The high school volleyball season has come to a close and the Iowa Girls Coaches Association have selected the All-State teams for all five classes.
In Class 1A, Montezuma junior Riley Gatton made the list as an honorable mention. Gatton was the leading attacker for the Bravettes during their 31-6 campaign. Gatton had 362 kills and an outstanding .308 kill efficiency on the year.
Pella Christian senior Bekah Horstman made the Second Team in Class 2A. PC was ranked for most of the season but would run into several great large school teams in the Little Hawkeye Conference. Horstman led to the way for the Eagles with 413 kills and a .246 kill efficiency. PC finished the year with a record of 21-16.
On the Class 3A Honorable Mention list, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont had senior Torie Alexander listed. The Rockets finished the year 21-16 and Alexander was the leader in kills with 355. She also finished the year with a very strong .235 kill efficiency and 59 aces.
Pella was the lone area team to make the trip to Cedar Rapids and the State Volleyball Tournament and they were honored with three players making the All-State Teams in Class 4A.
Junior Emily Holterhaus was one of the best players in the state in all classes and she was honored as the only area player named to the First Team. Holterhaus dominated the opposition with 583 kill son the year and a stellar .326 kill efficiency.
She was joined by teammates Kara Wichhart and Natalie Clayberg as both were named to the Honorable Mention list. Wichhart served as the setter for the Lady Dutch and set up her teammates at a very high rate, as she was credited with 936 assists on the year. The senior was also a very important leader for Pella. Clayberg finished her junior season with 285 kills and a .204 kill efficiency. She also led the squad with 53 aces. Pella finished the year 33-7 and lost to eventual state champion Dubuque Wahlert in the state quarterfinals.
There were no area players named in Class 5A.
The state now transitions fully to girls’ basketball, which has just kicked off around the state.