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By LARRY GOFFINET
TELL CITY—McKenzie Hayes became the first Tell City player to make all-conference in volleyball three times when she was named to the All-PAC team by conference coaches Monday.
Two other Tell City seniors also made the 14-girl team: Charissa Lahee as a setter and Stori Beard as a defensive specialist.
Tell City won the conference for the second year in a row with an 8-0 record.
Tecumseh, which finished third at 6-2, also placed three girls on the team, but second-place Heritage Hills had only one selection.
Hayes was the top vote-getter among the eight all-around players on the team.
She led the Marksmen in kills with 565, blocks with 128 (including 99 solos), and ace serves with 51.
She was second on the team in digs with 241 and assists with 119, and third in points served with 144.
She finished her four-year varsity career with 2,153 kills, a school record.
She plans to play college volleyball and will visit some NCAA Division I colleges, including the University of Memphis.
Lahee had 672 assists—many to Hayes—this season to break the school record of 550 she set last year. Her career total of more than 1,300 is also a school record.
She was second on Tell City’s team in points served with 147, including 15 aces, and was fourth in digs with 192.
Beard, who played libero most of the second half of the season, led the Marksmen in digs with 371 and in points served with 189.
She was second on the team in aces with 35.
Hayes was one of five repeaters from last year’s team, joining Gracecyn Nuhring and Brenna Floyd of Tecumseh, Kaebra LaGrange of Heritage Hills, and Makenzie Weyer of Forest Park.
Weyer played for Tell City her freshman season before moving to Forest Park.
Nuhring joined Hayes as a three-time selection.
Tell City Coach Dalonda Hayes said she was pleased to have three players make all-conference. “I thought we could get three on there last year (when only two made it).”
Setters: Charissa Lahee, Tell City; Gracecyn Nuhring, Tecumseh; Sydney Berg, Forest Park; Heather Deel, Southridge
Defensive specialists: Brianna Brown, North Posey; Stori Beard, Tell City
All around: McKenzie Hayes, Tell City; Kaebra LaGrange, Heritage Hills; Kamlyn Spivey, Tecumseh; Jordan Butler, North Posey; Natalie Altstadt, Southridge; Makenzie Weyer, Forest Park; Brenna Floyd, Tecumseh; Sydney Norris, Gibson Southern