For the second year running, local volleyball teams were able to post a double-digit total of players that were recognized in all-conference selections in the Lakeland West for 2020.
The Grantsburg Pirates and Webster Tigers finished their seasons as Co-Conference Champions, and both finished their regular seasons with a record of 8-1. Grantsburg had seven girls selected as either first-team, second-team or honorable mentions while Webster had six. One local athlete was also named player of the year.
Grantsburg had three girls who were selected for either the first or second team. Junior Hanne Johnson was the only Pirates team member to earn a spot on the first-team, and she was also named player of the year. Johnson led the team with kills on the season, totaling 277. She also had 20 aces, 27 blocks, 221 digs and 93 assists.
Freshman Jordan Java and junior Sadye Bunting were the two Pirates selected for second-team. Java led the team on blocks, holding 30 on the year while adding 106 kills and 22 digs. Bunting tallied up 189 digs on the year and 19 aces.
Seniors Jadyn Watt, Allison Peterson and juniors Cate Lee and Tiffany Gronski earned honorable mention this year for the Pirates. Lee led the team on assists, holding a grand total of 220 assists as well as 23 kills, 33 aces and 49 digs. Watt was second in assists (189) while adding 49 kills, 19 aces and 56 digs. Peterson was second on the team for kills (120) and had 70 digs. Gronski held 82 kills, 24 blocks and 34 digs.
Webster had a total of five girls that were selected for first-team or second-team. Seniors Hannah Janssen, Kelsey Kidder and Brooke Hetfeld were all first-team selections. Janssen led the Tigers in the season with assists (269) while adding on 21 kills, 23 aces, 14 blocks and 65 digs. Hetfeld was the leader in kills (150) and blocks (30) and had 39 digs. Kidder led the team in digs (160) while totaling 77 kills and 18 aces.
Two Tigers were selected for second-team; senior Torrance Wols and sophomore Ava Washburn. Washburn was second on the team for kills on the season (143) and added 19 aces, 11 blocks and 88 digs. Wols was the ace leader, holding 33 aces and 111 digs.
Freshman Lauren Hetfeld was the lone recipient to receive an honorable mention for the Webster Tigers. Hetfeld’s came in second on the team in both assists (184) and aces (31) and also had 51 kills, 100 digs and 15 blocks.
Tiger’s coach Stefanie Janssen told The Sentinel that it was an honor to have six girls selected for the Lakeland Conference All-Conference Team West.