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Friesen tabbed second team All-Conference
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Barton Community College sophomore Casey Friesen had the final touches put on a good career with a selection to the Jayhawk West All-Conference second team. The sophomore setter from Texas was the lone Cougar to be honored.
Friesen was one of just three Cougars to play in every set this season for the Cougars and led the team in assists with more than five per match. She ended the season with 659 assists in the 130 sets the Cougars played during the season.
“Casey was a true warrior this season,” Barton coach Phil Shoemaker said. “Unfortunately, she began the season with an injured shoulder (which will likely require surgery soon), but she never took a day, or a game off.”
“There’s no question that it limited her abilities to some extent, but her leadership and IQ were needed, and she gave us everything she possibly could.”
Friesen was also among the team leaders in services aces (2nd) with 21, digs (3rd) with 282, and did not commit an error in serve receiving the entire season.
“I know that once Casey can get her shoulder repaired, and has a chance to rehab, she will make a great contribution to a team at the next level.” Coach Shoemaker said.
West champion Hutchinson led the conference with three first team picks including Player of the Year Nicole Kisner. Patrick Hall of Hutchinson was tabbed the Coach of the Year.
Jayhawk West All-Conference Selections
Most Valuable Player- Nicole Kinser- Hutchinson    
Freshman of the Year- Petra Silic- Hutchinson    
Coach of the Year- Patrick Hall- Hutchinson    
1st Team All-Conference        
Nicole Kinser         Hutchinson       MH    
Adrianna Sosnowska    Colby            RS    
Carolina Gasparini    Seward County    OH    
Petra Silic           Hutchinson       RS    
Laura Sudbeck         Cloud County     OH    
Aubrey Wilson         Hutchinson        S    
Danielle Rodriguez    Colby             L    
2nd Team All-Conference    
Thayna Silva          Seward County    OH    
Taylor Lindenberger    Garden City      OH    
Marina Hansen         Pratt             S    
Lexi Wartick          Butler           OH    
Jai Chapman           Hutchinson       OH    
Emily Slattery        Dodge City       MH    
Casey Freisen         Barton            S    
Honorable Mention All-Conference    
Emily Brown           Cloud County      L    
Kari Anderson         Seward County     L    
Lauren Darby          Hutchinson       OH    
Mallory Mueller       Colby            MH