6 area volleyball players land all-state team

Liberty North’s junior Addison Beagle, senior Rachel Spainhour, junior Isabel Zimmerman and freshman Carlie Cisneros land on the Missouri volleyball all-state team along with Liberty senior Bailee Middleton and Kearney senior Andi Kreiling.

Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association released its all-state teams for the 2020 season and six area athletes received honors.

The undefeated Class 5 state champion Liberty North Eagles led the way with four all-state selections. Juniors Addison Beagle and Isabel Zimmerman, senior Rachel Spainhour and freshman Carlie Cisneros made the list.

All four players also made the first team for all-conference. Beagle, Zimmerman and Cisneros made all-district first team with Spainhour making second team. Beagle and Zimmerman also made the all KC-area team.

Spainhour, along with senior Rylee Staatz, were selected as part of the American Volleyball Coaches Association high school all-region honors for its Region 6 team and made the Missouri Large Class All-Stars roster.

Eagles head coach Katie Dowden earned coach of the year honors that includes the AVCA Region 6 coach of the year and the Greater Kansas City Volleyball Coaches Association Large Class award.

Liberty senior Bailee Middleton and Kearney senior Andi Kreiling also made the all-state team. Both players were named to the AVCA Region 6 and All-KC area teams.

Middleton led her team with 475 digs during her final season as a Blue Jay, along with being second on the team in assists at 30, third in aces at 32 and fifth in kills at 127.

Middleton landed on the all-conference and all-district first team along with junior Madison Corf. Sophomore Brooklyn Young and Ashley Mullen earned all-conference and all-district second team while Grace Toney was given honorable mention.

Kreiling led her team with 293 kills and finished third in blocks at 33. Kreiling made the all-conference and all-district first team along with senior Mayson Behney. Junior Andra Schreiber made the all-district second team.

Sports Writer Mac Moore can be reached at 389-6643 or mac.moore@mycouriertribune.com.

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