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All-Area Volleyball: Section 2AA champs K-W lead All-Area pack

Kenyon-Wanamingo's Maddie McCauley. 1 / 6
Red Wing's Madisyn Lyons.2 / 6
Cannon Falls' Kara Loeschke.3 / 6
Kenyon-Wanamingo's Ally Peterson. 4 / 6
Cannon Falls' Tatum Pickar.5 / 6
Kenyon-Wanamingo's Corynne Dahl6 / 6

First Team

(in alphabetical order)

Corynne Dahl (sr. middle blocker), Kenyon-Wanamingo

HVL All-Conference, 195 kills, 80 blocks, 26 ace serves, four-year letterwinner, three-year starter.

Kara Loeschke (sr. setter/right side), Cannon Falls

HVL All-Conference, Academic All-State, team co-MVP, 476 set assists (1,284 career), 230 digs, 18 ace serves, 139 kills, 21 blocks.

From head coach Melissa Huseth: "Kara is a talented girl who is capable of playing any position on the court. She is strong and has good ball control. Her strength is leading the team on the court with her sets, working to put her hitters in a position to score. She is a smart player who I see being a coach herself someday."

Madisyn Lyons (sr. outside hitter/middle blocker), Red Wing

Big Nine All-Conference, 340 kills, 383 digs, 33 ace serves, 46 blocks.

From head coach David Lyons: "Madisyn was Red Wing's go-to player and had the ability to take over a game on both the offensive and defensive side of the net. ... Madisyn's athletic ability allowed her at 5-(foot)-7 to go over the top of many of the blockers and also enjoyed the chance to meet up against the opposition's biggest players to try to shut them down on the defensive side with a block. Madisyn's stats show that she was one of the premier players in the Big Nine this year and one of the main people that kept Red Wing in games this year."

Maddie McCauley (sr. setter/right side), Kenyon-Wanamingo

HVL All-Conference, 522 set assists (961 career), 28 ace serves, 198 digs, Academic All-State, four-year letterwinner, three-year starter.

Ally Peterson (so. outside hitter), Kenyon-Wanamingo

HVL All-Conference, Class AA All-State honorable mention, 400 kills, 39 ace serves, 292 digs, 52 blocks.

Tatum Picker (sr. libero), Cannon Falls

Republican Eagle All-Area Player of the Year

HVL All-Conference (three-time selection), Class AA All-State selection (two-time selection), Academic All-State, team co-MVP, 582 digs (2,080 career), 41 ace serves, 51 kills, 21 set assists.

From head coach Melissa Huseth: (She's) one of the best defensive players I have had the opportunity to coach and, in my opinion, the best libero in our area. She is a dynamic player who is solid and consistent in all aspects of the game. She continued to improve and bring new skill sets to her team each season. She is not only athletic, but is a mature athlete who reads well on defense and attacks weak spots on offense. Extremely talented athlete with a strong work ethic makes her a top player in our area."

Second Team

Julianna Boyum (so. middle blocker), Kenyon-Wanamingo

HVL All-Conference, 171 kills, 122 blocks.

Aspen Brubaker (jr. outside hitter), Zumbrota-Mazeppa

HVL All-Conference, 147 kills, 218 digs, 22 ace serves, team co-MVP.

From head coach Lisa Nelson: "Aspen plays consistently in all the positions she plays. Offensively and defensively, she is a smart, aggressive key player for us."

Sydney Lodermeier (sr. middle blocker/outside hitter), Goodhue

HVL All-Conference, 197 kills, 43 solo blocks, 62 digs, team MVP.

From head coach Lindsey Mace: "Sydney was our vocal leader on and off the court. All of her teammates trusted her and felt more comfortable with her on the court."

Sydney Way (sr. libero), Kenyon-Wanamingo

HVL All-Conference, 370 digs, 12 ace serves, four-year letterwinner, three-year starter.

Morgan West (so. libero), Lake City

HVL All-Conference, 358 digs, 40 ace serves.

From head coach Kirk Thornton: "Morgan is a captain and vocal leader for the Tigers. She is blessed with athleticism, confidence and intelligence. She started as a ninth-grader and has played almost every set for the past two seasons. She is currently third all time in career aces and seventh all time in digs in LCVB history. Morgan had never played libero before this season, and being voted all-conference shows how talented a player she really is."

Alyssa Whitson (sr. middle blocker), Randolph

SEC All-Conference, 164 kills, 18 blocks, 62 digs, team MVP.

From head coach Marie Jacob: "Alyssa has been a solid middle for Rocket volleyball the last three seasons. She is a great leader on and off the court."

Honorable Mentions

Molly Bowen (jr. outside hitter), Cannon Falls

HVL honorable mention, 185 kills, 14 ace blocks, 157 digs.

Abi Deming (fr. middle blocker), Red Wing

149 kills, 58 digs, 58 blocks, 11 ace serves.

Vanessa Frazier (sr. outside hitter), Red Wing

Big Nine honorable mention, 136 kills, 298 digs, 32 ace serves, 17 blocks.

Rachel Huseth (jr. setter), Cannon Falls

356 set assists, 142 digs, 28 ace serves, 18 kills, team's most inspirational player.

Shayla Hustad (so. right-side hitter), Cannon Falls

HVL honorable mention, team offensive POY, 200 kills, 74 blocks, 35 digs.

Delaney Issendorf (fr. outside hitter), Lake City

HVL honorable mention, 279 kills, 132 digs, 35 blocks, 43 ace serves.

Macy Koester (jr. setter), Red Wing

Big Nine honorable mention, 665 set assists, 177 digs, 17 ace serves, 22 kills, 11 blocks.

Lyndsey Quam (sr. middle blocker), Zumbrota-Mazeppa

HVL All-Conference, Academic All-State, 118 kills, 87 digs, 45 blocks, 19 ace serves, team co-MVP.

Torrie Rehder (fr. libero), Goodhue

217 digs, seven ace serves, team's most improved player.

Mariah Tipcke (sr. setter), Goodhue

HVL honorable mention, 615 set assists, 188 digs, 41 ace serves.

Sara Twedt (so. middle blocker), Cannon Falls

87 kills, 59 blocks, 37 digs, 23 ace serves.

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