MARSHFIELD'S STEFFEN LANDS ON FIRST TEAM OF 2019 ALL-WISCONSIN VALLEY CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL TEAM
By Paul Lecker For Zaleski Sports
Marshfield, coming off a third-place finish, had four players chosen to the 2019 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Volleyball Team, as voted on by the seven conference coaches following the regular season.
Senior outside hitter Lindsey Steffen was a unanimous first-team selection after helping the Tigers to an 8-4 record, which included handing WVC champion Stevens Point its only two conference losses. Steffen had 171 kills, which ranked third in conference play, and was fifth in hitting percentage at .243.
Joining Steffen on the first team were unanimous choices Ellie Hartson of Merrill, Maddy Dokken of Stevens Point, Taylor Pagel of Wausau East and Robyn Kirsch of Wausau West. Grace Michalske of Wausau West and Olivia Stroik of Stevens Point were also named to the first team.
Marshfield’s other all-conference picks were senior libero Kati Sadowska and junior hitter Brooklyn Boushack to the second team, and senior hitter Kaydee Johnson as an honorable choice.
Sadowska was fifth in the conference in digs per set at 4.88, Boushack was second in hitting percentage at .299 and seventh in total kills with 103, and Johnson ranked fourth in digs per set at 4.94, and seventh in serve percentage at .963.
2019 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Volleyball Team First team (*denotes unanimous selection): *Lindsey Steffen, sr., outside hitter, Marshfield; *Ellie Hartson, sr., setter/right side hitter, Merrill; *Maddy Dokken, sr., outside hitter, Stevens Point; *Taylor Pagel, sr., outside hitter, Wausau East; *Robyn Kirsch, jr., outside hitter, Wausau West; Grace Michalske, jr., setter, Wausau West; Olivia Stroik, sr., outside hitter, Stevens Point. Second team: Kelly Page, jr., setter/outside hitter, Merrill; Hayley Wagner, so., libero, Wisconsin Rapids; Brooklyn Boushack, jr., middle hitter, Marshfield; Grace Stimac, sr., middle hitter, Wausau East; Kati Sadowska, sr., libero, Marshfield; Anna Cunningham, sr., middle hitter, Wausau West; Danni Langseth, jr., middle hitter, D.C. Everest. Honorable mention: Abby Duffrin, jr., libero, D.C. Everest; Haylee Schmidt, jr., middle hitter, D.C. Everest; Kaydee Johnson, sr., outside hitter, Marshfield; Reese Mrachek, sr., middle hitter, Merrill; Rachel Travis, jr., libero, Merrill; Eve Akey, sr., outside hitter, Merrill; Maggie Lawrynk, sr., libero, Stevens Point; Merriah Niedfeldt, sr., setter, Stevens Point; Hilirie McLaughlin, jr., middle blocker, Stevens Point; Makenzie Gale, so., outside hitter, Wausau East; Jenna Rusch, sr., libero, Wausau West; Maddie Hauer, jr., middle hitter, Wausau West; Azalea Clendenning, jr., opposite hitter, Wisconsin Rapids; Morgan Elliott, sr., middle blocker, Wisconsin Rapids; Molly Frizzell, sr., outside hitter, Wisconsin Rapids.