Best in the Lakes
Estherville Lincoln Central and Spirit Lake volleyball players received postseason honors in the Lakes all-conference balloting.
Most impressive though is that the Midgettes earning state all-academic honors with a team grade point average of 3.53.
With 10 seniors on squad, six received academic all-conference honors. They were Maggie Asman, Taylar Jacobson, Macy Milburn, Alex Olesen, Kelsey Shatto and Caitlyn Swisher. To receive academic all-conference honors, players must be a senior, have lettered and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better.
Also, Anna Bruns received honorable mention academic all-conference.
In the al-conference balloting, ELC junior middle hitter Kelsie McCauley earned second team honors.
Senior hitter and defensive specialist Taylor Larson and junior setter Kaylene Vos received honorable mention all-conference.
Spirit Lake honors
Spirit Lake players earning academic all-conference were Andrea Bakker, Ashley Colwell, Sara Hummel, Amber Kirschbaum and Kylie Stoll.
Kirschbaum, a middle hitter, earned first team honors while Stoll, the team libero, earned second team honors.
Outside hitters Colwell and senior Chelsie Stettnichs received honorable mention.
First Team All-Conference
*Brittany Landegent, WC, senior
* Kayla Gesink, WC, sophomore
* Liz Ihnen, Sheldon, junior
* Kaylee Thompson, Lemars, senior
Steph Fykstra, WC, senior
Janessa Schutte, WC, senior
Alexis Bart, Sheldon, sophomore
Rachel Ihnen, Sheldon, junior
Emily TeBrink, LeMars, senior
Cassie Meylor, Storm Lake, junior
Kelly Gerdeman, Spencer, senior
Amber Kirschbaum, Spirit Lake, senior
Kelsie Peterson, Cherokee, senior
Danae Geels, WC, senior
Kim Elgersma, WC, junior
Becca Fischer, Sheldon, senior
Kellie Goedken, Sheldon, freshman
Ally Mahrt, Spencer, junior
Kirstie Ruhland, LeMars, sophomore
Katie Blum, Storm Lake, junior
Jordan Bauer, Storm Lake, junior
Emily Cook, Cherokee, sophomore
Mollie Smith, Emmetsburg, senior
Kelsie McCauley, Estherville, junior
Kylie Stoll, Spirit Lake, senior
ELC Honorable Mention: Taylor Larson, senior; Kaylene Vos, junior
Spirit Lake Honorable Mention: Ashley Colwell, senior; Chelsie Stettnichs, senior