The high school volleyball season is over as Rolla finished 21-13-1, but the season did not end without some postseason honors for the Lady Bulldogs.

The high school volleyball season is over as Rolla finished 21-13-1, but the season did not end without some postseason honors for the Lady Bulldogs.

Rolla had big wins over Nerix Hall, Poplar Bluff, Class 2 third place finisher Licking, Sullivan, Lebanon and Camdenton.

Rebecca Janke and Loran Pritchett earned First Team All-District in the Class 4 District 9 tournament. Parker Bourne also made the team as an Honorable Mention selection.

Janke end the year with 335 kills, 36 aces and 222 digs. She played six rotations for the digs. She also had a .372 hitting percentage. Prittchett had 200 kills, 48 aces, 40 blocks, 271 digs and 436 assists as a setter. She also had a .253 hitting percentage in all six rotation positions. Bourne added 102 kills, 22 aces and 69 kills for the team.

“We had a year of some better defense and control. (The) offensive leaders were Rebecca and Loran, but Parker Bourne had a great season as well. She was very steady for us,” Rolla coach Stephanie Pritchett said about the girls.

But the trio were not the only Lady Bulldogs to earn some praise.

“Emma Floyd improved in the middle all season, Emily Swizdor, Madison Brown and Jessica all did a good job playing outside and right side for us and provided us with some pretty good blocking,” Pritchett stated. “Sophomore Lexi Gillman played quite a bit on the outside, especially in the early season and we are looking forward to her stepping in next year with that experience. Jessica did a good job as a freshman giving us consistent serving and setting.”

The Lady Bulldogs had other important players including Sophis Moreland who played 5 ½ rotations for Rolla this year. She had 263 digs and received 651 serves while on the back row. Coach Pritchett added that she, “also served well.”

Maddie Lucas was another great contributor to the team as she played in three rotations while totaling 152 digs this season.

Pritchett is als looking forward to the return of Camryn Falkenhain who missed the season due to injury.

“We hope she recovers well from her knee injury and is able to rejoin next season,” the coach added.

Overall, there were quite a few positives for Rolla in 2019. Now the journey begins for 2020.

“I am so proud of the girls and their willingness to learn and grow and fight,” Pritchett remarked.