Bluffton's McFarlin & Mohler Highlight Volleyball All-HCAC Selections

Bluffton's McFarlin & Mohler Highlight Volleyball All-HCAC Selections

GREENWOOD, Ind. – Bluffton University's MacKenzie McFarlin (Ashland, Ohio / Ashland) and Sydney Mohler (Lima, Ohio / Central Catholic) have been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players respectively.  McFarlin and Mohler helped guide the Beavers to a 8-1 conference record this season, and its fourth straight conference tournament championship.

Tranyslvania University's Hannah Talkers (Villa Hills, Ky. / Notre Dame Academy) claimed the HCAC Freshman of the Year, and Hanover head coach Peter Preocanin picked up his fourth HCAC Coach of Year Award.

McFarlin played in 107 sets for the Beavers this season, posting a conference-best 3.69 kills per set and a league-high 395 total kills.  The senior averaged 1.28 digs per set and 4.1 points per set during Bluffton's 31 matches. The Ashland, Ohio native contributed a .248 hitting percentage on 403 total attacks during HCAC matches this season.

Mohler, the Beavers' junior defensive specialist, was the backbone of the Bluffton defense all season.  The junior ranked first in the conference with a 6.90 digs per set average during conference play and posted a 5.34 average in all contests (6th in HCAC).  During Bluffton's 31 matches, Mohler totaled 566 digs on the year to earn Defensive MVP honors.

Transylvania's Hannah Talkers averaged 8.79 assists per set in the 28 matches of her first collegiate season.  The freshman averaged 9.13 assists per set (5th in HCAC) and recorded a .347 hitting percentage in conference play to earn Freshman of the Year accolades.

Preocanin guided Hanover to the school's second straight HCAC title and finished the conference season with a perfect 9-0 record.   It is the fourth HCAC Coach of the Year honor for Preocanin during his tenure as head coach at Hanover College.

Joining McFarlin, Mohler, and Talkers on the All-HCAC squad are Bluffton University's Erin Weisgarber (So., Bolivar, Ohio), and Lauren Weisgarber (Sr., Bolivar, Ohio), Defiance College's Emma Seitz (Fr., Toledo, Ohio), Earlham College's Ashleigh Burton (So., Indianapolis, Ind.), Franklin College's Amanda Lelivelt (Jr., Chippewa Falls, Wis.), Hanover College's Courtney Crawford (Jr., Louisville, Ky.), Claire Dennis (So., Bloomington, Ind.), and Emily Ertel (Jr., North Vernon, Ind.), Manchester University's Courtney Chowning (Sr., Yorktown, Ind.), Mount St. Joseph's Jessica Wilgenbusch (Sr., Sunman, Ind.), Rose-Hulman's Bailey MacInnis (So., Boulder, Colo.) and Gabi Razma (Jr., Durango, Colo.), and Transylvania University's Jordan Horne (Fr., Louisville, Ky.).

All teams are voted and selected by the 10 conference head coaches.

Offensive Most Valuable Player: MacKenzie McFarlin, Bluffton University

Defensive Most Valuable Player: Sydney Mohler, Bluffton University

Freshman of the Year: Hannah Talkers, Transylvania University

Coach of the Year: Peter Preocanin, Hanover College

All-HCAC

MacKenzie McFarlin

Bluffton

Senior

OH

Ashland, Ohio / Ashland

Sydney Mohler

Bluffton

Junior

L

Lima, Ohio / Central Catholic

Erin Weisgarber

Bluffton

Sophomore

S

Bolivar, Ohio / Tuscarawas Valley

Lauren Weisgarber

Bluffton

Senior

MH

Bolivar, Ohio / Tuscarawas Valley

Emma Seitz

Defiance

Freshman

OH

Toledo, Ohio / Toledo Central Catholic

Ashleigh Burton

Earlham

Sophomore

MH

Indianapolis, Ind. / Bishop Chatard

Amanda Lelivelt

Franklin

Junior

MH

Chippewa Falls, Wis. / Riverside Brookfield

Courtney Crawford

Hanover

Junior

MH

Louisville, Ky. / Our Lady of Mercy

Claire Dennis

Hanover

Sophomore

MH

Bloomington, Ind. / South

Emily Ertel

Hanover

Junior

OH/MH

North Vernon, Ind. / Jennings County

Courtney Chowning

Manchester

Senior

OH

Yorktown, Ind. / Yorktown

Jessica Wilgenbusch

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

OH

Sunman, Ind. / East Central

Gabi Razma

Rose-Hulman

Junior

L

Durango, Colo. / Durango

Bailey MacInnis

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

OH/RS

Boulder, Colo. / Fairview

Jordan Horne Transylvania Freshman RS Louisville, Ky. / Male 
Hannah Talkers Transylvania Freshman S Villa Hills, Ky. / Notre Dame Academy

All-Freshman Team

Emily Hale

Anderson

OH

Daleville, Ind. / Wes-Del

Emma Seitz

Defiance

OH

Toledo, Ohio / Toledo Central Catholic

Kennedy Surface

Franklin

OH/RS

Bloomington, Ind. / Bloomington South

Riley Patterson

Manchester

MH

Kokomo, Ind. / Western

Jordan Horne

Transylvania

RS

Louisville, Ky. / Male

Hannah Talkers

Transylvania

S

Ville Hills, Ky. / Notre Dame Academy

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Hannah O'Brien

Anderson

Junior

MH/OH

Crawfordsville, Ind. / North Montgomery

Megan Wade

Anderson

Senior

DS

Evansville, Ind. / North

Makayla Dennis

Defiance

Senior

DS

Bryan, Ohio / Bryan

Meredith Shank

Defiance

Junior

OH

Maumee, Ohio / Springfield

Skylar Muckway

Earlham

Sophomore

RS/OH

Indianapolis, Ind. / Franklin Central

Ashley Bazier

Franklin

Senior

S

Terre Haute, Ind. / Terre Haute South

Monique Huynh

Hanover

Junior

L/DS

Indianapolis, Ind. / Lawrence North

Dakota Stanichuk

Manchester

Sophomore

S

Troy, Mich. / Athens

Kama Charles

Mount St. Joseph

Sophomroe

DS

Amelia, Ohio / Amelia

Emily McLendon

Rose-Hulman

Senior

MH

Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay

Marissa Coutinho

Transylvania

Junior

DS

Terre Haute, Ind. / South Vigo

 

HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team

Kyanne Stewart

Anderson

Senior

MH

Muncie, Ind. / Cowan

Bethany Martini

Bluffton

Sophomore

OH

Pickerington, Ohio / North

Marissa Windau

Defiance

Sophomore

OH

Castalia, Ohio / Margaretta

Vanessa Duran

Earlham

Freshman

OH/DS

Oceanside, Calif. / Mission Vista

Dena Dunn

Franklin

Senior

RS

Nashville, Ind. / Brown County

Kristen Goben

Hanover

Junior

OH/MH

Louisville, Ky. / Butler Traditional

Heather Racine

Manchester

Senior

S

Evansville, Ind. / North

Kama Charles

Mount St. Joseph

Sophomore

DS

Amelia, Ohio / Amelia

Ellese Petty

Rose-Hulman

Junior

OH/DS

Copenhagen, Denmark / International

Shelby Catlett

Transylvania

Senior

OH

Louisville, Ky. / Mercy Academy