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Earlier this month Cassidy Hartman and Shelby Kimm capped their careers with a Class 5A state title.
On Tuesday the Liberty High senior duo continued to add to their memorable final prep season.
Kimm and Hartman were each selected to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Class 5A all-state team when the organization released its postseason all-state awards.
Hartman was also named to the nine-member Elite all-state team that recognizes the best players from across all five classes.
Together Hartman and Kimm helped lead Liberty High to a 33-8 record and the first state title in program history.
It was the fourth consecutive season Hartman has earned all-state honors from the IGCA.
An honorable mention selection as a freshman in 2019, Hartman has been named to the Elite all-state team each of the past three seasons.
Hartman had her best season as a senior ranking second in Class 5A with 538 kills on .348 hitting while ranking fourth in 5A with 429 digs.
The 6-foot-1 Hartman added 41 blocks and 23 ace serves in her impressive senior season.
Kimm was also at her best in her final prep season ranking seventh in 5A with 344 kills while hitting .295.
The 6-foot Kimm ranked third in 5A with 448 kills and had a team-high 42 ace serves and 28 blocks this season.
Sophomore setter Asta Hildebrand was an honorable mention all-state pick in Class 5A after ranking fourth in 5A with 863 assists.
Hildebrand added 95 kills and 28 serves while helping the Lightning to the 5A state title.
Clear Creek Amana joined Liberty High in reached the state title game earlier this month defeating a pair of top-three ranked teams on its way to its first ever championship match appearance.
The Clippers were rewarded for their stellar season with a pair of players landing on the Class 4A all-state teams.
Junior Bliss Beck was a first-team selection in Class 4A while junior libero Meg Berkland was named to the 4A second team.
The 6-foot-2 Beck ranked fourth in Class 4A with 399 kills while hitting an impressive .411 and led 4A with 153 total blocks.
Berkland ranked second in Class 4A with 540 digs and had 105 digs in three state tournament matches.
Regina and West Branch each had players earn honorable mention honors in Class 2A.
West Branch senior Iva Senio and Regina freshman Reese Naeve were each named 2A honorable mention selections.
Naeve ranked eighth in Class 2A with 442 kills while hitting .350 in her prep debut season and added 291 digs, 14 blocks and 16 ace serves.
Senio had a career-high 279 kills to lead West Branch this season and added 283 digs, 22 blocks and 18 ace serves.
Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State Volleyball
Elite Team – Ava Schubert, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Avery Van Hook, Sr., Marion; Cassidy Hartman, Sr., Liberty High; Ella Meyer, Sr., Western Dubuque; Isabelle Elliott, Jr., Sumner-Fredericksburg; Lily Dykstra, Sr., Urbandale; Madeliene Miller, Sr., Mount Vernon; Payton Petersen, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Stella Winterfeld, Sr., Western Christian
Player of the year – Lily Dykstra, Sr., Urbandale
First team – Cassidy Hartman, Sr., Liberty High; Chloe Cline, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Halle Vice, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Katie Remmert, Sr., Cedar Falls; Lily Dykstra, Sr., Urbandale; Molly Romano, Jr., Council Bluffs Lincoln; Molly Trachta, Sr., Johnston; Shelby Kimm, Sr., Liberty High
Second team – Aowyn Schrader, Jr., Ankeny; Ava Helming, Jr., Johnston; Emma Tallman, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Jaeden Pratt, Soph., Ankeny Centennial; Kate Passmore, Soph., Linn-Mar; Mackenzie Dean, Jr., West Des Moines Dowling; Siena Roethler, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Tanith Roush, Jr., Ankeny
Honorable mention – Allie Barlow, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Asta Hildebrand, Soph., Liberty High; Azaria Green, Sr., Council Bluffs Lincoln; Brooklyn Halbur, Sr., Waukee Northwest; Chloe Jones, Jr., Waukee Northwest; Delainey Winkle, Sr., Ankeny Centennial; Izzy Van De Wiele, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Jesa Wallace, Sr., Ankeny; Sydney Otto, Sr., Ankeny
Player of the year – Lily Dykstra, Sr., Urbandale
Coach of the year – Jeremy Mikesell, West Des Moines Valley
First team – Abbey Hayes, Soph., North Scott; Alivia Schulte, Sr., West Delaware; Avery Van Hook, Sr., Marion; Bliss Beck, Jr., Clear Creek Amana; Ella Meyer, Sr., Western Dubuque; Libby Fandel, Soph., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Libby Lansing, Sr., Western Dubuque; Michaela Goad, Jr., Marion
Second team – Anika Ivester, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Anna Shoger, Sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Anna Strohmeier, Jr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Aspen Nelson, Soph., Indianola; Brittany Bacorn, Jr., Knoxville; Maliyah Hacker, Sioux City Heelan; Meg Berkland, Jr., Clear Creek Amana; Noelle Sutcliffe, Jr., Norwalk
