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All-tournament teams revealed

By Paul Patane, SportsEngine, 11/16/18, 8:00PM CST

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See which athletes were honored from this year's Class 3A, 2A and 1A state tourneys.

North Branch's Cianna Selbitschka (11) knocks the ball over the net against Marshall in the Class 2A state championship. Selbitschka was one of three Vikings named to this year's Class 2A all-tourney team. Star Tribune photo by Anthony Souffle

North Branch's Cianna Selbitschka (11) knocks the ball over the net against Marshall in the Class 2A state championship. Selbitschka was one of three Vikings named to this year's Class 2A all-tourney team. Star Tribune photo by Anthony Souffle

North Branch won the Class 2A state title with a five-set victory over Marshall last Saturday but each club received three selections on the Class 2A all-tournament team.

The fourth-seeded Vikings, who defeated North Branch 3-0 in a state tournament semifinal a year ago, showed resiliency in this year’s tourney after a runner-up finish at state in 2017. Against the third-seeded Tigers, North Branch was buoyed by junior Cianna Selbitschka and her match-high 25 kills. The outside hitter was named an all-tourney selection along with teammates Paige Sheehan, a sophomore setter, and junior libero Kylie Kline.

Paige Andries, a junior middle hitter, had 13 kills for Marshall in the state championship match and is joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Bria Morris and Mia Schnaible, who are both juniors.

Top-seeded Kasson-Mantorville was eliminated by North Branch 3-2 in the semifinal round. The KoMets had two representatives named to the all-tournament team in senior outside hitter Peyton Suess and junior middle hitter Emilee Terry. The KoMets swept Concordia Academy in the state consolation game to claim a third-place finish. Taylor Brunn, a senior defensive specialist, was the lone Beacon honored at this year’s tourney.

Champlin Park claimed four of the 10 spots on the Class 3A all-tournament team after knocking off perennial power Eagan 3-2 in the Class 3A championship match. The Rebels’ Izzy Ashburn, Jordan Stalpes, Emma Schmidt and Kaitlyn Weimerskirch get to enjoy their all-tourney hardware while their school celebrates winning its first-ever state championship.

This year’s all-tournament teams, presented by the Minnesota State High School League and Wells Fargo, were selected by a panel of coaches who attended the tournaments at Xcel Energy Center.

Scroll down to see tables of who was selected to the all-tournament teams for each class.

Class 2A

Name Year Position School
Mikalaya Coops Junior Right-side hitter Belle Plaine
Taylor Brunn Senior Defensive specialist Concordia Academy
Peyton Suess Senior Outside hitter Kasson-Mantorville
Emilee Terry Junior Middle hitter Kasson-Mantorville
Paige Sheehan Sophomore Setter North Branch
Cianna Selbitschka Junior Outside hitter North Branch
Kylie Kline Junior Libero North Branch
Mia Schnaible Junior Libero Marshall
Paige Andries Junior Middle hitter Marshall
Bria Morris Junior Outside hitter Marshall

Class 3A

Name Year Position School
Rachel Kilkelly Senior Outside hitter Shakopee
Maddie Whittington Junior Middle hitter Stillwater
Alena Moldan Senior Libero Lakeville South
Ellie Husemann Senior Middle hitter Eagan
Kaylyn Madison Junior Defensive specialist Eagan
Kennedi Orr Sophomore Setter Eagan
Izzy Ashburn Senior Setter Champlin Park
Jordan Stalpes Junior Outside hitter Champlin Park
Emma Schmidt Senior Outside hitter Champlin Park
Kaitlyn Weimerskirch Senior Libero Champlin Park

Class 1A

Name Year Position School
Olivia Tjernagel Junior Middle hitter Mayer Lutheran
Allison Gruber Senior Outside hitter Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa
Kora Kritzberger Junior Middle hitter Ada-Borup
Emma Kniefel Junior Outside hitter Medford
Kinsey Cronin Sophomore Middle hitter Medford
Kiley Nihart Junior Libero Medford
Abby Hennen Sophomore Defensive specialist Minneota
Lydia Sussner Senior Middle hitter Minneota
Morgan Kockelman Senior Setter Minneota
Natalee Rolbiecki Freshman Middle hitter Minneota

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