HURON — After helping Wolsey-Wessington to a third-place finish during its first-ever trip to the Class B State Volleyball Tournament this season, senior Mya Boomsma was selected to the first team of the Class B all-state volleyball team, which was selected by the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association.
Boomsma surpassed the 1,000 digs and 1,000 kills milestones this season for the Lady Warbirds, who finished at 30-5. She was also selected to the Class B all-tournament team. She finished the season with 412 kills, 402 digs, 21 blocks, 53 aces and was 330 of 345 in serve receiving.
“Mya’s determination, work ethic and positive attitude are characteristics that have contributed to the success that she has had on the court, along with her willingness to put her team first,” Wolsey-Wessington coach Lindy Uttecht said.
Joining Boomsma on the first team were junior Ava Nilsson of Warner; senior Adisyn Indahl of Burke; senior Ella Haven of Northwestern; freshman Lily Van Hal of Chester Area; and junior Daniela Lee of Colman-Egan.
Wessington Springs junior Avery Orth was named to the second team in Class B.
Orth amassed 435 kills this season for the Lady Spartans. She also had 449 digs, 122 blocks and 31 ace serves.
“Avery was a key part of our success this year,” Wessington Springs coach Lynnette Neely said. “She works just as hard in the back row as the front, which shows since she led us in digs this season.
“She is also a very unselfish player and wants her team to be successful as well,” she said. “She is a team builder, always cheering her teammates on and encouraging them to shake off mistakes and go for the win.”
Entering her senior season, Orth will have 867 kills, 330 blocks, 845 digs and 75 aces.
Also selected to the second team were senior Mackenzie Everson of Castlewood; junior Addison Melius of Faulkton; junior Lauren Marcuson of Warner; senior Peyton Ostenson of Edgemont; senior Peyton Rankin of Jones County; and sophomore TyAnn Mortenson of Faith.
Despite being sidelined for most of the season with an injury, Hitchcock-Tulare sophomore Katelyn Schroeder was able to make an impact during her time on the court and received honorable mention on the Class B all-state team.
“Katelyn faced an uphill battle this year as we didn’t expect to see her all this season due to a foot injury,” Hitchcock-Tulare coach Jordan Opp said. “You can imagine her excitement when she was cleared to play in early October. That was a win in itself."
Schroeder was 247 of 291 attacking with 119 kills this season for the Lady Patriots. She was 84 of 99 serving with 14 aces, had 105 digs and 15 blocks, while going 168 of 173 in serve receive.
“Even though she only played in eight matches, she made an instant impact to our lineup, not just hitting and passing, but also made our team better defensively,” Opp said. “Her knowledge of the game is second to none. She is always thinking about how to make her team better and is so coachable.”
Also receiving honorable mention were juior Julia Trygstad of Oldham-Ramona/Rutland; senior Coral Mason of Viborg-Hurley; senior Hannah Stremich of Tripp-Delmont/Armour; sophomore Kailee Frank of Burke; and junior Alyn Spry of Philip.