CLASS 1A VOLLEYBALL – ALL STATE RETURNEES

Defending state champion Fleming is the only team in Colorado with more than one all-state first team player returning as both Bailey Chintala and Alli Keisel are back for another state tournament run.  The program is very familiar with success as the Wildcats have captured three of the last four crowns and six overall since 2007.

Fleming topped Kit Carson in the championship match last Fall and a rematch could occur as that set of Wildcats also returns two all-state players in Tess Hornung (first team) and McKenzie Smith (second team).  The two programs also squared off in the state basketball final with Kit Carson taking that trophy.

FIRST TEAM

Bailey Chintala – Fleming

  • Third on the team with 243 kills on 799 attacks
  • Second on the Wildcats with 43 aces
  • Topped the club with 653 diggs
  • Program has a record of 82-9 during high school career

Tess Hornung – Kit Carson

  • Led Kit Carson with 357 kills
  • Fourth on team with 33 aces
  • Second on the Wildcats with 33 blocks
  • Second on the team with 352 diggs

Alli Keisel – Fleming

  • Led Wildcats with 328 kills in 970 attacks
  • Needs 210 kills this season to reach 1,000 for her career
  • Third on the team with 40 aces
  • Second on the team with 47 blocks

SECOND TEAM

Kaylee Corsentino – La Veta

  • Will be a third-year starter as a junior
  • Led team with 315 kills as a sophomore and enters the season with 587 in career
  • One of four of the top five hitters from last season who return in 2017
  • Second on the team with 88 aces and 38 blocks

Hannah Kinnison – Prairie

  • Only freshman statewide to receive either first or second team all-state honors
  • Helped the team reach the state semifinals before a loss to Fleming ended their state tournament run
  • Led the Mustangs with 378 kills – seven more than senior Emily Kaiser
  • Second on the team with 48 aces and 145 diggs

Anna Sanchini – Weldon Valley

  • Will not play this year as she has returned to Italy after spending year as foreign exchange student
  • Led team with 522 kills on 1,138 attempts
  • Led Warriors with 84 aces

McKenzie Smith – Kit Carson

  • Second on the team with 228 kills
  • One of the top four hitters that return for 2017 season
  • Topped the Wildcats with 58 aces – 17 more than next player
  • Helped Wildcats drop only nine sets all season – including three in state final loss

 

Click here for complete list of All-State Teams from 2016


Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer

Kevin Shaffer is the founder and owner of the Colorado Preps Network which debuted in the summer of 2003. Kevin and his wife Lanette reside in Fort Morgan and are the proud parents of Lexi and Tyler.

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