Five MHS spikers named all-Big 8

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Rob Reischel
Middleton's Keller Frenzi was named second-team all-Big Eight./Times-Tribune photo by Mary Langenfeld

Middleton’s girls’ volleyball team didn’t enjoy quite the level of success it was hoping for in 2018.

But the Cardinals still brought home some postseason awards.

Senior outside hitter Lily Welti and senior middle blocker Hannah Flottmeyer were named first-team all-Big Eight Conference.

Senior outside hitter Keller Frinzi was named second-team all-conference, while senior setter Rachael Roberts and senior defensive specialist Olivia Farin were named honorable-mention all-league.

Welti led the Cardinals with 260 kills, a total that also ranked fourth in the Big Eight Conference. Welti was also first on the team with 350 digs, which ranked seventh in the league.

In addition, Welti was fourth on the team in aces (31) and third in serves received (366).

“Lily was one of our tri-captains,” Middleton coach Franco Marcos said. “She was our go-to player. She led our team in kills for the last three seasons.  

“She will be an impact player at the next level. We wish her all the best at the next level. We will miss her.”

Flottmeyer led Middleton and the Big Eight Conference with 95 blocks. Flottmeyer, another tri-captain, was also second on the team and ninth in the league in kills (176).

“She is a quick learner and will do great things as the next level,” Marcos said of Flottmeyer. “We wish her all the best! She was a very coachable player.”

Frinzi was first on the team and eighth in the conference in aces (51) and also led the Cardinals in serves received (430). Frinzi was third on the Cardinals and seventh in the Big Eight in digs (256) and third on the team in kills (151).

“Keller was our other tri-captain,” Marcos said. “She was the hardest worker on the team. She also took time to mentor the underclassmen on the team. Keller will provide great leadership at the next level. We will miss her.”

Roberts led the Cardinals and was fourth in the Big Eight in assists (515). She was also second on the team in aces (45) and fourth in digs (179).

“Rachael was our toughest player,” Marcos said. “She worked hard to get our hitters the opportunity to score. It didn't matter where the pass was. She served tough and she dug with the best defensive player you could find. We will miss her grittiness.”

Farin was second on the Cardinals and fifth in the Big Eight in digs (279). She was also second in aces (45) and serves received (393).

“Olivia was the most polite player on the team,” Marcos said. “She always addressed us as coach and always did what was expected of her. She played excellent defense and was one of our main passers. We are going to miss her! It was a pleasure to coach her.”



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