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Six earn All-SBC volleyball team honors
Sullivan, Mitchell named to 13-player first team
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Hillsboro seniors Mackenzie Sullivan and Tasha Mitchell were among the 13 players that recently received All-Scenic Bluffs Conference first-team volleyball honors.

Sullivan was a unanimous first-team All-SBC selection and the runner-up to Royall’s Paige Hyer for the league’s Player of the Year award for the second year in a row.

Hyer led the Panthers to a 32–6 overall record and an outright SBC title with a 13–1 mark in league play.

Meanwhile, Sullivan and Mitchell were among the team leaders in multiple categories while helping the Tigers a 21–12 overall mark and a second-place finish in the SBC at 11–3.

Fellow Hillsboro seniors Brittany Borchardt and Alexis Mathis, and sophomore Sydney Johnson were among the 16 players that received honorable mention.

Senior Courtney Fanta was Hillsboro’s representative the eight-player All-Sportsmanship team.

Sullivan was again Hillsboro’s most versatile player this year, finishing the season as the Tigers’ leader in kills (351) and aces (85). She was also second on the team with 364 assists, 336 digs and a .334 hitting percentage.

Sullivan earned first-team honors her final three years and received honorable mention in 2012 as a freshman.

Mitchell led the Tigers in blocks (94) an hitting percentage (.367) to earn first-team All-SBC honors for a second straight year. She finished second in kills with 226 and also posted 147 digs and 14 aces.

Mitchell was an honorable mention all-league choice as a freshman and sophomore.

Borchardt, the team’s starting libero for a third straight year, again led the Tigers with 563 digs and 505 serve receptions. She also finished second with 85 aces.

Borchardt was a first-team selection a year ago as a junior and honorable mention All-SBC pick as a sophomore.

Mathis led the team with 364 assists and also posted 182 digs, 64 aces and 18 kills to earn honorable mention accolades.

Johnson earned her first all-conference honor after finishing the year with 168 kills, 53 digs, 29 blocks and a .273 hitting percentage.

Fanta moved from setter to back row for the good of the team. She finished the year with 203 digs, 277 service receptions and 26 aces.