Hancock County volleyball is well represented among the state’s top statistical leaders this season.
Mt. Vernon is ranked No. 16 in Class 4A, according to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association, while New Palestine is No. 10 in Class 3A. All stats, according to MaxPreps, are as of Sunday.
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Junior outside hitter Allison Dennemann leads the Dragons at the net this season and is ranked No. 3 in the state in total kills (412). She averages 6.1 per set and has just 81 errors this season.A University of the Pacific commit, Dennemann is anything but a one dimensional player. She also has 39 blocks, 249 digs and 28 aces.
Senior setter Kara Morris deserves a ton of credit for Dennemann’s success and has registered 671 assists this season, which puts her at No. 9 in the state. She averages 10 per set and also has 66 kills and 130 digs this year.
Diggin’ For Gold
Mt. Vernon senior libero Julia Wayer, the reigning Daily Reporter Co-Player of the Year with teammate Jaclyn Bulmahn, is having another terrific season as a catalyst on defense for the Marauders. She ranks No. 9 in the state with 357 digs. Wayer averages 5.3 digs per set.Bulmahn is No. 23 in the state with 267 kills despite missing a few contests with a nagging back injury at the beginning of the season.
On Sept. 18, Mt. Vernon was ranked No. 8 overall, regardless of class, in Z-Rating, a metric used to determine the state’s top teams. They also boasted Indiana’s toughest volleyball schedule.
Senior Emily Diehr of Greenfield-Central has been nothing but efficient at the net this season. She leads the Cougars with 53 blocks and boasts the third-best hitting percentage on kill attempts in Indiana at .502. She has 137 kills this season on 235 attempts and puts in 2.6 per set.Sophomore setter Molly Broome is also having a fine season for the Cougars and ranks No. 34 in the state in assists with 539. She averages 10.9 per set. The 6-foot Broome had over 500 assists last year as a freshman.
Greenfield-Central, as a team, is also ranked No. 10 in offensive efficiency (attacking) at .296, according to head coach Travis Fuller.