Wildcats get 18 on all-conference fall teams

By Theo Tate
Posted 11/26/22

Olivia Shaw had a pair of reasons to celebrate this fall.

The Montgomery County junior earned all-Eastern Missouri Conference awards in two sports – volleyball and cross country. She earned …

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Wildcats get 18 on all-conference fall teams


Olivia Shaw had a pair of reasons to celebrate this fall.

The Montgomery County junior earned all-Eastern Missouri Conference awards in two sports – volleyball and cross country. She earned first-team honors in volleyball and second-team honors in cross country.

Shaw led a large list of MCHS athletes who earned all-conference honors this fall. A total of 18 Wildcats received all-league notice, 10 of them are seniors.

The football and cross country teams led the way with seven selections each, followed by the volleyball team with three and the softball team with two.

In addition to her all-conference awards in two sports, Shaw also helped both the volleyball and girls cross country teams win EMO championships. The volleyball team finished 8-0 to win its fifth straight league crown, while the girls cross country squad placed first at the conference meet on Oct. 15 at North Callaway to capture its second straight title.

Shaw turned in an outstanding season in volleyball, finishing with 270 kills and 51 blocks, both team highs. The effort helped the junior receive her first all-conference award in volleyball.

Shaw joined a group of all-conference Wildcats that also included seniors Bailey Fischer and Addison Schluss. Fischer was named to the all-conference volleyball team for the second year in a row after being selected to the second team. Schluss, who led the Wildcats with 339 assists and 192 serving points, was selected to the all-EMO team for the first time after earning first-team honors.

Shaw picked up her second straight all-conference award in cross country after finishing eighth at the conference meet. She placed 14th a year ago. All-EMO awards in cross country are based on finishes from the conference meet. The top 15 finishers get all-conference honors.

The other all-conference performers for the Wildcats were seniors Lyric Ford, Destiny Shaw and Carie Schroer, sophomores Jadrian Thurmon and Zack Welker and freshman Taylor River.

Ford won the girls individual title and picked up her fourth all-conference award. Destiny Shaw placed fifth in the girls race to pick up her third all-EMO award, Thurmon came in sixth in the boys meet to earn his second all-league award and Schroer (13th, girls), River (ninth, girls) and Welker (10th, boys) were named to the all-EMO cross country team for the first time.

Seniors Harrison Bishop, Matt Clark, Adam Czerniewski, Travis Hill and Dominic Luttrell and juniors Mason Leu and James Pollard were the Wildcats’ representatives on the all-conference football team.

Bishop, who led the Wildcats with 77 tackles, was the only one in the group to earn all-league honors on both sides of the ball. He was named second-team offensive lineman and second-team linebacker. Bishop earned his first all-conference awards in his football career.

Luttrell, Leu and Pollard also earned their first all-conference football awards. Luttrell was named second-team receiver after finishing with 414 yards receiving with two touchdowns, Leu was voted first-team defensive back after recording 56 tackles and two interceptions and Pollard was named second-team defensive lineman.

Clark, Czerniewski and Hill were named to the all-league team for the second year in a row.

Clark was voted first-team defensive end for the second straight year after finishing with 42 tackles and three sacks.

Czerniewski earned second-team running back and first-team punter honors. He finished with 689 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns and had 22 punts for 771 yards. Last year, he was named second-team quarterback and first-team punter.

Hill, who was voted second-team defensive back a year ago, was selected second-team receiver this year after finishing with a team-high 474 yards receiving with three touchdowns.

Junior Maddy Queathem and sophomore Aliviah Fischer represented the Wildcats on the all-conference softball team. Queathem was named to the all-league squad for the third year in a row after being named first-team utility player. Fischer earned her first all-EMO award after being selected first-team infielder.


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