Alexa Aldrich-Ingram sets against Cedar Falls. Jackie Blake Jensen/IC Pixx.
By Ryan Murken
Your Prep Sports
West Branch senior Abby Knoop was among the most productive attackers in the state this fall while Sheyanne Koethe was among the state’s top defensive players.
Alexa Aldrich-Ingram and Emma Norris both did a little bit of everything all the way around.
On Wednesday, all four players were honored for what they did best.
Aldrich-Ingram, Norris, Knoop and Koethe were all named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association all-state teams that were released on Wednesday.
Aldrich-Ingram was a second team selection in Class 5A after leading City High in kills during her senior season.
The Drake recruit had a team-high 288 kills and added 286 assists and 38 blocks this season while leading the Little Hawks to a 20-14 record and a regional final berth.
Norris was an honorable mention pick in Class 5A following a senior season in which she directed West High back to the state tournament for the third straight season.
The 5-foot-9 Norris led West High with 262 kills and added 232 digs while helping the Women of Troy to a 23-15 record.
A Western Illinois recruit, Norris had 17 kills in a four-set loss to eventual state champion Ankeny Centennial in the quarterfinals of the state tournament.
Knoop was named to the Class 2A third team after hammering a school-record 463 kills this season to help West Branch to a 21-16 record and a spot in the regional finals.
The 5-foot-11, senior ranked second in Class 2A and 16th in the state with 463 kills and added 400 digs and 43 blocks for West Branch.
Koethe was an honorable mention selection in Class 4A following a senior season in which she led Class 4A with 625 digs and 5.84 digs per set.
The 625 digs for Koethe ranked sixth in the state as she helped the Clippers to a 21-20 record.
Class 2A First Team – Anna Sinnott, Jr., Waterloo Columbus; Karsyn Winterfeld, Sr., Western Christian; Josie Blankespoor, Sr., Unity Christian; Jaydlin Seehase, Sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg; Becca Pagel, Sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg; Erika Feenstra, Sr., Western Christian; Alli Timmermanns, Sr., Unity Christian; Jenna Brandt, Jr., Sumner-Fredericksburg.
Second Team – Sydney McLaren, Soph., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Lauren McManus, Sr., Waterloo Columbus; Ashtyn Veerbeek, Jr., Western Christian; Allison Birks, Jr., South Central Calhoun; Kylie Willis, Soph., Grundy Center; Corrina Timmermanns, Soph., Unity Christian; Abby Tiarks, Sr., Treynor; Allison Eikenberry, Jr., Tri Center Neola.
Third Team – Hannah Wagner, Sr., Central Springs; Abby Knoop, Sr., West Branch; Kara Brown, Sr., Mediapolis; Ady Wintermote, Sr., South Hamilton; Olivia McCune, Sr., Woodward Granger; Hope Rasmussen, Sr., Central Lyon; Bekah Horstman, Jr., Pella Christian; Lexi Groe, Sr., Lake Mills.
Honorable Mention – Sydney Mathews, Soph., Grundy Center; Tori Masker, Sr., Tri Center Neola; Lexi Petry, Jr., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Darby Hawtrey, Sr., North Cedar; Kate Shannon, Soph., Waterloo Columbus; Ashley Boer, Sr., Central Lyons; Hallie Reuter, Jr., Hinton; Sarah Vorwerk, Sr., Mediapolis; Mary Hansen, Sr., Woodward Granger; Emily Hay, Sr., North Cedar.
Player of the Year – Karsyn Winterfeld, Western Christian
Coach of the Year – Tammi Veerbeek, Western Christian
Class 4A First Team – Mackenzie May, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Emily Holterhaus, Soph., Pella; Charlotte Richards, Jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Isabella Sade, Sr., Marion; Abby Stephenson, Sr., Nevada; Caitlyn Smith, Jr., Marion; Kaitlyn Niedert, Sr., Independence.
Second Team – Kiki Pingel, Sr., Pella; Gabby Ridgeway, Sr., Norwalk; Katie Foster, Sr., Charles City; Jenna Gremmel, Jr., Dubuque Wahlert; Katherine Poore, Jr., Lewis Central; Samantha McCabe, Jr., Sioux City Heelan; Gillian Tupper, Sr., Nevada.
Honorable Mention – Mary Volz, Sr., Sioux City Heelan; Krystal Tranel, Jr., Dubuque Wahlert; Grace Judd, Sr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Sami Schepers Jr., ADM; Sheyanne Koethe, Sr., Clear Creek Amana; Kristan Zenk, Sr., LeMars; Madison Paulson, Sr., Lewis Central; Elizabeth Fleckenstein, Sr., Dubuque Wahlert; Tanea Westhoff, Sr., Marion; McKenna Greenwalt, Sr., Clinton; Amber Dilsaver, Jr., Fort Madison.
Player of the Year – Mackenzie May, Dubuque Wahlert
Coach of the Year – Lindsey Beaves, Dubuque Wahlert
Class 5A First Team – Hannah Lockin, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Taryn Knuth, Sr., Johnston; Alyssa Ballenger, Sr., Ankeny; Tayah Mahi, Jr., Cedar Falls; Madi Kubik, Soph., West Des Moines Valley; Kylee Macke, Sr., Ankeny Centennial; Kenna Sauer, Soph., Ankeny Centennial.
Second Team – Alexa Aldrich-Ingram, Sr., City High; Emily Plock, Sr., Southeast Polk; Taylor Lynch, Jr., Cedar Falls; Piper Mauck, Sr., Des Moines Roosevelt; Ellie Anderson, Sr., Linn-Mar; Meredick Sieck, Sr., Ankeny Centennial; Grace Burken, Jr., Cedar Falls
Honorable Mention – Grace Cumming, Des Moines Roosevelt; Olivia Winker, Sr., Ankeny; Emma Norris, Sr., West High; Megan Oldenburger, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Paige Frank, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Lexi Lapke, Sr., Sioux City East; Megan Renner, Soph., Linn-Mar; Maddie Slagle, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Hope Splinter, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Claire Leonard, Sr., Bettendorf; Emily DeDoncker, Jr., Urbandale; Emilee McGowan, Sr., Linn-Mar; Regan Mazour, Jr., Marshalltown.
Player of the Year – Hannah Lockin, West Des Moines Valley
Coach of the Year – Jessica Rinehart, Ankeny Centennial