The 2021 All-Register Volleyball team expanded this year to 15 members. Nine of the ten Register area teams had players named to the squad. Nominations were not received from Lake Preston.
Many honorees will also be selected as All-State representatives which will be announced on Dec. 1.
Gracie Adamson, Junior OH
The junior outside hitter logged 236 kills, 237 digs, 27 blocks, and 35 for the Bobcats during the 2021 season. An all-around player with a strong work ethic and volleyball IQ, Adamson was a player who could be trusted in any position on the court.
Coach Tina Birgen: “Gracie is a second-year starter and plays a key role offensively for the Bobcats. She displays a positive and open mindset, versatility, and is dedicated to reaching success.”
Kenzy Beare, Sophomore MH
Beare made her presence known around the court in various ways, tallying 256 kills, 331 digs, 106 blocks (88 solo), and 42 service aces.
Coach Paul Chick: “Kenzy is a fiery hitter and loves to hit quicks but can hit from anywhere on the floor.”
Hadley Carlson, Senior OH
A dominating force for the Cardinals, Carlson posted 758 kills on the season, dug up 589 balls, had 41 aces, and registered 27 blocks. She totaled 1,849 kills in her high school career, an Arlington school record, and 1,812 digs which ranked second in school history.
Coach Josie Weber: “Hadley Carlson is an extremely talented volleyball player. Hadley was as talented in the back row as she was in the front, and her ability to anticipate and get to what seems like any ball in danger of hitting the floor is impressive. Hadley was named MVP of the Dakota Valley Conference. In addition to being a special volleyball player, Hadley is a straight-A student and role model for younger kids. I will miss her leadership, her competitive spirit, and her coachability.”
Kailyn Drietz, Junior OH/MH
A three-year starter for the Lady Elks, Drietz accumulated 340 klls, 337 digs, 43 aces, and 13 blocks during her junion season.
Coach Melissa Erickson: “Kailyn transitioned to the outside this season and brings a solid swing mixed with great court awareness to see the empty spots on the floor. She provides solid defense at the net by aligning herself well to either put up a solo or assist with a block. In her first year of serve receive, Kailyn did a tremendous job of getting solid passes to start our offense. She played an important role defensively, as well.
Tevan Erickson, Sophomore S
A second-year starter as a sophomore, Erickson received numerous accolades during the 2021 season including being named as a DVC All-Conference player and was selected to the Class A All-Tournament team for the consolation champion Lady Elks.
She posted 1,088 set assists for the year along with 469 digs, 65 kills, 65 blocks (20 solo), and 31 aces.
Coach Melissa Erickson: “Tevan is a solid all-around player. This was her first year as our starting setter after being an outside hitter last year. She is the key to our offense. Tevan’s speed, court awareness, and accuracy allows her to distribute the ball well. Her ability to distribute effectively has resulted in five different hitters having at least 190 kills or more. She can be part of the offensive arsenal with her strong swing and jumping ability as well. Defensively, she does a great job of reading the hitters as shown with her blocking numbers as well as her digs.”
Mackenzie Hemmer, Senior OH
Hemmer was one of the leaders for the Class B runner-up Hawks, posting 406 kills, 482 digs, 88 blocks and 20 aces, showing an all-around dominance on the floor.
Coach Abigail Dockter: “c. Mackenzie Hemmer is an all-around volleyball player who excels in every position she plays. Her athleticism makes her very dominant everywhere on the floor. She’s quick on her feet and extremely strong, allowing her to do a quick approach and have a lot of power behind her swing. She’s very versatile at the net and can hit aggressively from anywhere on the court. She’s extremely well at reading her opponent, getting a quick block up or digging a tipped ball. Her leadership has been a huge key to our team’s success this year. She has been a huge part of this program’s success over the last 4 years.”
Sadie Johnson, Sophomore S
As the setter on a defensive-focused Redhawks team, Johnson had 612 set assists, 561 digs, and 59 aces for Estelline/Hendricks.
Coach Paul Chick: “Estelline/Hendricks has no hitters taller than 5’11” on varsity and because of this our focus was primarily defense and Sadie still managed to get a career 1,500 set assists. She hopes to play college volleyball either as a setter, defensive specialist or libero. Regardless of stats, this kid would play on any volleyball team because she just makes them better when she’s playing.”
