Chieftains check in with 4 on all-league team
Kaw Valley League coaches took notice of this year's Chieftain volleyball team.
Coaches named four Tonganoxie High volleyball players to the first team on this fall's all-Kaw Valley League volleyball squad.
Seniors Ali Pistora and Rachel Bogard and juniors Sami Franiuk and Tracie Hileman earned first-team accolades.
Tonganoxie had more selections than any other KVL school. Santa Fe Trail and Lansing had three each, while Piper had two on the first team.
Overall, THS took four of 14 first-team positions.
"That's the most we've had on the team," THS co-coach Brandon Parker said. "We've had some honorable mentions."
Parker said he also was pleased to have so many players earn the honor, especially in a 10-team conference.
Pistora led the team in kills with 302 and blocks with 134. She also had 45 aces.
Franiuk tallied 271 kills and was the team's ace leader with 70. Bogard led the team in assists with 351 and had 32 aces.
Although Tracie Hileman didn't lead the team in any categories, she was an all-purpose player, registering 154 kills, 58 blocks and 39 aces.
Tonganoxie finished the year with a 30-9 record and a second-place finish at the Holton substate tournament.
All-Kaw Valley League volleyball selections
Ali Pistora, Tonganoxie; Brooke Pryor, Santa Fe Trail; Emily Forbes, SF T; Tori Rutter, SFT; Riann Deere, LHS; Tracie Hileman, THS; Brittney Lang, LHS; Amanda Uzelac, Piper; Kaitlen Stacy, MV; Caitlyn Muder, Ward; Sami Franiuk, THS; Jessica Delinger, LHS; Caitlyn McCall, Piper; and Rachel Bogard, THS.
Chelsey Patton, BLHS; Cecilia Stump, Ward; Christina Delladio, Bonner; Megan McDonald, MV; Lauren Ford, Imac; and Terra Gauger, PLHS.