Area athletes named to All-Conference teams
9 players from local districts fill up most of list
The Ozark 7 Conference Volleyball All-Conference list was released on Wednesday, and several local athletes made the cut.
Wheaton defended its conference championship and returns every player back next season. For his efforts, Lady Bulldogs Coach Will Creekmore was named the Coach of the Year.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by First Teamer Tori Goostree. Second Teamers are Rachel Lacey and Hallie Mitchell. Allie Reed was named to the Honorable Mention squad.
Purdy’s Casey Ellison was named to the First Team, and Hallie Henderson and Cailyn Spears collected Second Team honors.
Caeton Horn from Exeter was named to the Honorable Mention team.
The complete list is as follows:
Player of the Year: Myka Cook, Southwest
Coach of the Year: Robert Creekmore, Wheaton
Tori Goostree, Wheaton
Catherine Lant, Thomas Jefferson
Casey Ellison, Purdy
Rita Castillo, Verona
Courtney Bates, McAuley
Taylor Schiefelbein, McAuley
Rachel Lacey, Wheaton
Hallie Mitchell, Wheaton
Hallie Henderson, Purdy
Heather Windes, Southwest
Acelynn Tate, Thomas Jefferson
Cailyn Spears, Purdy
Allie Reed, Wheaton
Rebecca Freitas, McAuley
Claire Lowrey, McAuley
Mariah Munday, Southwest
Caeton Horn, Exeter
Hailee Wilkinson, Verona