Guetter, Frank lead 2018 All-Journal volleyball team

First Team

Maddy Guetter, OH,

Wabasso, Sr.

Guetter, an All-Conference player who broke her own previous record for kills in a season this year, finished with 531 kills and was named the Tomahawk Conference Player of the Year. Along with passing 500 kills on the year, she had 357 digs, 34 aces and 51 blocks.

Guetter set the school record for kills in one match this season also with 35 kills against Russell-Tyler-Ruthton. She finishes her career at Wabasso with 1,719 kills, 1,210 digs, 164 blocks and 115 aces.

Jenna Frank, S, Wabasso, Sr.

Frank, a member of the Tomahawk All-Conference Team, had 848 set assists this year for the Rabbits, along with 183 digs, 63 blocks and 29 ace serves. Frank wraps up her career at Wabasso with 1,812 set assists, 634 digs and 134 blocks.

Mara Weisensel, MH, MVL, Jr.

Weisensel led the Chargers in kills and blocks this season with 308 kills and 90 blocks and was named to the Tomahawk All-Conference Team this year. She is now Top 10 at MVL in career kills (453) and blocks (157). Her kill to attack ratio was 44 percent this season.

Maddie Pearson, S, MVL, Jr.

Pearson was a standout leader for the Chargers this year with 739 set assists, 191 digs and 37 ace serves. She broke the 1,000 career set assist mark this season and is now in the Top 10 at MVL for career assists.

Pearson, the team-voted captain, was named a Tomahawk All-Conference Team member this year.

Sarah Mohr, MH,

Cathedral, So.

Mohr stepped up in a big way for a young Cathedral team that had Mohr as the lone returning varsity starter from 2017. Mohr finished the year with 260 kills, 65.5 ace blocks, 2.0 serve receive passing, a .220 hitting percentage, 239 digs and 15 ace serves.

Mohr led the team in kills, blocks and serving percentage this season, made the Tomahawk All-Conference Team and currently has 365 kills, 95.5 blocks, 538 digs and a 96.7 serving percentage for her career.

Brittany Rogotzke, LI, Springfield, Sr.

Rogotzke, an honorable mention by the Tomahawk Conference this year, led the Tigers in digs with 576 this year, an average of 19.2 digs per match, while also having a serving percentage of 93.1 percent. She had 146 total serving points and 27 aces and had 554 service receptions. The scrappy senior ends her career with 1,007 digs, 783 service receptions and 46 aces.

Second Team

Rachel Rettmann, MH, Sibley East, Sr.

Rettmann set a school record for kills in a season with 435 kills while leading her team in blocks as well with 50. She added 114 digs this year and for her career has 1,045 kills (3rd all-time at Sibley East) and 258 blocks (4th all-time at Sibley East).

The Minnesota River All-Conference player was a four-year starter and two-year captain at Sibley East and head coach Chip Wolverton said that she provided great leadership on and off the court.

Miah Busse, RH,

GFW, Sr.

GFW team captain Miah Busse put herself in the GFW record books this season at the No. 5 spot for career digs. The Tomahawk All-Conference player finished the season with 518 digs, 113 kills, 25 aces, 50 set assists and a 94.2 percent serving percentage.

GFW co-head coach Chris Wortz said that Busse played very quick defense and also provided a strong front row attack for the Thunderbirds this season after stepping up from her previous libero spot the last two seasons.

Megan Rothmeier, LI, Wabasso, Sr.

Rothmeier was one of the Rabbits’ top defenders this year with 450 digs. She also had 28 ace serves this year on the way to 26-5 season and two playoff wins.

Rothmeier finished her final season with the Rabbits as a Tomahawk All-Conference player.

Elizabeth Wolkow, S, New Ulm, Sr.

A two-year starter and letter winner for the Eagles at the setting position, Wolkow came into this season as one of the team leaders that helped New Ulm improve its record to 11-13 this season, a nine-win improvement from 2017. She had 473 set assists, 168 digs, 38 ace serves, served at a 92 percent serving percentage and was selected to the Big South All Conference Team.

Wolkow wraps up her career with 606 set assists, 226 digs, 25 kills and a 91 percent serving percentage.

Jill Thompson, MH,

Nicollet, Jr.

Thompson, a member of this year’s Valley All-Conference Second Team, led her squad this year with 257 kills and 37 blocks. She also had 192 digs, 34 aces and a 91 percent serving percentage for the Raiders. Thompson currently had 395 kills for her career and will look to return as one of Nicollet’s top leaders next season.

Hannah Marzinske, OH, MVL, Sr.

Marzinske finished the year with 337 digs, 146 kills and a 98 percent serving percentage. Along with owning the MVL record for career digs at 737 digs, Marzinske was described by Chargers head coach Amy Pearson as the team’s most strategic attacker.

Third Team

Cassie Heinrichs, MH,

St. Mary’s, Sr.

Heinrichs was a two-year starter for the Knights as a middle hitter and wrapped up her final season with 134 kills, 184 digs, 28 blocks and 22 ace serves. The Tomahawk Conference honorable mention also had a 96 percent serving percentage this season.

Henrichs finished her career with 240 kills, 245 digs, 53 blocks and a 96 percent serving percentage. Knights coach Jen Walter said that Heinrichs, even at 5-5, was never intimidated when facing much taller middle hitters and added that Heinrichs was a very smart player as well.

Lauren Paulsen, MH, MVL, Sr.

Paulsen, a member of the Tomahawk All-Conference Team this year, helped lead the Chargers to a 21-win season this year with 201 kills, 36 blocks, 283 digs and a 97 percent serving percentage. Paulsen finishes her career in the Top 10 list at MVL for career blocks (144) and kills (429).

Hannah Panitzke, OH, GFW, Jr.

Panitzke, a Tomahawk All-Conference player this year, was described by GFW co-head coach Chris Wortz as one of the team’s all-around players and leaders with a strong swing that enabled her to be the team’s top hitter. Panitzke finished the season with 188 kills, 40 blocks, a 98.1 percent serving percentage, 19 aces and 385 digs.

Kora Wahl, RH,

Springfield, Jr.

Wahl, a member of the Tomahawk All-Conference Team this year, had 213 kills this year for Springfield along with 160 total serving points and 36 ace serves. She served at 92 percent and had a .145 hitting percentage. The junior also added 239 digs and 64 total blocks. Springfield head coach Tiffany Pierson called Wahl a threat from many areas on the court.

Eva Mark, S,

Springfield, Jr.

Mark had a 98.3 serving percentage this season for the Tigers and 117 total serving points. She had 592 set assists along with 280 digs and 14 blocks. For her career, Mark has 718 set assists and 441 digs. Head coach Tiffany Pierson said that Mark was a leader on and off the court this season and the type of player coaches want on their team.

Nora Windschill, OH,

New Ulm, Jr.

Windschill was New Ulm’s go-to hitter this year and finished her junior season with 161 kills, 144 digs, 16 ace serves and an 88 percent serving percentage. She was named a Big South All-Conference player this year, was a letter winner and has 226 career kills and 205 career kills at this point.

Honorable Mention

Mya Mickelson, OH, Springfield, Jr.

Lauren Hoffman, LI, St. Mary’s, Jr.

Madi Krueger, LI, Sleepy Eye, Sr.

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