City High senior Alexa Aldrich-Ingram. Jackie Blake Jensen/IC Pixx. The Your Prep Sports volleyball team honors six of the top area players for their efforts this season. The inaugural Your Prep Sports team features Division I signees, all-state and all-conference honorees, school record holders and a pair of players with 1,000 career kills.
Alexa Aldrich-Ingram (Captain) 5-9, Sr., City HighAlexa Aldrich-IngramA four-year starter for the Little Hawks, Aldrich-Ingram capped an impressive career with her best season this fall.
One of the most versatile players in the state, Aldrich-Ingram ranked in the top three on the team in kills assists, digs, blocks and aces to lead City High to a 20-15 record and spot in the 5A regional finals.
Aldrich-Ingram led City High in kills for the third straight season with a career-high 288 kills and finished her career with 1,024.
The Drake recruit added 286 assists, 162 digs 38 blocks and 23 ace serves while being named a unanimous first team pick in the Mississippi Valley Conference Valley Division and a second team Class 5A all-state pick.
Emma Norris 5-9, Sr., West HighEmma NorrisThe explosive Norris led West High in kills for the second straights season to help West High return to the Class 5A state tournament for the third straight season.
Norris had 262 kills on her way to a unanimous first team Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Division pick and a 5A honorable mention all-state selection.
A Western Illinois signee, Norris added 232 digs and 25 ace serves to help West High finish 23-15.
Norris was at her best at the state tournament when she had 17 kills in a four-set quarterfinal loss to state champion Ankeny Centennial.
Abby Knoop 5-10, Sr., West BranchAbby KnoopKnoop finished her prep career with one of the best seasons in West Branch history.
The senior hammered a school-record 463 kills and collected 400 digs to become one of just six players in the state with 400 in both categories.
The Western Illinois recruit was named to the River Valley Conference Elite team and was a third-team all-state selection in Class 2A after ranking second in Class 2A and 16th in the state in kills.
Knoop added 43 blocks and 23 ace serves to help West Branch to a 21-16 record and a spot in the Class 2A regional finals.
Sarah Lehman 5-9, Sr., ReginaSarah LehmanOne of the best hitters in Regina history, Lehman ended her career with a third consecutive season with more than 300 kills.
Lehman led Regina with 303 kills and 285 digs this season to finish her career with 1,135 kills.
A three-sport standout, Lehman helped the Regals to a 22-14 record, the most wins for the Regals in 10 seasons.
Lehman added 25 ace serves on her way to being named to the River Valley Conference Elite team.
Maddie Fay 5-10, Sr., West HighMaddie FayEvery season that Fay started at setter for West High the Women of Troy advanced to the state tournament.
A three-year starter with more than 2,000 career assists, Fay helped lead West High to the 5A quarterfinals for the third straight season by handing out a team-high 722 assists.
Fay also led West High with 38 ace serves and was named to the Mississippi Valley Conference Mississippi Division second team.
A South Dakota State recruit, Fay had at least 650 assists each of the last three seasons and was third on the team this year with 34 blocks and added 170 digs.
Fay had 40 assists in West High’s quarterfinal loss to Ankeny Centennial.
Sheyanne Koethe 5-4, Sr., Clear Creek AmanaSheyanne KoetheKoethe led the Clippers in digs for the second straight season establishing a reputation as one of the top liberos in the area.
The 5-foot-4, senior led Class 4A and ranked sixth in the state with 625 digs this season, averaging 5.84 digs per set.
Koethe also led Clear Creek Amana with 47 ace serves to help the Clippers to a 21-20 record.
A first team all-WAMAC West Division selection, Koethe was an honorable mention all-state pick in Class 4A.