Position: Outside hitter
2020 stats: 134 kills, .388 hitting percentage, 22 blocks, 80 digs.
Why she made the team: Put an exclamation mark on a dazzling varsity career that began in eighth grade. Six-feet-2 senior finished career with 1,248 kills, 140 aces, 198 blocks, 741 digs and is a lock to be chosen All-State for the fourth straight year. Comfortable in the back row as well as the front. . .Had the winning kill a year ago when Stewartville won the state championship. . .Will play next year at the University of Kentucky.
2020 stats: 327 assists, 96 percent serving, 14 aces, 97 digs.
Why she made the team: (Career) 2,078 assists, 1,170 digs. . .All-State honorable mention in 2019. . .Five-year starter, three years as a setter. . .Knows who to set the ball to in critical situations. . .Excellent split-second decision maker. . .Setter for state title team in 2019 and No. 1-ranked team in 2020.
2020 stats: 17 aces, 337 assists, 52 digs.
Why she made the team: Third-year starter and just a junior. . .Nearly 1,900 career sets. Would have eclipsed 2,300 career assists this season had it not been shortened by COVID-19. . .Superior vision and touch.
Position: Setter/Outside hitter/Middle hitter
2020 stats: 162 kills, .443 hitting efficiency, 177 assists, 138 digs, 38 aces, 92 percent serving.
Why she made the team: McCabe goes down as possibly the best player ever at Mabel-Canton and seems a cinch to be named first-team All-State for the third straight. . .No weaknesses in her game and became as much a front-row player as a back row one this season. . .28.7 vertical jump and great defensive skills. . .(career) 3,094 assists, 1,548 digs, 346 aces, 526 kills. . .Committed to NAIA power Viterbo University in La Crosse.
School: Lake City
Position: Outside hitter
2020 stats: 80 kills, 15 aces, 50 digs.
Why she made the team: High-energy player and excellent athlete. . .Great jumping ability and an accurate passer. . .With the exception of this season, led Lake City in kills every year since she was a freshman. All-time school leader in kills (1,032) and second in aces (132). Team MVP the last three seasons, All-HVL the last four seasons.
Position: Outside hitter
2020 stats: 15 aces, 133 kills, 14 blocks, 78 digs.
Why she made the team: Leader in kills on one of the top couple of teams in the Rochester area. Also second for K-M in blocks and digs. . .Team’s best attacker and did that at just 5-feet-9.
School: John Marshall
2020 stats: 175 assists, 87 digs, 27 kills.
Why she made the team: Sees the court extremely well. . .Competitive and intuitive. . .Team MVP. . .Five-year lettermen. . .School record holder with 2,236 career sets.
2020 stats: 23 aces, 39 assists, 362 digs.
Why she made the team: Among the most energetic players ever in southeastern Minnesota. . .Goodhue’s glue and a leader on and off the floor. . .Reached 1,000 career digs. . .All-HVL.
Position: Outside hitter
2020 stats: 113 kills, 91 digs, 21 aces.
Why she made the team: All-Big Nine Conference. . .One of the best hitters in the Big Nine. . .Three-year varsity player who was a huge contributor in the front and back rows. . .Great leader and motivator.
School: Cannon Falls
2020 stats: 20 aces, 96.5 serve percentage, 382 assists, 8 blocks, 97 digs.
Why she made the team: All-HVL in 2019 and 2020. . .1,000 career assists, team MVP this season and last. . .Athletic setter who allows Bombers to run a quick offense. . .Intelligent and selfless player. Also solid on defense and a threat up front.
Position: Middle hitter
2020 stats: 21 aces, 84 kills, 14 blocks, 88 digs, 90 percent serve/receive.
Why she made the team: All-HVL the last two years. . .(Career) 452 kills, 93 blocks, 619 digs, 81 aces, 95.4 percent serve/receive. . . Five-year varsity starter. . .Hard worker and fierce competitor.
Position: Middle blocker
2020 stats: 131 kills, .342 hitting percentage, 23 blocks.
Why she made the team: At 6-feet-4 and mobile, Vanderpool was dominant at the net. . .Surpassed 750 kills for her career, fifth all-time at Byron. . .Two-time All-HVL choice. . .Pivotal on offense and defense for the Bears and showed steady improvement. . .Will play Division I basketball at Wisconsin next year.
Sophia Gartner, So., OH: 116 kills, 94 digs, 21 aces, 13 blocks. . .All-HVL. . .Dynamic hitter and athlete. . .First year on the varsity.
Grace Pivet, Sr., Libero: 110 digs. . .Fantastic worker and leader. . .All-Three Rivers Conference.
