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Alicia Pickett (MSSU) Earns 3rd All-MIAA Honor

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Kansas City, Mo. -- For the third time in her career, Alicia Pickett has been named an All-MIAA selection as the league announced its honors today. 

Pickett, who has earned honorable mention All-MIAA honors in each of her freshman and sophomore campaigns, picked up honorable mention honors again this season as a junior. 

The Shawnee, Kan. native this season averaged 1.34 kills per set, while posting totals of 70 blocks, leading the Lions in that category. She finished the season with 0.75 blocks per set. Pickett started in all 28 matches she played in this season with her best match of the season coming where she helped lead a come-from-behind victory for the Lions over Missouri Western. In that match, she finished with 20 kills, while hitting .457 and adding four blocks. 

Maddy Bruder of Northwest Missouri was the league's Player of the Year, while Central Missouri's Hannah Engelken was the Freshman of the Year. Northwest Missouri's Amy Woerth was the MIAA Coach of the Year. The complete breakdown of the All-MIAA team is listed below. 

Player of the Year - Maddy Bruder - Northwest Missouri
Freshman of the Year - Hannah Engelken - Central Missouri
Coach of the Year - Amy Woerth - Northwest Missouri

First-Team
Outside Hitter: Kylie Hohlen - Central Missouri - Sr.+
Outside Hitter: Taylor Bevis - Central Oklahoma - Sr.*
Outside Hitter: Julianne Jackson - Nebraska Kearney - Jr.
Outside Hitter: Maddy Bruder - Northwest Missouri - Sr.*
Outside Hitter: Genna Berg - Washburn - So.
Outside Hitter: Erica Montgomery - Washburn - Jr.
Middle Blocker: Audrey Fisher- Central Missouri - So.
Middle Blocker: Jordan Spence - Central Oklahoma - Sr. ^
Middle Blocker: Tatum Graves - Emporia State - Sr.
Middle Blocker: Sofia Schleppenbach - Northwest Missouri - Sr.
Middle Blocker: Allison Maxwell - Washburn - So.
Setter: Lindsey Smith - Nebraska Kearney - Sr. ^
Setter: Maddy Ahrens - Northwest Missouri - So.
Setter: Shayla Conner - Washburn - Sr.
Libero/Defensive Specialist: Dominique Lipari - Central Oklahoma - Jr.
Libero/Defensive Specialist: Ellie McDonnell - Nebraska Kearney - Sr.
Libero/Defensive Specialist: Faith Rottinghaus - Washburn - So. 
Tie in Voting
*-Four-Time First-Team Selection
^- Three-Time First-Team Selection
+-Two-Time First-Team Selection


Second-Team
Outside Hitter/Right Side: Yuchen Du - Emporia State - So.
Outside Hitter: Stephanie Doak - Missouri Western - Jr.
Outside Hitter: Kendall Schroer - Nebraska Kearney - Sr.
Outside Hitter/Right Side: MK Wolfe - Nebraska Kearney - So.
Outside Hitter: Hallie Sidney - Northwest Missouri - So.
Outside Hitter/Right Side: Lauren Regier - Pittsburg State - Sr.
Middle Blocker: Sadie Kosciuk - Lindenwood - So.
Middle Blocker: Rachel Losch - Missouri Western - Sr.
Middle Blocker: Anna Squiers - Nebraska Kearney - So. 
Setter: Ally Offerdahl - Central Missouri - So.
Setter: McKenzie Fyfe - Central Oklahoma - Sr.
Setter: Bre Becker - Fort Hays State - Jr. 
Setter: Lauren Murphy - Missouri Western - Jr.
Libero/Defensive Specialist: Olivia Nowakowski - Northwest Missouri - Sr. 

Honorable Mention
Central Missouri: Rylee Neigenfind - OH, Hannah Engelken - MB, Carly Offerdahl - L/DS

Central Oklahoma: Karyn Chrisman - RS, Amanda Desch - RS, Haley Deschenes - OH, Malia Kaaiohelo - MB,

Emporia State: Taylor Otting - OH, Emma Dixon - S, Allie Maloney - L/DS,

Fort Hays State: Azlyn Cassaday - OH

Lindenwood: Alexa Pressley - OH, Ally Clancy - S

Missouri Southern: Alicia Pickett - MB

Missouri Western: Shellby Taylor - RS, Ali Tauchen - MB, Audrey Keim - L/DS

Pittsburg State: Emily Reiger - MB, Lauren Dunn - L/DS

Southwest Baptist: Bailey Baumann - L/DS

Washburn: Makayla Maxwell - MB

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