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Midland lands five on All-GPAC Volleyball Team

Midland lands five on All-GPAC Volleyball Team

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The 2019 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Volleyball All-Conference Team has been selected. Midland University is represented by five players on this year’s list of honorees. The Warriors finished the season fourth the conference with a 10-6 record and were 19-10 overall.

Anna Wedel from Northwestern was selected as the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Player-of-the-Year. Teammate Lacey Wacker was named Setter-of-the-Year while Taliyah Flores of Midland was selected as the conference’s Libero-of-the-Year. Kyle Van Den Bosch from Northwestern was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year. The GPAC All-Conference teams were selected by the league coaches.

Flores, a sophomore from Papillion, Nebraska, was the Warriors lone first team member. She finished the year with 501 digs and was a big piece to the team’s defense all year. At the service line she had 23 service aces and a serve percentage of .857 as well.

Brooke Fredrickson and Maggie Hiatt were both named to the second team while Sydney Morehouse and Taylor Petersen were honorable mentions.

Fredrickson, sophomore from North Bend, Neb., was a solid six-rotation player for Midland in 2019. She averaged 2.11 kills and 2.87 digs per game and had five games with double digit kills and digs. Brooke also had a team-high of 47 service aces.

Hiatt, a junior from Springfield, Neb., finished second in the GPAC with 74 blocks during conference play and had 127 total blocks. In addition to her defense at the net she finished with 223 kills and hit .279 on the attack.

Morehouse, a junior from Papillion, Neb., was solid at the net offensively and defensively as well. She had a hitting percentage of .274 and averaged just under one block per game, 0.93. She finished with 228 kills and had 101 total blocks.

Peterson, a senior from Auburn, Neb., led the Warriors in kills with 289 on the season, an average of 2.63 per game. She was the go-to attacker leading the team in attacks by over 200 attempts. Defensively she finished with 65 blocks at the net and had 78 digs too.

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