The Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta Tiger volleyball program had four earn recognition from the West Central Conference after the 2018 season. Bailey Marty, Riley Decker and Lexi Pew all earned all-conference status while Mackenzie Hockel earned honorable mention.
The Tigers finished third overall in the West Central Conference with a 9-5 conference record. BOLD claimed the conference title with a 13-1 record and Sauk Centre finished second after going 12-2 in the conference.
Decker was also named Defensive MVP for the third straight season and to her first Class AA All-State volleyball team Wednesday, Nov. 7. She ended the 2018 season with 444 digs and over 2,000 digs for her career.
"I am excited for her at the next level," MACA head coach Caleb Greene said of Decker, who plans to sign and play for Division II volleyball powerhouse Concordia St. Paul next fall. "Riley has really developed into a leader over her past four years on varsity. Her mouth has never quit talking on the court. She was one of the loudest as a freshman and continued to be the loudest as a senior. Her confidence was contagious and she never felt we couldn't win a game. She wanted every ball hit at her. Even after an error, she wanted that next ball. Her mental toughness is what will keep her competitive at CSP."
Lexi Pew was named Most Valuable Hitter for the first time in her prep career. Pew ended the season with a team high 230 kills and 31 solo blocks.
"Lexi has much more control of her leaping abilities and her body in comparison to last year," Greene said. "She also has matured mentally on the court and has gone from thinking she can get a kill, to knowing that she can get a kill. She was voted Offensive MVP because of her ability to score on every ball. Her height and vertical make her a threat to opposing teams. She has the ability to hit the ball over the opposing teams block, which makes her very challenging to defend."
Marty finished her prep volleyball career with second-most to Pew with 199 kills and second-most to Decker with 329 digs this season. Hockel finished the season with 162 kills and 187 digs.