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Eight area athletes named to all-SICL volleyball teams

Lynnville-Sully’s volleyball team put together its best season in South Iowa Cedar League play since head coach Jayme Deal took over the program.

The Hawks went 8-3 in league play and hosted the Gold Quad for the first time in the past four seasons.

For Colfax-Mingo, with just one senior starter, the future looks to be bright.

Eight area volleyball players earned recognition on this year’s SICL all-conference teams. Five Hawks earned spots, while three Tigerhawks were named.

Earning first-team honors were Lynnville-Sully senior Mallory Loftus and Colfax-Mingo sophomore Kyra Lester. Second-team honors went to L-S junior Korinne Jansen, and the honorable mention selections were Lynnville-Sully juniors Krystal Van Dyke and Cayler Noun Harder and Colfax-Mingo junior Kira Warrick and sophomore Morgan Van Dyke.

Lynnville-Sully senior Janelle Rozendaal earned the Golden Award, which goes to a player who would have been an all-conference selection had they not been injured.

L-S finished as the runner-up in the SICL to champion Belle Plaine, which finished 11-0. Colfax-Mingo was 3-8 in conference play.

Loftus led the Hawks with 220 kills, which ranked seventh in the SICL. She also was second with 93 solo blocks and 115 total blocks. Loftus added 20 aces, 135 digs and six assists. She was 278-of-290 in serving with a percentage of .959.

In conference play, Loftus ranked eighth in the SICL with 106 kills and was second in solo blocks with 54 and total blocks with 67. She added 15 aces, 78 digs and three assists. Loftus was 175-of-182 in serves with a percentage of .962.

Lester is the Tigerhawks’ setter and she ranked third with 477 assists and fourth with 56 aces. She also had 30 kills, 206 digs and 12 blocks. Lester was 324-of-347 in serves with a percentage of .934.

In conference play, Lester ranked fourth in the SICL with 228 assists and seventh with 25 aces. She added 18 kills, 109 digs and five blocks. In serves, she was 148-of-154 for a percentage of .961.

Jansen ranked sixth with 334 digs and added 158 kills, 33 aces and 10 blocks. In serves, she was 278-of-291 for a percentage of .955.

In SICL matches, Jansen ranked fifth in the conference with 183 digs. She also had 79 kills, 17 aces and four blocks. In serves, Jansen was 138-of-142 for a percentage of .972.

Krystal Van Dyke led all of Class 1A with 144 blocks and 123 solo blocks. She also had 123 kills, seven aces and 54 digs. In serves, Van Dyke was 56-of-64 for a percentage of .875.

In conference play, Krystal Van Dyke ranked first in blocks with 75 and first in solo blocks with 65. She added 61 kills, 33 digs and two aces. In serves, Van Dyke was 21-of-24 for a percentage of .875.

Noun Harder took over primary setting duties after Rozendaal went down with the injury four matches into the conference season. She finished with 11 kills, 28 aces, 228 assists, 281 digs and four blocks. In serves, Noun Harder was 278-of-291 for a percentage of .955.

In conference play, Noun Harder was sixth with 175 digs and ninth with 133 assists. She also finished with five kills and eight aces. In serves, she was 133-of-139 for a percentage of .957.

When Rozendaal’s season ended, she was perfect in serves at 259-of-259. She also finished with 256 assists, 167 digs and 24 aces.

In conference play, Rozendaal was 78-of-78 in serves. She also finished with 91 assists, 73 digs and six aces.

Warrick ranked second in the SICL with 379 digs. She also tallied five kills, 36 aces and 32 assists. In serves, Warrick was 252-of-281 for a percentage of .897.

In conference play, Warrick ranked third with 193 digs. She also compiled three kills, 21 aces and 17 assists. In serves, Warrick was 131-of-148 for a percentage of .885.

Morgan Van Dyke was one of the best hitters in the SICL, ranking third with 275 kills. She also had 29 aces, 224 digs, 15 blocks and 12 assists. In serves, she was 185-of-217 for a percentage of .853.

In conference play, Morgan Van Dyke ranked fourth with 136 kills. She added 121 digs, 14 aces and eight blocks. In serves, she was 90-of-105 for a percentage of .857.

South Iowa Cedar League

Final Standings

Belle Plaine 11-0

Lynnville-Sully 8-3

HLV 8-3

Montezuma 8-4

Iowa Valley 7-3

North Mahaska 7-3

BGM 5-6

Colfax-Mingo 3-8

Sigourney 3-8

Keota 3-8

English Valleys 1-9

Tri-County 1-9


Coach of the Year

April Kressley, Belle Plaine

Golden Award

Janelle Rozendaal, sr., Lynnville-Sully

First Team


Waverly Roorda, sr., Montezuma

Mandy Chizek, fr., Belle Plaine


Macy Dodd, sr., Belle Plaine


Mallory Loftus, sr., Lynnville-Sully

Kyra Lester, so., Colfax-Mingo

* Taylor Smith, sr., Iowa Valley

* Nicholaa Phillippe, jr., Belle Plaine

Alyssa Tegeler, so., Belle Plaine

Madison McKay, jr., North Mahaska

Amber Cooling, sr., HLV

* denotes unanimous selection

Second Team


Karlee Chandler, sr., North Mahaska


Jaden Smith, so., Iowa Valley

Zoe Deucore, so., North Mahaska


Korinne Jansen, jr., Lynnville-Sully

Karlee Timm, jr., HLV

Kieran Holmberg, jr., Belle Plaine

Sammy Randall, sr., Iowa Valley

Ash Krouse, so., Montezuma

Kassidi Steel, jr., North Mahaska

Rylie VanErsvelde, sr., BGM

Honorable Mention

Krystal Van Dyke, jr., Lynnville-Sully

Cayler Noun Harder, jr., Lynnville-Sully

Kira Warrick, jr., Colfax-Mingo

Morgan Van Dyke, so., Colfax-Mingo

Jacy Gates, so., Belle Plaine

Grace Bean, fr., Belle Plaine

Rachel Weiss, sr., BGM

Sophie Puls, so., BGM

Cheyenne Conrad, sr., English Valleys

McKenna Weiermann, sr., HLV

Olivia VanWaus, jr., HLV

Madyson Smithson, sr., Iowa Valley

Addison Swanson, sr., Keota

Jaime Schulte, sr., Keota

Maddie McKeag, sr., Montezuma

Shelby Conger, sr., Montezuma

Paige Layman, sr., North Mahaska

Alex Knockel, sr., North Mahaska

McKenna Hammes, sr., Sigourney

Madelyn Hornback, so., Sigourney

Emma Miover, sr., Tri-County

Macy Schmidt, fr., Tri-County

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