Nelson a two-time all-stater

Nelson a two-time all-stater

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For the second consecutive year, Michaela Nelson is an all-stater.

Nelson was named to the Class 5A first-team released by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

The 5-foot-10 Nelson led City High with 272 kills as the Little Hawks went 20-14 and advanced to the regional finals.

Nelson was second on the team with 213 digs and also had 26 blocks.

Mollie Mason of West High was an honorable mention selection in Class 5A.

Solon, which finished runner-up in Class 4A for the second consecutive year, had three players receive all-state recognition.

Senior libero Rylee Smith was a first-team selection in 4A after leading Solon and ranking seventh in 4A with 456 digs.

Junior Jordan Runge was a second-team all-state selection after leading Solon with 311 kills.

Junior Jordan Smith was an honorable mention Class 4A selection for the Spartans.

Regina senior Tori Owens was a third-team pick in Class 2A after leading the Regals to a 19-12 record and their first state tournament berth since 2003.

Owens had a team-high 454 kills, including 52 in a regional final win over West Branch.

West Branch junior Madison Russell was an honorable mention selection in Class 2A.

Iowa Mennonite finished the season 26-10, advanced to the regional final and had two players earn all-state honors.

Senior setter Casey Perez was a second-team selection while Olivia Yutzy was a third-team pick.

Perez had 619 assists and also was second on the team with 139 kills for Iowa Mennonite while Yutzy had a team-high 414 kills.

Elite Team: Michaela Foecke, Holy Trinity, Jr.; Kyla Inderski, Urbandale, Sr.; Jess Schaben, Harlan, Jr.; Alexis Conaway, MOC/FV, Sr.; Briana Weber, Dike-New Hartford, Jr.; Rachel Koop, Dike-New Hartford, Jr.; Anna Wiley, Bettendorf, Sr.; Jaali Winters, Ankeny Centennial, Jr.; Kasey Reuter, Hinton, Sr.

Player of the Year: Michaela Foecke, Holy Trinity.

CLASS 5A

Coach of the Year: Diane Lichtenberg, Bettendorf

Player of the Year: Kyla Inderski, Urbandale, Sr.

First team: Kyla Inderski, Urbandale, Sr.; Jaali Winters, Ankeny Centennial, Jr.; Megan Ballinger, Ankeny, Jr.; Anna Willey, Bettendorf, Sr.; Devan Porter, Bettendorf, Sr.; Michaela Nelson, City High, Sr.; Taylor Joens, Johnston, Sr.

Honorable mention: Mollie Mason, West High, Sr.

CLASS 4A

Coach of the Year: Angie Spangenberg, Harlan

Player of the Year: Jess Schaben, Harlan

First team: Jess Schaben, Harlan, Jr.; Hali Hillegas, Charles City, Jr.; Abby Caldwell, Waverly Shell Rock, Sr.; Danielle Cabel, Davenport Assumption, Sr.; Eleana Gray, Waverly Shell Rock, Jr.; Rylee Smith, Solon, Sr.; Kaylee Smith, Indianola, Sr.

Second team: Jordan Runge, Solon, Jr.

Honorable mention: Jordan Smith, Solon, Jr.

CLASS 3A

Coach of the Year: John Mouw, MOC/FV

Player of the Year: Alexis Conaway, MOC/FV

team: Alexis Conaway, MOC/FV, Sr.; Claire Ludwig, Kuemper Catholic, Sr.; Jessica Van Beek, Sheldon, Sr.; Shelby Schouten, MOC/FV, Sr.; Kate Walker, Red Oak, Jr.; Maria Wrage, Union, Jr.; Kelsey Redmond, Iowa Falls, Jr.

CLASS 2A

Coach of the Year: Diane Harms, Dike-New Hartford

Player of the Year: Briana Weber, Dike-New Hartford

First team: Briana Weber, Dike-New Hartford, Jr.; Rachel Koop, Dike New-Hartford, Jr.; Brooke Morgan, Dike New-Hartford, Jr.; Jamie Gesink, Western Christian, Jr.; Kasey Reuter, Hinton, Sr.; Haley Moss, Western Christian, Sr.; Alissa Pollema, Western Christian, Sr.; Karlie Taylor, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Soph.

Third team: Tori Owens, Regina, Sr.

Honorable mention: Madison Russell, West Branch, Jr.

CLASS 1A

Coach of the Year: Shelly Sorensen, Janesville

Player of the Year: Mikaela Foecke, Holy Trinity

First team: Mikaela Foecke, Holy Trinity, Jr.; Kendyl Sorge, Janesville, Jr.; Carmen Subbert, Stanton, Sr.; Morgan Whitehead, Gehlen Catholic, Jr.; Sylvia Amlie, Janesville, Sr.; Brittany Hanson, Janesville, Sr.; Maddie Thompson, Grandview Park Baptist, Sr.; Toni Moeller, Tripoli, Sr.

Second team: Casey Perez, Iowa Mennonite, Sr.

Third team: Olivia Yutzy, Iowa Mennonite, Sr.

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