Dana Augedahl, Sr., OH: 87 digs, 109/117 serve/receive. . .Another strong leader.
Lyza Hoscheit, Sr., RSH: 7 blocks. . .Never-give-up attitude.
Claire Buttell, Sr., Setter: 60 assists. . .Held back some with an ankle injury. . .Ever-improving player.
Makayla Bowen, Sr., OH: (Missed team’s final five matches) 12 aces, 93.8 serving percentage, 51 kills, 58 digs, 6 blocks. . .All-HVL the last two seasons and Academic All-State this season. . .A positive and giving teammate.
Halle Hustad, Sr., MH: 9 aces, 73 kills, 40 kill percentage, 28 blocks, 12 digs. . .Offensive force at the net. . .Positive presence.
Madison Burr, Fr., MH: 12 aces, 131 kills, 46 kill percentage, 30 blocks, 33 digs. . .At 6-1, a major presence at the net. . .Explosive hitter with a variety of shots. . .Full of fire and a player to watch the next three seasons. . .All-HVL.
Breanna Robinson, Jr., Libero: 9 aces, 96 serving percentage, 15 kills, 155 digs. . .Passing and defense grew as the season rolled along. . .Read defense is strong, allowing her to cover large areas of the court.
Kyra Schoenfelder, So., DS: 13 aces, 78 digs. . .Gritty player on defense. . .Serves with tempo and places it well.
Rachel Schmitz, Sr., Libero: 117 digs, 11 aces. . .All-Big Nine Conference. . .Plays with loads of energy, flying all over the court. . .Terrific passer.
Megan Lund, Fr., Setter: 173 assists, 10 aces, 53 digs. . .Excellent passer and consistent server. . .Top-notch teammate.
Kelli Hadaway, Sr., Setter: Team MVP the last two years. . .Second in Three Rivers Conference in assists and Cotters’s all-time leader in assists . .All-Three Rivers Conference the last three years. . .Massive work ethic.
Alison French, Jr., Libero: All-Three Rivers Conference the last two years. . .Team leader in digs and serve-receive. . .Exceptional at reading the court.
KJ Corson, Sr., Libero: 181 digs, 125 for 127 serving, All-Three Rivers Conference the last two years. . .Four-year starter. . .1,399 career digs. . .Consistent and a worker.
Maddie Krage, Sr., OH: 142 kills, 4.5 kills per set, 7 blocks. . .Three Rivers Conference kills leader. . .Moved from middle to outside hitter. . .Fillmore Central’s go-to player.
Lauren Mensink, Jr., Setter: 278 assists, 127-for-134 serving, 36 kills, 104 digs, 10 blocks. . .All-Three Rivers Conference. . .Led the Three Rivers in assists. . .Team’s emotional leader.
Hadley Yoder, Sr., MH: 23 aces, 79 kills, 13 blocks. . .Led Three Rivers Conference in aces.
Hope Sexton, Sr., DS: 122-for-133 serving, 106 digs. . .Smart player who also stays calm.
Ashlyn Simon, Sr., DS: 116-for-120 serving, 10 aces, 79 digs, 2.72 digs per set. . .Likely team’s most improved player.
Lauren Heskett, So., OH/RSH: 51 kills, 15 aces, 110 digs. . .Outstanding athlete and worker. . .Versatile player.
Skyler Cosens, Sr., MH: 9 blocks, 43 kills. . .Not afraid of the big moment.
Hannah Gadient, Sr., Setter: 33 kills, 34 aces, 15 blocks, 97 digs, 308 assists (also missed 4 1/2 matches this season). . Surpassed 1,000 career sets as a junior. . .Varsity player since she was a freshman. . .All-HVL.
Arianna Thomforde, Sr., OH: 176 digs, 90 kills, 26 aces. . .Consistent and adds greatly to team chemistry.
Joslyn Carlson, Jr., MB: 117 kills, 35 blocks, 51 digs, 13 aces, 10 assists. . .Two-year starter who’s quick, smart and a menace at the net.
Elissa Lodermeier, Sr., OH: 133 digs, 105 kills, 14 aces. . .Keeps getting better and became a go-to player this season.
Lilly Meister, Jr., MH/OH: 101 kills, 60 digs, 132 serve receives. . .Excellent up front and in the back. Also the top-ranked girls basketball in southeastern Minnesota. . .A natural leader and a third-year letterman. . .JM’s Offensive Player of the Year. . .All-Big Nine Conference.
