Elissa Moylan has traded in her skates for knee pads and tennis shoes.

After spending much of her childhood as a competitive figure skater, Moylan switched to volleyball in the ninth grade.

It has evolved into a passion that'll continue once she leaves the hallways of Pleasant Valley.

The Southeast Missouri State signee captains this year's Quad-City Times All-Metro squad.

Besides Moylan's Mississippi Athletic-Conference leading 3.67 kills per set, the middle hitter was a threat with her jump serve and 6-foot-2 frame at the net.

"I'm glad I did figure skating because it helped with my balance," Moylan said. "You see a lot of middle hitters that are so unathletic and slow. Skating helped me get out of that stage pretty quick."

Moylan is one of three Spartans on the first team, joined by setter Brooke Harris and libero Kelsey Ruff.

Moline has two first-team selections in Bella Mitchell and Molly Tauke, while Assumption's Lindsay Stratman, Bettendorf's Caroline Baer and North Scott's Emma Powell round out the top team.

The All-Eastern Iowa squad is captained by Tipton's Sommer Daniel. The sophomore setter and outside hitter helped the Tigers set a new school mark for victories and led them to their first state tournament appearance in school history.

Wilton's Aubrey Putman and Kallie Poor, Camanche's Madi Parson, Wapello's Mariah Mitchell, West Liberty's Macy Akers, North Cedar's Darby Hawtrey and Bellevue's Rebecca Schroeder are on the first team.

Wethersfield's Brittney Litton captains the All-Western Illinois squad. The Lincoln Trail Conference Most Valuable Player led the Geese to a 35-1 record after recording 414 kills and 191 digs this season.

Riverdale had two first-team representatives in Mary Mitton and Jessie Hemm. Orion also has two on the top team with Sarah Jacobsen and Lauren Matson.

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