Abby Frohining

Abby Frohning

JIM BOWLING, HERALD & REVIEW

First Team

OH — Megan Schlechte, Jr., Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg — Schlechte led her Hatchets team in kills (525), digs (323) and aces (51), all while sporting a boot on her left foot for most of the season when not on the court. She also set the IHSA record for kills in a state tournament game with 29.

OH — Abby Frohning, Sr., Newton — Frohning was the senior leader on a Newton team that took home a third-place trophy at the state tournament. Playing both hitter and setter was new to her this season but she excelled at both, accumulating 366 kills, 280 assists and 206 digs this season.

S — Madison Brown, Sr., Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond — Brown recorded 607 assists for the Knights this season, averaging 9.1 assists per set. 

OH — Shayna Stremming, Sr., Pana — On a team full of strong hitters, Stremming stood out with 247 kills and 32 aces. A unanimous All-South Central Conference selection, she captained a 32-6 Pana team that went undefeated in conference play. 

OH — Peyton Jackson, Sr., Taylorville — A first-team Apollo Conference selection, Jackson had 305 kills this season and totaled 1,204 kills in her varsity career. She was selected as the most valuable player of the Mattoon Tournament and was picked to take part in the Lincoln Land Community College All-Star Game.  

S — Mackenzi Tabbert, Jr., Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg —Tabbert switched from outside hitter to setter this season and excelled at her new position with 907 assists. She was setting up Megan Schlechte's hard hits all season and in the state tournament Tabbert set a Class 1A state tournament record with 48 assists in a game. 

MB — Paige Spitzner, Sr., Clay City — Spitzner was co-captain of the dangerous Clay City team and as a middle blocker. She racked up 112 solo blocks and a 4.4 block per match. Spitzner had 145 kills and she was a menace behind the serve line as well with 45 aces. 

Second Team

Taryn Sams, Sr., OH, Central A&M — The key player to the Raiders offense, Sams was a unanimous selection to the Central Illinois all-conference team.

Allie Dunn, Jr., S, Central A&M — As the Raiders' setter and vocal leader, Dunn logged 460 assists and 140 digs.  

Madison Filkin, Sr., S/RS, Clinton — Filkin was a unanimous Central Illinois conference first team selection after leading the Maroons in kills (224) and finish second in digs (224). 

Chloe Martin, Sr., MB, Effingham — As a senior captain for the Flaming Hearts, she led the team in kills (146) and blocks (67). 

Macy Michels, Sr. MB, Teutopolis — Along with 254 kills this season, Mills is a 93 percent accurate server with 42 aces. 

Marci Mills, Sr., MB, Effingham St. Anthony — The Bulldogs' leading killer (202) and digger (326) recently signed to play for St. Xavier University in Chicago.

Lauren Russell, Jr., OH, Shelbyville — Russell's 159 kills included a 35 percent kill percentage. She also recorded 449 digs for the Rams. 

Third Team

Natalie Bates, Jr., L, Tuscola

Abigail Fitzpatrick, Jr., OH, Mount Pulaski

Elizabeth Bowyer, Jr., MH, Shelbyville

Brenna Dameris, Sr., MH, Pana

Kelsi Geltz, So, L, Newton

Ashlyn MacDonald, Sr., OH, Mattoon

Mallorie Mason, Sr., S, Shelbyville

Honorable Mention

Blair Banning, Sr., S, Neoga; Kasey Bean, Sr., OH, Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg; Jolene Bueker, Sr., OH, Teutopolis; Madison Carson, St. Elmo/Brownstown; Bella Coffey, Sr., L, Mattoon; Carson Cole, Jr., L, Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg; Courtney Coy, Jr., S, Taylorville, Shayla Darnell, Sr., Shelbyville; Karli Dean, So., MH, Tuscola;

Maddie Dickens, Sr., Sullivan; Carsyn Fearday, Jr., S/RS, Effingham; Hannah Foran, Sr., M, Bement; Kaelyn Froebe, Sr., Lincoln; Aubrey Funneman, Sr., S, Pana; Maria Gentry, Sr., MB, Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg; Sydney Gibson, Effingham St. Anthony;

Savannah Grimes, Jr., S, Teutopolis; Katie Grimsley, Altamont; Claire Guyon, Sr., L, Cumberland; Mikayla Haddock, Sr., L, Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg; Skylar Hayes, Jr., OH, Mount Pulaski; Mary Hill, Neoga; ​Katie Jeffers, So., MH, Okaw Valley; Rebecca Kuhns, Altamont; Lillian Messmore, Sr., Arthur Okaw Christian; Tinley Mette, Altamont;

Marlee Noel, St. Elmo/Brownstown; Meg Richards, Effingham St. Anthony; Calla Roney, Jr., MB, Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg; Mia Ruffolo, Jr, L, Charleston; Brooke Runge, Altamont; Allison Schnepper, Fr., DS, Clay City; Shania Schoonover, Jr., OH, Pana; Summerlyn Smith, Jr., S, Mattoon; Faith Stallard, Sr., S, Olney;

Alyssa Saulsbery, Sr., Clinton; Myriah Warner, Sr., L, Casey-Westfield; Addison Wichus, So., L, Monticello; Hannah Will, Sr., OH, Effingham St. Anthony; Lauren Wojcik, Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City

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