Five Lady Shamrocks Named To Academic All-State Volleyball Team

Pictured left to right: Kayla Borcherding, Mackenzy Vedder, Taylor Covington, Rachel Steinhoff, and Tessa Kelsick.

New Haven, Mo. - Mackenzy Vedder, Kayla Borcherding, Tessa Kelsick Rachel Steinhoff, and Taylor Covington were not only key players in New Haven’s success this past season, more importantly they are among an elite group of student athletes in Missouri.

While excelling on the court they excelled more so in the classroom, which has earned them the highest award any student athlete can receive.

Earlier this week Vedder, Borcherding, Kelsick, Steinhoff, and Covington were announced to the Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association’s Academic All-State Volleyball Team.

This was the second straight year that Steinhoff and Covington received Academic All-State honors.

In order to make the Academic All-State Team, student athletes must meet the following criteria:

They have to be a varsity player. (Any grade level)
Player must have competed in at least 75% of the team’s total variety matches.
Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.6 or above after the first semester of the school year.

Congratulations Mackenzy, Kayla, Tessa, Rachel, and Taylor for not only excelling on the court but for being a role model to other student athletes.