WINONA LAKE – Grace’s volleyball team was rewarded after a strong 2020 season with six All-Crossroads League honorees.
Makaela Lochmueller headlined Grace’s awards when she was named First Team All-League. Gabbey Harrington and Paige Eakright were Second Team All-League recipients, and Julia Nagy was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Additionally, Gina Novotny and Cassadi Colbert were honorable mention for All-League.
Lochmueller was one of three players to see time in every set during the conference season. The junior tallied 102 kills, 5 solo blocks and 33 block assists for the Lady Lancers. Her attack percentage of .262 was the highest on the squad.
Harrington was strong during her first season as the full-time setter. She passed out 525 assists to go along with 69 kills and 117 digs.
Eakright pounded out a team-high 121 kills. The senior averaged 2.7 kills per set, tops on the team.
Nagy impressed during her freshman campaign. The libero had 186 digs, averaging 4.3 digs per set before missing time due to injury.
Novotny produced a team-high 191 digs (3.5/set). She also served up 12 aces, which led Grace.
Colbert tallied 105 kills during her freshman season. The outside hitter had 2.4 kills per set, second on the squad.
Elsewhere in the league, NorthWood grad and Bethel freshman Maddy Payne was named First Team All-League, and Warsaw grad and Taylor junior Kacy Bragg was named Second Team All-League. Former NorthWood star Nicole Flickinger, now at Huntington, and former Triton star Nicki Sechrist, now with Taylor, were both Honorable Mention All-League. Payne was also named to the All-Freshman Team.
The Crossroads League Player of the Year was Skyler Van Note of Marian. Setter of the Year went to St. Francis’ Maria Pelak, and Havyn Gates of IWU was tabbed as Libero of the Year. Bethel’s Isabelle North was named the Freshman of the Year, and her coach, Katie Weiss, was picked as Coach of the Year.
The Lady Lancers will take on the 2020 NCCAA National Championships this week in Saint Paul, Minn. Grace will play Mid-America Christian on Thursday and Campbellsville and Bethel on Friday.