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Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:00 am

They won the Hermann Tournament and were one of two area teams to claim district titles this season.

And, this week, the Hermann Lady Bearcats are adding the top two Missourian All-Area awards to their haul from this season.

Area coaches and media members selected Hermann senior setter Abby Witthaus as player of the year and Hermann Head Coach Linda Lampkin as the coach of the year.

Witthaus had a huge season for Hermann, recording 799 assists, 53 service aces, 179 digs, 27 kills and 15 blocks.

“She was one of our captains, the vocal leader on the floor, and she was definitely the glue that held the whole thing together,” Lampkin said. “She averaged 9.6 assists per game, which was eighth in the St. Louis metro area. She was able to average that many assists because her hitter selection was very, very good. She had a knack for picking the attacker that could terminate a rally. She ran our offense last year as a junior and that year of varsity experience was very valuable. We will miss Abby a lot next year. She leaves some really big shoes to fill.”

Lampkin led Hermann to Four Rivers Conference and district titles this season. The Lady Bearcats (25-10-1, 7-0) lost to eventual MSHSAA Class 2 state champion Fatima in the sectional round.

“I humbly accept the award on behalf of all those people that make it possible,” Lampkin said. “It is our players, my assistant coaches, coaches at the lower levels, and our competition that makes an honor like that possible. Our players work hard and are always willing to do what we ask them to do. My assistant coaches are extremely valuable to our program, and all those coaches that work with the girls in the off season and at the lower levels do a good job of preparing them for high school volleyball. We are very fortunate to be located in an area where we can have a schedule that is extremely tough and it prepares us for our conference and postseason schedule.”

Other players in the player of the year voting, in order of finish, were Pacific senior outside hitter Kersten McDonough, Borgia junior setter Janie Arand, Union senior middle hitter Rachael Bassett, Owensville freshman middle hitter Hailey Diestelkamp, Borgia freshman rightside hitter Emma Kriete, Borgia senior middle hitter Hanna Glastetter, Washington junior libero Erica Diener, Hermann junior middle hitter Jamie Gleeson and Washington senior outside hitter Rachel Jackson.

Other coaches in the coach of the year balloting, in order, were Pacific’s Janel Brown, Union’s Angie Morris, Borgia’s Brad Bruns, New Haven’s Jaime Hoener and Owensville’s Dwayne Clingman.

As has been the case in recent years, balloting has been done by positions with two middle hitters, four outside/rightside hitters, two setters and two liberos/defensive specialists being selected for each team.

This year, there were enough nominees to create a third team.

Making the first team this season are:

• Hermann junior middle hitter Jamie Gleeson;

• Borgia senior middle hitter Hanna Glastetter;

• Pacific senior outside hitter Kersten McDonough;

• Borgia freshman rightside hitter Emma Kriete;

• Hermann senior outside hitter Natalie Witte;

• New Haven senior outside hitter Kelsey Pecaut;

• Borgia junior setter Janie Arand;

• Hermann senior setter Abby Witthaus;

• Washington junior libero Erica Diener; and

• Hermann junior libero Kali Stiers.

Making the second team are:

• Union senior middle hitter Rachael Bassett;

• Owensville freshman middle hitter Hailey Diestelkamp;

• Washington senior outside hitter Rachel Jackson;

• New Haven junior outside hitter Rachel Steinhoff;

• Borgia senior outside hitter Taylor Mentz;

• Pacific junior outside hitter Ashley Hill;

• Owensville junior outside hitter Grace Schlottach;

• Pacific senior setter Abby Spuhl;

• Washington senior setter Elizabeth Brinkmann;

• Borgia sophomore defensive specialist Molly Arand; and

• Borgia sophomore libero/defensive specialist Alivia Brinker.

There were five outside/rightside hitters on the second team due to a tie in voting for the fourth spot. There are three outside/rightside hitters on the third team due to that tie. The third team has four libero/defensive specialist choices due to voting ties.

Making the third team are:

• Borgia junior middle hitter Erin Hillerman;

• Owensville senior middle hitter Clair Wehmeyer;

• Borgia junior rightside hitter Sarah Geatley;

• New Haven junior outside hitter Emily Kallmeyer;

• Sullivan senior outside hitter Caitlin Schmidtke;

• Washington sophomore setter Emily Voss;

• Owensville junior setter Brittany Jahnsen;

• Union senior libero/outside hitter Lauren Terschluse;

• Borgia junior defensive specialist/libero Clara Blatt;

• Pacific sophomore libero Ellen Rogers; and

• Owensville junior libero Shelby Stiehr.

Honorable mention selections, by position, are:

• Middle hitters — New Haven sophomore Taylor Covington, Union junior Clare Stowe, Pacific senior Emily Weaver, Washington junior Kara Herron, Pacific senior Allyson Armstrong and Sullivan senior Alisyn Bryan;

• Outside/rightside hitters — Union sophomore Emily Schroeder, Washington junior Olivia Strode, Union senior Jill Johnston, St. Clair sophomore Allison Hinson, Borgia sophomore Jordan Kriete and Washington sophomore Jenna Barnhart.

• Setters — Union freshman Elli Aldrich, Sullivan senior Rachel Lucas, St. James junior Emma Rogers, St. Clair senior Emily Rogers and Borgia sophomore Maddie Toelke; and

• Liberos/defensive specialists — Sullivan senior Amy Brendel, Pacific senior Jackie Dann and Washington junior Kelly Gauzy.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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