SEWARD, Neb. – A pair of members of the Concordia University volleyball team picked up All-Nebraska recognition, as announced by the Omaha World-Herald on Saturday (Dec. 23). Tara Callahan and Emmie Noyd were named honorable mention All-Nebraska by the new outlet that considered players from Nebraska NAIA and NCAA Division III programs.
Noyd earned second team All-GPAC and Callahan garnered honorable mention all-conference honors this fall. Noyd led the team with a .308 hitting percentage while piling up 176 kills. Callahan completed her first collegiate season with 889 assists (9.0/set), 168 digs (1.7/set), 107 kills (1.1/set), 49 blocks and 21 aces.
The Bulldogs will look forward to the 2018 season when they will be under the direction of a new head coach. Ben Boldt was named head volleyball coach on Dec. 19.
NAIA/NCAA Division III All-Nebraska Volleyball Team
H Casey Krolikowski, Jr., Hastings
H Allison Kuenle, So., Doane
H Priscilla O’Dowd, Jr., Midland
H *Katie Placke, Sr., Hastings
H Shayla Scanlan, Jr., Bellevue
S Jessica Peters, Jr., Midland
S Maddie Squiers, So., Bellevue
L Jill Bax, Sr., Hastings
DS Cristina Viera, Sr., Peru State
* — denotes honorary captain
Bellevue: Mikaylah Gillespie, Hope Lambrecht. Concordia: Tara Callahan, Emmie Noyd. Doane: Maci Coffey, Alexis Dale, Alex Neff, Erin Warren. Hastings: Clare Hamburger, Andrea LaVene, Sage Meyer. Midland: Jessica Nekl. Nebraska Wesleyan: Kierra Harder, Lizzie Saale, Karrie Sestak. Peru State: Nadja Janjevic, Brooke Rudebusch, Kira Shapiro. St. Mary: Dani Carlson, Payton Robley. York: Makenzi Kissman.