All-FRC, All-District nods for McKinney

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 11/6/19

Navigating through an up and down season, Jamie Ridenhour’s Owensville Dutchgirl volleyball team had one player stand out to coaches in the Four Rivers Conference and the Missouri State High …

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All-FRC, All-District nods for McKinney

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Navigating through an up and down season, Jamie Ridenhour’s Owensville Dutchgirl volleyball team had one player stand out to coaches in the Four Rivers Conference and the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Class 3, District 8 Volleyball Tournament contested last week at Sullivan High School.

One of Ridenhour’s best weapons to put a ball away no matter where she was at the net, junior hitter Emily McKinney was recently named to the Class 3, District 8 All-District Second Team along with the All-FRC Honorable Mention squad.

Against opponents within the FRC, McKinney posted six kills helping the Dutchgirls defeat St. James at home in three sets back on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Those six kills were also the most against a district opponent with the Lady Tigers also among the seven teams in the Class 3, District 8 field.

Overall, McKinney’s season high in kills came with eight during Owensville’s loss in three sets to Rolla’s Lady Bulldogs back on Monday, Oct. 7.

Behind the serving line, McKinney served up three aces in Owensville’s two-set victory over Union back on Tuesday, Sept. 24 for the most against an FRC and district opponent.

Opening the season the day after Labor Day, McKinney recorded her season high in aces with seven against Capital City’s Lady Cavaliers out of Jefferson City

In the blocking department, the Dutchgirl junior had two blocks in FRC matches against Pacific at the Hermann Tournament and on the road at New Haven.

Posting double digits in digs during 13 matches, McKinney’s season-high against FRC opponents came during their loss at Sullivan in three sets when she recorded 19 digs.

Defeating Montgomery County in three sets at Hermann, McKinney posted a season-high 22 digs.

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