Volleyball: 2019 Post Bulletin All-Area Team
*** PLAYER OF THE YEAR ***
2019 stats:303 kills (.342 hitting percentage), 220 digs, 19 blocks
Why she made the team:First-team Class AA All-State selection. Second team last year. . .Will play Division I volleyball at Illinois State next year. . .A huge leaper and as powerful a hitter as Stewartville coach John Dzubay has ever had. . .Helped lead Stewartville to the state championship this season. . .1,175 career kills and 639 career digs.
2019 stats:303 kills (.346 hitting percentage), 55 ace serves, 48 blocks, 260 digs
Why she made the team:First-team Class AA All-State for third straight season. . .A rangy athlete who can do it all, front and back row. . .Helped team to the state championship this season with especially big performances in the state semifinals and finals. . .Recently committed to the University of Kentucky for volleyball. . .Has 1,114 career kills, 661 career digs, 176 career blocks and 119 career aces.
2019 stats:850 assists, 118 ace serves, 450 digs, 195 kills
Why she made the team:Class A first-team All-State for second consecutive season. Also all-Southeast Conference for third straight year and SEC Player of the Year. . .Just 5-feet-4, but still does serious damage when in the front row. . .Terrific offensive player, but even better on defense. . .2,917 career assists (school record), 1,417 career digs, 308 career ace serves.
2019 stats:511 kills (.357 hitting percentage), 41 ace serves, 66 blocks, 285 digs
Why she made the team:Led the state in kills with 511 and averaged 5.8 kills per set. . .Named All-Big Nine for second straight year. . .Had a robust .357 hitting percentage. . 1,032 career kills, 130 career ace blocks, 630 career digs, 94 career ace serves.
2019 stats:303 kills, 44 ace serves, 50 blocks, 227 digs
Why she made the team:An extremely athletic and versatile player, Terry was named first-team Class AA All-State. . .935 career kills, 89 career ace serves, 292 career blocks and 662 career digs. . .Will play volleyball next year at Division II Minnesota State, Mankato.
2019 stats:408 kills (.315 hitting percentage), 48 blocks, 312 digs
Why she made the team:Had a superb season, with 408 kills and a .315 hitting percentage. . .Named first-team Class A All-State the last three years. . .Will play volleyball at Winona State next year. . .Finished career with 1,208 kills.
2019 stats:351 kills, 300 digs, 26 ace serves
Why she made the team:McNally led the Cardinals in kills for four consecutive seasons and finished her career with over 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. . .Was a five-year varsity player. . .Being recruited to play Division III college volleyball.
2019 stats:287 kills (.470 hitting percentage), 34 ace serves, 120 total blocks, 253 digs
Why she made the team:Named first-team Class A All-State. Also Academic All-State. . .Being recruited by a variety of Division II colleges. . .Three-year starter. . .Helped her team to the 2016 Class AA state tournament and 2017 state tournament.
2019 stats:1,033 set assists, 351 digs, 48 ace serves, 22 blocks
Why she made the team:Put up extreme totals in set assists. That included notching 64 of them against Concordia Academy in the state tournament. . .Named to the Class AA All-State second team. . .Named all-Hiawatha Valley League for second straight season. Has 1,063 career dig, 1,753 career assists and 129 career ace serves.
2019 stats:398 kills, 30 ace serves, 33 blocks, 354 digs
Why she made the team:Named first-team Class AA All-State. Was Class A first-team All-State as a junior and Class AA honorable-mention All-State as a sophomore. Has 1,705 career kills, 1,175 career digs, 158 career blocks and 121 career ace serves. . .Commited to Division I Belmont University for volleyball. . .Is K-W’s all-time kills leader. . .Academic All-State in 2019.
2019 stats:51 ace serves, 459 digs
Why she made the team:Three-time all-Hiawatha Valley League player. . .Has 1,365 career digs, first all-time at Lake City. Also first in career service aces with 165. . .Recorded 40 digs in the Sub-Section final with Stewartville. . .A fierce competitor who has a habit of rising to the challenge.
2019 stats: 368 kills (.279 hitting percentage), 47 ace serves, 79 blocks
Why she made the team:All-HVL player. . .Led team in kills (third highest season total in school history). . ..At 6-4, was able to win a lot of points. A smart attacker with lots of range. Not afraid of the big moment.
Courtney Connelly, Sr., L:460 digs, 46 ace serves, 53 assists, 95 percent server. . .All-HVL for second straight season. . .1,208 career digs (second in school history), 131 career ace serves, 145 career assists. . .Team MVP. . .A glistening 29:1 reception-to-error ratio on serve-receive.
Maddie Converse, So., S:732 assists, 61 ace serves, 19 kills, 16 blocks, 127 digs. . .All-HVL. . .1,549 career assists (in just two years), 84 career ace serves, 43 career blocks, 255 career digs.
Mya Suess, Jr.. MB:166 kills, 71 blocks, All-HVL
Noelle VanOort, Jr., OH:174 kills, 24 ace serves, 27 blocks, 96 digs, honorable-mention All-HVL.
Lily Welch, Sr., OH:217 kills, 39 ace serves, 35 blocks, 291 digs, All-HVL, Academic All-State. . .704 career digs, 483 career kills, 93 career ace serves. . .A clutch player in the state tournament, won by Stewartville.
Payton Danielson, Sr., OH:265 kills, 72 ace serves, 397 digs, All-Southeast three times.
Sarina Stortz, Sr., MH:265 kills, 72 ace serves, 397 digs, two-time All-Southeast.
