McDonald, Pecaut, and Steinhoff named 1st Team All-Conference

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New Haven, Mo -- Last week coaches from the Four River Conference voted on this year’s All Conference Team.  A total of 12 players were choosen, three of them Lady Shamrocks.

Senior Elise McDonald was a unanimous selection, receiving votes by all seven coach as 1st Team All-Conference.  Junior Kelsey Pecaut and Sophomore Rachel Steinhoff were also named to Four Rivers 1st Team All-Conference.

Elise McDonald has started for the Lady Rocks for the past three seasons. During her sophomore year she smashed 149 kills and served 116 points. McDonald was great on defense as well blocking 56 attacks along with 154 digs and leading New Haven to a District Championship in 2009.

McDonald’s 306 kills and 71 blocks last year, helped led the Lady Rocks to a 2nd place finish in the Class 1 State Championship Match.  She was named 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-Region, 1st Team Academic All-State, and 1st Team All-State.

McDonald finishes her Senior year leading the Rocks to a third straight District Title   and her game high 12 kills in their victory over Borgia, ending a 28 year losing streak, will go down as one of the most historic regular season victories in Shamrock Volleyball.

McDonald ends her career with a total of 737 kills, 378 points served, 121 aces, 160 blocks, and 409 digs.

Kelsey Pecaut will return next year as a senior for New Haven.  This was her second season playing at the Varsity level.  Pecaut was instrumental in last year’s 2nd Place finish at state, leading the Rocks with 72 aces, 261 points, 203 digs, and second on the team with 152 kills.  She was named 1st Team All-State, 1st Team Academic All-State, and 2nd Team All Region.

This year had the team made it to state, Pecaut was on pace to serve 272 points (3.28/gm) and smack down 171 kills (2.07/gm).  Pecaut finishes the season with a team high 67 aces and 236 points, in which she served 16 points in a row on and game high 13 aces against O’Fallon Christian on Sept. 1.  She was also second on the team, recording 149 kills and 159 digs.

Coach Sharen Speckhals had high expectations from the sophomore Rachel Steinhoff coming into the season.  Steinhoff came through as the Rock’s libero leading the team with 164 digs.  Steinhoff also led the Lady Rock’s with serves received (284) and a success average of 85 percent, committing only 40 errors on the season.

Congratulations from all of us at QNHN.