KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The MIAA announced the All-MIAA Volleyball selections on Thursday and six Missouri Western players received All-MIAA honors.
ALL-MIAA SECOND TEAM
Stephanie Doak – Outside Hitter
Rachel Losch – Middle Hittter
Lauren Murphy – Setter
ALL-MIAA HONORABLE MENTION
Shellby Taylor – Right Side
Ali Tauchen – Middle Hitter
Audrey Keim – Libero
Stephanie Doak was named Second Team All-MIAA after a stellar junior season. Doak has now received All-MIAA in all three of her seasons at Missouri Western. Doak finished second in the MIAA in both kills (421) and kills per set (3.66). Her single season marks also rank as some of the best in program history. Doak’s 3.66 kills per set are the fourth most all-time at Missouri Western, just behind the third place mark of 3.73 kills per set that she set last season. One of Doak’s most memorable performances of the season came when she eclipsed 1,000 career kills in a 17-kill performance in the Griffons’ sweep of William Jewell.
Rachel Losch receives Second Team All-MIAA honors for the second-straight season. Losch had a career year in her final season at Missouri Western. Not only did Losch have the highest hitting percentage on the team, but she also led the entire MIAA with her .348 hitting percentage. Her .348 hitting percentage also puts her name in the all-time ranks, finishing with the fifth-best hitting percentage in program history and the best the program has seen in 16 years. She was also the team leader in blocks with 115 on the season.
Lauren Murphy also earned All-MIAA honors in back-to-back seasons after being named First Team All-MIAA as a sophomore. Murphy finished the season with one of the highest assists per set average in the conference at 10.75. She was one of just five players in the MIAA to average double-digit assists. Murphy had three games this season with at least 50 assists, including a career-high 70 assists in the Griffons’ five set match against St. Edwards. Murphy dished out her 2,000th career assist early in the season and has moved up to fourth all-time in career assists with 2,842.
Shellby Taylor wrapped up her four-year career at Missouri Western as an All-MIAA Honorable Mention. She was third on the team with 2.37 kills per set. Her 272 kills on the season is the second-best single season total of her career. Taylor also joined the 1,000 kills club on Oct. 19 against William Jewell. Taylor finished her career at Missouri Western as one of the most consistent players in the program. A four year contributor, Taylor averaged over 2.2 kills per set in all four of her seasons at Missouri Western.
Ali Tauchen received All-MIAA Honorable Mention in just her second season with the program. Tauchen was near the top of the team leaders in multiple statistical categories. She finished second on the team in both kills (286) and kills per set (2.49). She finished with 92 total blocks and was also one of the top hitters on the team with a .230 hitting percentage. Tauchen set a career high in kills with 18 against Central Missouri early in the season. She also set a new career high in digs against Central Oklahoma with 27.
Audrey Keim was named All-MIAA Honorable Mention after being one of the most productive liberos in the entire MIAA. Keim took over the libero position as a senior and was the anchor of the Griffon defense all season. She finished fourth in the MIAA with 5.26 digs per set. Keim ended her career with the Griffons with some of the best numbers in program history. Her 5.26 digs per set and 605 digs this season were the second-most all-time at Missouri Western. Keim contributed to the Griffons in all four of her seasons and ends her career with the third-most career digs at Missouri Western with 1,445.
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