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Notre Dame and Jackson volleyball combine for 14 all-district picks

Notre Dame volleyball senior Kristin Anderson was one of the Bulldogs eight Class 3 District 1 All-District selections this fall. Photo by Jay Forness

After both Jackson and Notre Dame repeated as tournament champions in their respective districts, the Indians and Bulldogs were heavily honored with numerous all-district selections.

Back-to-back Class 3 District 1 Champions Notre Dame had the most all-district honorees with eight, while Jackson had six players named all-district after winning districts for the fourth year in a row.

Becoming two-time all-district selections for the Bulldogs were seniors outside hitter Kristin Anderson, libero Anna Garner and outside hitter Tori Rubel. Notre Dame’s remaining all-district honorees include freshman setter Claudia Jones, junior Aubrey Neumeyer, freshman middle blocker Kate Rubel, senior setter Emma-Claire Self and sophomore middle blocker Courtney Tatum.

Anderson led the Bulldogs in kills with 299 and second in digs at 487, while Garner was first in digs (641) and serve receptions (734). Kristin also finished third in serve receptions with 282.

Kate Rubel led Notre Dame in both total blocks with 88 and hitting percentage at .362, while finishing second behind Anderson in kills with 258. Tori Rubel finished behind her younger sister Kate with 67 total blocks as The Twin Towers finished with a combined 155 blocks on the year.

Jones was the Bulldogs leader in both assists and aces with 505 and 46, respectively. Claudia also recorded the third-best serve percentage with 83.7 and had the fourth-most digs (190).

Receiving all-district honors for Jackson were senior setter Kamryn Link, juniors outside hitter Ella Domian, outside hitter Sydnie Floyd, libero Holland Guilliams, middle blocker Nadia Wasi-lewski and sophomore outside hitter Katy St. John.

Guilliams, who was also named the SEMO Conference Player of the Year, led the Indians in digs (389), serve receptions (663) and serve percentage (97.0). St. John produced the most kills with 401, while Wasilewski had a team-high 83 total blocks, 217 service points and 53 aces.

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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