Honorable mention – Addy Janssen, Jr., Dallas Center-Grimes; Amelia Dugger, Sr., Decorah; Averi Weichers, Sr., Waverly-Shell Rock; Hallie Bedier, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Hannah Ditsworth, Sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Livvy Becker, Sr., Humboldt; Maddie Bergman, Sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Makayla Howard, Sr., Clinton; Maleah Walker, Sr., Oskaloosa; Marissa Gerleman, Jr., ADM; Peyton Johnson, Sr., Marion; Sydney Skarich, Jr., North Scott
Player of the year – Avery Van Hook, Sr., Marion
Coach of the year – Austin Filer, Cedar Rapids Xavier
First team – Aubrey Gates, Sr., Union; Ava Schubert, Sr., Davenport Assumption; Chloe Meester, Soph., Mount Vernon; Gracie Schoonhoven, Sr., Unity Christian; Madeleine Miller, Sr., Mount Vernon; Olivia Lombardi, Sr., Des Moines Christian; Reagan Jansen, Sr., Sioux Center
Second team – Brooklyn Buysse, Sr., West Liberty; Claudia Aschenbrenner, Sr., Osage; Ellie Schubert, Soph., Davenport Assumption; Gabby Lombardi, Jr., Des Moines Christian; Maren Miller, Sr., Des Moines Christian; Monica Morales, Sr., West Liberty; Willow Bleeker, Sr., Sioux Center
Third team – Avery Knoop, Soph., Union; Claire Johnson, Sr., Sheldon; Dakota Mitchell, Soph., Mid-Prairie; Hadley Hardersen, Soph., Des Moines Christian; Lily Goos, Sr., Nevada; Maggie Johnson, Jr., Davenport Assumption; Marissa Cahoy, Jr., New Hampton
Honorable mention – Jayden Kuper, Soph., Monticello; Abby Matt, Sr., Van Meter; Jada Timmerman, Jr., Cherokee; Jaden Francis, Sr., Osage; Lexi Lane, Sr., Clarion-Goldfield-Dows; Tyra Schuiteman, Sr., Unity Christian; Berlin Trondle, Sr., Waukon; Kameron Brand, Sr., Mount Vernon
Player of the year – Madeleine Miller, Sr., Mount Vernon
Coach of the year – Julie Oldenkamp, Sioux Center
First team – Bailey Boeve, Fr., Hinton; Isabelle Elliott, Jr., Sumner-Fredericksburg; Jadyn Petersen, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Kayla Knowles, Sr., Denver; Madelyn Norton, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Molly Shafer, Soph., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont; Payton Petersen, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Stella Winterfeld, Sr., Western Christian
Second team – Abby VerBurg, Sr., Western Christian; Carlie Willis, Jr., Grundy Center; Ella Myler, Sr., Missouri Valley; Ellie Knock, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Kate Shafer, Soph., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont; Hannah Knight, Sr., Wapsie Valley; Rowan Jensen, Jr., Ridge View; Sydney Matthias, Sr., Wapsie Valley
Third team – Chloe Huisman, Soph., Pella Christian; Hannah Broek, Sr., Western Christian; Maryn Bixby, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Peyton Robinson, Sr., Lisbon; Riley Batta, Sr., South Central Calhoun; Sophia Armstrong, Sr., West Burlington; Sophie Badding, Sr., Carroll Kuemper; Whitney Klyn, Sr., Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont;
Honorable mention – Alivia Lange, Sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg; Ashlyn Badding, Sr., Carroll Kuemper; Ashlyn Kovarna, Jr., Hinton; Ava Czarnecki, Jr., Lisbon; Ellery Luhring, Jr., Grundy Center; Ellie Anderson, Sr., South Hardin; Emma Jones, Sr., Wapsie Valley; Jenna Lansing, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Jessica Gergen, Jr., Denver; Iva Senio, Sr., West Branch; Kylie Hoben, Sr., Grand View Christian; Maya Contreraz, Sr., Missouri Valley; Nora Konz, Fr., Treynor; Reese Naeve, Fr., Regina
Co-players of the year – Payton Petersen, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Stella Winterfeld, Sr., Western Christian
Coach of the year – Diane Harms, Dike-New Hartford
First team – Ava Wyatt, Jr., Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Brynn Smith, Sr., AGWSR; Carley Craighead, Soph., Ankeny Christian; Gabby Deery, Sr., Burlington Notre Dame; Jadyn Rausch, Sr., North Tama; Katie Quick, Soph., Ankeny Christian; Mary Kate Bendlager, Jr., Fort Madison Holy Trinity; Nia Howard, Sr., Springville
Second team – Cadence Goebel, Sr., LeMars Gehlen; Emma Nye, Sr., New London; Emily Williams, Sr., East Mills; Kennady Breitfelder, Sr., Springville; Mallory Mueller, Sr., Tripoli; Megan Cooley, Sr., Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Shae Ewoldt, Sr., North Tama; Trevyn Smith, Soph., AGWSR
Third team – Alivia Ruble, Sr., Southeast Warren; Grace Coble, Sr., WACO; Lily Clark, Sr., Springville; Miyah Whitehead, Sr., LeMars Gehlen; Macey Nehring, Soph., Ankeny Christian; Mary Walker, Sr., Newell-Fonda; Natalie Burden, Sr., New London; Veronica Andrusyshyn, Sr., Riverside
Honorable mention – Addison Hochstetler, Fr., North Tama; Anna Weathers, Soph., Ankeny Christian; Breanna Sebetka, Sr., North Tama; Caitlyn Jensen, Sr., North Cedar; Ellianna Manning, Sr., New London; Ellie Monahan, Soph., Council Bluffs St. Albert; Emma McClintock, Sr., Gladbrook-Reinbeck; Hope Hovenga, Sr., Janesville; Kayden Payne, Sr., Sidney; Kennedi McGarvey, Soph., Don Bosco; Mallory Tisue, Sr., Dunkerton; Mia Walker, Sr., Newell-Fonda; Presley Myers, Fr., Fort Madison Holy Trinity; Reagan Wheeler, Jr., Waterloo Christian
Player of the year – Gabby Deery, Sr., Burlington Notre Dame
Coach of the year – Michele Quick, Ankeny Christian