It was another strong year for volleyball in the North Iowa area, and on Tuesday, a handful of players were rewarded for putting forth outstanding seasons.
Four area players were named to all-state volleyball teams by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
Osage landed two players on the Class 3A team. Kelsey Havel and Rylie Olson each played major roles in getting the Green Devils back to the state tournament, where they fell in the semifinals. Havel, a senior outside hitter, was a first-team selection, and Olson, a junior setter, made the second team.
Havel finished the season with 334 kills, 234 digs, 61 total blocks, and 23 ace serves. Olson, the school’s all-time leader in assists, finished her junior campaign with 899 assists, 160 digs, 68 blocks and 39 aces.
Waterloo Columbus’ Anna Sinnott was tabbed as the 3A Player of the Year.
In Class 2A, Lake Mills senior Mallory Wilhelm was an honorable mention selection. Wilhelm led the Bulldogs, who won a conference title for the 15th straight season, with 340 kills and added 87 blocks, 134 digs and 33 aces.
In Class 1A, Bishop Garrigan senior Grace McGuire was an honorable mention selection as well. McGuire recorded a team-high 285 kills to lead the Golden Bears and added 277 digs, 38 blocks and 30 aces.