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Yong on all-conference first team

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 11:23 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 11:26 p.m. CST

Southwestern Community College freshman Cassidy Yong is the best setter in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Division II volleyball.

That’s the determination made by conference coaches in all-conference and all-regional tourney selections announced today by the ICCAC.

Yong is the only setter — and the only Southwestern Spartan — on the first all-conference unit. She is a freshman from Bellevue, Neb.

Named to the second team from Southwestern’s national tournament team are sophomore middle hitter Alex Duffy of Bondurant, and sophomore libero Molly Schimp of Hampton. Sophomore middle hitter Shamell Mangrum of Rock Island, Ill., earned honorable mention.

The conference was divided into Region XI-A and XI-B for regional tournament play and qualification for the national tournament in Toledo, Ohio. Southwestern and DMACC won those titles.

Named All-Region XI-B from Southwestern were Yong ob the first unit, and Duffy and Schimp on the second team.

The all-tournament team was announced Monday. Representing SWCC were Yong, Schimp and tournament MVP Janaya Fox, a sophomore outside hitter from Bellevue, Neb.

Southwestern represents Region XI-B in the NJCAA Division II National Volleyball Tournament Nov. 21-23 in Toledo, Ohio.

ICCAC Div. II

All-Conference

First team — Sarah Frisch, So., DMACC, MH; Sheila Menezes, So., DMACC, OH; Shelby Schnidler, So., Iowa Central, MB; Heather Poula, Fr., Kirkwood, OH; Erin Walker, So., Kirkwood, OH; Ashley Salgaldo, So., Marshalltown, libero; Mattie Gray, Fr., Southeastern, OH; Cassidy Yong, Fr., Southwestern, setter.

Second team — Barbara Soranzo, So., DMACC, libero; Kennedi Simon, Fr., Iowa Central, MB; Payton Hilton, Fr., Kirkwood, OH/MB; Amber Timmins, So., Kirkwood, setter; Alicen Wintermote, So., Kirkwood, MB; Nazya Thies, Fr., Northeast (Neb.), OH; Alex Duffy, So., Southwestern, MH; Molly Schimp, So., Southwestern, libero/setter.

Honorable mention — (SWCC) Shamell Mangrum, So., MH.

All-Region XI-B

First team — Heather Poula, Fr., Kirkwood, OH; Amber Timmins, So., Kirkwood, setter; Erin Walker, So., Kirkwood, OH; Ashley Salgaldo, So., Marshalltown, libero; LaShae Brooks, So., NIACC, OH; Nazya Thies, Fr., Northeast (Neb.) OH; Cassidy Yong, Fr., Southwestern, setter.

Second team — Keveena Wattley, Fr., Clinton, MB; Payton Hilton, Fr., Kirkwood, OH/MB; Alicen Wintermote, So., Kirkwood, MB; Miranda Smith, Fr., Marshalltown, MH; Melissa Bisbee, So., NIACC, RH; Brittany Sullivan, Fr., Northeast (Neb.), OH; Alex Duffy, So., Southwestern, MH; Molly Schimp, So., Southwestern, libero/setter.

Region XI-B

All-Tournament — Erin Walker, So., Kirkwood, OH; Alicen Wintermote, So., Kirkwood, MB; Reeba Box, Fr., Marshalltown, OH/MH; Nazya Thies, Fr., Northeast (Neb.), OH; Molly Schimp, So., Southwestern, libero/setter; Cassidy Yong, Fr., Southwestern, setter.

Tournament MVP — Janaya Fox, So., Southwestern, OH.

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