Rochester, MN - As the RCTC Yellowjacket volleyball team prepares for the National Tournament, post-season awards continue to roll in. The MCAC announced the 2018 All-State Volleyball team today, and First Team All-Division players, Brekkin McCready and Carrie Rutledge received First Team Honors.
The freshman duo have combined to help the Jackets to a 22-8 record and a berth in the 2018 NJCAA Division III Championship field. The tournament, which coincidentally will be hosted by RCTC and Rochester Sports begins on Thursday at the Sports Center.
McCready, who leads the conference in assists and assists per set also is #1 in the nation in assists per set. Rutledge, who was named Southern Division Player of the Year and was named to the Region XIIIA All-tournament team is 5th in the nation in kills per set.
Here is the full first team:
Minnesota College Athletic Conference 2018 All-State Volleyball First Team
Carrie Rutledge Fy. / OH Rochester Community & Technical College Hayfield, MN
Paige Wallevand So./ S-H Central Lakes College Henning, MN
Andrea Hinkeldey So. / OH Minnesota West Community & Technical College Heron Lake, MN
Carly Mekash Fr. / OH Northland Community & Technical College Greenbush, MN
Rilee Hohbein Fr. / MH St. Cloud Technical & Community College Holdingford, MN
Brekkin McCready Fy. / Setter Rochester Community & Technical College St. Charles, MN
Haley Hansen Fr. / MB Mesabi Range College Cherry, MN
Alison Satre So./Libero Rainy River Community College Grygla, MN
Maggi Fellerman Fr. / H Central Lakes College Aitkin, MN
The Yellowjackets begin NJCAA National Tournament play at 6:00pm on Thursday, facing off against the winner of Rock Valley and Harrisburg Area.