YORK — The Crossroads Conference volleyball teams continue to set the mark for many other leagues across the state.
In 2012 it was no different as two teams from the CRC made the state tournament field in their respective classes and the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves hoisted their third championship in Class D-1 in four years with a 30-4 mark.
Success was evident throughout the conference as five teams posted winning seasons and several others made the district finals or the sub-district finals during post season play.
Leading the way in total players selected with five each were Exeter-Milligan and Giltner. The Hornets finished 30-3 and took third place in Class D-2 at state. Both teams placed three players on the All-CRC team while BDS (24-5) and Hampton (23-7) had four apiece total.
Cross County and High Plains placed one player each.
Named All-CRC was the Exeter-Milligan trio of seniors, Taylor Erdkamp, Jackie Luzum and Jennifer Pribyl. Hampton placed two players, seniors Hannah Bamesberger and Kalynn Dahlke.
Erdkamp went into the state tournament with 701 set assists, while Luzum entered with a team-high 290 kills and Pribyl was one of the top blockers in the state tournament field with 75.
For Hampton, Bamesberger finished with 762 set assists and Dahlke, despite missing five weeks with a knee injury, still hammered 342 kills.
Cougar Brooke Anderson, also a senior, was the only other area selection on the CRC team.
In the honorable mention category, Hampton seniors Hannah Carlson and Teya Mason were tabbed along with another Exeter-Milligan duo in senior Megan Zwickl and junior Erica Yound. The honorable mention from High Plains was senior Morgan VanHousen.
First Team CRC All Conference
Makaleigh Yantzi, SR., BDS
Christy Swartzendruber, JR., BDS
Brooke Anderson, SR., Cross County
Taylor Erdkamp, SR., Exeter-Milligan
Jackie Luzum, SR., Exeter-Milligan
Jennifer Pribyl, SR., Exeter-Milligan
Dani Most, JR., Giltner
Shayne Vaught, SR., Giltner
Abbey Preissler, SR., Giltner
Hannah Bamesberger, SR., Hampton
Kalynn Dahlke, SR., Hampton
Jessica Nekl, JR., Shelby-Rising City
Honorable Mention- Darby Hinrichs, Jordan Bieck, Giltner; Hannah Carlson, Teya Mason, Hampton; Blair Hoffstetter, Meridian; Taylor Houck, Matyson Kleinschmidt, BDS; Megan Zwickl, Erica Yound, Exeter-Milligan; Morgan VanHousen, High Plains; Hannah Walgren, Osceola; Kylee Macken, Shelby-Rising City.