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Hard hitters lead all-county volleyball selections

Morgan Potts, WaukeeBuy Photo
Morgan Potts, Waukee
Abby Musser, Woodward-GrangerBuy Photo
Abby Musser, Woodward-Granger
Maddie Powers and Haley Schepers, A-D-MBuy Photo
Maddie Powers and Haley Schepers, A-D-M
Jenna Humke, Dallas Center-GrimesBuy Photo
Jenna Humke, Dallas Center-Grimes
Ali Flaherty, Van MeterBuy Photo
Ali Flaherty, Van Meter
Lauren Vespa, Waukee
Lauren Vespa, Waukee

Fresh off its first Raccoon River Conference championship since 2006, the A-D-M volleyball team landed five on this season’s all-county team, released this week by the Dallas County News.

Torrie Hook, Haley Schepers and Maddie Powers were named to the first team, while Allison Gottschalk and Brennan Hook were named to the second team.

Torrie Hook led the team with 285 kills and a .309 efficiency while also accumulating 311 digs, 21 blocks and 21 aces. Schepers finished with 184 kills and a .290 efficiency, 30 aces and 173 digs. Powers posted a team-high 399 digs at libero, and Gottschalk tallied 171 kills despite appearing in little more than half of the team’s sets this season due to injury. Brennan Hook tallied 432 assists and 51 blocks.

Both Waukee and Van Meter came away with four selections. The Warriors’ Emilee Anderson and Morgan Potts were named to the first team, while Lauren Vespa and Denise Ssozi were tabbed for the second team.

Anderson led the Warriors with 199 kills and a .376 efficiency, while Potts, the team’s libero, racked up a team-high 484 digs. Vespa finished with 391 assists, while Ssozi recorded 181 kills and 39 service aces.

Van Meter got a boost from first-team selection Katie Agey, who led the Bulldogs with 249 kills and a .406 effiency, and added 45 aces and 355 digs.

Ali Flaherty, Lizzy Lyon and Ashlyn Reicks were tabbed for the second team. Flaherty had 188 kills, a .328 efficiency and 317 digs, Lyon racked up 695 assists at the setter position and Reicks, the team’s libero, led with 460 digs, third-most in the West Central Activities Conference.

Woodward-Granger, which tied Guthrie Center for second place in the WCAC, was led by junior Abby Musser, who made a flawless transition to the outside hitter position. She led the Hawks in kills (275), aces (62) and digs (501).

Defensive specialist Tori Manning was also a first-team pick after leveraging 383 digs, 28 aces and a 95 percent serve success rate. Olivia McCune, a second-team pick, was second on the team with 181 kills while adding 39 aces and 38 total blocks.

Dallas Center-Grimes, which finished third in its inaugural season in the Little Hawkeye Conference, was led by sophomore Selena Nolte. The outside hitter tallied 242 kills and 37 blocks. Setter Jenna Humke, who was named to the second team, picked up 534 assists, 28 aces and 25 blocks.

Honorable mentions were Marissa Felt of A-D-M; Kaitlin Wenell and Chelsea Eilers of DC-G; Allison Volk and Allison Ridgway of Van Meter; Taylor Voorhees of Waukee; and Maggie Bermel of Woodward-Granger.

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