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Seven Panthers and Coach Tom Ackerman picked for SLIAC volleyball all-decade team

Seven Panthers and Coach Tom Ackerman picked for SLIAC volleyball all-decade team

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference is proud to announce its All-Decade team, from 2010-19, for volleyball. Greenville's Corinne Coon, Jessica Dothager, Anna Finch, Tricia Gall, Allyson Mitchell, Nicole Schaeffer, and Jamie Schollenbruch were honored. Head coach Tom Ackerman was the co-coach of the decade. Selections were made using a system that awarded points based on All-Conference selections. In addition, any player receiving the Player of the Year or Defensive Player of the Year award during a season earned a selection. Coaches were picked based on Coach of the Year awards won during the time span. 

SLIAC Volleyball All-Decade Team (2010-19)

Coach Tom Ackerman, Greenville University
In nine of the ten years in this past decade, Tom Ackerman guided the Panthers to at least a share of the SLIAC regular-season title, winning five SLIAC Tournaments. 

Coach Mary Ann Sprague, Principia College
Mary Ann Sprague was named SLIAC Coach of the Year three times this past decade, during which she became the program's all-time coaching wins leader. 

Sarah Bailey, Webster University
Bailey was named the SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2010, earning First Team All-Conference honors after recording 603 digs that season.

Jordan Berry, Westminster College
Berry put together an impressive 2012 season, being named the SLIAC Newcomer of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. She was a First Team All-Conference selection that season.

Megan Boschert, Westminster College
A two-time All-Conference performer, Boschert was the 2011 Defensive Player of the Year. 

Elisa Burkman, Spalding University
Burkman was a four-time All-Conference pick, twice earning First Team All-Conference honors. She ranks in the top ten in the SLIAC in career kills. 

Lexie Collier, Westminster College
A four-time All-Conference selection, she earned First Team honors twice and finished her career with 336 blocks; ranking her 8th in the SLIAC in total blocks. 

Corinne Coon, Greenville University
Coon, a four-time All-Conference performer, was the 2011 Player of the Year; earning First Team All-Conference honors twice.

Jessica Diehl, Spalding University
Diehl was the 2016 SLIAC Player of the year and named All-Conference three times, twice earning First Team All-Conference honors. She is the SLIAC career leader with a .385 hitting percentage. 

Jessica Dothager, Greenville University
Dothager capped off her collegiate career by earning First Team All-Conference honors and being named the SLIAC Player of the Year in 2010.

Kristen Farrah, Webster University
Farrah was a two-time First Team All-Conference pick, during which she was one of the top liberos in the nation. She was the SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year twice, including the Player of the Year in 2018. Farrah set the SLIAC record for individual season digs (882) when she led all NCAA players in digs per set. 

Anna Finch, Greenville University
Finch is the only active player on the list, has earned First Team All-Conference honors in each of her first three years at Greenville. She was the 2019 Player of the Year and already ranks in the top ten in the SLIAC in career hitting percentage and total blocks.

Tricia Gall, Greenville University
Gall was named to the All-Conference team three times during her career, twice as a First Team choice. 

Mia Gill, Principia College
Gill was named All-Conference twice, including First Team in 2018 when she was the SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year. 

Sophia Hathaway, Principia College
Hathaway earned All-Conference honors each of her four years at Principia, twice earning First Team honors and finishing her career in the top ten in the SLIAC in career kills. 

Jenny Howard, Webster University
The 2012 SLIAC Player of the Year, Howard earned All-Conference honors four times in her career, twice being named to the First Team. 

Sam Kersting, Webster University
A standout at the net, Kersting was a three-time First Team All-Conference player, earning Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2013. She is in the top ten in the SLIAC in career hitting percentage and the all-time leader in blocks with over 400 and was named AVCA All-America in 2012. 

Amanda Kiso, Westminster College
One of the top net defenders in the league, Kiso was a four-time All-Conference pick and ranks 4th in the SLIAC in career total blocks and in the top ten in career hitting percentage.

Hannah Marshall, Westminster College
Marshall was a three-time First Team All-Conference pick, earning Player of the Year honors in 2015. One of the best servers in league history is 4th in career service aces. 

Kersten McDonough, Fontbonne University
McDonough earned First Team All-Conference honors three times in her career and ranks 6th in the SLIAC in career kills. 

Allyson Mitchell, Greenville University
One of the top all-around players, Mitchell was a four-time All-Conference player, earning First Team honors three times during her career. She was picked as the 2017 Player of the Year and ranks in the top ten of the SLIAC in kills (3rd), service aces (2nd), and total points (4th).

Katie O'Toole, Webster University
O'Toole was named All-Conference twice during her career, including First Team honors in 2016 when she was the SLIAC Defensive Player of the Year and is in the top ten in SLIAC career digs.

Kayla Reeg, Westminster College
The only setter on this list, Reeg was named All-Conference four times including twice as a First Team pick. She is the SLIAC all-time leader in assists with over 4500, averaging 10.01 per set for her career.

Tess Rountree, Principia College
One of the top players in the history of the SLIAC, Rountree was a four-time First Team All-Conference choice and two-time SLIAC Player of the Year. She ranks 2nd in the league with over 2100 career kills. 

Nicole Schaeffer, Greenville University
Schaeffer was a four-time All-Conference pick, earning First Team honors in 2011.

Jamie Schollenbruch, Greenville University
Schollenbruch was named All-Conference all four years of her career, three times as a First Team selection. She is one of just two players in SLIAC history to repeat as Defensive Player of the Year and ranks second in the league in career digs.