The future of the Marshalltown High School volleyball team turned out to be its present, too.
Sophomore outside hitter Rachel Whaley was named to the all-Central Iowa Conference second team and was a unanimous selection to the all-Northern Division squad as voted by league coaches.
Whaley was joined on the six-player all-Northern Division team by fellow sophomore outside hitter Leiah Paustian, who moved up from honorable mention selection a season ago.
Whaley led the Bobcats and ranked 19th in Class 5A with 279 kills and a 3.03 kills-per-set average. Paustian was second on MHS with 225 kills (2.42 kps) and 219 digs, while also leading the team with 33 service aces.
Earning second-team all-division honors were seniors Sharissa Stansberry and Lindsey Ricken. Stansberry, the libero, led the Bobcats with 249 digs (2.86 per set) and ranked fourth in the CIC North, while the setter Ricken was third in the division with 329 assists.
Seniors Amanda Hughes and Emily Rebik both received honorable mention. Hughes contributed 155 assists while Rebik was the team's leader with 50 blocks - fifth-best in the division.
All-Central Iowa Conference Volleyball
(* - denotes unanimous selection)
Player, Grade, School
*Jaali Winters, 11, Centennial,
*Kyla Inderski, 12, Urbandale,
*Taylor Joens, 12, Johnston,
Bailee Jackson, 12, Ames,
Megan Ballenger, 11, Ankeny
Claire Wandrey, 12, Ankeny
Jessi Henter, 12, Dowling
Mariah Rayhons, 12, SE Polk
Emilee Erichsen, 12, Urbandale
McKenna Pierson, 11, Centennial
Allye Bodholdt, 12, Ames
Mariah Johnson, 11, Ankeny
Morgan Potts, 12, Waukee
Megan Cox, 12, Valley
Gabby Helmbrecht, 12, Centennial
Brooke Reichart, 12, Dowling
Keely Larkin, 11, Johnston
Rachel Whaley, 10, Marshalltown
*Aubury Coleman, 11, Mason City
*Lexi Astor, 12, Fort Dodge
*Rachel Whaley, 10, Marshalltown
*Bailee Jackson, 12, Ames
*Allye Bodholdt, 12, Ames
Leiah Paustian, 10, Marshalltown
Ashley Altman, 12, Fort Dodge
Brianna Monroe , 12, Ames
Sharissa Stansberry, 12, Marshalltown
Emily Marrs, 12, Ames
Phaedra Lipsey, 11, Ames
Lindsey Ricken, 12, Marshalltown
Hannah Greenlee, 10, Ames
Tiana Mericle, 12, Fort Dodge
Maddie Egli, 12, Fort Dodge
Kari Grinberg, 12, Fort Dodge
Mackenzie Elsbecker, 11, Fort Dodge
Emily Rebik, 12 , Marshalltown
Amanda Hughes, 12, Marshalltown
Tricia Notermann, 12, Mason City
Hayley Dotseth, 11, Johnston
Emily Hanson, 12, Johnston
Marshalltown finished the season 14-22 overall and was second in the CIC North with a 2-1 mark.