Guetter, Mohr lead All-Journal Volleyball
The following is the result of the 2013 All-Journal Volleyball voting by the sports staff at The Journal. Nominated players are ranked No. 1-10, with first-place votes worth 15 points, second-place votes worth 14 points and so forth. Only players nominated by area coaches were eligible for selection.
Chelsey Guetter, Wabasso, senior, OH
Guetter was the 2013 Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year and a three-time Tomahawk All-Conference selection. Guetter set the school record in career kills with 726, while also setting the school record in kills in a season with 332. Guetter also set the school record in career digs with 646, leading the team this season with 288 as Wabasso’s all-around threat on the floor. Guetter was a third-team All-Journal selection in 2012.
Kristin Mohr, Cathedral,
Mohr helped lead Cathedral to the Section 2A North semifinals while leading the team in kills (235), digs (284) and blocks (53) this season. Mohr finished her career as a three-year starter with 543 kills, 566 digs, 102 ace blocks and a 98-percent serving clip. Mohr was a unanimous Tomahawk All-Conference selection this season.
Hannah VanderVoort, BLHS, senior, OH
A unanimous Tomahawk All-Conference selection in 2013, VanderVoort led the team in kills with 222 while also compiling 36 service aces. VanderVoort was a two-year captain for the Mustangs, who finished as runners-up in the North Subsection of Section 2A this season. Overall, VanderVoort finished her career with 423 kills, 77 service aces, 31 blocks and 498 digs.
Morgan Wenninger, GFW,
Wenninger was a second-team All-Journal selection as a sophomore and junior and a two-time All-Conference selection in 2012 and 2013. This season, Wenninger led the Thunderbirds to a share of the Tomahawk Conference regular-season title as the team’s co-captain and MVP as voted on by her teammates. Wenninger notched 426 set assists, 176 kills and 314 digs while serving at a 98-percent clip this season. She finished her career ranked fourth in school history in set assists (1,408) and fifth in digs (706).
Morgan Frank, Wabasso, sophomore, MH
In her second season as a starter, Frank led the team in blocks with 79 while averaging 1.13 per set. Frank, who was a unanimous All-Conference selection in 2013, was also second on the team in kills (160), giving her 267 in her two seasons as a starter.
Becca Schmitz, St. Mary’s,
Schmitz led the Knights in offense with 266 kills as their go-to hitter while ranking second in conference matches with 91. Schmitz, a two-year starter for St. Mary’s, was a force at the net with 69 blocks, which ranked fifth in the conference. Schmitz was the Knights’ only All-Conference selection in 2013.
Heidi Veenstra, Springfield, senior, MH
Veenstra had 241 kills, 110 digs and 38 blocks for the Tigers as a co-captain en route to earning All-Conference honorable mention this season. In the past two seasons, Veenstra had 427 kills, 85 blocks and 162 digs.
St. Mary’s, senior, S
A three-year starter, Berkner amassed 658 set assists, which ranked second in the conference, in the Knights’ 5-1 offensive formation. Overall, Berkner had more than 1,000 set assists and was a 2013 Tomahawk All-Conference honorable mention.
Lauren Hanson, Redwood Valley, junior, OH/S
Hanson played both outside hitter and setter for the Cardinals, tallying a team-high 232 kills, 259 set assists and 156 digs this season. Hanson earned All-Conference honors and is a three-year starter for the Cardinals.
Alley Grejtak, New Ulm, junior, S/RS
Playing both setter and right-side hitter, Grejtak helped lead the Eagles to a second-place finish in the South Central Conference. Grejtak tallied 137 kills, 164 digs, 327 set assists and 67 blocks in her junior season. For her career, Grejtak has racked up 347 kills, 248 digs and 502 set assists.
Emily Bottem, St. James, junior, S
Bottem, a two-time All-Conference selection, tallied a team-high 685 set assists for St. James this season, while also netting 41 kills, 34 service aces and 108 digs. Bottem currently ranks second in school history in career set assists with 1,564. She also has 103 kills, 101 service aces and 273 digs for her career.
Cathedral, sophomore, S
As a starting sophomore, Schabert led the team with 542 set assists, which accounted for almost 88 percent of the team’s set assists during the 2013 season. An All-Conference selection, Schabert only missed two serves all season while leading the team in serving with a 99.4-percent serve percentage.
Maddie Ludowese, BLHS, senior, OH
Ludowese tallied 169 kills and 171 digs en route to earning All-Conference honors for 2013. Ludowese co-captained a BLHS team that took second in the North Subsection of Section 2A this season and won a share of the Tomahawk Conference title. For her career, Ludowese had 383 kills, 64 service aces, 237 digs and 134 blocks.
Halley Busse, GFW, freshman, L
After being brought up to varsity halfway through last season as an eighth grader, Busse is already second in all-time digs in school history with 882 and was also second all-time in season digs with 499 in 2013. Busse never missed a serve in eight conference matches (116-for-116) and served for a 96-percent clip during the 2013 season. Busse was the only freshman to earn a postseason award as she was an All-Conference honorable mention this season.
Julia Beckius, St. James, sophomore, OH
Beckius netted 298 kills, 36 service aces and 229 digs for St. James this season. In her two seasons as a starter, Beckius has 504 kills, 70 service aces and 382 digs. Beckius was an All-Conference selection this season.
Erin McDurmont, GFW, senior, MH
McDurmont led the team in kills with 197 this season, finishing with 420 for her career. McDurmont spent two seasons as a starter on varsity, tallying 420 kills, 98 blocks and 127 digs for her career.
Bekka Olsen, MVL,
Olsen concluded her second season as a starter for the Chargers with 165 kills, 174 digs and 37 services aces.
Megan Krentz, Sibley East, sophomore, MH
Krentz led the team in both kills (189) and blocks (80) this season. For her career, Krentz has 222 kills and 94 blocks with two seasons of competition remaining.