The All-Metro team, from left, Izzy Ashburn (Champlin Park), Kennedi Orr and Ellie Husemann (Eagan), Rachel Kilkelly (Shakopee), Marissa Hinkle (Rosemount), Elizabeth Juhnke (Lakeville North). Photos: Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune
What is your hidden talent?
If you ruled volleyball, what would you change?
Who is your biggest volleyball influence?
|Elizabeth Juhnke||Strategizing, doing puzzles and board games.||Less subbing so you are forced to develop players.||My parents.|
|Kennedi Orr||I am secretly good at pogo sticking.||I would make it legal to cross the 10-foot line when back-row attacking.||My sister Brie [who plays at Iowa].|
|Rachel Kilkelly||I can do an aerial [cartwheel].||Play balls off the walls and the scoreboards.||My mom, because she has always pushed me to be the best I can be, She has always been my biggest fan.|
|Ellie Husemann||I can jump into a pool without getting my hair wet.||That you don’t have to follow a rotation.||My coach [Kathy] Gillen. I’ve known her since I was in sixth grade and she’s always been my role model.|
|Izzy Ashburn||Braiding.||Challenges in high school.||Sydney Hilley [who plays at Wisconsin].|
|Mari Hinkle||I can do a backflip.||The net rule.||My sister [Jordan] because she is the one who got me into volleyball and coached me with defense.|
Champlin Park, senior, OH
College: Penn State
Athletic and explosive. A dominant hitter at the net.
Mahtomedi, senior, OH
Did it all for the Zephyrs. Had 262 kills and 253 digs.
Lakeville South, senior, OH
College: Concordia (St. Paul)
Six rotation player who hits and blocks with equal skill.
At 6-4, she dominates on the front row.
East Ridge, senior, S
College: West Florida
Greatly improved in consistency and versatility.
North Branch, junior, OH
Already the school-record holder in kills (1,661).
Lakeville South, junior, L
College: New Mexico
Energetic defensive leader with 434 digs.
Christine Graf, Edina, sr., OH
Kali Wolf, Waconia, jr., OH
Anna Erickson, Hopkins, sr., OH
Kira Fallert, Concordia Academy, soph., OH
Sophia Andersen, New Prague, jr., S
Ella Haugen, Edina, sr., S
Kaitlyn Weimerskirch, Champlin Park, sr., L
The Star Tribune’s all-metro teams and Metro Player of the Year were chosen based on nominations from metro-area coaches, conversations with coaches and staff observations.