Assumption's Lindsay Stratman (22) hits a ball over the net on attack as North Scott's Hannah Grimm (2) jumps up to try and block during set two of their match at Assumption High School in Davenport on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

First team

Elissa Moylan (C)

School/year: Pleasant Valley, senior

Height/position: 6-2, middle hitter

Serving it up: Signed to continue her career at Division I Southeast Missouri State, Moylan was the MAC player of the year and second team all-state in 5A by coaches. She averaged a league-best 3.67 kills per set along with a .322 efficiency. Moylan was fifth in MAC with 41 aces and accumulated 46 blocks. 

Caroline Baer

School/year: Bettendorf, senior

Height/position: 5-11, outside hitter

Serving it up: Thrust into a more prominent role for the Bulldogs this season, Baer was a first team all-MAC selection. She led Bettendorf with 191 kills and posted a .212 efficiency. She was 306 of 326 serving (93.9 percent) along with averaging 2.6 digs per set.

Brooke Harris

School/year: Pleasant Valley, senior

Height/position: 5-8, setter

Serving it up: Nobody had more assists (809) in the metro this season than Harris. The College of Charleston beach volleyball commit averaged 9.19 assists and 2.05 digs per set. Third team all-stater facilitated an offense that led MAC in kills. Harris had 1,510 career assists.

Bella Mitchell

School/year: Moline, junior

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

Serving it up: First team all-Western Big Six, Mitchell helped lead the Maroons to a share of the conference title with Quincy. She had 532 assists (6.57 per set) along with 83 aces, 136 kills, 165 digs and 12 blocks. 

Emma Powell

School/year: North Scott, sophomore

Height/position: 5-10, outside hitter

Serving it up: She helped trigger a big turnaround in North Scott's program this fall, going from 11 wins to 23. A first team all-MAC choice, Powell was fourth in league with 2.98 kills per set (.269 efficiency) and served at a 94-percent clip. She was 10th in MAC in digs per set at 3.16.

Kelsey Ruff

School/year: Pleasant Valley, senior

Height/position: 5-6, libero

Serving it up: Headed to play at Division II Augustana University in Sioux Falls, Ruff was a first team all-conference and third team all-state in 5A. She sparked the 28-5 Spartans' back row with nearly 3 digs per set and served at a 90.5 clip. Ruff finished her career with 701 digs. 

Lindsay Stratman

School/year: Assumption, senior

Height/position: 6-0, outside hitter

Serving it up: The Knights' go-to hitter was a first team all-MAC pick after averaging 3.29 kills per set (third in MAC) with a .248 efficiency. She posted 51 blocks on the season for a team that reached a Class 3A regional final and won 25 matches. Stratman finished career with 792 kills. 

Molly Tauke

School/year: Moline, senior

Height/position: 5-10, outside hitter

Serving it up: First team all-Western Big Six selection helped power Maroons to share of conference title. A participant in the Senior All-Star Match, Tauke had 249 kills (3.07 per set), 250 digs, 11 assists, 12 blocks and 28 aces. Signed to play volleyball at Lincoln Land Community College. 

Second team


Carlee Camlin;Rock Island;5-10;Jr.;Setter

Grace Erpelding;Bettendorf;5-6;Sr.;Setter/OH

Hannah Grimm;North Scott;5-7;Sr.;Setter

Erin Hatch;Bettendorf;5-6;Sr.;Libero

Kami Knutsen; Davenport Central;5-11;Jr.;Setter/OH

Kiya Ritchie;Moline;6-2;Sr.;Middle hitter

Raina Smith;Davenport Central;6-2;Jr.;Outside hitter

Grace Tubbs;Clinton;6-5;Jr.;Middle hitter

Honorable mention

Alleman: Sydney Elliott, jr., Kiah O’Neil, jr.

Assumption: Anna Corlett, sr.; Carly King, jr.; Anna Vonderhaar, jr. 

Bettendorf: Ally Grothusen, jr.; Emma Ostrom, sr.; Lita Solbrig, sr.

Clinton: Sarah Goldensoph, sr.; Brooke Mulholland, so.

Davenport Central: Nevaeh Camp, jr. 

Davenport North: Justyus Jackson, so.; Bailey Ortega, so.; Morgan Pollmiller, sr.

Davenport West: Dani Reitz, jr.; Sara Weisrock, sr.

Moline: Alannah Crompton, sr.; Lacie McMillion, sr.; Maddie Peterson, so

Muscatine: Paige Miller, sr.

North Scott: Grace Boffeli, so.; Alexis Hayes, sr.; Kendal Newman, sr.

Pleasant Valley: Erica Brohm, so.; Emily Wood, fr.

United Township: Maesa Harris, so., Jade Hunter, fr., Calie Walker, sr.


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