Bauer, Brungardt and Blum: Storm Lake's all-conference netters

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Jordan Bauer earned first-team All-Lakes Conference volleyball honors for her work this season while Storm Lake teammates Michaela Brungardt and Katie Blum made the second team.

Bauer, a sophomore libero, shone defensively for the Tornadoes, recording a team-best 312 digs, or 3.7 per game.

She converted 80 percent of her serves (174 of 217) with 22 aces.

Brungardt, a senior hitter, floored 112 kills (1.3 per game), second only to teammate Slone Masters' 130.

She also brought up 73 digs and put up 52 blocks.

Blum, a sophomore setter, dished out 158 assists (1.9 per game), second only to teammate Jaye Kwikkel's 275.

She also had 144 digs, 32 kills and 26 blocks while serving 90 percent (150-for-167).

Additionally, Brungardt and teammate Kelly Smith, a senior, received Academic All-Conference honors.

Hull Western Christian, which won the 2A title Saturday against Dike-New Hartford, got a league-high four players on the first team.


First Team - *Kate Buyert (Sr, HWC); *Brandee Schaap (Sr, HWC); *Jessica DeStigter (Sr, HWC); *Krista DeGeest (Sr, Spencer); *Lacey Drennan (Sr, Cherokee); April Solsma (Sr, HWC); Kelsey Essick (Sr, Cherokee); Elizabeth Ihnen (So, Sheldon); Amanda Meester (Sr, Sheldon); Emily Wassom (Sr, Spencer); Marni Jacobsen (Sr, Spencer); Jordan Bauer (So, Storm Lake); Amber Kirschbaum (Jr, Spirit Lake)

Second Team - Brielle Moerman (Sr, HWC); Kari VanBeek (Sr, HWC); Jenessa Schutte (Jr, HWC); Alison Husman (Sr, Cherokee); Kelly Gerdeman (Jr, Spencer); Michaela Brungardt (Sr, Storm Lake); Rachel Ihnen (So, Sheldon); Alexis Bart (Fr, Sheldon); Katie Blum (So, Storm Lake); Danielle McCartan (Sr, E'burg); Cassie Lassen (Sr, Le Mars); Christa Clayton (Sr, ELC); Kelly O'Neill (Sr, Spirit Lake)

Final Standings

HWC, 8-0

Cherokee, 6-2

Sheldon, 6-2

Spencer, 6-2

Storm Lake, 3-5

Emmetsburg, 2-6

Le Mars, 2-6

Spirit Lake, 2-6

E-LC, 1-7

*Unanimous selection

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