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November 18, 2018

11/7/2018 1:55:00 PM
Seven make All-Conference volleyball teams
Sports Editor

Just over a half-dozen volleyball players from Crawford County were recognized for their play on the court this past season by being named to their respective All-Conference teams recently.

Robinson had four players chosen to the All-Little Illini Conference teams, while Hutsonville-Palestine had two named to the All-Little Okaw Valley Southeast Division teams and Oblong had one representative.

A pair of RHS seniors - Lauren Weber and Gracie Shidler - received First Team All-Little Illini accolades.

Weber finished her senior season with 46 points, including 12 aces, a team-high 224 kills, a team-high 34 blocks, 57 digs and 13 assists in 29 matches.

Shidler recorded 135 points, including 21 aces, a team-high 407 assists, 48 kills, 102 digs and nine blocks.

Meanwhile, fellow RHS senior Sydni Bailey was named to the Second Team after finishing the season with a team-high 174 points, including a team-leading 55 aces, along with 98 kills, 253 digs, 17 assists and two blocks.

The fourth and final selection for RHS was yet another senior in Amber Hillard, as she was named to the Honorable Mention list. Hillard posted 95 points with 22 aces, 72 kills, a team-high 257 digs, 17 assists and one block for the Lady Maroons this season.

As for the LOVC Southeast Division teams, Hutsonville-Palestine junior Marah Matthews and Oblong junior Alyssa Potts were Second Team selections, while Hutsonville-Palestine senior Macy Biggs made the Honorable Mention Team.

Matthews finished the season for the Lady Tigers with 131 points, including 24 aces, 339 digs and 12 kills, while Biggs posted 93 points, including 17 aces, 54 kills and 248 digs.

Potts ended her season with 74 points, including 35 aces, 120 kills, 112 digs, five blocks and four assists.

2018 All-Little Illini Conference Volleyball Team

First Team

Name School

Emma Pinkston Paris

Kelsi Geltz Newton

Chloe Britton Lawrenceville

Renee Probst Newton

Lauren Weber Robinson

Ali Bierman Newton

Lizzi Rouse Paris

Jillian Hiatt Marshall

Brittany Black Olney

Maddi Hemrich Newton

Gracie Shidler Robinson

Jenice Behnke Flora

Second Team

Name School

Ashlyn Jones Casey-Westfield

Laney Gowin Casey-Westfield

Colleen Inyart Olney

Sydni Bailey Robinson

Emi Rose Olney

Payton Block Paris

Honorable Mention

Name School

Josie Meinhart Newton

Amanda Marley Lawrenceville

Reagan Hires Olney

Megan Crome Marshall

Kylar Worstell Red Hill

Amber Hillard Robinson

Summer Cartright Flora

Claire Mauling Casey-Westfield

Katrina Strow Paris

2018 All-Little Okaw Valley Conference Southeast Division Volleyball Team

First Team

Name School

*Gracyn Allen Heritage

*Maddy Hendrix Cumberland

*Grace Burnside Tri-County

Ivy Ayers Cumberland

Olivia Sorensen Heritage

Julia Seaman Martinsville

Kaylenn Hunt Tri-County

Julia Robertson Tri-County

Morgan Houia Tri-County

Second Team

Name School

Maiya Eskew Tri-County

Aliya Holloman Heritage

Marah Matthews Hutsonville-Palestine

Alyssa Potts Oblong

Honorable Mention

Name School

Reagan Cheely Villa Grove

Tayler McMechan Cumberland

Macy Biggs Hutsonville-Palestine

Kyleigh Block Villa Grove

Bree Buck Heritage

* - Unanimous

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