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First team

Macy Akers

School/year: West Liberty, junior

Height/position: 5-4, libero

Serving it up: Named to the River Valley Conference Elite team and third team all-state in 3A by IGCA, Akers was among top 10 statewide in digs (603, 6.41 per set). She was fifth in RVC with 47 service aces. 

Sommer Daniel (C)

School/year: Tipton, sophomore

Height/position: 5-8, setter/outside hitter

Serving it up: Powered Tipton to a school-record 32 wins and program's first state tournament berth. The Class 3A second team all-stater recorded 4 kills, 4.2 assists and 2.5 digs per set along with a team-high 58 aces.

Darby Hawtrey

School/year: North Cedar, senior

Height/position: 5-11, outside hitter

Serving it up: A repeat selection, Hawtry was a RVC Elite team choice and third team all-stater in 2A. Hawtrey recorded 3.99 kills and 2.87 digs per set. She was 304 of 318 serving (with 43 aces) and compiled 81 blocks. 

Mariah Mitchell

School/year: Wapello, senior

Height/position: 6-0, outside hitter

Serving it up: The Western Illinois signee was the SEISC North player of the year and third team all-state after averaging 5.55 kills per set (fifth best in state regardless of class) and a .354 efficiency. Had 951 career kills.

Madi Parson

School/year: Camanche, junior

Height/position: 5-9, outside hitter/middle blocker

Serving it up: Class 3A second team all-stater and River Valley Conference Elite selection averaged 3.62 kills per set while hitting at a .336 efficiency. Parson led Indians to a 32-win season and RVC tournament title. 

Kallie Poor

School/year: Wilton, senior

Height/position: 5-7, setter

Serving it up: Playing on a broken foot this fall, Poor paced the RVC with 9.11 assists per set. Named to the RVC's Elite team, she also led conference with 63 aces and had only 27 service miscues in 464 attempts.

Aubrey Putman

School/year: Wilton, junior

Height/position: 5-11, outside hitter

Serving it up: Western Illinois recruit and 2A first team all-stater paced the Beavers offense with 4.55 kills per set, best in the RVC, and a .333 efficiency. She averaged 3.42 digs pet and had 30 service aces.

Rebecca Schroeder

School/year: Bellevue, senior

Height/position: 5-9, setter/outside hitter

Serving it up: All River Valley Conference Elite team performer thrived in the Comets' 6-2 system. She averaged 4.1 kills (.312 efficiency) and 4.6 assists per set for a 21-win Bellevue team which reached regional final. 

Second team


Jenna Diercks;Calamus-Wheatland;5-4;Sr.;Libero

Blake Ehler;Tipton;5-10;Jr.;Outside hitter

Emma Kelchen;Bellevue;6-0;Sr.;Outside hitter

Kamryn Meyer;Durant;5-11;Jr.;Outside hitter

Brianna Morales;West Liberty;5-8;Sr.;Outside hitter

Sami Puckett;Camanche;5-6;Jr.;Setter/outside hitter

Teona Richman;Bellevue Marquette;5-8;Jr.;Middle hitter

Amanda Smith;Tipton;5-10;Jr.;Setter/outside hitter

Honorable mention

Bellevue: Giana Michels, jr. Bellevue Marquette: Sunny North, jr. McKenna Hingtgen, sr.; Paige Lampe, sr. Camanche: Hannah Nissen, jr.; Marly Bussa, sr. Central DeWitt: Emily Swanson, jr. Durant: Ruby Kappeler, jr. Easton Valley: Abby Green, jr. North Cedar: Darian Gray, sr.; Sydney Dennis, fr. Northeast: Jacey House, sr. Tipton: Kamryn Chapman, so.; Jamie Kofron, jr. Wapello: Tiffany Parsons, sr.; Addisyn Lolling, sr.; Kirstyn Hank, sr. West Liberty: Morgan Peterson, so.; Martha Pace, fr.; Hallie Mueller, jr. Wilton: Kali Milder, sr.; Lexi Maurer, sr.


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.