(ELLINGTON, Mo.) – History has been made for the Ellington Whippets volleyball squad, as for the first time in program history a player was recently selected to the Class 1 All-State team.

That athlete is sophomore outside hitter Tyler Conkright, and she tells us how she found out about the honor.

Conkright is known for her work at the net, as she had over 4 kills per set this season.

But she also showed off her versatility in the back row, recording nearly 4 digs per set.

The sophomore speaks on the importance of playing six rotations.

And for the Whippets as a team led by head coach Rayven Morrison, there was a jump in wins from 13 the previous year to 19 in 2019.

Conkright says a lot of work went into that.

Conkright went on to say that she hopes for yet another leap in the win column in 2020.