Carl Sandburg's Bowman repeats, Moraine Valley's Fletcher earns first DII Player of the Year awards

Carl Sandburg's Bowman repeats, Moraine Valley's Fletcher earns first DII Player of the Year awards

After standout freshman seasons in 2018, Abbi Fletcher of Moraine Valley Community College and Peyton Bowman of Carl Sandburg College each avoided the dreaded "sophomore slump" en route to earning 2019 Region IV Division II District A & B Player of the Year honors, respectively. Bowman, a 6'3" middle blocker from Sciota, Illinois, repeats as the top vote-getter in District B after leading the nation 639 kills on the season and a .523 attack percentage, while also ranking in the top ten for kills per set at 4.29 and total blocks with 152. Bowman added 50 aces and 97 digs to her stellar resume. Fletcher, a 5'7" outside hitter from Oak Lawn, Illinois, flipped spots with teammate Noell Knezz for first and second in the voting after she posted 302 kills and 2.90 kills per set, 50 aces, 427 digs, and 32 blocks. Bowman, a NJCAA All-American last fall, and Fletcher will be joined in receiving the region's NJCAA All-Americ nominations by Fletcher's teammates Noell and Bri Knezz, Sydney Fedderly of Waubonsee Community College, and Aleah Wright of Sauk Valley Community College. Steve Kish of Waubonsee Community College and Kyle McCall of McHenry County College were named Region IV Coaches of the Year.

District A All-Region Team
*Abbi Fletcher - Moraine Valley Community College
*Noell Knezz - Moraine Valley Community College
*Bri Knezz - Moraine Valley Community College
Joi Easterling - Oakton Community College
Vicky Stipetic - Oakton Community College
Ashley Hardwood - Kankakee Community College
Alyssa Real - South Suburban College
Gabby Lopez - Bryant & Stratton College
Angelie Rivera - Bryant & Stratton College
Mackenzie Mainka - Bryant & Stratton College
Cortney Noyes - College of Lake County
Mikah Nevins - Morton College
Maya Stovall - Morton College
Leah Rettke - Triton College

*All-American Nominee

Player of the Year (Received Most All-Region Votes)
Abbi Fletcher - Moraine Valley Community College

Coach of the Year
Steve Kish - Waubonsee Community College


District B All-Region Team
*Peyton Bowman - Carl Sanburg College
*Sydney Fedderly - Waubonsee Community College
*Aleah Wright - Sauk Valley Community College
Cora Vyhnanek - Carl Sanburg College
Tearny Eads - Carl Sanburg College
Becca Robinson - Waubonsee Community College
Hannah Wilson - Sauk Valley Community College
Lexi Greve - Sauk Valley Community College
Kimmy Hammond - McHenry County College
Nina Hood - McHenry County College
Sara Weisrock - Black Hawk College
Megan Packard - Highland Community College
Gertie Savitch - Illinois Valley Community College
Jeanette Brann - Kishwaukee College

*All-American Nominee

Player of the Year (Received Most All-Region Votes)
Peyton Bowman - Carl Sanburg College

Coach of the Year
Kyle McCall - McHenry County College

 

Region IV Women's Volleyball All-Region Teams