Hoffman, Nuss named all-county volleyball MOPs


The IHSAA volleyball coaches really did the picking.

Kennedy Hoffman of Trinity Lutheran and Reagan Nuss of Brownstown Central are the selections as The Tribune’s co-most outstanding volleyball players of the year for this recently finished 2020 season.

This comes on the heels of the announcement of all-district and all-state teams this week. The players were already honored in other major ways.

Hoffman was chosen as all-state for Class A for the second year as well as all-district. Nuss, a junior, is now a three-time Class 3A all-state performer with a year of competition remaining.

For the most part, their teammates also were significantly recognized on the regional and state levels.

Hoffman, Bailey Reynolds, Kamzi Gross, Sydney Jaynes and Stella Kleffman were all-district choices for Trinity. Plus, coach Faith Wilder-Newland was the district’s coach of the year. Reynolds joined Hoffman as a first-team all-state player, and Gross and Jaynes were second-team picks.

Nuss’ teammate, Kendra McCory, also was first-team all-state in their class. Also for Brownstown, Kayla Guthrie was a second-team choice, and Jennifer Pence joined that trio as an all-district pick.

Seymour sophomore Olivia Fish was all-district in Class 4A, the only member of the Owls so recognized. The one Seymour addition to The Tribune team is Lauren Knieriem, who was the team’s most valuable player.

Nuss has put together a notable career already with a year to go. She said the best part of playing volleyball for her is "being around my team and having fun with them."

On the court, Nuss is the one who makes the offense go with her passes.

"Being the setter and having control of the game," she said of her favorite part of playing. "I’m always just learning."

Hoffman, who is working on finalizing a college choice where she can continue to play volleyball, is currently working on an internship at Southern Indiana Women’s Center.

Volleyball will help formulate her college plans, but the course of study is very much on her mind.

"I’m looking at nursing," Hoffman said.

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