Abby Stoltz, So., DS: 29 digs. . .First-year lettermen. Incredible worker who is all about team. . .JM’s Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
Mya Suess, Sr., MB: 69 kills, 24 blocks, 36 sets. . .Four-year starter. . .399 career kills and 296 blocks. . .Second all-time at K-M in career blocks, behind sister Peyton Suess.
Cate Wanous, Jr., Libero: 17 aces, 98 digs. . .Strong passer and defender. . .Third-year varsity player. . .Second year starting at libero.
Hailey Lerfald, Sr., MH: (Played in just four matches) 11 blocks, 13 kills, 34.5 kill percentage. . .Dislocated her ankle in July and was back on the court in October. . .Determined 6-feet senior and a leader on and off the court.
Leah Berg, Jr., RSH: 46 kills, 90.8 serve percentage, 32.6 kill percentage, 24 blocks, 21 digs. . .Versatile player who moved from right-side hitter to the middle due to teammate’s injury.
Tessa Erlandson, So., OH: 6 aces, 90 kills, 94.1 kill percentage, 13 blocks, 73 digs. . .First year as a starter. . .Led team in kills, serving percentage and digs.
Josi Quam, So., Setter: 3 aces, 24 kills, 211 assists, 13 blocks, 63 digs. . .Excellent decision maker who averaged 6.8 assists per game.
(Team played just four matches)
Piper Walton, Sr., Libero: 86 digs, 4 aces. . .All-Three Rivers Conference. . .Superior attitude and role model.
Kennedi Hill, Jr., OH: 5 aces, 13 kills, 15 digs. . .All-Three Rivers Conference. . .Three-year varsity player. . .A go-to player.
Grace Bany, Sr., MH: 85 kills, 48 blocks. . .(career) 435 kills, 165 blocks, 22 ace serves. . .Intimidating player up front; dominated on offense and defense. . .Coachable and an eager worker.
Hannah Labonte, Sr., MH: 75 kills, 32 blocks, 13 aces, .444 kill percentage. . .(career) 415 kills, 139 blocks, 39 aces. . .One of Lake City’s most consistent all-time players. . .Excellent skills and coachable.
Olivia Pennington, Sr., OH: 76 kills, 24 blocks, 11 aces. . .(career) 443 kills, 74 blocks, 39 aces, 240 digs. . .Hits the ball with authority. . .Showed constant improvement.
Elyse Dalager, Sr., Setter: 19 aces. . .(career) 1,637 assists, 149 aces, 448 digs. . .Lake City’s all-time leader in sets and second in aces. . .An excellent athlete.
Sydney Taylor, Sr., OH: 112 kills, 24 aces, 141 digs. . .Four-year starter and team leader in kills, points and ace serves. . .Team’s No. 1 leader and go-to player.
Ella Cambern, Jr., Setter: 318 assists, 111 digs. . .Fourth-year varsity player. . .Team leader and smart setter.
Malia Tessum, Jr., Libero: 237 digs, 351 passes. . .Four-year varsity player. . .Excellent defensive player and court controller.
Jessie Schreiber, So., MH: 119 kills, 77 digs, 34 blocks. . .Lefty who hits to all areas. . .Top bocker on the team. . .6-feet tall
Kaci Ruen, So., MH: 20 aces, 131 kills, 98 digs, 27 blocks. . .Quick swinger who hits to all areas. . .First in kills and team points. . .6-feet tall.
Sidney Lewison, Jr., MH: 29 sets, 51 kills, 19 blocks, 8 aces. . .Transitioned from outside hitter to middle hitter this season. . .Dominant blocker and consistent go-to hitter in the front row.
(Team played just five matches)
Anna Hennessy, Jr., MH/OH: 78 kills, 54 digs, 95-percent serve/receive. . .All-Three Rivers Conference. . .First in the Three Rivers in serve/receive, second overall in kills per set. . .Dynamic attacker. . .Leads by example on and off the court. . .Community volunteer.
Jordyn Newgard, Sr., MH: 89 kills, .342 hitting proficiency, 40 aces, 94 digs. . .Two-time All-Southeast Conference selection. . .Explosive attacker, primary passer in server/receive and tenacious defensively.
Sophie Morken, So., Setter/OH/MH: 100 kills, 50 aces, 209 assists, 84 digs. . .All-Southeast Conference. . .Excellent all-around skills and high volleyball IQ.
Anna Miller, Sr., MB: 83 kills, 19 blocks. . .All-Big Nine Conference. . .A mobile 6-feet-3 and a force to be reckoned with at the net. . .Ability to attack in front of and behind the setter made her a strong scoring option.
