Cassopolis’ Rylie Burks, Alford first-team all-conference

Published 5:33 am Sunday, December 31, 2023

CASSOPOLIS — Southwest 10 Conference volleyball champion Centreville and runner-up Decatur both had three players named first-team all-league.

Cassopolis, which finished third in the final standings had a pair of first-team selections and six overall picks.

Earning first-team all-conference for the Rangers were Rylie Burks and Atyanna Alford. Ryley Bowsher and Ella Smith were second-team selections, while Mackenzie Boyer and Tori Burks were honorable mention picks.

Abby Baushke, Toni Coulson and Gracie Smith were first-team selections for the Raiders, who had Makenzie Pattison earn second-team honors. Mallory Kelly and Sienna Potter were honorable mention selections.

Marcellus’ Talan Hiemstra, who signed a national letter of intent to play at Southwestern Michigan College in the fall, was the Wildcats’ lone first-team pick. Clare Flory and Olivia Hicks earned honorable mention.



First Team

Ryli Burks, Cassopolis

Atyanna Alford, Cassopolis

Kali Evans, Centreville

Mara Webb, Centreville

Rilyn Younts, Centreville

Abby Baushke, Decatur

Toni Coulson, Decatur

Gracie Smith, Decatur

Talan Hiemstra, Marcellus

Ellie McBride, White Pigeon

Alexis Wisniewski, Bangor

Andreya Robinson, Bloomingdale


Second Team

Bangor: Taylor Cease, Isabel

Cassopolis: Ryley Bowsher, Ella Smith

Centreville: Riley Buchner, Mary Stears

Decatur: Makenzie Pattison

White Pigeon: Sadie McDaniel


Honorable Mention

Bangor: Taliyah Modert, Emily Wisniewski

Bloomingdale: Angle Felty, Yulissa Perales
Cassopolis: Mackenzie Boyer, Tori Burks

Centreville: Drew Alexander, Abbe Wherrett

Comstock: Jordan Manni, Annna Putti

Decatur: Mallory Kelly, Sienna Potter

Hartford: Kaylee Blocker, Abby Valdes

Lawrence: Iris Chew, Leslie Reed

Marcellus: Clare Flory, Olivia Hicks

White Pigeon: Kenlee Schrader, Maddie Smallwood