NJCAA- CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- The NJCAA announced 2014 All-American Teams (2014 NJCAA Volleyball Awards Link) on December 8th. Kirkwood Eagle sophomore Heather Poula (SO/West Branch, IA ) was named 1st Team All-American for the second year in a row. As a freshman, Poula racked up numerous awards including 1st Team All-American, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region Academic, and ICCAC Freshman of the Year.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA-- The Iowa Community College Athletic Conference released the Volleyball All-Conference and All-Region teams and the Eagles were well represented. Kirkwood Volleyball had four Eagles named to the 2014/15 All-Conference and All-Region teams. Headlining the list once again is Heather Poula (SO/West Branch, IA ). As a freshman, Poula racked up numerous awards including 1st Team All-American, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region Academic, and ICCAC Freshman of the Year. This year Poula was awarded 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-Region.
Freshman Halle Lueck (FR/Ely, IA) was also highlighted with being awarded ICCAC Freshman of the Year, Region XI All-Tournament Team, 1st Team All-Conference and 1st Team All-Region. Sophomore Megan Allmandinger (SO/Marion, IA) was also named to the All-Tournament Team as well as being named Honorable Mention All-Conference. Sophomore Becca Bell (SO/Ely, IA) was also named to the Honorable Mention All-Conference Team. Sophomore Payton Hilton (SO/LaPorte City, IA) and freshman Erin Wenzel (FR/Clinton, IA) were both awarded 2nd Team All-Region. Last year, Hilton was named 2nd Team All-Region, 2nd Team All-Conference, and 1st Team All-Region Academic. Wenzel was also named on the 2nd Team All-Conference Team.
METROSPORTSREPORT.COM- MASON CITY, IA-- Kirkwood Volleyball (33-9) and Iowa Central (30-17) battled back and fourth in the finals of the NJCAA Region XI-A Tournament on Saturday at NIACC, with the Tritons pulling out the win in five games. Iowa Central took the region title with a (25-21, 15-25, 25-21, 15-25, 18-16) victory, ending the season for the Eagles.
Kirkwood was led by Megan Allmandinger with 18 kills. Heather Poula added 12 and Becca Bell had 10. Bell also finished with five blocks. Halle Lueck had 51 set assists and 19 digs. Marisa Stark also finished with 19 digs. Nicole Snyder had 18, Kensley Heater 14 and Poula had 11.