Prep Volleyball

Wamac announces all-division volleyball teams

East Division champ Mount Vernon has 3 first-team picks

Mount Vernon’s Catherine Yeoman attacks against Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Raya George during a match at the Westside Invitational volleyball tournament Oct. 8. Yeoman is one of three Mount Vernon players named first-team all-Wamac Conference East Division. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Mount Vernon’s Catherine Yeoman attacks against Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Raya George during a match at the Westside Invitational volleyball tournament Oct. 8. Yeoman is one of three Mount Vernon players named first-team all-Wamac Conference East Division. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

East Division champion Mount Vernon placed three first-team selections on the Wamac Conference divisional teams, released Wednesday.

Rory Light, Grace Pettinger and Catherine Yeoman all were unanimous selections.

Center Point-Urbana was the West Division champion and has two first teamers — Abbey Weideman and Allie Wooldridge.

Mount Vernon’s Maggie Willems and CPU’s Cathy Husmann are divisional coaches of the year.

East Division

First Team (*unanimous)

*Rory Light, jr., Mount Vernon; *Grace Pettinger, sr., Mount Vernon; *Catherine Yeoman, sr., Mount Vernon; *Isabelle Bennett, jr., Dyersville Beckman; *Sydney Steffen, jr., Dyersville Beckman; *Lyndsi Wilgenbusch, sr., Western Dubuque; *Hanna Horsfield, sr., Western Dubuque; *Lauren Collier, sr., West Delaware; *Claire Demmer, jr., West Delaware.

Coach of the year — Maggie Willems, Mount Vernon.

Second Team

Bailey Sullivan, sr., Mount Vernon; Ellie Bildstein, jr., Dyersville Beckman; Jenna Burds, jr., Western Dubuque; Ragann Pfeiler, sr., Western Dubuque; Grace Keith, sr., Solon; Rachael Nelson, jr., Solon; Sophie Wilt, sr., Anamosa; Emily Swanson, jr., DeWitt Central.

West Division

First Team (*unanimous)

*Abbey Weideman, sr., Center Point-Urbana; Allie Wooldridge, sr., Center Point-Urbana; *Caitlyn Smith, sr., Marion; *Andrea Landuyt, sr., Marion; *Madison Larson, jr., Independence; Holly Cooksley, jr., Independence; *Shauntina Williams, jr., Clear Creek Amana; Grace Martensen, jr., Benton Community; Karly Berkland, jr., Williamsburg.

Coach of the year — Cathy Husmann, Center Point-Urbana.

Second Team

Morgan Husmann, jr., Center Point-Urbana; Callyn Fox, jr., Center Point-Urbana; Randi Wright, jr., Marion; Delaney Rice, soph., Marion; Sydney Hearn, jr., Independence; Jordan Neely, jr., Clear Creek Amana; Abby Brunssen, soph., Benton Community; Sadie Smith, sr., South Tama; Becca Steffen, jr., Vinton-Shellsburg.

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