Cowley finished the 2017 season with a record of 40-7 and placed fifth at the NJCAA Division II National Tournament.First Team *Leah Anderson, Parkland; Kiersten Anderson, Lincoln Land; Robbie Berg, Muskegon; Emily Holm, Scottsdale; Milica Kusmuk, Cowley; Bailey O'Brien, Sauk Valley; Maeghan Pieper, Central (NE); Niki Polce, Owens; Adianez Reyes Rivera, Coffeyville; Daniela Santos, Coffeyville; Gabby Sullivan, Iowa Central; Fiapai'pai' Willis, Parkland.Her 609 kills places her first in Cowley history in kills in a season and also 12 in Cowley history in kills in a career. Being named All-American is tough but earning it as freshmen is an even bigger honor where only seven freshmen were selected.Nicolaisen was one of the reasons for the success of the team, during the national tournament, where she recorded 81 kills at an impressive 5.79 kills per set and hit an outstanding .377 hitting percentage against the No. Milica was an outside hitter that came in and gave us a consistent hitter with power who also had a nasty serve and played defense for us.Second Team Erika Angstmann, Owens; Breann Becker, Neosho County; Carla Butler, Pasco-Hernando State (FL); Leah Crist, Mesa; Kendra De Jonge, Grand Rapids; Katie Mahoney, Mc Henry; Hannah Nicolaisen, Cowley; Addie Patton, Lincoln Land; Sommer Rhea, Suak Valley; Kenzie Rhodes, Illinois Central; Kylee Smith, Glendale; Ady Wintermore, Kirkwood.Honorable Mention Autumn Anderson, Oakland (MI); Courtney Keotting, Mcc-Longview; Talleyshia Morris, Coffeyville; Leslie Polanco, Highland; Lauren Reick, Des Moines Area; Anika Thomas, Surry (NC).Kusmuk's 524 kills in 2017 placed her third in Cowley history in kills in a season and her .384 hitting percentage placed her sixth in hitting percentage in a season in Cowley history.
Have been employed here for 3 1/2 years and have worked less then half that time. The pay is fantastic, if you can just get through the 1-4 year furlough bubble. I was called back after 2 years of being furloughed. Who could be out of work for 2 years with a wife and kids.Your job security is completely based on seniority. On call okay, but got laid off every year around Xmas. Watched by management to an extreme amount, used to set up traps on the rails to see if you would stop in time, while they hide in bushes. She was also selected to the NJCAA National Tournament All-Tournament team, Co-Freshmen of the Year, First Team All-District, and First Team All-Conference. "We are very proud of Milica and Hannah on being honored with All-American awards." Cowley head coach said.Nicolaisen received the KJCCC Offensive Player of the Week two times in 2017. "Both put in the work all season to improve each day and both would say they could not have earned this honor without their teammates.