Three IMS players named to SEISC North Division first team
Three IMS players were named to the North Division first team when the Southeast Iowa Super Conference released its all-conference volleyball teams on Thursday.
Senior Laura Hochstetler and juniors Olivia Yutzy and Casey Perez were selected to the first team after leading IMS to a fourth-place finish in the conference standings with a 6-3 record.
Hochstetler, who did a little bit of everything for IMS, was selected to the first team as a utility player. Her 128 digs in conference play ranked second in the league behind teammate Kristin Davis, and her 59 kills ranked 11th in the conference. She also served at a 92.7 percent clip with 20 aces.
Yutzy, an outside hitter, was named to the first team after leading the conference in kills with 119 in league play. She also ranked fifth in digs with 105, and was a 92.3 percent server with 16 aces.
Perez, a setter, ranked third in the conference with 211 assists, third in aces with 29, and sixth in digs with 94. She also chipped in 35 kills.
Davis, a libero, was selected to the all-conference second team after leading the league with 145 digs. She was also a 90 percent server with 17 aces.
Senior Naomi Miller and sophomore Hannah Miller received honorable mention for IMS. Naomi Miller ranked ninth in the conference in serving percentage this season, making good on 95.8 percent of her serves with 11 aces. She also chipped in 62 digs. Hannah Miller had 34 kills in league games, and she filled in when Perez got injured and dished out 16 assists.
Highland, which finished fifth in the conference with a 5-4 record, had a trio of players receive all-conference honors.
Kelsey Doreo was a second team all-conference selection. Her 31 aces ranked second in the league, and her 19 blocks ranked fifth in the conference. The senior middle hitter also spiked down a team-best 47 kills in conference action.
Senior Kassie Vazquez and junior Jordan Rath received honorable mention for the Huskies. Vazquez’s 24 aces ranked fifth in the conference, and her 89 digs ranked eighth. Rath’s 34 kills ranked second on the Highland squad during league play, and she also tallied 17 aces and nine blocks.
Columbus senior Megan Pretz earned second team all-conference honors after leading the Wildcats to a seventh-place finish in the league standings with a 3-6 record. Pretz, a middle hitter, tied Lone Tree’s Madelyn Flemr for the most blocks in conference play with 27, and her 73 kills ranked seventh in the league. She was also a 94.3 percent server.
Junior Heidi Duttlinger and sophomore Kelsey Pretz received honorable mention for the Wildcats. Duttlinger tallied 17 kills and 22 digs in conference matches. Kelsey Pretz, a setter, ranked seventh in the league in assists with 77 and eighth in the league in serving at 96.1 percent. She also tallied 23 kills, 44 digs and 11 blocks.
WACO, which failed to win a conference match this fall, had a pair of players receive honorable mention. Junior setter Ashlyn Hammen’s 116 assists ranked sixth in the conference, and she also had 46 digs. Junior Hannah Black’s 10 blocks led the Warriors in league play, and her 31 kills were second on the team. She also served 92.1 percent with six aces.