2023 Volleyball Finalists
Hoffman was a key contributor in the state championship run the Advance Hornets made. The Hornets finished the season 27-10 and won the Class 1 State Championship. Hoffman will return in 2023 for her senior season and look to defend the state championship.
The junior had 52 aces, 83 blocks and posted over 200 kills tor the Jackson Indians during their 31-5-4 season. Wasilewski will return for her senior season and she also committed to play at Wichita State.
The two-time Bootheel Conference Player of the Year led the Lady Bulldogs to a 21-11-1 overall record and a MSHSAA Class 2, District 1 Championship. Saxton also earned All-District honors after finishing the season with 264 kills, 47 aces, 56 total blocks and 240 digs.
Wahlers was a critical piece for the Crusaders as they finished the season 26-9-3. Wahlers’ ability to control a game while also being one of the leaders for the Crusaders helped lead them to success.
Brinley Cowart, a sophomore setter for Clarkton High School, led Class 1 District 2 in assists and ranked fourth among Class 1 athletes across Missouri in assists with a total of 933. She earned All-District, All-Conference, All-State and Academic All-State honors for her efforts this fall. Cowart also amassed 350 digs and 45 kills to help the Reindeer become district and sectional champions with a 31-7 record.
Elle Vancil, a senior middle hitter for Kennett High School, was named the SEMO South All-Conference Player of the Year, Hitter of the Year, and earned All-District honors in her third year on the varsity roster for the Indians. Vancil racked up 240 kills, 72 blocks, 38 digs and 12 assists this fall in which Kennett concluded the season 13-20-4.
Long earned All-SCAA and all-district honors as a senior outside hitter and setter for the Lady Bearcats. Long finished with a team-high 277 kills, 47 aces, 221 digs and 306 assists. She was a leader of a Dexter volleyball team that finished 20-10-2.
Kaylee Ashabranner, a senior outside hitter at Gideon High School, was voted the Tri-County Conference Player of the Year and was awarded All-District and All-State honors. Ashabranner was also on the AVCA All-American Watchlist in the fall. She led the Bulldogs in kills with 564, which was also the the fifth-most for any Class 1 volleyball player in the state. Ashabranner also had 405 digs to help Gideon secure a 24-8 season.
Holcomb senior middle hitter Callis earned first team All-District and All-Conference honors after amassing 268 kills, 57 blocks and 116 aces, which was the third-most in the state among Class 1 schools. Callis' efforts helped Holcomb to attain a 23-10-1 record, the most wins in a single season in school history, and claim the Class 1 District 1 championship title.
Rubel provided senior leadership while also being a force at the net for the Bulldogs in 2022. Notre Dame finished the season 23-8-4.