Pleasant Valley's Brooke Harris (6) sets a ball for an attack during a match earlier this season. Harris was a third team all-state selection in Class 5A by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.


Pleasant Valley leaned on three college volleyball recruits this fall to take them to the top of the Mississippi Athletic Conference.

All three found themselves on an the Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-state teams today.

Middle hitter Elissa Moylan was a second-team selection in Class 5A while setter Brooke Harris and libero Kelsey Ruff each were honorable mention. PV was 28-5, shared the league title with Bettendorf and came within an eyelash of reaching the state tournament.

Moylan will continue her career at Southeast Missouri State while Harris is headed to the College of Charleston for beach volleyball. Ruff has signed with Division II Augustana in Sioux Falls.

In Class 3A, Tipton sophomore setter/hitter Sommer Daniel and Camanche junior Madi Parson each made the second team. West Liberty libero Macy Akers was a third-team choice, and teammate Brianna Morales was honorable mention.

Wilton junior Aubrey Putman, a Western Illinois recruit, earned a spot on the first team in 2A. Putman averaged more than 4.5 kills per set for the Beavers, who reached the round of 16.

Wapello's Mariah Mitchell, a Western Illinois signee, and North Cedar's Darby Hawtrey each found a spot on the third team. Wilton's Kallie Poor and Bellevue's Rebecca Schroeder were honorable mention.

Dike-New Hartford libero Sydney Petersen, a Texas signee and daughter of UNI coach Bobbi Petersen, was selected as the all-class player of the year by the coaches.


Sports Editor

Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.