Ruder, Kendrix unanimous First-Team COC-Large selections



Nixa senior and Missouri State signee Austin Ruder was named the COC Large Player of the Year. Ruder and Willard junior Chris Kendrix were the only unanimous selections to the First-Team. The senior trio of Brett Krisik (Ozark), Kohl Slaughter (Webb City) and Thatch Unruh (Branson) were also honored on the First Team. Republic's Cody Geiger was the only junior to make the top squad.

Branson coach Brian McTague was named the Coach of the Year for guiding the Pirates to a conference title. The complete teams are below. Click the following links for photos of COC Large games.

Pictures: Ozark vs. Nixa - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Republic vs. Nixa - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Branson vs. Nixa - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Nixa vs. Ozark - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Willard vs. Republic - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Ozark vs. Republic - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Webb City vs. Ozark - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Willard vs. Ozark - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Nixa vs. Willard - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Republic vs. Branson - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Willard vs. Branson - CLICK HERE
Pictures: Branson vs. Ozark - CLICK HERE

1ST TEAM
AUSTIN RUDER – NIXA SENIOR (Unanimous)
CHRIS KENDRIX – WILLARD JUNIOR (Unanimous)
BRETT KRISIK – OZARK SENIOR
KOHL SLAUGHTER - WEBB CITY SENIOR
THATCH UNRUH – BRANSON SENIOR
CODY GEIGER – REPUBLIC JUNIOR

2ND TEAM
JAKE FLETCHER – REPUBLIC SENIOR
PHOENIX JOHNSON - WEBB CITY SENIOR
KOLBE KINGHORN – WILLARD SENIOR
JAKOB NEIDIG – OZARK SENIOR
BRYCE DULIN – NIXA JUNIOR
DA’QUAN ERVIN – BRANSON JUNIOR

HONORABLE MENTION
NATHAN REID – CARTHAGE SENIOR
JACOB RUDER – NIXA SOPH

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: AUSTIN RUDER - NIXA
COACH OF THE YEAR: BRIAN MCTAGUE - BRANSON

Photo Galleries

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Pictures: Glendale 2, Republic 0


The Lady Falcons improved to 2-2 with a two-set victory over Republic on Tuesday.
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