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West High places sixth on MVC All-Division Volleyball Teams

Tauchen earns First Team Honors

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY— Six West High Women of Troy varsity volleyball players earned spots on the Mississippi Valley athletic Conference’s (MVC) All-Division Volleyball Teams for 2015. The list, released on Tuesday, Nov. 3, shows Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s Anna Fluent as the Valley Division (West’s home in the conference) Athlete of the Year while Cedar Falls’ Matt Johnson is the division Coach of the Year. Katie Busswitz, of Cedar Rapids Prairie, is the Mississippi Division Athlete of the Year while Lynnette Stecklein, also of Prairie, is the division Coach of the Year.
Ali Tauchen earned First Team honors while Emily Halverson was named to the Second Team. Emma Norris and Maddie Fay earned Division Honorable Mention, while Hannah Birt and Marissa Frisbie were named to the All-Academic squad.
Tauchen, a junior, made 248 kills during the regular season and led West in ace serves with 41. She made 17 assists, 145 digs and 80 blocks total with 23 solo blocks. Halverson, also a junior, put up 194 kills with five assists, 62 digs, a team-leading 28 solo blocks and 89 total blocks.
Norris led the Women of Troy with 285 kills and scored with 18 ace serves. A junior, Norris came up with six assists and a team-high 267 digs. She made six solo blocks and had 32 total blocks in the regular season. Fay, also a junior, made 31 kills and was second highest in ace serves for West High. Fay, the team’s setter, put up 783 assists with 172 digs, five solo blocks and 20 blocks total.
Birt, a senior, went three-for-three and made three digs in one set of playing time. Frisbie, also a senior, made two block assists in three sets on the floor.