 5-10 senior middle hitter, received honorable mention.

The Trojans finished the season in second place in the league?s Eastern Division with a record of 13-3 and were 30-10 overall with a state tournament appearance.

The Warriors tied Smoky Valley for third in the Eastern Division with an 11-5 mark and were 25-11 for the season.

MCAA all-league volleyball


First team: Kristin Baker, Smoky Valley, senior outside hitter; *Dominque Chew, Hesston, junior outside hitter; Sadie Clark, Collegiate, senior outside hitter; Carley Nelson, Collegiate, senior setter; *Dakota Kaufman, Hillsboro, junior outside hitter; Candace Weinbrenner, Hillsboro, senior setter; Ashia Woods, Collegiate, junior middle hitter; *Julia Zeiner, Marion, junior outside hitter.

Second team: Mallory Flagor, Hoisington, sophomore outside hitter; Lindsay Hett, Marion, senior setter; Brittany Hughes, Hoising?ton, senior outside hitter; Brandy Mader, Nickerson, junior outside hitter; Taryn Mayfield, Hillsboro, senior outside hitter; Rachel Phillips, Halstead, senior setter; Lauren Thill, Ellinwood, junior outside hitter; Aubrie CanSteenburg, Halstead, sophomore middle hitter.

Honorable mention: Dani Beckwith, Ellinwood, senior setter; Selene Craig, Smoky Valley, senior setter; Lori Dauer, Smoky Valley, junior middle hitter; Heather Davis, Sterling, senior setter/outside hitter; Dani Dowell, Sterling, freshman outside hitter; Christine Estivo, Collegiate, junior libero; Allie Faul, Hillsboro, junior libero; Kayley Heerey, Marion, senior middle hitter; Becca Maier, Hoisington, senior setter; Katie Marks, Haven, senior setter; Mollie Nebel, Hesston, junior middle hitter; Melissa Steffan, Lyons, junior setter; Marissa Vermillion, Halstead, senior outside hitter; Tiffany, Nickerson, junior outside hitter/setter.

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