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McMullen named to all-state team; 5 Lady Cats earn all-league honors

Andy Brown / Louisburg Sports Zone
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Louisburg sophomore Rinny McMullen was recently named to the Class 4A all-state second team by the Kansas Volleyball Association and was one of five Lady Cats to earn All-Frontier League honors.

It was another successful season for the Louisburg volleyball team, and with that success, comes a few awards.

After finishing fourth in Class 4A this past season, several Lady Cats were recognized with postseason honors – including one on the state level.

Sophomore setter Rinny McMullen earned second-team Class 4A honors when the Kansas Volleyball Association all-state teams were released over the weekend. McMullen was the youngest player to garner all-state honors, as the three teams were completed with juniors and seniors.

All-Frontier League teams were also recently released and five Lady Cats were recognized by the league’s coaches.

Senior Haley Cain, junior Carleigh Pritchard and McMullen earned second-team selections, while senior Reilly Ratliff-Becher and sophomore Davis Guetterman were named honorable mentions.

Spring Hill, which won the Frontier League, had two players earn first team honors. Bonner Springs, which was the league runner-up, earned three spots. Eudora also had two first-team selections.

“The Frontier League is made up of great teams and great players,” Louisburg coach Jessica Compliment said. “I was happy to see five of our players recognized.”

McMullen, who is a part of a two-setter offense with Guetterman, led Louisburg with 504 assists and also led the Lady Cats with 90 aces on the season. She also added 179 digs and 59 kills to her stat line.

Cain, who was a middle hitter for Louisburg, was third on the team with 202 kills on the season and was second with 58 blocks. She also added 27 aces on the year.

Pritchard also played in the middle for the Lady Cats and had a big year offensively. She led Louisburg with 232 kills on the year and also had a team-high 66 blocks.

Haley Cain (left) and Carleigh Pritchard both earned second team all-league honors.

“These three players had a great season, and I was happy to see them recognized for their play,” Compliment said. “Haley has been a leader on the court for the past four seasons and had another great year. Rinny and Carleigh both had huge matches throughout the season and plays that helped propel the team forward. They are both dynamic players on the court and fun to watch. I was also proud to see Rinny earn all-state honors as well. I am very happy for her.”

Guetterman also had a big season for the Lady Cats at the setter position. She was right behind McMullen with 457 assists on the year and also had 39 aces and 141 digs.

Setter Davis Guetterman (left) and libero Reilly Ratliff-Becher were recently awarded all-league honorable mention.

Ratliff-Becher served as the team’s libero and was the leader for the Lady Cat back row. She had a team-high 359 digs to go along with 17 aces and 85 assists.

“Both Reilly and Davis are so steady and consistent on the court,” Compliment said. “Reilly has been a crucial part of our defense and stepped up this year as one of our leaders. Davis was able to bring a lot of passion and enthusiasm to the team. I love watching her and Rinny work so well together and run the offense as well as they both do.”

ALL-FRONTIER LEAGUE VOLLEYBALL

First Team

Jalyn Stevenson, Spring Hill, junior; Alli Frank, Spring Hill, junior; Keagan Shockley, Eudora, senior; Kim Whetstone, Bonner Springs, senior; Keyana Cruse, Bonner Springs, junior

Defensive Specialist/Libero: Delaney Franklin, Eudora, senior

Setter: Mercedes Madlock, Bonner Springs, sophomore

Second Team

Kate Frakes, Spring Hill, sophomore; Haley Cain, Louisburg, senior; Carleigh Pritchard, Louisburg, junior; Molly Olmstead, Ottawa, junior; Darby Weidl, Ottawa, junior

Defensive Specialist/Libero: Caitlyn Rexroat, Spring Hill, senior

Setter: Daphne Gardner, Spring Hill, freshman; Rinny McMullen, Louisburg, sophomore

Honorable mention

Rylee Serpan, Spring Hill, sophomore; Jayla Pierce, Eudora, junior; Erin Gallagher, Tonganoxie, senior; Jordan Knipp, Tonganoxie, senior; Morgan Clark, Paola, junior; Abby Richmond, Paola, junior; Anna Burnett, Baldwin, senior

Defensive Specialist/Libero: Reilly Ratliff-Becher, Louisburg, senior; Abby Marcouiller, Tonganoxie, senior; Kaylin Miller, Piper, senior; Brooklyn Chase, Baldwin, junior

Setter: Davis Guetterman, Louisburg, sophomore; Emma Durr, Eudora, sophomore; Mikayla White, Paola, sophomore; Emma Stottlemire, Ottawa, sophomore

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