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Saxony volleyball has five all-district and all-conference selections

Junior libero Camille Richey was one of Saxony volleyball’s five players to earn SEMO All-Conference and Class 3 District 1 All-District honors. Photo by Nick McNeal

In a season where the Saxony Lutheran volleyball team won its fourth district championship in a row, the Crusaders had five players pick up postseason honors.

Each of them were named Class 3 District 1 All-District and SEMO All-Conference as senior outside hitter Clara Brune and junior setter Isabel Brown were selected to the first team of each.

Brune finished as Saxony’s leader in hitting percentage with a .302, while coming up second in both kills (303) and total blocks (63).

As for Brown, she finished first for the Crusaders in assists with 571, aces at 54 and service points with 286. Isabel was also one of Saxony’s top defenders as she was second in digs (269) and also had the fourth-most service receptions (122).

Headlining the all-district and all-conference second teams for the Crusaders was their first-year starting libero junior Camille Richey, who came up with a team-high 405 digs and 669 service receptions.

The two-time all-state soccer selection Richey also finished with the second-best serve percentage at 95.2%, while she came up with the third-most assists (84) and fourth-most service points (183).

Joining Richey on both second team all-district and all-conference was senior outside hitter Grace Ozark. She led the Crusaders in kills with 345 off a .235 hitting percentage (third on team) and finished tied for fifth in total blocks at 18 with Brown.

The fifth and final player for Saxony to receive postseason honors was senior middle blocker Paige Seibel, who led the Crusaders in total blocks at 80 to earn honorable mention all-conference and all-district. Seibel finished third in kills behind Ozark and Brune with 174 while having the second-highest hitting percentage (.237).

The last honor for Saxony was that Crusaders head coach Stephanie Brown was named the SEMO North Conference Co-Coach of the Year along with Jackson’s Dave Mirly.

This was Saxony’s first year playing in the SEMO Conference as it took second place in the conference tournament after losing to five-time reigning champions Jackson in the title match.

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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