By Paul Lecker
Marshfield Columbus Catholic senior Dorci Walker repeated as the Player of the Year and was a first-team selection for the third-straight season as the 2021 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Volleyball Team was revealed.
Walker joins teammates Courtney Sommer and Jenna Kibbel on the seven-player first team after Columbus Catholic won the Cloverbelt East championship.
Joining the Dons’ trio on the first team are Colby senior Brett Schmitt, Gilman junior Gracie Tallier, Greenwood senior Alane Artac and Neillsville junior Delaney Rochester.
Walker has 564 kills, 50 service aces and 263 digs this season as the Dons have reached the WIAA Division 4 sectionals. Sommer leads the team with 456 assists and added 169 kills, and Kibbel had 203 kills, 232 digs and 68 aces for Columbus Catholic.
Columbus Catholic freshman Izzy Hoglund, Spencer senior Heavyn Kind, Neillsville’s Paige Voight and Avery McFarland, Loyal’s Aspen Hagen, Gilman’s Ellie Drier and Colby’s Kya Viegut were named to the second team.
2021 All-Cloverbelt Conference Volleyball Team
First team: Brett Schmitt, sr., Colby; Dorci Walker, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Courtney Sommer, so., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Jenna Kibbel, jr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Gracie Tallier, jr., Gilman; Alane Artac, sr., Greenwood; Delaney Rochester, jr., Neillsville.
Second team: Kya Viegutz, sr., Colby; Izzy Hoglund, fr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Ellie Drier, jr., Gilman; Aspen Hagen, jr., Loyal; Paige Voight, so., Neillsville; Avery McFarland, jr., Neillsville.
Honorable mention: Hayden Willner, jr., Colby; Lily Stratman, jr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Emma Grunseth, sr., Gilman; Tatum Weir, jr., Gilman; Mckenna Schley, jr., Loyal; Mesa Rasmussen, sr., Greenwood; Katie Erickson, sr., Owen-Withee.
Player of the Year: Dorci Walker, Marshfield Columbus Catholic.