Five Lions on the women's volleyball team received HCAC awards

Five Lions on the women's volleyball team received HCAC awards

Indianapolis, IN – The Mount St. Joseph women's volleyball team celebrates five Lions who were recognized by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Lions finished the season with a record of 10-15 and a conference record of 3-6, finishing in a three way tie for 6th place in the HCAC.

Cailey Plemmons (Oxford, OH / Talawanda) was named All-HCAC for her consistent play throughout the season. Plemmons was an early childhood education major and has made an impact on the court during all four of her years at the Mount. Plemmons led the team in kills with 301, which was good for fifthth best in the conference and fourth in kills per set with 3.38. Plemmons not only performed on offense, but also had 310 digs which was good for second best on the team. In her career she earned 698 kills, 737 digs, and 148 blocks in 309 sets played.

Briana Looney (Harrison, OH / Harrison), Riley Brunner (Lawrenceburg, IN / Lawrenceburg), and Karlie Schell (West Harrison, IN / Franklin County) all received the HCAC Honorable Mention award. Looney was a biology major and was an important part of the Lions front line, earning 279 kills and 75 blocks over the season. In her time at the Mount, she earned 663 kills and 243 blocks in 283 sets played. Brunner was a Sport Management major and was a silent threat on the court, earning 266 kills, 272 digs, and 30 blocks in 89 sets played. She finished her career with 812 kills, 806 digs, and 95 blocks in 328 sets played. Schell is a middle childhood education major in her third year at the Mount. The libero led the team in digs with 437 digs and was fifth in the HCAC in digs per set with 4.80.

Lastly, Sydney Wilzbach (Cincinnati, OH / Northwest) received the Chris M. Ragsdale Sportsmanship award for her respect on and off the court. Wilzbach was a biology major and orchestrated the Lions offense, finishing the season with 866 assist. The setter was second in the HCAC in assist per set with 9.73 and finished her career at the Mount with 1,908 assist and 729 digs.

The Lions had a great season and will be back in action in the fall of 2019. Continue to check for more updates on the Lions upcoming season!


Volleyball All-HCAC

Offensive MVP: Jordan Horne, Transylvania

Defensive MVP: Katryna Dahlberg, Rose-Hulman

Freshman of the Year: Kelsey Ketcham, Hanover

Coach of the Year: Lauren Horton, Earlham


Bethany Martini, Bluffton

Erin Weisgarber, Bluffton

Morgan Porter, Defiance

Ashleigh Burton, Earlham

Sarah Dickman, Earlham

Abigail Sewell, Franklin

Claire Dennis, Hanover

Kelsey Ketcham, Hanover

Haley Duncan, Manchester

Cailey Plemmons, Mount St. Joseph

Maria Bruner, Rose-Hulman

Katryna Dahlberg, Rose-Hulman

Bailey MacInnis, Rose-Hulman

Jordan Horne, Transylvania

Ellie Stigger, Transylvania

Hannah Talkers, Transylvania

Honorable Mention:

Kylie Osborne, Anderson

Olivia Rice, Anderson

Brooke Troyer, Anderson

Brooke Kleman, Bluffton

Megan Hedinger, Earlham

Lauren Jackson, Earlham

Abby Crump, Hanover

Ally Williams, Hanover

Anna Marie Lawrie, Manchester

Riley Brunner, Mount St. Joseph

Briana Looney, Mount St. Joseph

Karlie Schell, Mount St. Joseph

Katie Orbeta, Rose-Hulman

All-Freshman Team:

Brooke Troyer, Anderson

Brooke Kleman, Bluffton

Delaney Monnin, Defiance

Sarah Dickman, Earlham

Abbey Zanatta, Earlham

Kelsey Ketcham, Hanover


Makaylea Alberts, Anderson

Jessica Lovell, Bluffton

Marissa Windau, Defiance

Denisha Mataia, Earlham

Libby Stahl, Franklin

Madie Snyder, Hanover

Morgan Oliver, Manchester

Sydney Wilzbach, Mount St. Joseph

Mia Styczynski, Rose-Hulman

Kori Rudolph, Transylvania