Kennedy Hady, Sr., OH/RSH: 51 kills, 16 aces, 81 digs, 9 blocks. . .Passion to compete at all times. . .Smart player who finds ways to score from all areas of the court. . .Plays with toughness.
Emma Kuball, Sr., Libero: 133 digs, 21 aces. . .Great communicator. . .Team’s defensive MVP.
Abby Hinrichs, Sr., Setter: 267 sets, 34 aces, 91 percent serving, 35 kills, 76 digs. . .(career) 904 sets, 103 aces. . .Three-year varsity player. . .All-Three Rivers Conference the last three years. . .Academic All-State.
Alyx Doughty, Sr., MH: 105 kills, 18 blocks, 92 percent serving. . .(career) 353 kills, 95 blocks. . .Three-year varsity player, team captain. . .All-Three Rivers Conference the last two years. . .Academic All-State.
Teagan Hansen, Jr., OH: 92 kills 149 digs, 94 percent serving. . .(career) 243 kills, 487 digs, 94 percent serve/receive. . .All-Three Rivers Conference.
Rylee Nelson, Sr., Libero/DS: 121 digs, 93 percent serving, 92 percent serve/receive. . .(career) 419 digs, 90 percent serve/receive. . .Academic All-State.
Megan Erickson, Sr., MH: 35 aces, 145 kills, 19 blocks, 5 assists, 65 digs. . .Four-year starter in the middle and go-to player whether in the front or the back. . .Team leader in aces, kills and blocks and all-time kills leader at Randolph. . .All-Southeast Conference.
Meredith Taylor, Sr., Libero: 26 aces, 187 digs. . .Starting libero for four years. . .First Goodhue player to get t1,000 digs and career and single match leader in digs. . .Great reader of offenses. . .All-Southeast Conference.
Morgyn Otte, Sr., Setter: 29 aces, 51 kills, 5 blocks, 213 assists, 122 digs. . .Career leader in assists at Randolph with 851. . .All-Southeast Conference.
Bailey Johnson, Jr., MH: 15 aces, 96 kills, kill percentage of 36. . .Southland’s Offensive Player of the Year. . .Great as a hitter.
Kayla Nelson, Sr., DS/OH: 18 aces, 30 kills, 137 digs. . .Southland’s Defensive Player of the Year. . .Great off-season dedication.
Larissa Goslee, Sr., Setter: 7 aces, 98 percent server, 207 assists, 121 digs. . .Southland’s MVP. . .Foundation of the team. . .Strong defensively.
Maggie Lile, So., Libero: 27 aces, 93 percent server, 188 digs, 13 kills, 31 assists. . .Serving and ball-control skills stand out. . .Great volleyball IQ and makes correct adjustments on defense. . .All-Southeast Conference.
(Team played just five matches)
Lindsey Root, Sr., OH: 10 aces, 110 digs. . .Three times All-Three Rivers Conference and four-year starter. . .Three-sport athlete and 4.0 GPA student.
Triniti Gbala, Sr., MH: 62 kills, 9 blocks. . .All-Three Rivers Conference the last two years. . .Three-sport athlete.
Ashley Paul, Sr., Setter: 53 digs, 204 assists. . .Third-year starter and a 4.0 GPA student. . .Over 1,000 career assists. . .91 percent server. . .Owns a wicked serve.
Katie Dailey, Sr., RSH: 93 percent server, 35 kills, 146 digs, 9 aces. . .Three-sport athlete and 4.0 GPA student. . .Very versatile and a three-year starter.
Lauryn Delger, So., OH: 61 kills, 15 aces, 89 digs. . .Great athlete who plays like a veteran. . .Great reader of the floor. . .4.0 GPA student. . .Three-sport athlete.
Kylee Reps, Sr., Libero: 100 digs, 97-percent server. . .Great teammate.
Brenna Essigl, Sr., OH: 65 kills, 13 aces, 95 digs, 15 blocks, 60 assists. . .Extremely versatile and rather left the floor. . .All-HVL. . .Committed to play at St. Catherine’s next year.
Chloe Staubl, Sr., MH: 65 kills, 15 blocks, 5 aces. . .Starter since her freshman year. . .Dynamic hitter and blocker. . .Playmaker for Triton the last four years. . .All-HVL.
Rylee Nelson, So., Setter: Per three-game match averaged 3 kills, 1.3 aces, 1.1 blocks, 10.1 digs and 25 assists. . .175 assists, 71 digs for the season. . .All-HVL the last two seasons. . .1,000 career assists and a three-year starter. . .Fills multiple rolls for Z-M and knowledgeable.
— Pat Ruff