The Pilot Tribune's 2012 All-Area Volleyball Selections

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Gretchen Kistenmacher

First Team All-Area

Nicole Snyder -

Senior - Ridge View

Snyder led all the area setters with 823 total on the season, nearly nine per set. She posted 13 digs on the year, 26 blocks, and chipped in with 53 kills and 31 aces on the offensive side of things.

Dana Hustedt - Senior - Ridge View

The Raptors defensive specialist piled up 455 digs on the season, around 4.8 per set. Offensively, she converted 325-of-337 serves (96%) for 30 aces.

Kaitlyn Madsen - Senior - Ridge View

Madsen trailed only Kistenmacher in kills for the Raptors, totaling 258 to just 62 errors on the year. She served at an 85% rate with 13 aces and added 73 digs and a team high 75 blocks on the year.

Caitlyn Heuton - Senior - Laurens-Marathon

With a kill efficiency just under 0.3, Heuton totaled 194 kills to just 28 errors on the year, good for over 2.2 per set. She served at a 97% rate with 42 aces and added 194 digs and 51 blocks.

Kaitlyn Pinney - Senior - Laurens-Marathon

Dishing out over seven assists per set, Pinney totaled 614 on the season to go along with 149 digs, 59 blocks, 48 kills and 26 aces on 98% serving.

Briley Sullivan - Junior - Laurens-Marathon

Sullivan led the Chargers with 204 kills to 95 errors, good for 2.3 per set. She was a 96% server with 38 aces and led the L-M defense with 443 digs on the year, 5.1 per set.

Erica Lockin - Soph - Alta-Aurelia

Lockin led the Twin Lakes Conference in digs by nearly a 100, totaling 535 on the year, good for over six per set. At the service line, she converted 300-of-304 attempts (99%) with 39 aces.

Maggie Freking - Senior - Storm Lake

Offensively, Freking led the 11-16 Tornadoes with 157 kills and 48 aces on 87% serving. Defensively, she was also Storm Lake's leader with 251 digs and 43 blocks.

Second Team All-Area

Anna Davis - Junior - Ridge View

Davis piled up 151 kills as the third option for Ridge View and led the team in kill efficiency at .401. She was a 97% server with 38 aces and added 27 assists, 270 digs and 33 blocks.

Jayde Vondrak - Senior - Ridge View

The fourth member of the Ridge View offensive attack, Vondrak totaled 139 kills in 299 chances with just 44 errors. Defensively, she was second on the team with 62 blocks and added 53 digs.

Brooke Runneberg - Soph - Laurens-Marathon

Runneberg totaled 182 kills to 72 errors for a 29-7 L-M team this Fall. She posted 12 aces in 41 serves. She led he conference with 88 blocks on the year and added 19 digs.

Kelsi Snyder - Senior - Alta-Aurelia

Snyder finished fourth in the Twin Lakes with 434 assists on the year, just under five per set. She chipped in with 166 digs and was a 90% server with a team-high 44 aces on the year.

Claudia Larsen - Junior - Newell-Fonda

The Mustangs' top hitter totaled 201 kills to 87 errors this season, good for just under two per set. She was a 93% server with 37 aces, had 116 assists, 144 digs and was strongest at the net with 72 blocks.

Nicole Hamilton - Soph - Sioux Rapids

On their way to a 17-18 finish, Hamilton paced the Rebels as she turned in 28 kills to just 71 errors. At the service line, she hit 91% with 27 aces. Defensively, she boasted 238 digs and 52 blocks.

Bailey McGuire - Junior - Sioux Central

A well-rounded cog that spurned on the Rebels, McGuire totaled 379 assists, 274 digs, 25 blocks, 78 kills and 26 aces.

Jasmine Demers - Junior - St. Mary's

Demers checked in at just under three kills per set with 223 on the year. She was an 84% server with 46 aces. Defensively, she had 147 digs and 32 blocks.

Ashley Lullman - Senior - St. Mary's

Out of the setter position, Lullmann still totaled 62 kills to just eight errors on the year. She dished out 390 assists and served at 81% with 63 aces on the season. She added 86 digs and 13 blocks.

Honorable Mention

Lauren Link - Soph - Laurens-Marathon

Link did a little bit of everything for the Chargers, totaling 79 assists, 178 digs, 40 blocks, 37 kills and a team-high 45 aces.

Katie Turnquist - Senior - Alta-Aurelia

Turnquist was the Warriors' most efficient hitter as they made strides to an 18-18 season this year. The senior totaled 105 kills to 50 errors, served at 86% with 32 aces and added 278 digs defensively.

Andrea Whitmore - Senior - Newell-Fonda

Whitmore was second for the Mustangs with 141 kills on the year, and she also served at an 86% rate with 28 aces. Defensively, she led the team with 207 digs and added 58 assists and 27 blocks.

Erin Schuelke - Senior - Storm Lake

Schuelke finished fifth in the conference with 396 assists, just under five per set. She added 89 digs and 27 blocks defensively and 23 kills and 27 aces offensively.

Maddie Laven - Senior - St. Mary's

Laven totaled 53 kills on the year and was an 85% server with 54 aces. On defense, she led the Panthers with 205 digs.

Hallie Ehlers - Senior - Sioux Central

Ehlers was second on the Rebels with 174 kills this season, right at two per set. She served at a 93% rate with a team-high 35 aces. Ehlers led the Rebels in digs at 305.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: