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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 22, 2014

SEISC makes all-conference selections

By Ashlee De Wit | Nov 08, 2013

The New London, Winfield-Mt. Union and WACO volleyball teams each had players honored by the Southeast Iowa Super Conference with all-conference recognition.

Seven players from New London received South Division honors, including four first team selections.

The Tigers’ Sami Koontz is the division’s first team libero for her efforts this season. Koontz, a senior, led the South Division with 402 digs for the Tigers, who went 37-7 overall and 8-1 in the South Division — good enough for second place.

Emily Parks and Morgan Christner each made the first team all-conference list as hitters.

Parks was second in the SEISC South with 328 kills on the season. The junior was also fourth in the division with 326 digs.

Christner had 226 kills this year, good enough for fifth overall in the division. The sophomore also served 60 aces.

Sarah Holtkamp was named a first team setter. Holtkamp had the division’s second-highest total of assists on the season with 757. She also served 65 aces, the fifth-highest in the SEISC South.

New London’s Jorgi Krieger was a second team all-conference selection as a hitter. Krieger, a junior, was sixth in the division with 225 kills and served 62 aces.

The Tigers also had two players receive an all-conference honorable mention: seniors Ashley Davey and Mahala Jewett.

Co-Coaches of the Year were New London’s Maureen Heath and Holy Trinity Catholic’s Melissa Freesmeier.

In the North Division, W-MU was represented by two first team players: senior hitters Erica Robison and Shelby Therme.

Robison was third in the SEISC North with 269 kills on the season. The senior also put up 51 blocks for the Wolves, who went 25-11 overall and 7-2 in the North Division, finishing in third place.

Therme had 207 kills, fourth-highest in the division, and was also No. 4 in aces with 54. The senior was third in the North Division with 319 digs, a team-high.

On the second team, W-MU had two players and WACO had three.

For the Wolves, Emily Mathews was honored as a second-team hitter and Brooke Jennings made the list as a setter.

Mathews, a senior, had 132 kills on the season and led the team with 57 blocks, the third-highest total in the division.

Jennings, also a senior, was fifth in the division with a team-high 370 assists on the year.

For the Warriors — who finished in seventh with a 3-6 conference record and went 18-17 overall — Erika Leichty was named a second team all-conference utility player, while Rosemary Skriver earned all-conference honors a hitter and Ashlyn Hammen as a setter.

Leichty, a junior, was second in the division with 351 digs and third on the team with 124 kills. She served a team-high 49 aces.

Skriver had a team-high 185 kills in her senior season and came up with 277 digs.

Hammen was third in the division with 499 assists on the season.

WACO’s Katelyn White, a senior libero, and Kalicia Miller, a junior hitter, were given an all-conference honorable mention. Honorable mention recognition also went to W-MU senior setter Taylor Rodgers and senior libero Layne Davis.

W-MU’s Dave Pieart and Mediapolis’ Erin Steffner were named Co-Coaches of the Year.

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