November 10, 2017

A.I.I. Conference Volleyball Awards Feature Lady Bobcats

VolleyballCongratulations are in order for College of the Ozarks' volleyball players who were awarded postseason honors at the A.I.I. conference championship tournament banquet in Lincoln, Illinois.

Highlighting the awards was senior Danielle Curnes, who was chosen as A.I.I. Volleyball Player of the Year. This fall Curnes tallied 332 kills on a .221 hitting percentage, recorded 377 digs, and blocked 42 hits in regular-season play.

 Sophomore Rielly Dobbs was named A.I.I. Setter of the Year for the second straight season after posting 1,120 total assists for an average of 10 per set.

Fellow sophomore Haley Stallings was named A.I.I. Libero of the Year. Stallings led her team with 608 digs for an average of 5.53 a set.

Head Coach Stacy Muckenthaler was named the A.I.I. Volleyball Coach of the Year after guiding the Lady Bobcats to a stellar 25-6 record, placing them in a position to be receiving votes in the NAIA Top 25 poll.

Other award recipients included sophomore setter Rielly Dobbs, senior outside hitter Danielle Curnes, junior outside hitter Alex Spears, and sophomore defensive specialist Haley Stallings, all of whom were selected as First Team All-Conference.  Junior middle hitter Kayli Grant, senior outside/right-side hitter Hannah Bracker, and freshman middle hitter Kaylan Smith were named A.I.I. Second Team All-Conference.

Rounding out the awards were seniors Hannah Bracker and Danielle Curnes who were selected as A.I.I. Champions of Character.

Congratulations to all the Lady Bobcats on their post season honors.