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All-state teams unveiled for 2021 season

By Jack Butler, SportsEngine, 12/03/21, 8:30PM CST

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See who made the four all-state teams for the 2021 season.

Elle Voegele (4), Stella Swenson (10) and Katy Riviere (28) celebrate a point in the Class 4A state championship. All three are on the 2021 Class 4A all-state team. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

Elle Voegele (4), Stella Swenson (10) and Katy Riviere (28) celebrate a point in the Class 4A state championship. All three are on the 2021 Class 4A all-state team. Photo by Jeff Lawler, SportsEngine

The Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association recently released its list of all-state teams, and it was no surprise that Wayzata had the most players on the Class 4A all-state team.

The Trojans went undefeated en route to the Class 4A state title thanks to the play of seniors Sierra Moore, Katy Riviere and Ella Voegele, and sophomore Stella Swenson, and the quartet was rewarded with all-state honors.

Rogers freshman Anya Schmidt joins Swenson as the only underclassmen on the team, and one of only two freshmen on any of the all-state teams. Schmidt’s 197 service aces led the state and it is 90 more than the second-place finisher, based on stats submitted to the MN Volleyball Hub.

Prior Lake's Julia Hanson also made the team. The senior outside hitter was the Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year as well as the 2021 Ms. Baden Volleyball Award winner. 

Clara Hoegh is the second freshman to make an all-state team. The setter from Byron is on the Class 3A team after finishing eighth in the state in assists with 823 and 14th in service aces (70). 

Caitlyn Christensen, Maysa Gillingham and Leah Jones represent Class 3A state champions Marshall, which went 33-2 in the regular season and 6-0 in the Big South Conference. 

Class 2A runner-up Jackson County Central had two players make the team. Junior setter Maci Farmer and senior outside hitter Sadie Voss. Ashley Olson of Watertown-Mayer also made the team. She finished tied for first in the state in total blocks with 89 and 16th in solo blocks with 31.

Legacy Christian senior middle hitter Tezra Rudzitis led the state in kills with 574 and was second in solo blocks with 60. She made the Class 1A all-state team along with four players from state champion Mayer Lutheran. Minneota was the runner-up and it also featured four players. Bethlehem Academy finished third at the state tournament, and senior outside hitter Elizabeth Cohen is its representative on the all-state team.

The full all-state teams are listed below. 

Class 4A

Player Year Position School
Cameron Berger Junior Setter Eden Prarie
Britt Carlson Senior Outside Hitter East Ridge
Paige Decker Junior Middle Hitter Rochester Century
Camryn Greenwald Senior Middle Hitter/Right Side East Ridge
Julia Hanson Senior Outside Hitter Prior Lake
Mallory Heyer Senior Outside Chaska
Sienna Ifill Senior Right Side Eagan
Sydney Jaynes Junior Outside Hitter Northfield
Kendal Kemp Senior Middle Hitter Eagan
Mya Krysotsek Senior Outside Hitter St. Michael-Albertville
Maddie Lipetzky Senior Middle Hitter Shakopee
Sierra Moore Senior Outside Hitter Wayzata
Katy Riviere Senior Right Side Wayzata
Anya Schmidt Freshman Right Side Rogers
Stella Swenson Sophomore Setter Wayzata
Teagan Timperley Junior Setter/Right Side Northfield
Ella Voegele Senior Libero Wayzata
Bethany Weiss Junior Middle Hitter Forest Lake

Class 3A

Player Year Position School
Grace Banse Senior Outside Hitter Mankato West
Caitlyn Christenson Junior Libero Marshall
Ava Carlson Sophomore Outside Hitter Cloquet
Maddie Converse Senior Setter Kasson-Mantorville
Corbyn Mez Junior Outside Hitter Delano
Allison Elliott Senior Libero Stewartville
Gabrielle Gartner Junior Middle Hitter Byron
Maysa Gillingham Senior Setter Marshall
Clara Hoegh Freshman Setter Byron
Leah Jones Junior Outside Hitter Marshall
Tessa McGrane Senior Libero Alexandria
Abby Molstad Senior Setter New Prague
Anna Molstad Senior Outside Hitter New Prague
Adri Rhoda Senior Outside/Middle hitter Hutchinson
Sydney Schnichels Junior Outside Hitter Willmar
Kylie Smidt Senior Libero Stewartville
Cate Wanous Senior Libero Kasson-Mantorville
Megan Wetter Senior Middle Hitter Monticello

Class 2A

Player Year Position School
Samantha Ball Junior Outside HItter Nova Classical Academy
Jayna Bredenberg Senior Libero Southwest Christian
Emily Bredman Senior Middle Hitter Barnesville
Madison Burr Sophomore Middle/Outside Hitter Cannon Falls
Maci Farmer Junior Setter Jackson County Central
Alison French Senior Libero Winona Carter
Estelle Haugen Senior Outside HItter Southwest Christian
Kali Jones Junior Outside HItter Annandale
Ella Kiebel Senior Setter Maple Lake
Kaija Kunze-Hoeg Senior Outside Hitter Mounds Park Academy
Maci Martini Junior Outside Hitter Pequot Lakes
Ashley Olson Senior Middle Hitter Waterton-Mayer
Zayda Priebe Senior Middle Hitter Chatfield
Makenzie Roettger Senior Middle Hitter Concordia Academy
Kate Thibault Junior Libero Waterton-Mayer
Annika Veurink Junior Middle Hitter Southwest Christian
Sadie Voss Senior Outside Hitter Jackson County Central
Jaci Winchell Senior Setter Cannon Falls
Shaina Zinter Senior Middle Hitter Concordia Academy

Class 1A

Name Year Position School
Karli Arkell Senior Middle Hitter Red Rock Central
Elizabeth Cohen Senior Outside Hitter Bethlehem Academy
Cassie Dahl Junior Right Side/Setter Badger-Greenbush-Middle River
Madeline Guetzkow Junior Right Side/Setter Mayer Lutheran
Camryn Kaehler Senior Outside Hitter Breckenridge
Emily Kern Senior Libero Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Emma Lade Senior Setter/Right Side Mayer Lutheran
Kyla Rangaard Senior Libero Canby
Hannah Reichensperger Senior Middle Hitter Northeast Range
Natalee Rolbiecki Senior Outside Hitter Minneota
Tezra Rudzitis Senior Middle Hitter Legacy Christian
Ireland Stassen Junior Outside Hitter/Setter Minneota
Sydeny Thein Junior Outside Hitter/Setter MACRAY
McKenzie Tolk Senior Libero Minneota
Gabby Wachholz Junior Outside Hitter Mayer Lutheran
Lilly Wachholz Senior Middle Hitter Mayer Lutheran
Maya Wente Senior Middle Hitter Canby
McKenna Yost Senior Setter Minneota

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