Nov. 7, 2017 – The U-Washington County Lady Wildcats volleyball team placed three players on this year’s Wisconsin Collegiate Conference First Team All-Conference.
“It is exciting when you are able to have one player on the All-Conference Team,” said coach Deb Butschlick. “It is even more exciting when two players receive this honor, but when you have three players selected to the All-Conference team, the excitement is through the roof.”
Kayla Schommer, as a freshman was selected to the First Team All – Conference and voted as the Setter of the Year. “Kayla had to made a huge adjustment playing at the college level,” said Butschlick. “She really worked on your setting accuracy and especially her quickness getting to the ball. Kayla’s conference stats were; 325 assists for kills, she led the team with 46 service aces with 85 percent serving accuracy, 78 digs, 9 kills, and 8 blocks.”
Courtney Peters is a returning sophomore who last year was selected to the second team All-Conference, but her hard work paid off as she was ranked 5th in the conference earning her a First Team All-Conference selection.
“As a returning player, Courtney knew what needed to be done to push herself and her team into winning form,” Butschlick said. “Courtney’s conference stats; second on the team with 91 kills with a hitting accuracy of 95 percent, second on the team with 33 ace serves, serving with 91-percent accuracy, 168 digs, and 5 blocks.”
Meghan MacFarlane, as a freshman was ranked second in the conference and selected to the First Team All-Conference. “Meghan’s hitting ability out of the middle position kept the opponent guessing,” said Butschlick. “She really stepped up her game from the beginning of the season and her desire to help led the team can be seen in the way Meghan played.”
Meghan’s conference stats; Led the team with 95 kills with a hitting accuracy of 37 percent, 20 ace serves with 91-percent accuracy, second on the team with 224 digs, second on the team with 32 blocks, and 11 assists for kills.
“I could not have been prouder of these three players,” Butschlick said. “Their hard work and team dedication has put them with the elite players of the conference.”