MIAA regular seasonco-champions Central Missouri and Washburn placed three and two members on theAll-MIAA first team respectively. Nebraska-Kearney also placed two members onthe first team and Missouri Western had one as the teams were releasedtoday.
The MIAA Player of the Year is Central Missouri setter Julia Bates who is thirdin the league in assists with 11.05 and second in the league in service aces asshe helped her team to the league's top hitting percentage. She is joined onthe first team by Washburn setter Abby Wittman who is second in the MIAA inassists per set.
Washburn's Marissa Cox and Central Missouri's Taylor Goodness were eachunanimous selections in the hitting positions. Goodness and Cox set first andsecond in the league in kills per set and both are in the top ten in hittingpercentage.
They are joined along the net by MJ Massanet and Katie Sokolowski ofNebraska-Kearney along with Missouri Western outside hitter Erica Rottinghaus.Annie Reilly is the first team libero after averaging 5.33 digs per set duringthe regular season.
Pittsburg State's Madison Mosier was named the MIAA Freshman of the Year afteraveraging 2.75 kills per set for her team during the regular season. CentralMissouri's Flip Piontek who guided his team to a 15-1 record in league play anda 29-1 overall record in the regular season.
The semi-finals of the MIAA Tournament are scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov.22 at 5 p.m. from Warrensburg, Mo.
Player of the Year: Julia Bates, S, Central Missouri Freshman of the Year: Madison Mosier, RS, Pittsburg State Coach of the Year: Flip Piontek, Central Missouri
1st Team Marissa Cox, RS, Washburn^ Taylor Goodness, OH, Central Missouri^ MJ Massanet, OH, Nebraska-Kearney Erica Rottinghaus, OH, Missouri Western Katie Sokolowski, MH, Nebraska-Kearney Julia Bates, S, Central Missouri Abby Wittman, S, Washburn Annie Reilly, L, Central Missouri
2nd Team Carly Sojka, OH, Central Missouri Ashley Leitner, OH, Nebraska-Kearney Haley Thompson, MH, Central Missouri Paige Vanderpool, OH, Emporia State Barbara Jackson, OH, Central Oklahoma Erin Seele, S, Nebraska-Kearney Tate Hardaker, L, Central Oklahoma Kelsey Lewis, L, Washburn
3rd Team Kayla Guyot, MH, Lindenwood Madison Mosier, RS, Pittsburg State Ellie Pesavento, MH, Nebraska-Kearney Brooke Bartosh, RS, Northwest Missouri Leanna Willer, OH, Washburn Jordan Nedbalek, MH, Southwest Baptist Hayley Hansford, S, Pittsburg State Liz McGowan, L, Nebraska-Kearney
Honorable Mention Central Missouri – Becca Blaise, RS; Maddie Jones, MH. Central Oklahoma – Allison Barr, MH; Juliette Smith, MH. Emporia State – Carly Spicer, MH; Courtney Haring, MH; KellyHolden, L; Brianna Kaiser, OH; Katie Deutschmann, RS; McKenzie Pankratz, S. Fort Hays State – Taylor Mares, RS; Makenzie Weinman, L; JennaUlrich, MH; Mallory Flagor, RS. Lindenwood – Emma Brydels, S; Shannon Doyle, OH. Missouri Southern – Katie Politte, OH. Missouri Western – Kelsey Olion, RS; Amanda Boender, MH; SarahFaubel, L. Northwest Missouri – Abby Graves, OH; Mackie Keller, MH. Pittsburg State – Paula Okrutna, MH; Jordan Rehm, L. Southwest Baptist – Hannah Blount, L; Nikki Madoch, MH. Washburn – Corrinne Stringer, OH; Sarah Vicory, MH.
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