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Volleyball - Mon, Nov. 14, 2016

Valley City State University sophomore Clarissa Olson has been named NSAA Volleyball 1st Team All Conference.

The conference office announced the 2016 NSAA volleyball awards Monday afternoon.

A 5-foot-9 middle blocker, Olson was one of 14 players to be named 1st Team All Conference. Eight more players earned 2nd Team honors.

Olson, a native of Valley City, led the Vikings with a .318 hitting percentage this season. She tallied 263 kills – averaging 2.14 per game – in 585 attacks. Olson committed just 77 attacking errors and posted 76 total blocks.

Olson was the only Viking selected for the All Conference teams. Viterbo led with seven selections; Jamestown and Bellevue each recorded five selections on the All-Conference Teams. Valley City State, Dickinson State (N.D.), Dakota State (S.D.) and Waldorf (Iowa) each had one recipient. The NSAA All-Conference teams and postseason awards were selected by the league coaches.

Valley City State finished the season with a 12-22 overall record, winning five of their last eight matches. VCSU finished fourth in the NSAA standings and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals before losing to eventual champion Viterbo University.

Below are the complete listings of 2016 NSAA Volleyball All-Conference First- and Second-Teams and postseason awards:

2016 North Star Athletic Association Volleyball Postseason All-Conference & Postseason Awards

First-Team All-Conference

Name

Position

Year

School

Hometown

Natalie Geidel $

Middle Hitter

Junior

Viterbo (Wis.)

West Bend, Wis.

Amelia Grahn $

Setter

Junior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Madison, Wis.

Madison Squiers

Setter

Freshman

Bellevue (Neb.)

Kearney, Neb.

Nicole Warren $

Libero

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Oakes, N.D.

Shayla Scanlan $

Right Side

Sophomore

Bellevue (Neb.)

Plattsmouth, Neb.

Baylee Gross

Libero

Junior

Viterbo (Wis.)

West Bend, Wis.

Morgan Hensch

Outside Hitter

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Fergus Falls, Minn.

Siera Skow

Outside Hitter

Junior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Hartford, Wis.

Mikaylah Gillespie

Middle Blocker

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Belleview, Fla.

Haley Glasoe

Middle Blocker

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Wildrose, N.D.

Sara Biermaier $

Outside Hitter

Senior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Woodbury, Minn.

Clarissa Olson

Middle Blocker

Sophomore

Valley City State (N.D.)

Valley City, N.D.

Emilee Wiersma $

Right Side

Senior

Viterbo (Wis.)

Waupun, Wis.

Danielle Boyette #

Right Side/Setter

Senior

Dickinson State (N.D.)

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

 

Second-Team All-Conference

Name

Position

Year

School

Hometown

Hope Lambrecht

Middle Blocker

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Wood River, Neb.

Carly Rozell [email protected]

Right Side

Junior

Dakota State (S.D.)

Aberdeen, S.D.

Briley Sullivan

Libero

Junior

Waldorf (Iowa)

Laurens, Iowa

Taylor Holz $

Libero

Junior

Bellevue (Neb.)

Omaha, Neb.

Heather Bachman $

Right Side

Senior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Bloomington, Minn.

Madison Wendel $

Middle Blocker

Junior

Jamestown (N.D.)

Carrington, N.D.

Stephany Wold

Opposite

Senior

Mayville State (N.D.)

Underwood, Minn.

Aubrey Aspen

Middle Hitter

Sophomore

Viterbo (Wis.)

Sparta, Wis.

$ - 2015 NSAA Volleyball All-Conference First-Team
# - 2015 NSAA Volleyball All-Conference Second-Team
@ - 2014 NSAA Volleyball All-Conference Second-Team

2016 NSAA Volleyball Postseason Awards:
Offensive Player-of-the-Year:  Natalie Geidel – Viterbo (Wis.)
Setter-of-the-Year:  Amelia Grahn – Viterbo (Wis.)
Defensive Player-of-the-Year:  Nicole Warren – Jamestown (N.D.)
Freshman-of-the-Year:  Madison Squiers – Bellevue (Neb.)
Coach-of-the-Year:  Ryan DeLong – Viterbo (Wis.)
Assistant Coach-of-the-Year:  Steve Field – Bellevue (Neb.)