Kansas City, Mo. – Regular season league champion Nebraska-Kearney led the way with three members on the All-MIAA first team announced today. Truman placed two players on the top team and Washburn, Northwest Missouri and Central Missouri all had one member.
MIAA Player of the Year Jessica Fey of Washburn led the way as one of two unanimous selections to the first team, joined by Truman middle hitter Megan Sharpe. Fey is currently second in the league in hitting percentage and ranks fourth overall in kills per set. Sharpe is second in the MIAA in blocks, fourth in hitting percentage and seventh in kills. Also earning first team honors was Central Missouri middle hitter Bradye Peniston. Peniston is currently fifth in the league in kills and hitting percentage.
The tough middle for Nebraska-Kearny earned first team honors as both Katie Sokolowski and Ariel Krolikowski represent their team on the All-MIAA squad. Sokolowski leads the league in hitting percentage and Krolikowski is third in the league in kills. Their setter Jenna Rouzee who leads the MIAA in assists averaging 11.07 per set joins them.
Truman’s Allie Brak who currently leads the league in kills per set rounds out the hitters on the first team. Tori Beckman of Northwest Missouri who averaged 6.08 digs per set to lead the league is the teams libero.
The MIAA Freshman of the Year is Truman right side hitter Abby Heise and Nebraska-Kearney head coach Rick Squieres was named the Coach of the Year.
The semi-finals of the MIAA Tournament begin tonight at 5 p.m. as Central Missouri faces Washburn and conclude at 7 p.m. with Nebraska-Kearney hosting Emporia State.
Player of the Year: Jessica Fey, MH, Washburn
Freshman of the Year: Abby Heise, RS, Truman
Coach of the Year: Rick Squieres, Nebraska-Kearney
Jessica Fey, MH, Washburn ^
Megan Sharpe, MH, Truman ^
Bradye Peniston, MH, Central Missouri
Katie Sokolowski, MH, Nebraska-Kearney
Ariel Krolikowski, MH, Nebraska-Kearney
Allie Brak, OH, Truman
Jenna Rouzee, S, Nebraska-Kearney
Tori Beckman, L, Northwest Missouri
^ = Unanimous Selection
Jessica Kopp, RS, Washburn
Hillary Hughes, OH, Washburn
Morgan Roy, OH, Central Oklahoma
Jenna Ulrich, MH, Fort Hays State
Paige Vanderpool, OH, Emporia State
Ellie Pesavento, MH, Nebraska-Kearney
Julia Bates, S, Central Missouri
Meghan Zimmerman, S, Truman
Meg Schwartz, L, Emporia State
Two setters due to tie in the voting
Brooke Bartosh, RS, Northwest Missouri
Carly Sojka, OH, Central Missouri
Liz McGowan, L/OH, Nebraska-Kearney
Taylor Goodness, MH, Central Missouri
Abby Heise, RS, Truman
Nicole Rockhold, OH, Pittsburg State
Abby Wittman, S, Washburn
Annie Reilly, L, Central Missouri
Central Oklahoma – Tate Hardaker, L.
Emporia State – Carly Spicer, MH; Courtney Haring, MH; Katie Deutschmann, RS/S; Brianna Kaiser, OH.
Fort Hays State – Makenzie Weinman, L; Taylor Mares, RS; Kayla Zoglman, S.
Lindenwood – Kayla Guyot, MH; Kaila Schrimpf, L.
Missouri Southern – Katie Politte, OH.
Missouri Western – Stephanie Hattey, RS/S; Jessica Thorup, RS.
Pittsburg State – Brooke Fay, MH; Crystal Whitten, OH.
Southwest Baptist – Jordan Nedbalek, MH; Carrie Johnson, OH/MH.
Truman – Abby Moser, L; Emily Briseno, MH, Ali Patterson, OH.
Washburn – Kelsey Lewis, OH, Merissa Cox, OH.