The Calamus-Wheatland volleyball team graduated a talented senior group from last fall.
Fortunately, the Warriors had another group of seniors ready to step in and leave their own mark.
Last year’s senior group ranked first, second and third in kills, first, second and third in digs, first and fourth in assists, and second, third and fifth in blocks.
This fall, seniors were first and third in kills, first, second and fifth in assists, second, third and fourth in digs and second and fourth in blocks.
Two members of that senior crew were recently selected to the All-Tri-Rivers East team.
Senior Alyssa McElmeel joined seven other divisional players on the second-team, while fellow senior, Alison Boeckmann, garnered honorable mention accolades.
McElmeel made an impact in both the front and back rows.
Up front, she paced the Warriors with 110 kills, nearly half of which, 52, came in conference action, good for eighth among division players.
McElmeel added 15 blocks (her eight blocks in league play left her just outside the top 10 in the division) and matched that number with 15 assists.
In the back row, McElmeel finished second on the team with 239 digs. She ranked sixth among division players with the 95 digs she had in Tri-Rivers action.
McElmeel was also third on the team with 199 serve attempts, putting 175 of them into play and turning 23 of them — also good for third among the Warriors — into aces.
Boeckmann spent the bulk of her senior campaign setting up her teammates.
She led the team with 192 assists, while the 74 assists she had in conference play was good for seventh in the division.
Boeckmann added 34 kills and picked up a block on defense.
The senior, meanwhile, also finished third on the team with 160 digs.
Boeckmann had an incredibly efficient season behind the service stripe. She served 298 times — 71 more than her nearest teammate — and put 290 of them into play, good for a 97.3 service efficiency rate.
The senior missed just two of her 100 serves in conference action. Only one divisional player topped Boeckmann’s resulting 98 percent serve efficiency (and she did it with 62 serves) and the Warrior was the only player with at least 100 serves to top 95 percent efficiency.
Boeckmann served up 26 aces for good measure, tops on the team.