2020 All Lakes Conference Volleyball – Four ELC players honored for league play
Thiel named to first team
Four Estherville Lincoln Central volleyball payers earned All-Lakes Conference honors for their play this season and five ELC players were honored with academic all-conference honors.
Kya Thiel earned first team honors. The junior had 81 kills and 32 blocks for the season with 21 and eight, respectively in Lakes Conference play. The was also 26-of-of-284 serving for 94 percent with 22 aces this season.
Senior Brenna Evans earned second team honors. She had 85 kills and 17 blocks this season.
Earning honorable mention all-conference were senior Kendyl Ruschy and junior Madison Norton.
Ruschy had 442 set assists this season with 90 in conference play. For the season, she was 279-of-309 serving with 33 aces.
Norton led ELC in kills this season with 134 with 24 of those coming in conference play. She also had 144 digs this season. She was 162 of 199 serving with 28 aces for the season.
Seniors earning Academic All-Conference honors were Carly Grange, Adelee Reinhardt, Kendyl Ruschy and Maggie White. Brenna Evans earned Honorable Mention Academic All-Conference.
“We also want to congratulate all of the girls on the volleyball team,” said ELC coach Jean Jensen.
“Overall they had a grade point average of 3.659. This is a very high grade point average for a group of 42 girls!”
ELC finished 1-4 in Lakes Conference play to tie for fifth with Storm Lake. Perennial power Western Christian went 5-0 in the Lakes Conference and wrapped up play last week in the Class 2A State Tournament. The Wolfpack lost in straight sets in the semifinals to Denver.
2020 Lakes Conference
Western Christian 5-0 33-10
Cherokee 4-1 16-11
Spencer 2-3 7-6
ELC 1-4 12-11
Storm Lake 1-4 3-18
2020 Lakes Conference
Grace Anderson – Cherokee
JaMae Nichols – Cherokee**
Kya Thiel – ELC
Allison Piercy – Spencer**
Maci Higgins – Spirit Lake**
Sienna Moss – W. Christian
Madison Vis – W. Christian**
Jaylin Van Dyken – W. Christian**
Stella Winterfeld – W. Christian**
** = Unanimous
Molly Pitts – Cherokee
Teagan Slaughter – Cherokee
Camille Zweifel – Cherokee
Brenna Evans – ELC
Albany Brown – Spencer
Payton Cooper – Spencer
Alyssa Rouse – Spencer
Brooke Smith – Spirit Lake
Holly Dierenfield – Storm Lake
Abby Ver Burg – Western Christian
Emma Westphal – Western Christian
Lydia Van Kley – Western Christian
Jada Timmerman – Cherokee
Alexis Pingel – Cherokee
Kendyl Ruschy – ELC
Maddie Norton – ELC
Karenna Hoben – Spencer
Abby Horst – Spencer
Elsie Parriot – Spirit Lake
Mackenzie Kauffman – Spirit Lake
Amy Slight – Storm Lake
Mary Yanga – Storm Lake
Hanna Kollis – Western Christian
Ellie Dokter – Western Christian