Panthers celebrate division championship season with awards

The Monticello High School volleyball team held its awards event Nov. 6 in the MHS Commons. Earning all-conference awards, from left: Caitlyn Cruise, Savanah Kremer, Maddie Lambert, Lauren Ries and Jordan Kuper. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Earning varsity team awards, from left: Maddie Lambert, Maria Recker, Savanah Kremer, Jaelynn Kraus, Lauren Ries and Jordan Kuper.

Every member of the Monticello volleyball team, including managers, earned all-conference academic awards for having grade-point averages of at least 3.5. They are, first row from left: Savanah Kremer, Maria Recker, Macy McDonough, Caitlyn Cruise and Mya Boffeli. Second row: Marissa McNally, Rileigh Lambert, Jaelynn Kraus, Lauren Ries, Maddie Lambert, Jordan Kuper, Beka Prull and Tori McDonald. Not pictured are Shalay Bronemann and Corinne Gadient.

Earning junior varsity team awards, from left: Tori McDonald, Clara Finger, Megan James, Carly Hayen and Jaelynn Kraus.

Earning freshman-sophomore team awards, from left: Leah Holub, Maddie Tobiason, Payton Jaeger, Evee Krouse, Allison Barnhart and Josie Brady.

Earning captains’ awards, from left: Lauren Ries, Rileigh Lambert, Savanah Kremer and Maddie Lambert.
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     Celebrating a season that saw them share the River Valley Conference, North Division championship, the Monticello High School volleyball team held its annual awards event Nov. 6 in the MHS Commons.

     The Panthers went 23-10, including 4-1 in division play, earning them a three-way tie for the division crown. All but one of the opponents that defeated Monticello were ranked, and four of those teams advanced to state competition.

     In addition, the entire team, including managers, earned Academic All-Conference honors by carrying grade-point averages of 3.5 or above.

     Individual awards for the varsity, junior varsity and freshman-sophomore teams follow.





     Elite: Jordan Kuper, sophomore.

     North Division: Savanah Kremer, senior; Maddie Lambert, senior; Lauren Ries, senior.

     Honorable Mention: Caitlyn Cruise, senior.


     Co-Most Valuable: Maddie Lambert, Lauren Ries.

     Most Improved: Corinne Gadient, junior.

     Best Offensive: Jordan Kuper.

     Best Defensive: Savanah Kremer.

     Coaches’ Award: Maria Recker, senior.

     Captains’ Awards: Savanah Kremer, Maddie Lambert, Rileigh Lambert, senior; and Lauren Ries.


     Most Valuable: Jaelynn Kraus, junior.

     Most Improved: Tori McDonald, freshman.

     Best Offensive: Carly Hayen, sophomore.

     Best Defensive: Megan James, junior.

     Panther Pride: Clara Finger, junior.


     Most Valuable: Evee Krouse, sophomore.

     Most Improved: Josie Brady, freshman.

     Best Offensive: Leah Holub, sophomore.

     Best Defensive: Allison Barnhart, freshman.

     Panther Pride: Payton Jaeger, sophomore.

     Coaches’ Award: Madeline Tobiason, sophomore.



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