Championship, Bearcats.

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.

All-Conference Teams

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.