Reagan Johnson, Senior OH/MH
A three-year starter, Johnson had 2021 totals of 307 kills, 296 digs, 54 blocks, and 34 aces. She will be attending Jamestown University in North Dakota and participate with the women’s basketball program.
Coach Jill Vincent: “As a three-year starter for us, Reagan has played many roles over the years. She started out as a middle hitter and a was very effective blocker. In her senior season she was our energy on the court and began to play all the way around for us and moved to the outside hitter position. Her passion to play hard and ability to motivate our younger players to keep working helped our team constantly improve throughout the season. Reagan is an outstanding athlete. “
Rachael Krog, Junior OH
A four-year starter and team captain for Elkton-Lake Benton, Krog was named twice on the DVC All-Conference team and a third time as an honorable mention. She posted totals of 338 kills, 558 digs, 35 aces, and 21 blocks.
Coach Melissa Erickson: “Rachael is a 4-year starter. This year, she transitioned into an outside hitter. She has great court awareness along with an explosive jump, and quick swing allows her to be a huge threat at the net. Rachael is a tenacious defender. She is willing to play any ball even if it means she runs into the stands. She is highly skilled at reading the opposing team and does a fabulous job of adjusting her platform to put the ball in the best position possible. She has made huge strides in her serving as far as consistency and accuracy. She brings energy and passion onto the floor and is a huge reason for our successful season.”
Hailey Larson, Senior OH
An all-around volleyball player, Larson registered 389 kills, 438 digs, 60 blocks, and 19 aces for the second-place Colman-Egan Hawks.
Coach Abigail Dockter: “Hailey Larson is an all-around volleyball player, who is an exceptionally strong offensively. She is extremely aggressive and consistent at the net. She has a quick approach and swings fast which gives her a lot of power to get on top of the ball. Hailey has big hands and is quick across the net, allowing her to put a big block up. She sees the floor extremely well and is very good at anticipating what the opponent is going to do. Hailey is a great leader to our younger athletes by consistently challenging and encouraging them. She is a key factor to our team camaraderie and success throughout the season.”
Grace Parry, Senior S
Second in Arlington volleyball history in both set assists (2,627) and aces (251), Parry was named to the first-team of the all-conference team for Dakota Valley Conference.
She finished her senior season with 1,188 set assists and 88 aces, along with 236 digs.
Coach Josie Weber: “Grace Parry provided steady leadership, consistent play, and gritty effort every time she stepped out onto the court. Grace was our most skilled server, earning us 88 points this year alone in aces. With a serving percentage of 94.6% and a career ace tally of 251, Grace served aggressively and prevented our opponent from getting into a system. Grace was a vocal leader who loved the game, her teammates, and to win. Grace serves as president of numerous AHS student organizations and was named a Champion of Character by our staff.”
Abby Schoeberl, Sophomore S/RS
Schoeberl posted totals of 408 set assists, 229 digs, 51 aces, 109 kills, and 24 total blocks as the primary setter and right-side hitter for the Fliers.
Coach Kimberly DeKruif: “Be on the lookout next season for Abby to join the 1,000 Assists Club. She has incredible hands and can place the ball exactly where our hitters want it. We are lucky to have her returning next season.”
Julia Trygstad, Sophomore MH
A large part of the Lady Raiders offense and defense, Trygstad had 302 kills, 149 digs, 55 blocks, and 35 aces while roaming the court as an ORR middle hitter.
Coach Kaylee Stratton: “Julia was an integral part of our offense and defense this season. She led our team in kills and blocks. She was a vocal leader on the court and her teammates often looked to her for guidance. She repeatedly delivered crucial kills and blocks which led to our success this season.”
Emma Vandermeer, Senior MH
A middle-hitter and outside hitter for the Dolphins, Vandermeer had 327 kills, 68 blocks (16 solo), 388 digs, and 26 service aces. She was named as a member of the DVC All-Conference team this season.
Coach Rachelle DeBeer: “Emma is a special kind of player. She is a phenomenal blocker and she loves to play defense. She was very versatile for us so we could move her around from the outside hitter position to the middle.”
Kate Wegner, Senior OH
As the only senior member for the Redhawks, Wegner posted totals of 572 digs, 231 kills, and 51 service aces.
Coach Paul Chick: “Kate was our only senior on the team, floor captain and team captain. She was a great leader and has been on varsity since she was a sophomore. Kate loves the game of volleyball and our program will miss her.”