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NIACC’s Whittington, Niedert earn all-region honors

niacc_trojans_logoMASON CITY – NIACC freshman Kaylee Whittington has been selected to the NJCAA Region XI second team.

NIACC sophomore Karlie Niedert was a NJCAA Region XI honorable mention selection.

Whittington also was a NJCAA Region XI-B first-team selection and Niedert was earned honorable mention NJCAA Region XI-B honors.

Whittington was also selected to the NJCAA Region XI all-tournament team.

Whittington, who prepped at Grand View Christian, collected 420 kills, 413 digs, 55 blocks and 24 ace serves during her freshman season. The 420 kills is the most since Casey Spree had 440 kills in the 1999 season.

Niedert, who prepped at Independence, collected 251 kills and 135 blocks in her sophomore season. She finished with a total of 348 kills and 237 blocks.

NJCAA Region XI first team
Taylor Case (DMACC), OH; Ali Grein (DMACC), MH; Ali Grein (Iowa Central), OH; Kirstin Martindale (Iowa Lakes), OH; Rachel Sanow (Iowa Lakes), S; Hallie Lueck (Kirkwood), S; Erin Wenzel (Kirkwood), OH; Meagan Backer (Northeast), L.
NJCAA Region XI second team
Tatum Meyer (DMACC), MH; Jordyn Rittman (DMACC), L/DS; Kiara Garcia (Iowa Central), L; Megan Jensen (Iowa Lakes), OH; Steph Baker (Iowa Lakes), L; Kaylee Whittington (NIACC), OH; Taryn Luedtke (Northeast), OH; Carmen Subbert (Southwestern), OH.
NJCAA Region XI honorable mention
Shelby Schouten (DMACC), RH; Peyton Benson (DMACC), S; Amara Chappelear (DMACC), OH; Mary Goergen (Ellsworth), OH; Katie Hoffman (Iowa Central), S; Morgan Grimm (Kirkwood), OH; Alex Miner (Kirkwood), MB; Karlie Niedert (NIACC), MB; Kelsey Shoemaker (Northeast), MB; Xuntong Zhang (Southwestern), OH.
Freshman of the year: Moriah Johnson (DMACC).
NJCAA Region XI-B first team
Grein (Iowa Central), Garcia (Iowa Central), Wenzel (Kirkwood); Lueck (Kirkwood), Whittington (NIACC), Subbert (Southwestern).
NJCAA Region-B second team
Hayli Dorfmeyer (Iowa Central), Hoffman (Iowa Central), Grimm (Kirkwood), Miner (Kirkwood), Niedert (NIACC), Zhang (Southwestern).

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