Kelly Klees, Sr., S:Five-year letterwinner. All-Big Nine the last two years. . .Went over 1,000 careers sets as a junior. . .Second in kills this season for Mayo. . .1,780 career assists, 473 career kills, 694 career digs, 90 career ace serves, 61 career blocks. . .Will play for Division II Minnesota State Moorhead next year.
Jadyn Koestering, Sr., OH:Four-year letterwinner. . .All-Big Nine the last two years. . .Six-rotation player who led Mayo in digs this season. . .854 careers digs, 618 career kills, 116 career assists, 25 career blocks, 47 career ace serves.
Chelsea Lasker, Sr., S:Over 1,000 career set assists. . .All-HVL . .191 digs, 645 set assists. . .Team MVP. . .100 percent server this season, 98 percent for her career
Isabel Valdez, Sr., MH:250 kills (37.4 hitting percentage), 67 blocks. . .Honorable-mention All-HVL. . .Team MVP.
Kelli Hadaway, Jr., S:1,000 career assists. . .684 assists this season, 209 digs. . .All-Three Rivers in 2018 and this season.
Alison French, So., L:596 digs, 41 ace serves, 91 percent server, serve-receive rating 93.5 percent.
Ellie Macal, Jr., OH:231 kills, 19 blocks, 359 digs. . All-Three Rivers.
Jakalyn Arendt, Sr., MH:234 kills, 4 assists, 197 digs, 47 blocks, 32 ace serves. . .All-HVL. . .Went from front row to six-roation player in 2019.
Sydney Taylor, Jr., OH:62 ace serves, 298 kills, 376 points. . .All-Southeast.
Ella Cambern, So., S:262 digs, 37 ace serves, 93 percent server, 569 set assists. . .All-Southeast.
Jaci Winchell, So., S:826 assists, 35 ace serves, 99 percent server, 214 digs, 24 blocks. . .All-HVL, team co-MVP. . .1,199 career assists.
Makayla Bowen, Jr., OH:51 ace serves, 154 kills, 15 blocks. . .All-HVL, team co-MVP.
Shayla Hustad, Sr., RH:29 ace serves, 231 kills (48 percent kill efficiency), 85 blocks, 67 digs. . .All-HVL honorable mention.
Sara Twedt, Sr., MH:144 kills, 82 blocks. . .All-HVL honorable mention.
Chayse Paulson, Jr., S:40 kills, 35 ace serves, 18 blocks, 164 digs, 738 assists. . .All-Big Nine for third straight year. . .571 career digs, 2,061 career set assists, 131 ace serves.
Lilly Meister, So., MH:99 kills, 116 blocks (state leader), 14 blocks vs. Mayo (state record). . .145 kills, 168 blocks. . .All-Big Nine honorable mention.
Delaney Issendorf, Jr., OH:42 ace serves, 355 kills, 191 digs, 24 blocks. . .119 career ace serves, 933 kills, 491 digs, 82 blocks. . .All-HVL the last two years. . .Lake City all-time kills leader.
Olivia Pennington, Jr., OH:23 ace serves, 239 kills, 23 blocks. . .All-HVL. . .28 career ace serves, 361 career kills, 57 career blocks.
Hannah Labonte, Jr., MH:276 kills, 21 ace serves, 53 blocks. . .339 career kills. . .All-HVL honorable mention.
Elyse Dalager, Jr., S:44 ace serves, 462 set assists, 157 digs. . .130 career ace serves, 1,416 career set assists, 400 career digs. . .All-HVL honorable-mention the last two years.
KJ Corson, Jr., L:500 digs, 22 ace serves, 95 percent server, 64 assists; 1,218 career digs, 70 career ace serves, 93 percent career server, 130 career assists. . .All-Three Rivers.
Kandace Sikkink, Sr., OH/S:27 ace serves, 93 percent server, 222 killsl, 395 assists, 232 digs. . .All-Three Rivers.
Lauren Mensink, S., OH/S:29 ace serves, 232 kills, 343 assists, 264 digs. . .All-Three Rivers honorable mention.
Madison Krage, Jr., MH:186 kills (.248 hitting percentage), 26 blocks; 284 career kills, 45 career blocks. . .All-Three Rivers. . .Second in conference in hitting percentage.
Morgan LaVigne, Sr., OH:315 kills (.250 hitting percentage), 32 ace serves, 91 percent server, 20 blocks, 321 digs. . .Three-year starter. . .All-Three Rivers for second straight year. . .Team MVP.
Hannah Gadient, Jr., S:46 ace serves, 492 set assists, 79 kills, 203 digs, 32 blocks. . .1,000 career assists. . .All-HVL honorable mention.
Torrie Rehder, Jr., L:33 ace serves, 49 assists, 347 digs. . .All-HVL honorable mention for second straight year.
Riley Queensland, Sr., OH/L:25 ace serves, 359 kills, 28 blocks, 31 assists, 290 digs. . .All-Southeast. . .1,000 career kills.
Isabelle Olson, Sr., L:31 ace serves, 37 assists, 404 digs. . .All-Southeast. . .1,000 career digs.
Madison Hindt, Jr., S/RH:39 ace serves, 43 kills, 10 blocks, 276 assists, 126 digs. . .All-Southeast.
Hailey Hindt, Sr., MH:23 ace serves, 215 kills, 41 blocks, 17 assists, 75 digs. . .All-Southeast.
Abby Hinrichs, Jr., S:514 assists, 47 service aces, 91 serving percentage, 94 kills, 204 digs. . .637 set assists, 69 ace serves. . .All-Threer Rivers.
Alyx Doughty, Jr., MH:173 kills, 44 blocks, 94 percent server. . .248 career kills, 77 blocks.
Teagan Hansen, So., OH:151 kills, 338 digs, 94 percent server. . .All-Three Rivers honorable mention.
— Pat Ruff