RIVERSIDE — It doesn’t matter where Dana Rettke is. Someone is bound to ask the Riverside-Brookfield senior to stop and take a photo.
After matches. Downtown in Chicago. Anywhere really.
NAME SCHOOL YR. HT. POS. COMMENT
Brooke Bachmann Minooka Sr. 5-10 S Setter had several strong hitters, totaling 993 assists to go with 180 digs, 26 aces.
(Minimum 2.00 average)
Player, School Kills Avg.
Kylie Michael, SJ-O 397 5.67
Emily Duis, Milford 317 5.37
Katie Kidwell, Watseka 379 4.26
SENIORS — x-Briana Bush (Bloomington); x-Ezri Edwards (Bloomington); Carly Goben (Normal West); x-Rachel Maguire (Normal Community); x-Mary O’Brien (Peoria Notre Dame); x-Jamie Rys (Normal West); Bridget Schuler (Peoria Notre Dame); Kendall Sosa (Normal Community); x-Taya Westfield (Champaign Central)
ST. JOSEPH — Kylie Michael’s goals stood right in front of her throughout her final high school volleyball season.
Michael was unable to forget about her long list of accomplishments still to finish as the season wound down, staring at them every morning before and every day after school
A closer look at the 10 girls selected to The News-Gazette's 2016 All-Area volleyball first team:
Why she’s Coach of the Year: After the Spartans were stonewalled in the sectional finals three years in a row, McDonald guided a young St. Joseph-Ogden team to a runner-up finish in the Class 2A state final this year.