FHU Volleyball represented well in AMC Post-Season Awards
"Brito was named a Second-Team All-Conference selection for the 2016 season"

FHU Volleyball represented well in AMC Post-Season Awards

Mon, Nov. 14, 2016 - [Volleyball]

Courtesy of American Midwest Conference

ST. LOUIS, Mo - The American Midwest Conference announced Thursday that Lady Lion senior volleyball player Daymari Brito was named a Second-Team All-Conference selection while Cynthia Beene, Lindsey Gordon and Alex Britt were each named Honorable Mention selections for the 2016 season. Britt was also named to the AMC Champions of Character team as a result of her sportsmanship displayed throughout the season.

The AMC All-Conference awards are given in several areas. New this year to the AMC is a Champions of Character Team. This team is made up of one representative from each team who is chosen as best representing the NAIA Champions of Character initiative’s five core values – Respect, Integrity, Responsibility, Servant Leadership, and Sportsmanship.  

The All-Conference teams are awarded as First and Second Team, along with an Honorable Mention to all who receive votes but do not qualify for the First or Second Team. Individual superlative awards are given to the Player of the Year, the Setter of the Year, the Libero of the Year, the Freshman of the Year, the Newcomer of the Year, and the Coach of the Year.

A complete list of the All-Conference selections are listed below:


From Central Baptist: Lenee Gibson

From Columbia: Hannah Nicholson

From Freed-Hardeman: Alex Britt

From Hannibal-LaGrange: Khristina Schellentrager

From Harris-Stowe: Shamekia McDowell

From Lindenwood-Belleville: Stephanie Cathcart

From Lyon: Katarina Frickleton

From Missouri Baptist: Mary Krause

From Park: Aneisha Ford

From St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Amy Rotella

From Stephens: Taylor Edwards

From William Woods: Brittney Engelbrecht

From Williams Baptist: Mallory Wright


From Columbia: Erini Chatsiezstratiadou

From Columbia: Sashiko Heredia

From Columbia: Peiyi Liu

From Lindenwood-Belleville: Stephanie Cathcart

From Missouri Baptist: Caterina Cigarini

From Missouri Baptist: Mallory Dillon

From Missouri Baptist: Megan Huffman

From Missouri Baptist: Kristina Medanovic

From Park: Daniela Duarte

From Park: Danna Gomes

From Park: Wendy Romero

From William Woods: Brittney Engelbrecht

From William Woods: Jessica Jensen


From Columbia: Zori Curry

From Freed-Hardeman: Daymari Brito

From Hannibal-LaGrange: Khristina Schellentrager

From Harris-Stowe: Miaya Peacock

From Lindenwood-Belleville: Allie Holmes

From Lyon: Katarina Frickleton

From Missouri Baptist: Marion Couraud

From Park: Salma Shatout

From Park: Paloma Bacellar

From Park: Sabrina Silva

From Williams Baptist: Shelby Wallace

From William Woods: Victoria Day

From William Woods: Stephanie Davis


From Central Baptist: Lenee Gibson

From Columbia: Caroline Clifford, and Maria Franco

From Freed-Hardeman: Cynthia Beene, Alex Britt, and Lindsey Gordon

From Hannibal-LaGrange: Melissa Ryan

From Harris-Stowe: Kiara Herron, and Kennedy Netters

From Lindenwood-Belleville: Victoria Johnson, Erin Ladeairous, Emily Schaller

From Lyon: Kendra Kelley, and Madisson Williams

From Missouri Baptist: Natalie Gremaud, and Kelly Wilson

From Park: Aneisha Ford

From Stephens: Danielle Craven, Taylor Edwards, and Kerri Kircher

From Williams Baptist: Jessica Baugh, Shelby Henson, Madison Laubach

From William Woods: Melanie Kala, Tory Wiley


Setter of the Year: Sashiko Heredia; Columbia

Libero of the Year: Daniela Duarte; Park

Freshman of the Year: Caterina Cigarini; Missouri Baptist

Newcomer of the Year: Zori Curry; Columbia

Coach of the Year: Mike Talamantes; Park

Player of the Year: Wendy Romero; Park

The American Midwest Conference is a 13-school NAIA Division I conference with schools in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee.  It was chartered in 1986 as the Show-Me Collegiate Conference becoming the American Midwest Conference in 1994.  The Conference sponsors 16 championships, eight each for men and women - baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's indoor track & field, men's and women's outdoor track & field, women's volleyball and men's wrestling.