Posted On: 12/5/17 2:43 PM

Lincoln Southwest graduate Jill Bax of Hastings College - photo courtesy Hastings College

With the NAIA season coming to end last weekend, the postseason honors are starting to roll in for former Nebraska high school standouts.

Lincoln Southwest graduate Jill Bax, a senior libero, and Grand Island Northwest graduate Katie Placke, a senior setter, each earned AVCA 1st-Team All-American Honors for Hastings College. Priscillia O’Dowd, a junior middle hitter from Papillion-LaVista, was named to the 1st Team for Midland University. Bax was also named the 2017 Libero of the Year - the second straight year she has won the award.

Midland junior setter Jess Peters of Papillion-LaVista was named 2nd-Team All American, as was Kearney Catholic graduate Maddie Squires, a setter for Bellevue University. Shayla Scanlan, a junior MB from Plattsmouth, was named 3rd-Team All-American for Bellevue.

Casey Krolikowski, a junior OH for Hastings College from Centura, and Allison Kuenle, a sophomore OH from North Platte for Doane College, were each named Honorable Mention All-Americans.

Both Placke and O’Dowd are repeat 1st-Team selections while Bax was a 2nd-Team selection a year ago. 

This season, Bax had 503 digs and finished her career at Hastings with 2,102. She also had a

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