“We run a 6-2 offense so she set half the time and still had 513 assists,” Nies said. “She had 277 service points which was second on the team. She had 123 digs. She did a lot of things in the rotation. When she was setting the team was really stabilized. She did a nice job leading the team and did what you expect out of a senior leader. She did a great job.”
Hannah Tevis, Pioneer
The 6-foot middle hitter stepped up big her junior season. She led the team in blocks (112) and was second in kills (304).
“She’s a load,” Nies said.
The Panthers’ 1-2 punch of Dorris and Tevis will be back next season and Nies is looking for more success.
“Our schedule is probably in the top 5 as far as difficulty in single A. The schedule we played this year was brutal. Out of our 10 losses virtually every loss we could have won those matches had we come to play or got a break here or there.”
Kassi Zeck, Cass
Zeck, a 5-1 senior, was the starting libero for the Kings and had 381 digs on the season, which ranks her 15th in Class 2A on VarVee.com.
“She’s another high energy kid,” Cass coach Gretchen Crum said. “She’s one that if she shanks the ball, she’s ‘oh my gosh, I want to fix it.’ She’s very intense, very aggressive. That’s a Zeck trait.
“She was very dedicated to the team and did things all team-oriented. She did not like to lose. No one likes to lose but she really did not like to lose.”
Zeck served at 91.7 percent and had 19 aces this season.
“She really worked hard this year to develop a good serve and she did,” Crum said. “Last year she served some but not a whole lot. This year she served as a ‘bero and worked hard on her jump serve and got it down.