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The Southeast Iowa Super Conference released its All-Conference volleyball teams last week, and players in the Union area was all over both lists.
Today, we look at the SEISC North Division, which is Winfield-Mt. Union, Highland, Hillcrest Academy, Columbus and Pekin, among others.
To nobody’s surprise, the North team was dominated by the top teams. Second-place WMU had more names on the list than any area team, landing seven overall, including four on the first team.
WMU had its paws all over every position on the first team list. Junior hitter Bradie Buffington made the squad, as did junior setter Keely Malone, junior libero Keetyn Townsley, and senior defensive specialist Carlee Sloan.
Hillcrest Academy, which finished fifth in the North Division, put two players on the first team. Senior hitter Esther Hughes made the top list for the Ravens, as did freshman defensive specialist Malia Yoder.
Highland finished ahead of Hillcrest, for fourth, thanks in part to the play of senior libero Mackinze Hora. Hora represented the Huskies on the first team.
Columbus junior Victoria Howell gave the North Division first team another talented hitter, and the Wildcats their lone representative on the top team.
The Player of the Year came from the team of the year in the SEISC North. Wapello’s Lindsy Massner was chosen as the POY after leading the Arrows to an undefeated first place run.
NORTH DIVISION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Lindsy Massner (12) Wapello
NORTH DIVISION FIRST TEAM
HITTERS: Lindsy Massner (12) Wapello; Kaylee Corbin (12) Louisa-Muscatine; Bradie Buffington (11) Winfield-Mount Union; Hanna Wagenbach (10) Mediapolis; Victoria Howell (11) Columbus; Esther Hughes (12) Hillcrest Academy
SETTERS: Keely Malone (11) Winfield-Mount Union; Mckenna Hohenadel (12) Louisa-Muscatine
LIBERO: Keetyn Townsley (11) Winfield-Mount Union; Mackinze Hora (12) Highland
DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST: Carlee Sloan (12) Winfield-Mount Union; Malia Yoder (9) Hillcrest Academy; Serah Shafer (12) Wapello
NORTH DIVISION SECOND TEAM
HITTERS: Emily Hemphill (10) Wapello; Patricia Hank (10) Wapello; Melina Oepping (11) Winfield-Mount Union; Haley Steffener (10) Mediapolis; Sarah Burton (10) Highland; Lily Coil (9) Columbus Community
SETTERS: Morgan Richenberger (12) Wapello; Kennedy Welliver (11) Mediapolis; Norah Yoder (12) Hillcrest Academy
LIBERO: Alyssa Knock (12) Lone Tree
DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST: Cami Whitaker (12) Mediapolis
UTILITY: Olyvia Malone (11) Wapello
NORTH DIVISION HONORABLE MENTION: Sera Vela (11) Columbus; Isabella Lagunas (11) Columbus; Isabelle Lagunas (11) Columbus; Jalynn Brown (12) Highland; Carsen Mellinger (12) Highland; Kylee Statler (9) Hillcrest Academy; Evelyn Gerber (12) Hillcrest Academy; Riley Krueger (11) Lone Tree; Ellen Carow (12) Lone Tree; McKenzie Kissell (11) Louisa-Muscatine; Brynn Jeambey (12) Louisa-Muscatine; Brianna Birkenstock (12) Mediapolis; Lexie Arnold (11) Mediapolis; Alex Parsons (10) Pekin; Claire Roth (11) Pekin; Quinn Veach (11) Wapello; Livy Fuller (11) Wapello; Morgan Grelk (12) Winfield-Mount Union
FINAL SEISC NORTH DIVISION STANDINGS
1. Wapello 26-11, 7-0
2. Winfield-Mount Union 22-11, 7-1
3. Mediapolis 14-24, 6-2
4. Highland 11-15, 5-3
5. Hillcrest Academy 10-22, 3-5
6. Lone Tree 7-21, 2-5
7. Louisa-Muscatine 5-15, 2-6
8. Columbus 4-21, 2-6
9. Pekin 6-16, 1-8