Once again, the Hermann Lady Bearcats have won the Four Rivers Conference volleyball title, going 7-0 in the varsity standings to finish the season unblemished.
Pacific placed second in this year’s table, going 6-1.
At third, there was a logjam with three teams tying for the spot with 4-3 marks. New Haven, Owensville and Union each claimed third place in league action.
Sullivan was sixth at 2-5 while St. Clair went 1-6 and St. James was 0-7.
In the junior varsity league standings, New Haven and Owensville split the championship with 6-1 league records.
Pacific was third at 5-2, Union took fourth at 4-3, Hermann and St. Clair tied for fifth at 3-4. Sullivan was next at 1-6 and St. James went 0-7.
In the freshman standings, Hermann, New Haven and Owensville split the conference title at 5-1.
Union was fourth at 3-3 while Sullivan went 2-4, St. Clair went 1-5 and Pacific was 0-6.
St. James did not field a freshman team.
Hermann’s senior setter Abby Witthaus was selected as the league’s player of the year and was one of four seniors on the All-FRC first team.
Witthaus recorded 799 assists, 179 digs, 53 aces, 27 kills and 15 blocks during the campaign.
Following Witthaus on the first team were:
• Pacific senior outside hitter Kersten McDonough;
• Hermann junior middle hitter Jamie Gleeson;
• New Haven senior outside hitter Kelsey Pecaut;
• Union senior middle hitter Rachael Bassett;
• New Haven junior outside hitter Rachel Steinhoff;
• Owensville freshman middle hitter Hailey Diestelkamp;
• Owensville junior outside hitter Grace Schlottach; and
• Pacific junior outside hitter Ashley Hill.
Honorable mention selections were:
• Hermann senior outside hitter Natalie Witte;
• Sullivan senior setter Rachel Lucas;
• Pacific senior setter Abby Spuhl;
• Union senior hitter-defensive specialist Lauren Terschluse;
• St. James junior setter Emma Rogers;
• St. Clair sophomore outside hitter Allison Hinson;
• Sullivan senior outside hitter Caitlin Schmidtke;
• Union sophomore outside hitter Emily Schroeder; and
• New Haven junior outside hitter Emily Kallmeyer.