Two KC-area players lead all-MIAA volleyball team

11/20/2013 3:04 PM

11/20/2013 3:04 PM

Two former Kansas City area high schoolers led the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association volleyball team announced Wednesday.

Central Missouri setter Julia Bates, a Lansing grad, was chosen player of the year and Pittsburg State right-side hitter Madison Mosier, a Lee’s Summit West grad, won freshman of the year.

The Jennies, who shared the MIAA regular-season title with Washburn, also had the coach of the year, Flip Piontek, and two other first-team selections, including St. James Academy grad Annie Reilly.

Central Missouri is host of the MIAA semifinals and championship. The Jennies play Central Oklahoma and Washburn faces Nebraska-Kearney on Friday with the winners playing Saturday.

All-MIAA volleyball first team

• Marissa Cox, right-side hiter, Washburn

• Taylor Goodness, outside hitter, Central Missouri

• MJ Massanet, outside hitter, Nebraska-Kearney

• Erica Rottinghaus, outside hitter, Missouri Western

• Katie Sokolowski, middle hitter, Nebraska-Kearney

• Julia Bates, setter, Central Missouri

• Abby Wittman, setter, Washburn

• Annie Reilly, libero, Central Missouri

Mineral Water Bowl matchup set

Pittsburg State, which finished 9-2 and ranked 17th in the final Division II football poll, will play Southwest Minnesota State in the 48th Mineral Water Bowl at noon Dec. 7 at Tiger Stadium in Excelsior Springs.

Southwest Minnesota State, of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, finished 7-4. The Mustangs are making their first Mineral Water Bowl appearance. The Gorillas are 2-0 in the game.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the gate or by calling 816-519-5627.

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