By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Four members of the Chase County Lady Longhorn volleyball team have earned post-season honors both locally and on the SPVA conference level.
Last week, SPVA coaches gathered to select the 2013 Volleyball All-Conference Team and honorable mention players.
In addition, Chase County’s team selected its honorary captains for the season.
Chase County racked up three all-conference honors this year, tying with Hershey and Sutherland for the most selected among all seven SPVA schools.
Junior MaKenna Ketter was one of six players named to the All-Conference First Team.
Kristen Jussel, a senior, earned Second Team All-Conference recognition, while junior Paige Spady earned honorable mention.
A total of 16 volleyball players received all-conference accolades this year.
Chase County Coach Jodie Schuller noted that each SPVA coach can nominate players from their team for consideration, but cannot vote for any of their own players.
Here is the full slate of all-conference players for 2013.
SPVA 1st Team
Chase County—MaKenna Ketter, junior.
Hershey—Maegan Hiatt, senior, Brooke Munsen, junior.
Maxwell—Josie Cox, sophomore.
St. Pat’s—Brittany Lawrence, senior.
Sutherland—Jalyne Schuster, senior.
SPVA 2nd Team
Chase County—Kristen Jussel, senior.
Hershey—Maddie Seamann, senior.
Kimball—Danika Daum, sophomore.
Maxwell—Anna Crane, senior.
Perkins County—Courtney McClenahan, senior.
Sutherland—Sam Staggs, senior.
Chase County—Paige Spady, junior.
Kimball—Madison Biesecker, sophomore.
St. Pat’s—Alli Skala, freshman.
Sutherland—Kelsey Dillenburg, senior.
Jussel and Spady earned a pair of honors when the two, along with senior Bridget Langin, were selected by their teammates as the 2013 honorary captains.
Coach Schuller said voting was very close this year in the team captain tally.
When making their choices for team captains, players are asked to consider their leadership on and off the court. When on the court, “She’s the one who gets the team going and fires them up,” Schuller said.
Overall, the team captains should represent a positive influence, she said.