The 2016 campaign was a big turnaround season for the Barton volleyball team. Those successes were rewarded in the All Jayhawk Conference selections.
Two Cougars were picked first team All Conference and two more tabbed as second team picks.
Freshmen Carolina Goncalves and Monique Oliveira were first team picks while sophomores Olivia Naccarato and Nathalia Gouveia were second team selections.
Aleksandra Malek of Colby was picked as the Most Valuable Player in the Jayhawk. Hutchinson freshman Page Heibert was the Freshman of the Year.
Hutch coach Patrick Hall and Seward coach Thais Baziquetto-Allen were co-Coaches of the Year.
Goncalves led the Cougars with 9.5 assists per set. She was also fifth on the team in kills from her setter spot. Her 54 blocks were fifth on the team. She was second for Barton with 49 service aces.
Oliveira was second on the Cougars in kills with 331 – 3.04 per set. She was fourth in blocks with 56 and fourth in aces with 28. The outsider hitter led Barton with 309 digs.
Naccarato was a force in the middle for Barton. She had more than twice as many blocks as the next highest Cougar with 135. She finished third on the team with 253 kills and led Barton with 50 services aces.
Gouveia led the Cougars with 369 kills and third with 47 service aces. The outside hitter finished with 47 blocks and was second in digs at 296.
All Jayhawk Conference 2016
Most Valuable Player- Aleksandra Malek- Colby
Freshman of the Year- Page Hiebert- Hutchinson
Coach of the Year- Patrick Hall- Hutchinson, Thais Baziquetto-Allen- Seward County
Aleksandra Malek- Colby- OH- So
Maritza Mesa- Seward County- RS- So
Page Hiebert- Hutchinson- OH- Fr
Carolina Goncalves- Barton- S- Fr
Mariana Nascimento- Seward County- MH- Fr
Maja Jankovic- Colby- L- So
Hinalei Fihaki- Hutchinson- MH- So
Monique Oliveira- Barton- OH- Fr
Mine Cetinoz- Hutchinson- L- So
Amanda Pereira- Seward County- S- So
Melanie Loiseau- Colby- S- Fr
Belissa Guidotti- Seward County- MH- So
Olivia Naccarrato- Barton- MH- So
Sada Smith- Dodge City- OH- So
Elizabeth Norbert- Cloud County- MH- Fr
Abby Goodrum- Butler- L- Fr
Nathalia Gouveia- Barton- OH- So
Raquel Valdez- Dodge City- MH- Fr
Kirsten Hansen- Pratt- L- Fr
Bailey Martinez- Garden City- L- Fr
Brooke Fender- Butler- OH- Fr
Kaysie Paxton- Seward County- OH- So
Cara Flach- Cloud County- S- So
Singryd Valadares- Colby- MH- So