Four T’Wolves on POI first team
Southwest Valley and East Union both placed multiple players on the Pride of Iowa first team all-conference.
The Timberwolves were rewarded for their 21-10 season in which they finished runner-up in the POI with four selections to the conference’s first team.
Senior setter Caitlyn Damewood, junior hitter Marie Palmer, senior hitter Sydney Maynes and senior defensive specialist Sierra Sleep all earned first team honors. Damewood, Palmer and Maynes were all unanimous selections.
East Union finished the season 16-15 and placed third in the POI. The Eagles placed two players on the all-conference first team in senior hitter Kelsey Hoff and senior defensive specialist Brittany Malone.
Nodaway Valley senior hitter Christine Gross was also a first team all-conference selection.
Pride of Iowa Conference Volleyball
(* — unanimous)
First team —Alli Friday*, Jr., Pleasantville, setter; Riley Dunn*, Sr., Martensdale-St. Marys, setter; Caitlyn Damewood*, Sr., Southwest Valley, setter; Rachel Armstrong, So., Bedford, setter; Augusta Sinclair*, Sr., Pleasantville, hitter; Vicki Kordick*, Sr., Martensdale-St. Marys, hitter; Nicole Shutt, Jr., Martensdale-St. Marys, hitter; Jenna Sandquist, Sr., Interstate 35, hitter; Hallie Linhart*, Jr., Central Decatur, hitter; Marie Palmer*, Jr., Southwest Valley, hitter; Sydney Maynes*, Sr., Southwest Valley, hitter; Kelsey Hoff, Sr., East Union, hitter; Christine Gross, Sr., Nodaway Valley, hitter; Madison Walston, Sr., Bedford, hitter; Callyn Bonde, So., Bedford, hitter; Scotlan Bunnell, Sr., Wayne, DS; Gentry Davidson, Jr., Martensdale-St. Marys, DS; Sierra Sleep, Sr., Southwest Valley, DS; Brittany Malone, Sr., East Union, DS.
Second team — Breanna Fortune, Sr., Wayne, setter; Haley Bean, Sr., Interstate 35, setter; Macy Larsen, Fr., Mount Ayr, setter; Casaundra Currin, Sr., Southwest Valley, setter; Courtney Phelps, So., East Union, setter; Mandie Gassman, Sr., Wayne, hitter; Kennedy Core, Jr., Pleasantville, hitter; Paiten Gavin, Sr., Martensdale-St. Marys, hitter; Paige Daughton, Sr., Mount Ayr, hitter; Megan McIntosh, Sr., Nodaway Valley, hitter; Katie Konrad*, Sr., Southeast Warren, DS; Ashlyn Spencer*, So., Bedford, DS.