Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

VOLLEYBALL

West Central Conference Awards
MORRIS – Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta senior Riley Decker has been named the West Central Conference Defender of the Year, while teammate Lexi Pew earned Hitter of the Year for 2018.

Decker, Pew, and senior Bailey Marty were each named All-Conference, sophomore Kenzie Hockel earned Honorable Mention for the Tigers who finished the year 9-5 in conference play and tied for third.

Decker wraps up a career as a the libero of four Tiger teams that reached the section championship, two of which went on to the state tournament.

Decker led the Tigers with 444 digs on the season, 36 service aces, and was third with a 93.7 serve percentage. The Tigers record since Decker became the primary libero is 92-22.

Decker’s 444 digs means she reached the 2,000 dig milestone against Marshall in the section championship, finishing with 2,006 for her career.

Pew led the team with 230 kills (41.7%), 31 blocks, and 12 block assists. Marty was second behind Pew with 199 kills (26.1%) and second behind Decker with 329 digs and 34 service aces.

Hockel finished her sophomore campaign as the team leader with a 95.1 serve-in percentage, third with 162 kills, and third with 11 blocks.

When team award were handed on on Monday, Decker earned MVP honors, Pew was named Offensive MVP, Marty was Defensive MVP, and Liz Dietz took home the Tiger Award.

Four Tigers also earned All-State Academic honors for having a GPA 3.8 or higher, including Decker, Marty, Dietz, and Jen Solvie.

The West Central Conference MVP went to BOLD’s Makenna Steffel, and Setter of the Year was the Warriors McKayla Snow.

Name School Year
Riley Decker
Bailey Marty
Lexi Pew
Ellie Danielson
Emma Thorfinnson
MaKenna Steffel
Makayla Snow
Ashley Trongard
Nicole Kortan
Tori Peschel
Megan Klaphake
Reece Ritter
Paige Schwinghamer
Mikaya Luetmer
Greta Klahphake
Cali Christianson
Lindsey Minnick
Mariah Ahrndt
Abbie Mittness
MACA
MACA
MACA
Minnewaska
Minnewaska
BOLD
BOLD
BOLD
Sauk Centre
Sauk Centre
Sauk Centre
Sauk Centre
Sauk Centre
Melrose
Melrose
Montevideo
ACGC
Benson
Benson
Senior
Senior
Junior
Junior
Junior
Senior
Junior
Junior
Senior
Junior
Junior
Senior
Senior
Junior
Senior
Senior
Senior
Junior
Junior
Honorable Mention
Kenzie Hockel
Sara Geiser
Morgan Schmitz
McKenna Westby
Mallari Funk
Noelle Sulflow
Jeana Denton
Claire Ricard

MACA
Minnewaska
BOLD
Sauk Centre
Melrose
Montevideo
ACGC
Benson

Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Junior
Junior
Senior
Junior
Junior

 

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