Lawsuit aside, what I'm trying to figure out is unless every player in the main rotation was involved in this, how the coaches could in good faith eliminate all North Crawford players from balloting.
My understanding of the all-conference process for volleyball in the R&V is that you can only "put-up"/nominate a maximum of 5 girls from your team for all-conference. NC's top four players were easily two pairs of sisters from these two families. I ended up seeing them at state and beyond those four players, they weren't very stellar, but you're right: you would still think that fifth nomination would be better than someone else who made the first or honorable mention teams.
Soooo... maybe the fifth girl nominated was unfairly judged against because of the situation (unless she was allegedly involved in the incident too and just isn't suing), or maybe the coach just nominated the two sets of sisters. Who knows I guess. It would be interesting to hear exactly how everything went down at the all-conference meeting.