High school volleyball: Eight schools represent 2023 All-Register team

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The 2023 high school volleyball season has concluded, which means it’s time to announce this year’s All-Register volleyball team.

The team is comprised of area teams including Brookings, Sioux Valley, Deubrook Area, Elkton-Lake Benton, Arlington, Iroquois Lake Preston, Estelline-Hendricks, Colman-Egan, Flandreau, and Oldham-Ramona/Rutland.

Daniela Lee – Senior Middle Hitter – Colman-Egan

Lee was our 2023 Register Player of the Year as she led the Hawks to the State Class B Tournament for the fourth straight year.

Lee had 361 kills, a 23.7 percent serve percentage, 555 digs, 84 blocks, 31 aces and a serve percentage of 92.1 percent this season as the Hawks went 30-6 and finished in fifth place at this year’s SDHSAA Class B State Volleyball Tournament.

Kaylee Voelker – Junior Setter – Colman-Egan

Voelker had 110 kills, 384 digs, 584 assists, 58 blocks and 19 aces for the Hawks this season. She also had a kill percentage of 14 percent and a serve percentage of 96 percent.

Sydney Bebensee – Senior Outside Hitter – Brookings

Bebensee had 230 kills, 253 digs, 23 blocks and 48 aces for the Bobcats this season. She also made the All-ESD Conference Team.

Bebensee also recorded 284 kills, 87 aces, 475 digs and 47 blocks during her career.

Kymber Buys – Junior Setter – Brookings

Buys racked up 855 assists, 186 digs, 84 kills, 25 blocks and 48 aces for the Bobcats this season. Buys also surpassed 1,000 career assists this season and has 87 kills, 64 aces, 324 digs and 31 blocks during her career.

Kaedyn Sapp – Junior Outside Hitter – Sioux Valley

Sapp had 237 kills, a kill percentage of 18 percent, 43 service aces and 374 digs for the Cossacks this season. She was a Big East All-Conference this year and is a two-time LCC All-Conference selection along with an All-Big East Conference selection this year.

“Kaedyn does it all for us,” Sioux Valley volleyball coach Jill Vincent said. “She was out some of the season with injuries and I believe her statistics would have been very impressive with nine more matches played. I can’t wait to see what she can do in her senior season.”

Claire Sheppard – Senior Middle Hitter – Flandreau

Sheppard had 282 kills, 21 aces and 135 blocks for the Fliers while making the All-Big East Conference Team and the All-Lake Central Conference teams.

The Fliers went 18-10 and lost to Miller in the Class A SoDak 16.

Abby Schoeberl – Senior Setter – Flandreau

Schoeberl had 35 kills, 601 assists, 27 aces and 44 blocks for the Fliers this season. She was also a Big East Conference Honorable Mention.

Kenzy Beare – Senior Outside Hitter – Estelline/Hendricks

Beare had 530 kills, 238 digs, 40 solo blocks, 20 block assists and 38 aces for the Redhawks this season. Over her career, Beare has 170 aces, 1,340 kills, 270 blocks and 995 digs.

She is a two-time DVC All-Conference Team selection and this is her third time making the Brookings All-Register Team.

The Redhawks went 25-7 and lost to Elkton-Lake Benton in a Region 2 semifinal.

Sadie Johnson – Senior Setter – Estelline/Hendricks

Johnson had 76 aces, 44 kills, 775 assists and 511 digs for the Redhawks this season. She is a four-year DVC All-Conference Team selection and a three-time Brookings All-Register Team selection.

Kylie Ramlo – Senior Outside Hitter – Elkton-Lake Benton

Ramlo had 243 kills, 358 digs, 88 block assists, 44 solo blocks, 62 assists and 22 aces during her senior season. She was also a team captain for the Elks and was a DVC All-Conference selection.

Ramlo was a two-time All-DVC Honorable mention and was a member of the 2022 All-Register Team. She had 618 kills, 82 aces, a serving percentage of 94 percent, 970 digs, 89 solo blocks, 233 block assists and 82 aces during her career.

“Kylie is a strong asset to our team by contributing to both offense and defense,” ELB volleyball coach Tevan Erickson said. “Kylie is a player we can consistently count on no matter where she’s at on the court. Offensively, Kylie became one of our top hitters. Kylie’s ability to see the court and place the ball made her tough to defend.”

ELB went 21-12 and lost to Platte-Geddes in the Class A SoDak 16.

Tevan Erickson – Senior Setter – Elkton-Lake Benton

Erickson had 847 assists, 443 digs, 103 kills, 53 aces, 13 solo blocks and 66 block assists during her senior season. She is a four-year starter for the Elks, and was a team captain, DVC All-Conference selection, DVC All-Conference Co-MVP, Class A First Team All-State Selection and 2023 Miss Volleyball Candidate this season.

Erickson is also is a three-time All-Register Team Selection, the 2022 All-Register Co-Player of The Year, a three-time DVC All-Conference selection and was named the DVC All-Conference Co-MVP last year.

For her career, Erickson has 398 kills, 174 aces, a 95 percent serving percentage, 1,345 digs, 54 solo blocks, 174 block assists and 2,965 set assists.

“Tevan is the epicenter of the Lady Elks volleyball team,” Melissa Erickson said. “Whether she is blocking, setting attacking or serving, she is a force to be reckoned with. Beyond her on-court prowess, Tevan’s unwavering consistency, positive attitude and team-first mentality position her as an influential leader both on and off the court.”

Julia Trygstad – Senior Outside Hitter – Oldham-Ramona/Rutland

Trygstad made the team after recording 289 kills, 368 digs, 40 block assists, 22 solo blocks and 14 aces this season. She also was recognized at the All-Star Game last season and was a Class B All-State Honorable Mention. Trygstad also recorded her 1,000th career kill last season.

Delaney Pedersen – Senior Libero – Deubrook Area

Pedersen had a 96.6 serve percentage with 22 aces, six kills, 750 serve-receives, 19 assists and 503 digs this season including a match-high of 37 digs this year and 1,352 digs during her career. Pedersen was also an All-Conference selection.

Harley Johnson – Senior Outside Hitter – Arlington

Johnson had 306 kills, 535 digs and 41 aces for the Cardinals this season. She had 635 kills, 1,423 digs and 138 aces during her career and passed the 1,000 dig milestone this season.

“Harley Johnson is a talented volleyball player,” Arlington volleyball coach Josie Weber said. “Harley has played a significant role on our team since she was a freshman and we will miss her leadership and coachability.”