VERSAILLES – Versailles volleyball coach Kenzie Bruggeman was named the Midwest Athletic Conference co-coach of the year for the 2016 volleyball season.
In her first season as Versailles’ head coach, Bruggeman led the Lady Tigers to a share of the MAC championship along with Marion Local. Bruggeman and Marion’s Erica Schulze shared the conference’s coach of the year honors.
Versailles sophomore Elizabeth Ording and junior Danielle Winner both were named first team all-MAC.
Versailles’ Kami McEldowney and Ellen Peters both made the league’s honorable mention team.
New Bremen’s Paige Jones was unanimous choice as the MAC volleyball player of the year.
Versailles and Marion Local shared the conference championship with identical 8-1 records. Coldwater and New Bremen tied for third place with 7-2 records. Fort Recovery, Minster, New Knoxville and St. Henry all tied for fifth place with 3-6 conference records. Parkway finished ninth in the league with a 2-7 record, and Delphos St. John’s finished 10th with a 1-8 record.
Name School Grade
Tasha Kahlig Coldwater 11
Allison Sudhoff Coldwater 11
Carley Stone Ft. Recovery 11
Kylie Albers Marion Local 11
Carrie Fesenmyer Marion Local 10
Jordyn Heitbrink Minster 12
Paige Jones New Bremen 11
Kenzie Schroer New Knoxville 12
Olivia Niekamp St. Henry 12
Madi Ellis St. John’s 11
Elizabeth Ording Versailles 10
Danielle Winner Versailles 11
Player of the year: Paige Jones, New Bremen
Co-Coaches of the year: Erica Schulze, Marion Local; Kenzie Bruggeman, Versailles
Name School Grade
Katie McKibben Coldwater 12
Danielle Welsch Coldwater 12
Kara Evers Marion Local 11
Maddie Griesdorn Marion Local 12
Jessie Kramer Marion Local 12
Paige Thobe Minster 11
Rachel Kremer New Bremen 10
Shayna Bierlein New Knoxville 12
Clista Hellwarth Parkway 12
Julia Holdheide St. Henry 11
Britney Siefring St. Henry 11
Jessica Geise St. John’s 12
Coldwater: Olivia Harlamert
Fort Recovery: Cassidy Martin, Kiah Wendel
Marion Local: Chloe Bertke
Minster: Hayley Baumer
New Bremen: Madison Pape, Blake Snider
New Knoxville: Faith Homan
Parkway: Sarah Gehron, Mackenzie Sipe
St. Henry: Addy Vaughn
Delphos St. John’s: Maya Gerker
Versailles: Kami McEldowney, Ellen Peters
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